Marshall Ramsey by Marshall Ramsey

Marshall Ramsey

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  1. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 2 years ago

    The clueless mantra continues. Do you ever have an original thought? Or do you always repeat what your cult leaders tell you?

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The GOP has blocked every move of the government since Obama was elected. The right wing got our credit rating dinged. The right wing act like a destructive force and then demonize anyone who points it out.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    &#^*@ indeed.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Should have used a wedge, and it’s time to give Boehner and McConnell a “wedgie”, along with some other GOP morons.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Citing doubts about the ability of the United States to service its debt without new sources of revenue, Standard & Poors has downgraded the credit rating of the United States.

    The responsibility for this downgrade lies squarely at the feet of Eric Cantor and the Republican Party in Congress for their irresponsible anti-tax stance.
    http://www.the-richmonder.com/2011/08/s-downgrades-us-credit-rating-due-to.html

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  6. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why don’t you recall history?
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    “The political brinksmanship of recent months highlights what we see as America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable than what we previously believed. The statutory debt ceiling and the threat of default have become political bargaining chips in the debate over fiscal policy. Despite this year’s wide-ranging debate, in our view, the differences between political parties have proven to be extraordinarily difficult to bridge, and, as we see it, the resulting agreement fell well short of the comprehensive fiscal consolidation program that some proponents had envisaged until quite recently. Republicans and Democrats have only been able to agree to relatively modest savings on discretionary spending while delegating to the Select Committee decisions on more comprehensive measures. It appears that for now, new revenues have dropped down on the menu of policy options. In addition, the plan envisions only minor policy changes on Medicare and little change in other entitlements, the containment of which we and most other independent observers regard as key to long-term fiscal sustainability.”14
    Revenues[edit source | editbeta]
    S&P revised the revenue assumptions underlying one of their future debt-level projections:
    “Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012, remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_credit-rating_downgrade

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Just for fun:

    “I promise a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget by 1984.” Ronald Reagan

    “We will not negotiate with terrorists.” Ronald Reagan

    “I’m a uniter, not a divider.” George W. Bush

    “They will greet us as liberators.” Dick Cheney

    “We will not rest until the evil-doers are punished. Now watch this drive.” George W. Bush

    We could go on like this all day.

    So, politicians make promises they don’t keep? This is news?

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “……How about Obama’s irresponsible spending? That had everything to do with it!….”
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    Got nothing to do with Obama. The deficit is the result of programmed spending authorized mainly by previous administrations.
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    Incidentally the deficit is reducing, largely as a result of the economy strengthening from the disastrous situation in 2008.

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