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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    That bubble will burst on it’s own. There’s NO way spending can continue on the way it is. It’ll collapse upon itself. Then it’ll be Obama’s economy….and it WON’T be good. We’ll ALL be hoping for change in our pockets.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    If the cuts reduced subidies to corporations and large businesses whose profits show they no longer need subsidies, it would be easier to accept the additional cuts being levied against the poor and middle class.
    If the cannibalistic two party oligarchy driving our nation into the ground would perform their oversight and legislation responsibilities better, I would even feel that the cuts were justified, but then I see this story.
    ^
    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/07/24/how-goldman-sachs-and-wall-street-manipulate-alumnimum-and-other-commodities
    ^
    A separate source stated that the scam related in the above link costs BEER producers alone over 3billion a year. That does not include soda cans, foil packets, or the tons of aluminum for which the USA pays for weapon systems, construction, et al.
    This robbery is brought to you by the same company many Europeans and Americans blame for the the 2008 financial debacle and the years of suffering by our neighbors, nationally and internationally, since.
    ^
    I have not been alone in stating that intelligent inspection, auditing, and review of companies providing services to the US gov’t, should be coupled with REAL consequences that would make fraud/waste/abuse/criminal behavior an unacceptable cost of doing business. It has too long been an acceptable cost of doing business it has become. For example —
    ^
    http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2013/07/halliburton_energy_services_in.html
    ^
    This halliburton subsidiary lied to investigators, destroyed evidence, and contributed to the explosion that killed people and disrupted or ruined millions of lives on the Gulf coast, and that doesn’t include wildlife. For their crimes, no one will go to jail, and a MAXIMUM fine of $200,000 is all they will have to pay until BP sues them in civil court. I expect BP will sue them since some of the evidence destroyed would have made BP less liable according to reports.
    Before we stop paying for things that help people, perhaps we should make sure that those who do great harm are paying the kind of penalties that reduce such needs. How many on the Gulf coast applied for food stamps and other state and federal aid because of the willful actions of a greedy few?
    Goldman Sachs and Halliburton have a history of behaviors that are neither civil or respectful, and they are not alone.
    There are those who are poor and in the middle class committing fraud and abusing the system, but they pale beside the offenses of people such as the two in these examples.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    Cut out all social spending like Social Security, Medicare, public works, infrastructure and military. All we need are subsidies to oil companies and outsourced manufacturing.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “That bubble will burst on it’s own. There’s NO way spending can continue on the way it is. It’ll collapse upon itself. Then it’ll be Obama’s economy….and it WON’T be good. We’ll ALL be hoping for change in our pockets.”

    All this hoopla over spending began during the Clinton Administration, ended as soon as Bush was elected. The deficit ballooned under Bush, but the hoopla over deficit spending didn’t start back up until the moment Obama took office. It will quiet back down again the moment another Republican is elected into the White House, and they will feel free to pile on the debt. It’s a phoney concern driven by cheap partisan politics.

  5. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Dear Comrade Justice22:

    THee are no oil subsidies.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 12 months ago

    @Justice22

    Name a subsidie to an oil company.You can name one can’t you?GM and Chrysler did get bailed out by people that actually work and pay taxes.Niether has made a repayment attempt.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    http://priceofoil.org/fossil-fuel-subsidies/

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @PAJ

    Hi PAJ,
    I figure everyone takes his inability to lead the congress to higher ground for granted.
    The only ‘winded’ items were those illustrating my point. Without the Sachs and Halliburton points, the comment would be even more useless than you appear to believe it is.
    And perhaps you’re right.
    Sadly,
    C.

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, 12 months ago

    @Debt Free

    You make those who think before they submit look really good in comparison.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Ah, the vacation money myth — a good example of the delusional thinking that keeps this sort of idiotic destruction of the economy alive!

  11. D PB

    D PB said, 12 months ago

    @Justice22

    LOL, so I guess the tax deductions and other tax credits you take are subsidies as well?

    Listen, there is a difference between a subsidy like a farmer getting a check for not planting a crop or some other manipulation of the pricing structure and following the tax code to the benefit of you or your company.

    It’s to bad when you, and Eryx, can’t make that distinction.

  12. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 12 months ago

    @denis1112

    “Name a subsidie [sic] to an oil company.”
    .
    The US Navy.
    .
    XOM doesn’t feel they owe ANY US Income taxes, and yet they rely on the US Navy to secure the seas so that XOM can send their Supertankers of oil around the globe (to wherever they can get the best price for it.
    .
    There, I named one subsidy (see, when you want a subsidy to be more than one you change “y” to “i” and add “es”) there are plenty of others, but once you accept this first one you can start to understand many others.

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 12 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Bad example.

    Without energy, the US, and World, economies would ground to a halt. So “securing the seas” is not a matter of securing the profits of “one of those lousy capitalist’s” ventures. It is a matter of National Security.

    Try again.

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, 12 months ago

    What a dumb cartoon. The problem with our economy is too little government spending, not too much. And everything that Jase99 said about the GOP not caring about deficits when Republicans are in power is completely true (Bush tax cuts, Iraq war, Medicare part D, not one program paid for; while the ACA is actually a net deficit reducer), yet the conservatives here attack without a single fact to back them up. Living in a dream world with rainbows and fairy dust.

  15. D PB

    D PB said, 12 months ago

    @ARodney

    LOL, you are so completely delusional. No government ever spent it’s way out of a hole, ever.

    If you were even remotely amusing it would be worth while, but you’re just one of the worst trolls on here. You have competition though, you may want to step it up a little and go for the prize.

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