Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Six percent of the American public know that the federal budget deficit has been reduced by half since 2009. Six percent.
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    Four hundred Americans own more wealth than the poorest 150 million.
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    The Walton family own more wealth than 1/3 of the American population. One hundred million people.
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    Americans do not know these things, and their minds are full of lies and disinformation because 6 corporations control more than 90% of the media in the United States.
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    Remember Pravda? The state-run propaganda machine of the USSR?
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    Who is Ramirez working for then? Just wonderin?

    (with a tip of the hat to Bill Appledorf)

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Ramirez has mad cartooning skills, but his efforts almost always come across as campaign ads for the GOP or reinforcements of misinformation handed down from Faux News.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    debt, deficit, debt, deficit

  4. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Thanks for pointing that out.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    And if you live in the USA and make 34,000 then you my friend are in the 1% of the world.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Poor Obama, He tried not to use a meat cleaver to the poor kids or the sick kids, instead he told the kids they can not come over to his house to play.
    I bet the sign on the door is “Closed: Out Playing Golf”

  7. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Couldn’t get past your first lie. If you really believe this why don’t you post a link to say the Bureau of the Public Debt or some similar gov office that keeps track of such things? The debt (from the above office) has increased $6.6 TRILLION in Obama’s first four years. Bush increased it $5 trillion in eight years.”
    Here we go again Scott, having to educate the ignorant liars. There is a difference between the Debt, which is the cumulative amount of monies owed, and the Deficit, which is the difference between the money taken in and the money promised to be spent each year. I do not know if wmconelly is correct as I am evidently part of the 94%. However I do know that you are patently incorrect with your propaganda provided figures. President Bush essentially doubled the national debt in his tenure. The debt increased a whopping $6 trillion during the fiscal years he was responsible for. Oh, wait you guys claim George wasn’t responsible for anything. But still, October 1, 2001 until September 30, 2009, all george bush budget years, the debt increased $6.182 trillion. Add to that the minimum of $3 trillion in costs of the wars and their legacy costs and other bush policies you have an explosive increase in the cdebt attributable to President George W. Bush. In the first four years of President Obama’s administration 1/20/2009-1/20-2013, the debt grew $5.843 trillion ($3 trillion of which was from bush as described). To compare President Obama’s fiscal years isn’t fair yet since President Obama’s fourth fiscal year is not complete. Hardly the $6.6 trillion you guys insist on lying about. Yes LYING, you have been corrected, shown the proof, provided the links and you still continue to knowingly and willingly repeating the false statements, therefore you are lying which in turn makes you a liar.


    Please do us all a favor and educate yourself regarding the facts so you stop looking so ignorant. You clearly aren’t, but when you lie it is hard for anyone to take you seriously. All figures I use for my debt and deficit calculations are from www.treasurydirect.gov. If the government doesn’t know how much they owe, who will?

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Just for reference, where do you find this data? You state some very specific data but don’t provide a link.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    “Too bad Romney’s houses are closed to public viewing. After all that’s where all his tax avoided money is so we should be allowed to dirty his rug too.”


    You really are desperate for someone to throw rocks at aren’t you? For you reference, avoiding paying tax is completely legal and expected by the IRS. It means that you are complying with the law. You imply that he is evading taxes, which is illegally sheltering income from taxation.


    If you don’t like the law, work to change it, otherwise you are just part of the problem, not the solution…

  10. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    " All figures I use for my debt and deficit calculations are from www.treasurydirect.gov."
    You have to navigate a bit to find the data but it is there. Some of my data is extrapolate from data available, example the data may be shown for 1/18/2012 and then 1/21/2012. So I take the two, subtract the former from the latter, divide the result by the number of days in between, multiply that by the by the number of days from the former until the day I want and then add that to the former. Such as
    1/18/12 = $100
    1/21/12 = 103
    103-100=3
    1/21/12 – 1/18/12 = 3 days.
    $3 ÷ 3 days = $1 per day.
    So if I want the figure for 1/20/12 then
    1/20/10-1/18/12 = 2 days.
    2 days * $1/day – $2
    Number for 1/18/12 = $100
    number increase for the period = $2
    So the calculated number for 1/20/12 = $102.
    It is not exact, I know that, but for arguments’ purpose it should be close enough, especially when you factor in rounding.


    Thank you for the question. I’ve answered it before but I will always be happy to answer it as it is based in fact. And anyone can find the figures here, www.treasurydirect.gov. Then below the banner ad at the top in there are 3 columns, the right column is headered “Government.” The first item is Public Debt Reports, on the next page in the left column under, Public Debt Reports, the fourth item down is Debt to the Penny (Daily History / Search). The time frames available only go back so far, after that you have to use other debt figures, also available from treasurydirect.gov but you’ll have to explore to find those.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “And if you live in the USA and make 34,000 then you my friend are in the 1% of the world.”
    You’re using a false equivalency. If you live in a third world country, you can live on about $100 US a month (or less, in some instances). This is why we export our labor there. Try living on $.50 an hour here. If inflation and prices were standardized to US wages worldwide, $34k would still be just above poverty for a married couple and poverty for a family of four.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    They are going to open up the White House for the Easter egg hunt so let’s see how fast the trolls change their tune and decry wasting federal money on an Easter egg hunt.
    (hint: private donations will be used)

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    I haven’t seen any cartoons anywhere about Scott Prouty and the 47% video. I guess they don’t think it was important.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    You said:

    “Six percent of the American public know that the federal budget deficit has been reduced by half since 2009. Six percent.”

    And yet these stories disagree.

    Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government ended its 2009 fiscal year with a deficit of $1.4 trillion, the biggest since 1945, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

    The deficit amounted to 9.9 percent of the nation’s economy, triple the size of the shortfall for 2008.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aA8lChe4zUQU

    WASHINGTON — A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama’s watch.

    The result was a slight, $207 billion improvement from the 2011 deficit of $1.3 trillion.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/budget-deficit-cbo_n_1943058.html

    2012 Projected Deficit: $1.33 trillion, 8.5 percent of GDP; 2013 Projected Deficit: $901 billion, 5.5 percent of GDP; 2018 Projected Deficit: $575 billion, 2.7 percent of GDP; 2022 Projected Deficit: $704 billion, 2.8 percent of GDP.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/overview

    So how do you deal with those facts WM? And it isn’t like I got the information from some far right radical blog. So maybe I should ceck the math.

    Budget deficit in 2009 1.4 trillion
    budget deficit in 2012 1.1 trillion
    change? 0.3 trillion

    If the “deficit” had indeed been cut in half wouldn’t the projected budget deficit for 2013 be 700 billion or less? The White House doesn’t have that number appear until 2022.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Rant on in your ignorance TM. Maybe you should try some research instead. OR, you could look at the references I gave to refute connelly’s statement on the “deficit”

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