Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    Obama has to be smoking something much nastier than tobacco if he thought anyone swallowed that ludicrous lie.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    If you take ON mortgage debt; you don’t DEFAULT on mortgage debt, not without losing big-time in the marketplace of credit. If you don’t LIKE the mortgage debt you’ve taken on, you PLAN and GATHER your resources and PAY until your mortgage debt comes down to comfortable. Destroying parts of the house or leaving healthy wage earners in the house unemployed shouldn’t be part of your plan. Not logically. Lester’s ‘toon isn’t really about debt.

  3. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    - The US gets a budget, Obamacare lives, Mr. Lester frets. A good day.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    Socrates is a man.


    Socrates must spend $3.8 trillion drachmas.


    Socrates is allowed to earn no more than $2.9 trillion drachmas.


    Socrates must not run a deficit after 17 October5 February.





    How does any of this make any sense? Anyone near Aristotle’s grave must be seeing some rumbling.

  5. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Obama is still smoking. The press believed the fibs about him quitting.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    You are at the store spending money.
    Your credit card is maxed.
    You call the credit company and they raise your limit sufficently so you won’t max out until February 7th at your current rate of spending.
    You do nothing to change how you spend….

  7. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 6 months ago

    @Enoki

    Simple solution – raise capital gains taxes to income tax level rates, especially for hedge fund managers where those “capital gains” are their income and not from their personal investments. Cut how much the Pentagon is given. Don’t authorize building tanks that the Pentagon doesn’t even want. Stop allowing tax breaks for businesses closing US offices and re-opening in other countries.

    But the GOTP won’t hear of those changes. In fact, they want to INCREASE money given to the Pentagon.

  8. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 6 months ago

    @Enoki

    Yep… That’s how idiots live their lives…

  9. doogiebailey

    doogiebailey said, 6 months ago

    @nantucket19
    Raise Taxes… raise taxes… that is all you libs can say. How about we CUT spending! Including military, but not JUST militay. Keep you hands out of my pockets and buck up…live within YOUR means!

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    He was against raising the debt ceiling before he was for it.
    Like when he was a senator in 2007.

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 6 months ago

    @Genome Project

    It is soooo like Breitbart to not accredit the photo! Capitalism, yes, but paying for someone else’s work? Not so much…

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/09/republican-presidential-nomination-politics-live

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    “President Obama does a push-up at the White House Easter egg roll. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images”

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @denis1112

    And Cheney thought that deficits didn’t matter until we had a Democratic president.

  13. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 6 months ago

    @Enoki

    Not necessarily, Enoki…
    We must spend , probably a lot more, on education to avoid the high cost of incarcerating so much of our population….
    We must spend more to avoid costly wars.
    We must spend more to repair and upgrade our infrastructure to abate the rising costs of transportation…

  14. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 6 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    1) We must not spend, especially a lot more, on education without having meaningful impact on the educational outcomes of our children.
    2) We must more to avoid wars? On what? How?
    3) How will upgrading infrastructure abate the rising costs of transportation? Fuel doesn’t get cheaper because you’re driving on a new road. Your car doesn’t get more fuel efficient because it’s crossing a river on a new bridge instead of an old bridge. Your logic is flawed.

    @ Nantucket: Raising taxes on capital gains will restrict investment in the marketplace. I don’t disagree with cutting DOD funding, but like another said, there should be no sacred cow (Republican or Democrat) that is spared from cuts.

    Why is there no mention of entitlement reform? Foodstamps is being abused. The unemployment insurance funds have been raided and abused. SS at its current state is unsustainable, and will get worse once the Boomers fully retire. More and more issues are coming to a head.

    For those who think SS shouldn’t be reformed, how many of us use a computer made in the 50’s? For those who think Medicare shouldn’t be touched, why don’t you dial the operator to make an outbound call? For those who think that unemployment doesn’t need fixing, do you still support prohibition?

    The point I’m trying to make is many of these programs we have on the books are operating under a ruleset that was drafted at a much different time. Our economy has evolved, our workforce has changed, and yet we’re still providing catch-all services drafted 50-70 years ago.

    When SS was first rolled out, the expectation is that people would be on it for 5-7 years, with 13 people paying in for every person paying out. Now, people are drawing from SS for 15-20 years on average, and we are down to 3 people paying in for every one person drawing out. But we are still operating SS under the same rules from 70 years ago. It is broken. It’s not an issue of people not paying their, “fair share” into the fund. It’s an issue of people living longer and fewer people paying in than are drawing out.

    It’s simple math, and this issue is just one of the many that needs resolving. But these are elephants in the room that no-one wants to discuss because it endangers their chances at re-election. The cowardice in Washington is the true crime here.

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    So, there’s a correlation between spending on education and outcomes now is there?
    Last I checked there was none.
    As for incarceration about 15% of the US prison population is illegal aliens. Education won’t fix that unless it is to educate US citizens to the seriousness of that problem….
    Also, as shown repeatedly spending on education has a much weaker relationship to incarceration than poverity and single parent families do. Maybe we should work on those first.
    .
    This one is just nuts. Spend more to avoid costly wars?! How does one avoid a war some other nation starts? I could see you making the statement we need to not start wars because they are costly, but that is a different thing than what you stated.
    .
    Transportation costs are rising primarily because of government regulation and the cost of energy. Between OSHA, the NHTSA, EPA, DOT, and a plethora of other “alphabet soup” they are the primary drivers of higher costs.
    .
    States take care of the majority of the transportation infrastructure as most roads and other transport modes are not federally owned or controlled.

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