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Kevin Kallaugher

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank God the Spendocrats can no longer ram through idiotic bills before even reading them. Sorry Nancy.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^ Like Medicare Part D?
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    Which was NOT paid for BTW.
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    But it’s okay if a Republican does it.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Still playing with the misstatement of what she actually said. Someday take a moment and read her full statement, then comment from a point of knowledge not blind acceptance.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The Republicans controlled Congress for 6 of the 8 years Bush was in office. They spent so much, they had to raise the debt ceiling each year. How ironic it was the Republicans who demanded an artificial debt ceiling during the Clinton Administration.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    I like the cartoon. In WW1, it was the French who first installed a forward facing machine gun on an aircraft. It was the Germans who perfected the guns’ ability to shoot through propellers without destroying the plane. I’ve always assumed rear facing guns, like the one in the picture, had stops to prevent the tail gunner from raking bullets through the tail and wings of the aircraft.
    The Republicans do seem to be damaging their own “aircraft”, or brand, by taking shots at many of the constituency upon which they are going to depend in order to remain viable. And just as it took enemies to perfect a weapon of war, it will take these two enemies- Rep and Dem- to refloat this ship of state that is our nation.
    I particularly like the look the tail gunner is giving the pilot in the third frame. He is furious with his republican ‘leader’ for "misleading him. Yet, if he had done his JOB, he would have looked to the aircraft’s six, and held fire until he saw his target. Bullets are a finite quantity on an aircraft, just as money is a finite quantity in an economy. Bullets have to be conserved until needed, and then properly targeted where they will do the most ‘good.’ During the first years of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, money was wasted. From Blackwater, to Halliburton to the policies enacted by Rumsfeld and Cheney, a great deal of our current national debt was accrued during this time. It was only after Barack Obama came to office the true costs of the war was added to our debt and his reward for honesty was for Republicans to blame him for increasing the debt. This reminds me of when I cut some store credit cards years ago and then discovered my credit rating had dropped because the amount of “money” i could access was gone.
    In 2010, Boehnor was walking away from his negotiations with Obama and with a sigh of satisfaction as he leaned against the back wall of the elevator, a reporter asked him if he was pleased with the outcome. I saw the video, he smiled and said, “I got 95% of what I wanted, I’m happy.”
    He know Obama was elected on the promise that the wealthy would pay more in taxes, but Boehner also wants Obama to pick out what entitlements are bartered. It is alot like the debates between Obama/Romney. In the first debate/negotiation, Obama took the loss. We’re in the second negotiation/debate, and Boehnor is facing Obama 2.0 and doesn’t like it. Especially since Norquist and other hardline conservatives are willing to see the whole country go back into recession, even depression, in order to prove that THIS TIME, trickle down economics will work and the JOB Creators will start creating jobs.
    But why didn’t they do that between 2004 and 2012?
    Respectfully,
    & Happy Holidayze,
    C.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @ODon

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    I’ve read her statement and listened to the sound bite. Only by stretch and spin can the “read it after we pass it” part be labeled a simple misstatement.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    “But we have to pass the bill so you can find what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
    That’s one way to say stop, look and listen to what the bill is, not the ongoing skewing of those who oppose it.
    And after reading her full sentence you know that “read it after we pass it” were not her words but a purposeful misrepresentation.

  8. Jim Pallas

    Jim Pallas said, almost 4 years ago

    Has a kind of S. Clay Wilson quality. Nice.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    No, we aren’t ignoring Obama’s four years. Unlike any Republican president since Eisenhower, he’s reduced the deficit every year. Now he’s proposed a common sense set of initiatives to keep at it while improving the economy. Naturally, the GOP, who have no actual plan of their own, are calling it “not serious.” Yet they have no policies to propose, since (a) none of them are popular so they want the Democrats to propose them, (b) none of them make any sense to anyone who knows anything about economics, and © none of them would actually help reduce the deficit.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @ODon

    No, it was a paraphrase unfortunately put in quotes.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    I am very skeptical when any politician uses the word “deficit”. Any number can be thrown out as a base point and any shortfall from that number is deficit. Change the base point and reduce the deficit. Or, borrow money of the deficit amount and you have no deficit. Borrowing money to make up the deficit creates debt. Something that’s been going on since George Washington. Politicians have probably been playing with that “deficit” number since George Washington, too.

  12. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    Yes a paraphrase that to my mind skews it away from its intended meaning. Many posters grab a few words and ignore whole thoughts and I find that not helpful for resonable dialogue.

  13. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    And those who dont pay can build their own roads, build their own schools, form their own military etc etc etc. Republicans dont want to help with the poor, they dont want to fund public education, they dont want healthcare for EVERYONE but do they want to spend trillions on bombs, tanks and fighters? You better believe they do!

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    But you continue to ignore the four years of The Messiah, the liberal god.

    You seek to ignore my point with your BS messiah bate. The Republicans decried a growing deficit during the Clinton Administration and enacted an artificial debt cap. After Bush took office, the government borrowed so much money the Republican lead Congress had to raise that debt cap 6 times. The moment a Democrat took office, the deficit magically mattered again.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    That is an awesome story, Ahab! thank you so much for sharing.
    Sincerely,
    C.

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