Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 2 years ago

    Wait, King. Why don’t you blame those who won’t cut spending? It goes both ways. Both sides are being equally stubborn. But, to clarify your thinking about which side has the right of it, ask yourself how many times in memory has Congress increased spending; how many times in memory has Congress cut spending? The answers are always and never.

  2. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 2 years ago

    Ramirez — still helping millionaires.
    He wants to keep tax breaks for the benefit of the radical rich, and services like education and safety nets very small, never mind how it will affet the poor people. Only the wealthy are important, right Michael?

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    God this is so true over a trillion dollars of dept a year.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    The Republicans proposed NO specific spending cuts, because they can’t find any. There isn’t enough waste to cut any more, except in defense. Taxes have to go up, and if we want to get out of this economic slump, we need more stimulative spending. It turns out that when more Americans get to work, it’s good for the economy and reduces debt. The past twelve years have proved that vast tax cuts on the wealthy do very little to create jobs, while government spending on infrastructure and education is quite effective.

  5. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This national debt is courtesy of the Bush tax cuts & 2 wars that had no funding. There is not a lot of fat left to cut so unless the rich start paying their fair share the middle class & poor are going to get screwed AGAIN.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Awwww….. the weight of O’s spending is on the unborn. Another reason to outlaw abortion so the little fetuses can grow up to become slaves to repaying O’s deficit.”

    You purport to being a conservative. It truly amazes me how you think you are doing your cause any good by posting many of the comments you do. Not only are they illogical, they are offensive and do nothing but detract from your party’s credibility. I am a Libertarian and view the republican party’s view on social issues as still being stuck in the stone age. Your comments do little to alter that image…

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    “There isn’t enough waste to cut any more, except in defense.”

    I am truly amazed to hear you make such a statement. So many studies and individual congress members have come up with lists of duplication of agencies responsibilities, redundancy in agencies efforts and out and out waste. When they present these findings they are met with stone walling silence and inaction. After all, if you cut programs some congress person’s constituents are affected and you better not touch that golden egg.

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 2 years ago

    Of course there is waste in government outside of the military. Here are a few ways to save (courtesy of Warren Buffer):
    1. Eliminate the retirement plans for the House and Senate. Let them rely on Social Security and the deductions from their paychecks, just like everyone else.
    2. Eliminate the government-supported health benefits for the House and Senate. Let them buy health insurance on the open market, just like everyone else.
    3. Make all of the children of House and Senate members attend public schools.
    4. When the House and Senate miss budget deadlines, stop their paychecks, with no retroactive payments when they finally do pass budgets.

    Then when they finally get around to dealing with the budget, we’ll see how many of them really want to gut social programs.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Obama has cut spending, and has reduced the deficit. Republicans of the Bush decade piled up the debt and now falsely posture themselves as fiscally responsible, even as they want to continue the number one cause of the red ink.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    hahahahahaha prove it! Think you can? Cut the deficit? by how much? cut spending? where?

    Maybe you just don’t understand what a deficit is.

    Let me help you.

    The deficit is when the government spends more than it takes in during a fiscal year. For instance, last year the government spent over a trillion dollars MORE than the amount of all revenue collected. It’s like when you get to the end of the month, pay your bills and find that you have 5 of them that you can not pay with the money in your checking account. So you either go to savings – which you may or may not have – OR you go to the bank and borrow the amount you need to pay the bills. Does that make sense to you? Would you do that?

    The debt is when you can not pay back what you borrow each month. Currently this country owes over 16 trillion dollars in debt. Currently the government is adding to that debt at the rate of over a trillion dollars every year. Currently there IS NO BUDGET and so no restriction on what or how much the government can spend EXCEPT the so called debt limit that the congress ignores every time it is reached.

    Is any of this sinking in?

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 2 years ago

    It is the dems idea to go off the cliff and blame the republicans for it.The republicans are too dumb to blame the dems.

    The dems are criminals ,the republicans are morons.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    And a smart criminal wins every single time against a stupid victim.
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    Your comparison explains why Americans in a majority blame the republicans for the crisis.
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    The image they project is not one of intelligence.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @denis1112

    “The dems are criminals ,the republicans are morons.”

    Actually what both parties have done to the economy and the deficits is criminal. Bush spent like a drunken sailor and Obama has followed suit. All the political partisan talking points aside, things are not improving, regardless of who you want to blame. From David Axelrod:

    “When President Bush took office in 2001, he inherited a $236 billion budget surplus, with a projected 10-year surplus of $5.6 trillion. When he ended his term, he left a $1.3 trillion deficit and a projected 10-year shortfall of $8 trillion.” (1)

    Considering that we are 8 years down the line and the deficit is 16 trillion, I don’t see where any positive changes have been made. Finger pointing is idiotic at this point and most of the rhetoric from both parties has the maturity level of middle school. If we could I would dump the whole lot of them and start over. Congress is full of dinosaurs and they are totally out of touch with reality. The president has contributed to the divisiveness and shown a total lack of leadership. It may have won him the last election but it split the country. We are now so divided a country nobody will even sit down and talk these issues out and even try to come to an equitable settlement. The democrats are standing firm on “we won, so it’s our way.” The republicans are so bereft of leadership they can’t even provide a united front. In the meantime, we are 16 trillion in debt, much of it held by people who would be thrilled to see our economy fail. The only reason they don’t call in our debt is they still need us to buy their stuff. Thanks for letting me share. I’m done for the day!

    Gary Johnson for President 2016. There, now I made this a partisan rant…

    (1) David Axelrod on Friday, January 15th, 2010 in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Awwww….. the weight of O’s spending is on the unborn.

    Awwwww…. so was Bush’s, but you didn’t seem to care back then.

  15. Rad-ish

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

    The speech was about children being shot.
    The debt is another issue.
    Putting them together like Ramirez did is a lie and uncharitable at this time of year.

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