Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So, more debt is a good thing?

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    @tundrasea

    Probably not. The house r/w really are doing nothing. That is not the answer either.
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    And it is all to discredit our President. I think that makes it criminal. Vote the r/w and tea party out.

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m a little confused here. I’m an accountant so I’m pretty good with numbers and such. I must be missing the obvious (again) because a few things don’t make sense to me. The Rep’s are avoiding another “crises” and are looking to work on a bi-partisan spending reduction program. Some frightening plans to put together a budget was suggested? I presume the Dem’s just want to keep borrowing money and not worry about it. Since we are over 16 Trillion in debt we can’t finance our expenses without continual borrowing. Obama says we don’t have a spending problem. I know he inherited a war and a deficit, of which he continued the war and increased the deficit substantially. I always thought when you spent more money than you took in that was considered irresponsible. I have looked in detail at some of these government debt reduction claims and most are pretty weak and involve a great deal of government accounting manipulation.
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    We are adding another unpaid entitlement program, continue with the war, gitmo, expired tax cuts, etc. I know both parties are complicit in debt and spending, but what are the democrats proposing as debt reduction and avoiding escalating government spending? Links to data is good for me, since I like real data over partisan explanations or rancor.

  4. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    “And it is all to discredit our President. I think that makes it criminal.”

    So dissent is criminal? A few years ago we were told it was patriotic.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    What a dumb toon.

    I hope Rogers has career plan B.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    I am glad you’ve seen the light. If we put all revenue into the military we will be safe. Unhealthy and uneducated, but safe.

  7. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 3 years ago

    Social Security and Medicare are the world’s largest Ponzi schemes. The “trust fund” is made up of IOUs signed by Congress and the President.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @treesareus

    They are actually signed for by the Treasury Department in the form of non-transferable bonds. A few months back I was in the Treasury site looking for something and saw where one of these bonds was issued to the Social Security Administration for $67 billion, basically confiscating that month’s SS surplus.

  9. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    “the voice of the people”… Talk about a shakedown, no it’s the voice of gerrymandered districts. The people voted for democrat candidates over republican candidates.

  10. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Take a look at Paul Krugman. The only reason we’re not taking in enough money to pay our debts is because we’re in a liquidity trap. This could be solved fairly easily, if people would stop harping on austerity and start throwing money at the problem the way Roosevelt did with the New Deal — liquidity traps require more government spending, not less, The more money flows to people who are in enough economic straits to spend it (instead of horde it the way the plutocrats do), the more the sluggish economy will get back on its feet again. And once that happens, with more and more people working and contributing to the tax base, we’ll be in a dramatically better position for income/expense ratio as a country. Then, if any difference is left over, it will be time to cut expenses in order to avoid debt. Not now. All austerity does now is benefit the plutocrats (because they can command outrageously skilled employees at ridiculously low wages, due to the lack of jobs) and further screw up the economy by deepening the trap we’re stuck in.

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    Just say ‘no’. The GOP motto.

  12. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry Charlie earlier changes were mandated due to earlier gerrymandering. After all the noise about voter fraud a few months ago the right seems very open to distancing itself from democratic principals.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The Republicans were kind enough to hold off putting our credit rating at risk for another 3 months. The D’s were kind enough to let them. The real question is, can these cannibalistic congressmen and senators put aside their insane tribal tit for tat feud and form some bipartisan ideas?
    A friend lived in a college dorm where the basket players bounced balls and jumped on the floor above after games while celebrating/commiserating. In one room, large chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling.
    It does not help either party for one to perform halfway measures to do repairs while the other takes actions that appear to many, to add to the damage. Both parties have to work together in sincerity if real changes are to take place.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    For a bit of humor…and a trip to the 80’s..
    Lionel Ritchie’s Dancing on the Ceiling.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQDXs75Ulo
    C.

  15. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You have that completely wrong!!
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    The debt ceiling is there to force some sober second thoughts about the total level of debt. The Obama administration wants to raise the ceiling, so that it can borrow more. Trillions more!. The Republicans want to attempt to rein in the deficits, by demanding some budget cuts, in return for approving a lifting of the ceiling.
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    If the debt ceiling isn’t raised at all (a highly unlikely event), that would force the government to cut back expenditures. It could do that by defaulting on the debt — but, it won’t for the reasons you state (ruins your credit … and that’s just the beginning). Drastic cuts to programs would be required.
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    The only choice is to cut back expenditures now (somewhat painful); or face drastic and very painful cuts later. The world does not owe the U.S.A. a living, and it’s becoming increasingly harder to borrow internationally. (The U.S. credit rating was recently lowered from AAA to AA+ — that translates into higher borrowing costs.)

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