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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years 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?

  2. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “We have ur dog”, lol!

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

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

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

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Majority of the majority = extremist minority against America.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years 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?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Another fine example of liberal civil discourse, thanks radish

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    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.

  8. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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!

  9. SFLoridan

    SFLoridan said, over 3 years 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!

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I really like real numbers. Thanks.

  11. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    When hit debt ceiling, first shutoff is Congress heat, lights, salary, expenses, staff, security.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    thanks, Bruce for the Forbes url…
    from the article=
    Ronald Reagan
    1981-88 4.2 %
    1982-89 4.2
    Average 4.2

    George H. W. Bush
    1989-92 4.0
    1990-93 4.3
    Average 4.2

    Bill Clinton
    1993-2000 0.8
    1994-2001 0.1
    Average 0.5

    George W. Bush
    2001-08 2.0
    2002-09 3.4
    Average 2.7

    Barack Obama
    2009-12* 9.1
    2010-12 8.7
    Average 8.9
    *fiscal 2012 ends Sept. 30, 2012, so this figure is estimated

    Source: Economic Report of the President, February 2012
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    Answer that, lefty low-information posters!

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Glassman is a long-time liberal.
    He used numbers from The President’s Reports….government numbers on the record.
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    the numbers are the Ratio of deficit to the GDP using the current fiscal year official numbers.
    Obama surpasses all other presidents in his skyhigh deficits and has added %$5 trillion to the Federal Debt.

  14. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    Please, republicans, just go away. Far away. Take Lance Armstrong with you.

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    dycel said, about 4 hours ago
    @disgustedtaxpayer
    “Once again your inability to “do the math” astounds us.
    The debt in 2009 hit 12.4 trillion was projected to hit 12.7 trillion in Jan 2009…..”.
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    my math is good and triple checked.
    When Bush handed the government over to Obama in late January, the Treasury listed the debt at $10.6 Trillion.
    As of late December, 2012 Treasury debt was $16.4 Trillion.
    My math says the difference was a 4 year increase of the debt of $5.8 Trillion.
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    and I am tired of Obama supporters posting false numbers.

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