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Robert Ariail

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  1. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve said, over 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, over 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. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 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.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  6. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 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.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 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.

  10. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And who would that be?

    A fellow conservative you met in group therapy?

  11. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

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

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    A deficit of zero dollars?

    We had that once… lets see… who was president the last time it happened?…. hnmmm Oh yeah! It was Clinton… then look what 8 years of Bush did to that….

  13. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    Yeah I’m sure all the numbered accounts like those in the Swiss banks report every fact to our government as to who has how much money there in the accounts and who it belongs to… sure I do…. yup I believe also in Santa and the Easter bunny and the the tooth fairy…. Don’t die Tink! Don’t DIE!!! Everybody please clap… please!!!!

  14. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    Speaking of Narcissists, you must really love yourself because you appear to hate everything and everybody else.
    personally I think he probably hates himself too along with everybody else .

  15. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 2 years ago

    yeah but ima is right

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