Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    You got a mortgage you don’t stop working; you don’t sell the car and apply the money to your debt. You get another job, maybe encourage the partner to get one, maybe send out the kids to get one. More work creates more income and you pay down the debt. Okay?

    Same schtick. Build some bridges; repair some roads; finance some high speed rails, upgrade this decade’s technological base for the NEXT decade. Think ahead, Ramirez. Stop pounding on Obama; he’s not leaving office anytime soon. While you’re breathlessly, angrily waiting, do something for the country..

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow! Obama made it to the top of the highest mountian on the planet! Finally a solid accomplishment!

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    really dude, you need to look again. You say “You got a mortgage you don’t stop working”

    OK

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/30/record-number-americans-disability-would-make-8th-/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/labor-force-dropouts_n_3030349.html

    http://rt.com/usa/jobs-us-employment-welfare-749/

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Total_number_of_jobs_in_US

    So, are you then still waiting for Obama to “create” jobs?

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    How about knocking it down some.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Infrastructure does not create wealth. Building bridges with nothing to move over them, repairing roads or even building new ones is worthless unless the go somewhere productive, high speed rail only works if people will use it which they won’t when far more practical and efficent means of transit exist.

    What America needs is a reduction in the complexity of regulation from government that allows new buisnesses to form and be successful.
    I for one will continue to “…pound on Obama” simply because the man is so inept, so incompetent, so much a slacker, and so uselessly unproductive. He is not what America needs to move ahead.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve noticed that Republicans say that the government’s budget should be run like a family’s. A lot of them have a weird idea of what kind of family, though… "Dad"’s income isn’t sufficient, but he won’t try for a raise (tax increases), won’t stop buying weapons for his arsenal (military expenditures), and won’t stop getting into bar brawls in other neighborhoods (military adventurism), and instead decides that the kids need to eat less (food stamp reduction) and Suzie needs to do without her medications (opposition to ACA). Then he turns around and berates the neighbors (the rest of the world) for not living up to his ideals.
    Now, I admit that I haven’t seen every episode of “Leave It To Beaver”, but I’m pretty sure Ward Cleaver didn’t run his household like that, and it’s that show’s pristine, white-bread America that many Republicans seem to idolize….

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Ahmen.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    oscar54 maybe that is that is true from where you come from but here on earth the hand outs to to slackers and cronies of bho is what created it // by the way on behalf of the people oe earth welcome

  9. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, almost 3 years ago

    Why are you waiting?

    When Obama took office the budge deficit created by Buffoon Bush was $1.55 trillion.

    Some off-budget surpluses lowered the spending deficit to $1.412 trillion.

    Latest figures put the present deficit at $642 billion with no off-budge surpluses figured in. That’s a reduction of about $900 billion; way more than the “halving” of the deficit you can’t seem to find.

    And why cry about he deficit and debt; it appears likely that you may be one of the fools who made it all possible by voting for Ronald Reagan, who started this mess, and the two Bushs, who made it worse.

  10. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, almost 3 years ago

    @tabonsell

    PS.

    When Obama said he would cut the deficit in half, he made that statement in January of 2009, when the deficit was only $458 billion. The 2009 budget deficit of $1.55 trillion hadn’t been calculated at that time because fiscal year 2009 didn’t end until Oct 1, 2009.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Genome Project, nice Type II Progressive response to a reasonable and fact based argument: The Ad hominen attack.

    That said, do you have anything of substance to add to the discussion?

  12. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Purchasing jobs with other peoples money isn’t the same as more family members going to work. You can’t be so simple minded.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Conquered Mount Reaganomics, and started chipping away to lower it, at least the annual deficit, but Repubtards in the House have fought every step of the way to cut the real costs, contracting, defense, tax breaks, and subsidies to oil, agriculture, mining, and “finance industries”.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    Infrastructure does not create wealth.

    (Faceplam)
    Useless infrastructure doesn’t do much for the economy, and no one is calling for WPA style ’make work ’programs. Even those types of jobs would have a ripple effect by creating demand for goods & services.

    Useful infrastructure is utterly necessary for any modern economy to function. Ours could use some major investment for the future.

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