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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 said, about 3 years ago

    The patriotic Republicans are just itching for the chance to damage the full faith and credit of the United States.
    The same ones who raised the debt limit 17 times during the Bush administration.
    These are also the same Republicans who voted for the Iraq invasion, the Bush tax cuts (both), the Bush stimulus, Medicare part D, agriculture price supports for ADM and the other family farms, all kinds of secret earmarks, and tons of weapons the pentagon didn’t even want.
    But, they really, really, really, really, really, want to cut spending. Really.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe said, about 3 years ago


    The double bonus stupidity is that the GOP passed Medicare Part D, but prevented Medicare from negotiating prices the way that private insurers do.

  3. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 3 years ago

    The Schlachtkacker in Congress will make sure THEY get paid while they keep the gov’t shut dow, even if nobody else

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    So far this has been almost amusing if not one of the 800.000 sent home.

    But the budget ceiling for debts incurred is important.
    Antics as have been going on will not be tolerated. Drastic measures may have to be taken, but America will not drag the whole would down because of a few idiots.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 3 years ago

    Why not? We did it in 1929 — albeit with a much larger set of
    idiots and orse hales!

  6. BillH77

    BillH77 said, about 3 years ago

    If any of the posters on this page every think the present 17,000,000,000,000 of debt will be paid they are either stupid or mere fools.

    Also, the debt is increasing a lot faster than GDP. We crossed that dangerous line years past.

    Most of the posters on this board have not had a finance class much less know the problems of fiat currency. Fine, so be it. But raising the credit ceiling higher does not take care of two problems:

    1. the present monitization of the debt.
    2. no growth in the GDP

    Yes, America does deserve to lose its “credit card”. When a government spends $1.75 dollars for every dollar of revenue then that generation does not deserve any credit.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    And the President will give them a stern look and tell them whatever is on the Teleprompter.

  8. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    BillH77, Ms Ima, and Enoki: I wondered when y’all would finally punch in. And with nothing, apparently. I can’t believe y’all chose to support this crisis so wholeheartedly, while the GOP in congress drags the country – including you – deeper and deeper into financial ruin. Tea Party idealism will send this country into another Depression unless the GOP finally panics and moves to marginalize the terrorists in their own party.

  9. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 3 years ago

    It’s important to live within your means if and only if there’s a Democrat in office. That’s Republican Econ 101. Also 102 through 999.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    @Kip W

    Sooooo are you saying that we SHOULDN’T live within our means at any time?

  11. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Raising the debt ceiling is a matter of honorably agreeing to pay the debts we’ve already incurred (with both parties at fault over the decades). Not paying them can’t possibly be described as “conservative.”

  12. comicfan 244

    comicfan 244 said, about 3 years ago

    Remember, everyone. You have the best Congress MONEY can buy. Remember, too, that only a fraction of you VOTED in the LAST ELECTION! Now. If YOU really want change: Get your neighbor and yourself to the Voter Booth next election. Who are your neighbors? Everyone else but you.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Well stated. It is disheartening that, although the least-capable, least-well-educated adult must learn quickly that you can’t spend more than you make without ending up in trouble, our educated and privileged members of Congress seem as though they haven’t ever learned Econ 101. Pitiful.

    And it’s our fault for returning them to Congress. We can communicate with our “representatives” all we want; many of them are unwilling to waste their time paying attention. Our recourse is the voting booth. I can only hope we voters will throw the bums out as soon as we can.

    Thanks for your summary of economic truth, and your evaluation of the perpetrators of our current troubles.

  14. Obviously_Wrong

    Obviously_Wrong said, about 3 years ago

    …but the uneducated, line-in-the-sand, binary creatures that comprise (unfortunately) an overwhelming percentage of society believes in the monetary-market dichotomy as the be-all-to-end-all solution! Just throw money at the problem, or more money at the problem. If that doesn’t work, throw money at the people to ignore the problem.

  15. lectricdude

    lectricdude said, about 3 years ago


    …I wouldn’t bet the farm on it, Stipple…D. C. looks an awful lot like a “fools” paradise these days…

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