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Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 4 years ago

    Sadly, that’s understating the disasters the Obamanation desires.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    The deficit for 2009 (which really was the the last year of the GW Bush administrations budgets) was $1,400 billion. The projected budget (I would imagine without the fiscal cliff affecting things) is now at $920 billion. That is a difference of just about $500 billion.If the economy continues to improve at its current rate, and we get out of Afghanistan when promised, the budget deficits should continue to decrease at the same rate, leaving the last year of President Obama’s budget deficits at about $400 billion, far less than the average of the GW Bush administration.

    And that is the current math of budget deficits, sorry about that!!

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:

    Ronald Reagan
    1981-88 4.2 %
    1982-89 4.2
    Average 4.2

    George H. W. Bush
    1989-92 4.0
    1990-93 4.3
    Average 4.2

    Bill Clinton
    1993-2000 0.8
    1994-2001 0.1
    Average 0.5

    George W. Bush
    2001-08 2.0
    2002-09 3.4
    Average 2.7

    Barack Obama
    2009-12* 9.1
    2010-12 8.7
    Average 8.9
    *fiscal 2012 ends Sept. 30, 2012, so this figure is estimated

  4. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    And if the #$%ing “Personal Responsibility” conservatives would just get off their butts and take personal responsibility for their health care by supporting the Capitalistic Health Care Economy by BUYING some Health Care Insurance from a Private Company, instead of getting their FREE liberal-tax-payer-funded health care at the Emergency Room, then there wouldn’t BE that big Romneycare ‘Tax’ increase.
    (single-payer would still be better.)

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 4 years ago


    Notice that Bush’s number are rising, while Obama’s number are projected to decrease. Bush’s deficits did not include his two wars. Obama’s numbers include the costs of the wars from the entire period.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    ReFlex-76 said, about 7 hours ago
    Obamacare’s savings ($1 trillion in debt reduction over ten years) will keep us from falling off the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” A Good Cartoon…..(end quote)
    Obamacare won’t have any REAL SAVINGS….but it does have a lot of new and increased TAXES and it will cause medical providers to opt out and then Americans won’t be getting “care” quickly and quality care will be lower.
    the Obama “budget plan” is a huge SCAM, the usual D.C. phony “cuts in spending” (cuts only in the increased spending) hyped by Obama above the usual phony “baseline” scheme.
    article “The Budget Baseline Con” 12/4/12

  7. chiperdean70

    chiperdean70 said, about 4 years ago

    for et2008……why does he have to be a racist to talk figures??? I guess if you’re an idiot you can call anyone who
    disagrees with you a racist……a true Obamaian….

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    If people feel that Obamacare is bad, it can be modified. It does not have to work just the way it was originally written. Facta, non verba: deeds, not words. You want to make a better system, march up to the microphone and get to work. It does no one any good to say something will not work and sit back and hope you are right, regardless of consequences.

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    IPlay One on TV…..we aren’t “sitting back and hoping it doesn’t work”….we are hoping the various States lawsuits and the Freedom of Religion lawsuits against the mandates do win in our courts, to stop the dismantling of the best private medical care system on earth that attracts medical students and practitioners from around the world….doomed under Ocare.
    How do you “modify” a federal takeover of an entire industry???
    Canuck, here is another of my “insane, ranting lunacies”….hack away!!!

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    I think EVERYONE should get a pacemaker!!! Whether they need it or not!!! Aren’t we Americans?? Don’t we deserve pacemakers?? Even after people die, give them pacemakers!!! No pills, who cares about pills, what good do they do, Give Us Pacemakers or Give Us Death!!!

  11. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’m trying to visualize all the tea people, right wing nut bags, and neo cons moving to Texas and then seceding from the USA. Talk about global warming! The collective sigh of relief from the other 49 states would melt the polar caps.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    @disgusted taxpayer:

    I apologize for my clumsy phrasing. What I meant to say was that if you want a better system, come up with one; it does no good to throw one out and have nothing to replace it. Our system may be the best private medical system in the world, but the reason it is not the best HEALTH CARE system in the world is because of the profit motive, which ensures that those who are sick, old (unless you have that socialist program: Medicare), or poor are excluded from coverage.

    You certainly can change any legislation. It’s done all the time, and a good example is how Social Security changed from the time of its original passage. Republicans scream “Repeal and Replace”, but all they have in their ammo box is “repeal”. So my point is, if you have something better, bring it.

    Again, it is NOT a government takeover of the health care system. (This oft-repeated phrase won Fox News Politico’s “Lie of the Year” award.) It is instead corporate welfare, where people are required to purchase a product from an independent industry, just like Medicare Part D, which also includes the individual mandate. Funny no one thought it was unconstitutional when the Bush administration used the exact same individual mandate.

    If you think that we have the best health care system in the world, I will agree only that we have the potential for the best. We have the research, we have the machines and the methods. We just don’t have the money.

    I have watched three people die of cancer recently. My cousin married well, and was very wealthy. When she went in for chemo treatments, she was given a room that seemed just like home, a menu of meals to choose from, and was waited on hand and foot.

    My neice had decent insurance, and when she went into the hospital for chemo, she was kept there until her immune system recovered as much as necessary so she could safely go home.

    My best friend’s sister had lost her business to an embezzling accountant, who had a better lawyer than she did. She had no insurance, and ended up qualifying for Medicaid. When she went into the hospital for chemo treatments, they finished the treatment and sent her home. Oh, by the way: try to stay away from germs, since your immune system has just been rendered ineffective. Oh, and she had to spend every penny of her meager inheritance before Medicaid would contribute.

    Best health care system in the world? Doubtful.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    The USA is RANKED #1,
    yes the absolute HIGHEST in the EXPENSE of healthcare.

    the USA is ranked 38th in the quality of delivery of healthcare in the world.

    by standard measures of life expectancy and infant mortality the USA is shamefully down the list

    this is because our healthcare is designed by legislation to insure that the chief officers of the private companies that deliver it are well into the 1% of ‘earners’ in the country.

    imagine being paid 10’s of millions of dollars to deliver the 38th best in the world.

    same is true of our pharmaceutical companies and the sweetheart deals they’ve worked out with the government at both taxpayer expense and subscriber expense. shameful

    now, in the interests of the republicans finding a villian, they will just blame it all on the lawyers.

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago


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