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Mike Luckovich

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds about right…

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Let’s see…
    Dow Jones in Jan 2008 was about at 8500.
    In Jan 2013 it’s about 13,600.
    Housing starts are up.
    Average Home prices are up.
    The GNP is up.
    Factory orders are up.
    Auto sales are up.
    Yup, Obama’s “Tanking” the economy all right…
    AND, amazingly enough, Harley DIDN’T say the economy “Started Tanking in 2008”.
    He/She/It ACTUALLY admitted that shrub tanked the economy in the first place!
    Wow, a breakthrough!

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Under Obama, the deficit has decreased more and faster than at any time since the end of WWII. The debt ceiling is not Obama’s, since he doesn’t set spending levels. It’s the congress’ problem, and they’ll need to deal with it. Either cut 40% of all government spending (including Defense) in a recession, or raise taxes to unprecedented amounts in a recession, or recognize reality — in a recession, you need to spend money. Then you need to KEEP TAXES UP when the economy is doing well to pay down the debt. What are the chances THIS Republican congress can recognize reality?

  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “We have ur dog”, lol!

    Beebee Doodle says;
    Sic’em, Bo! Show’em who has the bite!

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    As opposed to the NRA, who are going after his kids:
    http://youtu.be/fmGfZt8iJdA

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Somewhere between None, and “You HAVE to be kidding…”

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Majority of the majority = extremist minority against America.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    well, you guys are entitled to your opinion. But, please, consider this article.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesglassman/2012/07/11/the-facts-about-budget-deficits-how-the-presidents-truly-rank/

    The article concludes that " As for Obama, even excluding 2009, his spending has averaged 24.1 percent of GDP – the highest level for any three years since World War II."

    So, hitting the debt ceiling not being Obama’s fault. Well, sure. Obama did not pass the legislation fixing a debt limit. Congress did. He only agreed with it and signed it when the bill came across his desk. And as a senator he voted against raising it. And he ripped “W” as being unpatriotic for having a deficit of 450 billion (his have since been over a trillion dollars every year even though you are correct in saying he has reduced the deficit. By 300 billion since he took office or about 100 billion a year for those 3 years of record.)

    So when congress passed legislation limiting the amount of money congress could borrow, who do you think pressed for that? supposedly it was the “people” they represent. So that bit of law was the will of the people. Correct? The people said, hey credit limit. Stop spending. But shoot we can’t do THAT.

    Keeping taxes up during the “good years”. I suppose you are then willing to add YOUR taxes to the pile. At a 50% rate. So write the check. Pay YOUR fair share as well. Due a “refund”? Send it back. We MUST keep tax revenues high to pay down the debt. Come on. You managed to live on what you took home so you must not need all that cash they deducted for taxes. Let them keep it.

    What are the chances of THAT happening?

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
    Current Numbers:

    3rd quarter 2012: 3.1 percent2nd quarter 2012: 1.3 percent

    Quarterly data: Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012 (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter), according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.3 percent.

    Back with more REAL FACTS!

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/glance.htm

    Try here for the FACTS!
    Is everything getting better as fast as it should?
    OF COURSE NOT, but remember, a train wreck, like the economy was in 2005 and 2006 takes a while to clean up, especially when half the people who are supposed to be helping to clean up the wreck are busy ripping up MORE of the tracks!

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Another fine example of liberal civil discourse, thanks radish

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Gee, yep you refuted one thing. How about unemployment? How about people on welfare? How about the increase in debt per household? Yes, the stock market is doing well. The rich continue to get rich. Now tell me about the rest of us.

  13. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Opposite Radish. I wish O and other would stop saying Americans want. I haven’t been asked, I am an American, and not tea party . I am a Libertarian and dislike both sides when they act stupid… LIKE NOW!

  14. SFLoridan

    SFLoridan said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce,

    That article you quoted from Forbes is written by James K. Glassman, the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute…’nuff said!

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671 O.K.

    PERSONAL INCOME AND OUTLAYS, NOVEMBER 2012

    Personal income increased $85.8 billion, or 0.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI)
    increased $74.7 billion, or 0.6 percent, in November, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
    Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $41.3 billion, or 0.4 percent. In October,
    personal income increased $7.5 billion, or 0.1 percent, DPI increased $6.4 billion, or 0.1 percent,
    and PCE decreased $6.6 billion, or 0.1 percent, based on revised estimates.

    Real disposable income increased 0.8 percent in November, in contrast to a decrease of 0.1 percent
    in October. Real PCE increased 0.6 percent, in contrast to a decrease of 0.2 percent.

    2012July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov.(Percent change from preceding month)

    Personal income, current dollars 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.6
    Disposable personal income:
    Current dollars 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.6
    Chained (2005) dollars 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.8
    Personal consumption expenditures:
    Current dollars 0.4 0.3 0.8 -0.1 0.4
    Chained (2005) dollars 0.3 0.0 0.5 -0.2 0.6

    FOOTNOTE.___________
    Monthly estimates are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates, unless otherwise specified. Month-to-month
    dollar changes are differences between these published estimates. Month-to-month percent changes are calculated from
    unrounded data and are not annualized. “Real” estimates are in chained (2005) dollars.

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