Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    inaccurate and clicheed

  2. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe Republicans would feel better if it’s called user fees. It would be limited to those making over 250k a year. Bottom line is most Americans will not see their taxes raised under Obamas plan & will accept entitlement cuts in return. With no compromise we’re all going to get hosed paying higher taxes with draconian spending cuts across the board.

  3. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 1 year ago

    Austerity leads to economic stagnation.

  4. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 1 year ago

    At the risk of sounding simplistic (an’ possibly paranoid), the world IS getting more dangerous an’ unstable by the minute … the sequestration (think: ‘military spending CASTRATION’) will hobble our defense apparatus an’ leave us vulnerable to all our enemies (there are many…). We must avoid this by making some intelligent an’ appropriate spending cuts to the defense budget as well as to other bloated budgets, including entitlements. America cannot afford to advertise to the world that we are implementing huge an’ arbitrary cuts to our defense establishment because we cannot seem to put on our big boy pants an’ make the hard decisions that we’ve been procrastinating about for ‘way too long…now we’re down to the eleventh hour, an’ the two-minute warning. None of the useless blather brothers an’ sisters in the two houses of Congress should leave town for Thanksgiving or for anything else until this is fully an’ properly resolved. To do otherwise is the height of irresponsibility an’ self-serving arrogance…We need a Congress that can man-up an’ woman-up an’ take their jobs seriously…

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @donaldo

    “inaccurate and clicheed”

    A trillion dollars of borrowed spending a year is “inaccurate and clinched”. Only one e.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @JoeCoolLives

    I agree with almost everything you said except we have already advertised we our cutting military spending for years.

  7. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Anyone with a few operating neurons should realize by now. The only way we get out of this mess we are in is to reduce federal spending AND raise taxes.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    Ok but what spending we have already cut back military spending.

  9. mtretter

    mtretter said, over 1 year ago

    @ninety_nine_percent

    And over spending eventually leads to austerity!

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    When people get hurt watch their eyes, the eyes get huge to take it all in and remember.
    .
    The cliff will hurt and eyes will be wide..
    What do you think they will see while hurting and angry?
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    Historically they cut to the chase and generally pick the correct target. Ouch for somebody.

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    So the USA places around 80th globally in federal government spending. But lets ignore the rest of the world

  12. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Get it through that thick skull, Ramirez. Taxes have to go up!

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    And blah, blah, blah, always the left’s fault to HOWGOZITie boy. So, perhaps neither is totally correct. And those Americans (last I saw about a 60% to 40% majority) that stand at least somewhat in the middle (such as myself), to whom BOTH spending cuts (to both the military and non military spending) and increases in taxes (especially for those wealthy that can well afford such increases) are also needed to trim the deficits, and even possibly eventually reduce the National Debt!

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia,

    yes, the problem is we are not growing the economy fast enough. we will NEVER grow the economy fast enough so long as (let me pick on apple) we ship all our manufacuturing jobs to slave wage countries, and put the entire balance of the profits iin the pockets of 1 percent of the population. The lesson of henry ford was that the people who MAKE the goods need to be able to AFFORD the goods or you don’t have an economy. Ford was hardly a communist or a socialist, but he paid his workers so well that people RIOTED in order to try to work for ford.

    the other basic, is we have to pay for what we use, not borrow (what the republicans do, so their bankers are guaranteed to get interest) or overtax (what democrats tend to do). there needs to be a balance between spending and taxing with borrowing held to a minimum. When things get out of balance a few people make a lot of money for a little time.

    speaking of balance, our military spending is thie highest in the world by a huge amount. We spend on military toys that even the military has said they don’t want and don’t need. We outsource people to build and maintain our weapons of war and pay TRIPLE what we would if those jobs were regular military. But then the outsource service companies wouldn’t be making a literal KILLING by shuffling paper.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As we all know, there is NO waste fraud or abuse involved in Dept of Defense spending. None whatsoever.

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