Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t think his intention was to jump, but rather to sieze the initiative in negotiations. He’s already achieved this. Remember that it was CONGRESS that designed the fiscal cliff—with GOP blessings.
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    The GOP program of hostage-taking is in the process of being neutralized by voters and by attrition in government. They played all their strong hands already, divulged their strategy and can’t say what tricks they still have up their sleeves. (The answer is none, but they’ll never say so.)
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    If the Bush tax cuts expire, the usual people will blame Obama to no political consequence. The GOP House will be perceived as the primary culprit and what non-angry-old-white-man support they have left will begin to erode to nothing. I’ll speculate that even some of the angry old white men start to defect once their tax bills go up unnecessarily.

  2. corzak

    corzak said, over 1 year ago

    Wall Street and CEOs are sick of this nonsense and they blame Grover Norquist. Put the entire US economy at risk and create possibility of another recession . . . because of a 4.5 point change in top marginal tax rate??

  3. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, over 1 year ago

    I like this cartoon; it speaks truth. America may fall off the fiscal cliff but we rich Republicans sure won’t.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    The debt ceiling is not in the Constitution. As with so many baggers you never actually read the document. And if you mean by “ready” what i think you mean by “ready” you should be aware that the Secret Service probably knows where you life and how much you paid for that batch of ammo you bought just before the election…

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    This is basically the classic “You brought a knife to a gunfight” scenario…

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    I just had that thought: if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff Congress could re-enact tax-cuts for the middle-class, even retroactively. Since this is a fiscal issue it would have to start in the House. Since the House is GOP-controlled it can’t happen there until the midterms and a change of control. Is there any better incentive for millions of middle-class Americans to go vote for Democrats in 2014?

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    What has happened to the Republican party recently, they never acted that stupid in the 50’s, 60’, 70’s, even the 80’s! That suicide-pact with Grover Norquist is really paying off – for the Progressives!

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “Since this is a fiscal issue it would have to start in the House.”
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    Yahbut…
    It has to ‘start’ in the House, but I think that changing punctuation of a bill that has been passed in the Senate qualifies as starting in the House.
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    There is such a bill that Boehner is currently refusing to bring to a vote. I think Democrats have started a petition to allow the vote. If the petition gets 218 signatures, the tax cuts for the middle class will likely be extended WITHOUT those for the wealthy.
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    The Republican hostage wil have been freed.

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