Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The D-E- and B, were racked up before his first budget period (continuing resolution IS a “budget”), while Republican tax breaks and wars still contributed significantly to the “T”.

  2. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Nice pun.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    You’re not still carrying on about the legacy of GWB are you?
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    Fair enough.
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    I’m still paying the debts from my marriage six years on, and it was a lot less than the USA’s

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    I bet Michelle doesn’t like this cartoon….but, no “ball and chain” to whom one might be married would….and..uhm….EVERYONE knows that women consider their husbands to be a ball and chain….right? /looks over shoulder at wife…right honey?
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    ON topic….
    Mr. Arial could have put Uncle Sam on a shackle connected to the ball as debt puts a drag on all aspects of American life
    It’s a good bipartisan cartoon addressing a legitimate concern to all Americans.
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    Both parties have worked over many decades to add coatings of iron and steel to the mass of that ball and the shackles reach out to every American who, unlike the CEO’s of HP, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, et al, are one to six paychecks away from disaster.
    (Btw, the pharmaceutical company in bankruptcy after unsafe/unclean conditions resulted in the deaths of people receiving meds has paid large bonuses to the CEO’s as a way of reducing the amount of cash available to pay victims and creditors. It is a separate issue, but shows the arrogance of some executives who operate the “people” called corporations)
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    Oh well, back to using this hacksaw on my shackle.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    The deficit has gone down every year he’s been in office.

  6. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    C Downs: Great comment! Had a friend who used to play practical jokes on all his friends when they were married, i.e. the white paint “help” on the bottom of the groom’s shoes. He got his comeuppance when, while standing in the receiving line at the reception, his “best” man managed to get behind him and clamp a modified bowling ball on his ankle. All the reception pics show him holding the ball & chain. SHE was not amused!

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    One my Dad always swore was true was another practical joker whose wedding was interrupted by a resounding “I OBJECT!” A man then got out of a pew, walked down the aisle, looked more closely at the bride, then said “Dammit, wrong church!” and walked out!

  8. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kylie2112

    Bwahahahaha. No it has not. It keeps going up faster since he took office.

  9. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Actually that was Clinton and Obama and Pelosi.

  10. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Nope, most of this is Obama and the democrats.

  11. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @zoidknight

    C Downs: “Both parties have worked over many decades to add coatings of iron and steel to the mass of that ball and the shackles reach out to every American…”
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    zoidknight: “Nope, most of this is Obama and the democrats.”
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    I’ve read similar comments from you, but no evidence offered. If it’s a fact, then there’s data for you to cite. If you provide said data, I’ll consider it. Until then, I have no choice but to disregard you and your posts as hyperbole.

  12. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @skipcarlsen

    “Considering how much of it he is responsible for creating, we should hang it around his neck and not his foot!”
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    How much of it is he responsible for?

  13. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    OK, I went and looked at the debt clock. How do you contend that it supports your claim? (You do know the difference between debt and deficit don’t you?)

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    On the subject of wedding pranks, someone with whom I used to work told this one:
    A prankster removed the hubcaps of the newlyweds’ car and put a dead fish inside each one. They couldn’t figure out where the smell was coming from for several days.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s a matter of actual mathematics that most of the debt is due to the Bush recession and Republican policies. Obama has generally paid for his programs, and he’s reduced the deficit every year. But it can’t overcome the bills for wars and unfunded tax cuts. If we’d actually followed his budget policies, in letting the Bush tax cuts expire and funding stimulus, we’d be doing better.

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