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Robert Ariail

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  1. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You have to admit that with the great job our government has done lately they really do deserve a raise(higher taxes).

    It couldn’t be a spending problem, could it?

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve The projected deficit in the federal deficit for 2013 is now $920 billion. In 2009 (last year of Bush budgets) it was $1,400 billion.If the projections continue at the same rate by 2016 the projected deficit will be about $400 billion, about $100 billion below the average of the GW Bush administration era.And that is if the economy continues at its current pace. If it improves faster (as projected by many economists), and we get out of the Middle East Wars as projected by the end of 2014, the federal government could possibly be down to a deficit of $200 billion, or possibly even $0.

    So, just what is your problem??

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @russell5419

    Sadly, we just had a chance to do just that, and look what happened…

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @russell5419

    That needs to start with the party hacks at the local level. They are the ones that promote and pick the rising stars of the future.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Despite the denial by the math-challenged “conservatives” here, this deficit arithmetically cannot be solved by spending cuts alone. Especially when Republicans won’t name a single spending cut that they’d support. We should first pay attention to jobs, which are a much more important problem. Government spending creates jobs, and government spending is now free (since we can borrow at negative interest). We need stimulus now, and when the economy starts flourishing again, as it did under the stimulus packages in WWII, under Reagan, and under Clinton, don’t let people like W give the surplus to the rich, but pay down the debt we took on to get the economy going.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @coraryan

    So, you think Romney would have done it on the cheap?
    Oh, that’s right, he would just write a check from one of his offshore tax-free accounts to cover the cost!
    Yeah! Right!
    And if you believe that, I STILL have that bridge in Brooklyn to sell you…

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Sharuniboy

    I don’t know how to answer your first question since nothing in it is pertinent to my post. I don’t know what the picking and promoting of rising stars of the future has to do with the caucus system.

    I can answer your last question. I was once asked to be a candidate for a local office by a party. I decided that I would not subordinate “me” and my convictions to the dogma of the party and opted not to run. That episode in my life left a bad taste in my mouth. Now all I do is vote.

  8. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 2 years ago

    The idiot cartoonist has the cart before the horse. It is the GOP that invented the “cliff” and now seek to drag us all over it because they lost the election and because they have sworn to Norquist a blood oath not to behave intelligently and raise the needed revenues.

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @russell5419

    Ad that is why we to have term limits for legislators.

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Once again, you have the facts wrong. Romney’s offshore accounts are not tax free. All income from whatever source, worldwide, must be reported to the IRS. Then, taxes are computed on taxable income. Tis is what I do for a living. You should stop believing your own fiction. If you really work at it, you could become rich. So stop the jealous rants and start working.

  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Anyone see where Turtle-Boy McConnell just jammed his OWN foot into his own mouth about up to the knee?
    He called for an up or down vote on the Debt Ceiling legislation, Reid said O.K., then Mitch has to call out “I Object”, and filibusters HIS OWN BILL!
    Mitch wanted to force the issue, Reid called his bluff, and now Turtle-Boy looks like an even BIGGER IDIOT then he usually does!
    It would be laughable if it wasn’t for the fact that these chowder-heads are the ones WE intrusted to make the laws, and run things! That just makes it scary!

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ransom D Stone

    “they have sworn to Norquist a blood oath not to behave intelligently and raise the needed revenues.”

    I do agree Grover Norquist is as much an unrealistic ideologue as many that promote a “raise taxes will cure all ills approach.” Tax increases are established to cover the government expenses for about 10 days. Beyond that we are back to uncontrollable deficit spending. It’s not that black and white. Both need to be implemented, not later, now. Look at the Simpson – Bowles report.

    http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/sites/fiscalcommission.gov/files/documents/TheMomentofTruth12_1_2010.pdf

  13. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    Why should I work? I’m retired after 35 years of driving a semi cross-country with a nice Annuity income, NOT Social Security, a home and 10 acres of riverfront land that’s paid for, a car that’s paid for, NO long-term debt, and minimal bills.

  14. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    And who would that be?

    A fellow conservative you met in group therapy?

  15. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    I remember the Bail out… that was Bush by the way not Obama as many off the right seem to think.

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