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Nick Anderson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And the boner STILL doesn’t get it!
    60% of Americans support ending the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 1 or 2%, but boner is still bowing to the whims and following the orders of his corporate masters!
    Just ANOTHER example of how the republican party is falling further and further away from reality, and becoming less and less relevant in today’s world!

  2. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Yup. The psychology of the Republican party is fascinating. Do they really think that this is going to turn out well for them in the end? They seem to have an unshakable faith that they can create a particular reality via words and belief completely independent of any external conditions. Results from the most recent election be damned.

    Oh well, delusional people always get their comeuppance once their beliefs are too far out of sync with reality. If only the rest of us could be spared the collective pain their delusions will engender.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    As if it wasn’t from 2000-2008…

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    And O has his list of demands. Both sides seem to have gone back to the “line in the sand” mentality and are playing their petty power games. The earlier bipartisanship was an illusion.

  5. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Mike, respectfully I must disagree with your assertion that, “Both sides seem to have gone back to the “line in the sand” mentality.” President Obama has always wanted and called for ending the tax cut (wealth removed from the economy) for the top 1%. It is the recalcitrant republicans who have always screamed, not just no but HELL NO!!!!! No the extra tax revenue will not fix the debt problem, but as every credible economist has determined, our financial woes will not be alleviated by spending cuts alone, there simply isn’t enough to cut that isn’t mandatory or won’t ultimately be detrimental. Increased reveunue is a must. But if the republicans in their temper fit keep screaming, “No way José,” and then say "we’re open to revenue increases from closing loopholes, but we won’t tell you which ones, then the President is foolish to play their game. e way they are trying to get it, and they have done this before is get the President to agree to their whims by vaguely promising to meet his wants on some ambiguous points, then when they’ve gotten all their goodies and it’s time to pony up the revenue increases, then they drop the poison pill. And in the end, once again the common citizen is left to pay the bill for the republican’s party. President Obama may be a slow study, but it appears he finally learned his lesson, the republicans won’t play nice or even cooperate unless they are forced to against their will, it’s just not in their nature to be civil much less to cooperate or compromise. You (or more likely the mindless party shills) can claim that the Democrats have been “My wya or no way,” but real, non-revisionist history has shown President Obama has made great stride to try and include the republican’s in his leading this country, but they have in fact been the ones who have, through actions if not words, said “It’s our way or no way, we will destroy this country if we don’t get what we want.”

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    But I do agree with you, President Obama has his list of demands. And it appears that he is standing tough on his #1 demand, a demand that got him reelected. It is the republican’s who won’t face reality and have drawn their line not in the sand but far out from the high water mark. And you too are right, the earlier hints of bipartisanship are long gone, President Obama won’t give into the republicans demand that are contrary to the want and the will of the people of the United States of America. President Obama is serving those who elected him, at least on this matter. I suppose too are the republicans, if you consider that the money-people who bought their elections are the ones who elected the republicans and not the actual voters.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    At this point, Obama has won the tax issue. His strategy has shifted now to one of publicity—showing voters and the media how the GOP only has one issue left: defending to their party’s death the right of the rich to not pay more taxes ever.

  8. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    guess you don’t realize that the tax cuts for “the rich” include most middle class wage earners. Folks, we’re in the toilet and rapidly circling the drain.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    @ TheTrustedMechanic

    My comment was more in respect to bipartisanship going out the window than anything else; however, the President could say to Speaker Boehner that if he would agree to find more loopholes to close he (the President) would agree not to propose raising taxes on the rich not quite so far. Net dollar amount to come out at some agreeable amount. I know this is not a realistic viewpoint and is somewhat idealistic. After all, such a compromise would diminish both men in the eyes of their respective constituencies.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    The Republicans have assembled a coalition where, if they actually govern, they get voted out of office. It’s not very sustainable.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    “Lugared”
    HAHAHA
    Best descrition of what happens to those who stray from the right wing program.
    You win 10 internet units for that.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    LOng list of “demands”, not one, single, viable, solution.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Boehner said he was tired of arguing with himself. Maybe he should join the rest of the country.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    why negotiate when you get what you want just by waitng

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Try this;http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/fiscal-cliff-voters-want-to-raise-taxes-on-wealthy-84675.html

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