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Ken Catalino

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    It’s a combination of mucous and bile, poring out of Paul Ryan’s head orifices.

  2. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    Just another source of fialure guaranteed by Mr. Ryan.

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Pissing away the country. Thank you, wing nuts.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    SSDD, (same shit different day for the uninitiated ).


    Obama jumped in his limo and pretended to negotiate with congress, hosted a couple of inconsequential meals with the opposition and can now say he made his best effort to negotiate. The republicans conversely, rapidly blink and say “well he won’t repeal the ACA and restructure the entitlements” so obviously he’s not serious. The democrats present a budget with huge tax revenues, dust of their hands and say “we’re done, where’s my paycheck.” Unless I’m missing something, this is still politics as usual and doesn’t represent a serious effort at reconciliation. I would take a lot more comfort if I saw these guys coming out of meetings with bloody elbows and at least showed an inclination to fight for us, as so many have fought for them…


    What never ceases to amaze me is this concept of budgeting that only focuses on the rate of growth of spending, not on the core structure of the spending. During my tenure in corporate America I would have been laughed out of the room and quickly unemployed if I presented such fantasy and called it “budgetary planning.” Worse yet, I would have been rapidly bankrupt when I was first married and both of us were working, going to school and trying to keep our fiscal heads above water.


    We may not look like Greece but IMO we sure don’t look like the greatest super power in history and a country that sets an example of proper governance for others to follow.

  5. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    somebody peed in the fireplace

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Isn’t that the color of Boehner’s skin?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    All the chickenhawks who supported “Bush wars” are having a barbecue with the Constitution..

  8. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obama has come out of the Closet: “There is no Debt Crisis”.

    “NASA, we have a problem”.

    There will be no Budget, only continuing resolutions.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    “During my tenure in corporate America I would have been laughed out of the room and quickly unemployed if I presented such fantasy and called it “budgetary planning.”

    I, too, spent some time budgeting in the corporate world doing operating cost analysis and costs on engineering and equipment projects that would improve productivity. I was also fortunate (got lucky?) in that my analyses and budgets were accurate well within the parameters given.

    Since a budget is something you have to live with and within, I don’t see how Congress and the President can say that what they are trying to put together is a budget. There is no sense of a maximum amount that can be spent, no sense of a maximum amount that can be borrowed and still maintain viability, and no sense of responsibility for not doing any of the above.

    Borrowing money in the billions to force the military to buy things they don’t want is senseless . Borrowing money in the billions to support Medicaid/Medicare fraud is unconscionable. Starting new programs in the midst of a recession when the only way you can fund them is by borrowing makes no sense unless there is a critical and immediate need for it.

    I wonder if the powers that be within the beltway look at “fiscal responsibility” the way some people look at he “F” word.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “I wonder if the powers that be within the beltway look at “fiscal responsibility” the way some people look at he “F” word.”


    I was speaking of days with a manufacturer that I functioned primarily as a cost accountant. You are correct about the “fiscal responsibility” issue. Like so many in power feel the laws don’t really apply to them because they are “special,” there are many that consider the current form of future increased cost reductions as budgeting. It propagates waste and inefficiently. There is no incentive to save as in the private sector. I am a fan of bonuses to those in government that can show substantial cost reductions. Money talks…

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    A chuckle here. You must have been one of those guys that I used to have to give non-geek explanations to about geek things. I’d usually start out non-geek and slide, unconsciously, back into geek speak. I could tell when I did it when everybodies’ eyes started to glaze over.

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