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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Considering that Washington lives in fantasy-land so much of the time, why should a magical coin be thought outside the realm of reality?

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Washington? Reality? In the same sentence? Unfortunately we have to live with their “reality”.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “Reaganomics” but helium under the expanding “tent” we call “the debt ceiling”.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    HUH???

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Everybody talks but nobody hears the insanity.
    Its OK though, we are past fixing.

  6. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t this from a Simpsons episode? Oh right, that was the Billion dollar coin.
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    Maybe our governments shouldn’t get their ideas from TV shows.

  7. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Actually, dtroutma’s statement is accurate. The US deficits and debt began to warp out of control during the 1980s. Prior to that, the total US debt was under $1 trillion, and was $2.8 trillion in 1989. That’s in 1989 dollars. We (as a country) also dramatically stepped up our borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund in the 1980s and now owe it $2.6 trillion.
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    I’m not excusing any President or Congress of either party. But the numbers clearly show that we as a country lost control of our debt and deficits in the 1980s and have never regained control.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

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  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    The debt ceiling is what has been spent so the idea of not paying it is stupid. A direct means of undermining our Republic by its economy.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @M Ster

    Debt was okay under Reagan in fact he liked the idea as did the Republican party and wanted everyone to do it. We became a debtor nation after being a credit nation. The beginning of the end of the Republic.

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    who’s idea to make the magical platinum coin? What would make it different than a game token?
    I like Radish’s response!
    if it would help us pay for the debt we already spent, on stuff we already used, did, and the responsibility to get the thing Paid, Then debate, argue, throw peas at each other on future spending! By paying what we owe, might show us which things are just fat or loopholes. or a multitude of little dabs of pork..
    the president made perfect sense at the press conference.
    They should put on their big boy pants and just get the debt paid! Then do the pea throwing last..

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Strangely, theTrillion Dollar Coin fits within the Letter of Congressionally passed and Presidentially signed Law. If the pols are playing games then, it does make a hell of a marker.

  13. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, almost 2 years ago

    @M Ster

    …“I’m not excusing any President or Congress of either party. But the numbers clearly show that we as a country lost control of our debt and deficits in the 1980s and have never regained control.”…
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    AND WE NEVER WILL
    ‘By the time the Dimocraps are removed from power, the fiscal situation will be far beyond any hope of correction – it may well be there already…
    The exalted candidate of “Hope & Change” never told us that his brand of “Change” would ultimately banish all “Hope” from the American future…
    “And as ye sow – so shall ye reap.” If a people sow the seeds of disaster – they shouldn’t be surprised when they reap the whirlwind.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @JoeCoolLives

    But what you didn’t know that “hope” was for the “change” in our country to be run as a Plutocracy not a Republic.

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