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Mike Luckovich

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  1. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 3 years ago

    Nice try Chairman Obamao, the only one mentioning going after Social Security has been you and the democratic National Socialist Party. The Republicans have been going after wellfare and foreign aid, two things you will not even touch.

  2. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The only thing Obama really wants to cut is defense.

  3. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, two things that don’t add up to anything when it comes to percentage of GDP. At least Obama, unlike Bush, wisely chose not to start any wars that would send the country into the massive sinkhole of debt we’re still trying to climb out of.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Obama knows that Social Security isn’t going to get cut and that’s why he put it in there. He WANTS people to scream and kick about it so that he can say, “But how else are we going to compromise with Republicans?”

    Believe otherwise if you want and while you’re at it buy up a few foreclosed homes in Florida as a real estate investment.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    I would applaud that.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    If you check with the Treasury Department, I think you will find there is no serious attempt being made to climb out of the “massive sinkhole of debt”. We’re still borrowing a trillion a year.

  7. Mexícano

    Mexícano said, over 3 years ago

    Ellos no estan destruyendo Social Security. They are trying to get their backers public money so they can be rich. Pendejo Bush did it with the Armed Forces.

  8. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Could not have said it better. Thanks.

  9. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry, but you are dead wrong, I hold a PhD; I, am not stupid; I am also a former Fulbright scholar, but I am older. It is the young government education youth who are stupid. So far my “safety net” as you call it is doing just fine. It is NOT being taken away, What is taken from me are the rights my Revolutionary ancestors fought to give us.

  10. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    We spend more on Defense than the next 12 countries COMBINED do.
    We rank 17 in education. http://www.ibtimes.com/us-17th-global-education-ranking-finland-south-korea-claim-top-spots-901538
    We rank 38 in health. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organization_ranking_of_health_systems
    We rank 10 in personal affluence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GNI_%28PPP%29_per_capita
    We rank 26 in welfare expenditures. http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/eco_wel_sta_the_wel_sta_and_soc_exp_of_gdp-welfare-state-social-expenditure-gdp

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    GOP wants to eliminate the poor in America. And I mean ELIMINATE them. One neck at a time.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “And our debt is?”

    The national debt is $16,802,515,751,907.61 as of Monday. We borrowed $1,209,790,005,118.03 from Jan1, 2012 through Dec 31, 2012 (inclusive).

    As for your source:

    As far as the rest of the excerpts from Chris Hedges’ talk at the “People’s Recovery Summit”, I found them interesting reading only in the abstract.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Keying “taxes” or fees for SS and Medicare to actuarial tables and costs, does make sense, and some adjustments are needed. However, the fact that canceling the F-35 would eliminate the SS and Medicare problem is a serious point. Just eliminating the “cost plus” overruns in costs for the “Stryker” program would also go a long way toward balancing the budget, let alone removing all troops from Afghanistan THIS YEAR!

    Amazing, when Obama considers doing what Republicans suggest, both they AND Democrats attack him! The answer is that NEITHER SIDE of the extremes actually offer any rational answers, only more rhetoric.

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago


    Nancy, you may be well-educated, but Ominus’ comment went right over your head. It wasn’t about “you”. The average income for a family of 4 in the US today is in the $40,000/year range. In other words, the bottom 50% earns less than that. Those are the people who will be impacted the most by cuts to the “safety net”. And no President can be elected without at least some of their votes. Yet all Presidents, and many members of the House and Senate, regardless of party, get a significant percentage of their votes. I won’t go so far as to call them “stupid”, but they are certainly voting against their best interests.

  15. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    3 plans
    1] bho plan reduce bene to current retires
    2] gop raise retire age of those under 50
    3] aarp have retirees take a 30% cut in 2030

    pick 1

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