Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly


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  1. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    And here I thought they were taking liberty with debt…

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 12 months ago

    Yes…we’re at liberty to have debt… ;)

  3. Alexikakos
  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 12 months ago

    Yep Senator, I’ve had a lot of that, debt. that is….

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’
    ‘Let me rephrase that.’
    (Laugh In skit. I feel old being able to remember that.)

  6. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 12 months ago

    He’s usually not very good at standing.

  7. jim12345

    jim12345 said, 12 months ago

    8^( !!!!

  8. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, 12 months ago

    @Jeff H

    Well, if I look at actual historic facts, I find that the big increases in deficit and detbt came during the regime of St. Reagan (let’s cut taxes for the wealthy and spend more money) and the Bush dynasty (let’s cut taxes further and launch a few wars on credit). The Clinton years saw a shrinking deficit, leading to an actual surplus the last year, and predictions that if things were not changed (which, of course, they were by Dubya) we’d zero out the national debt by 2010. Obama inherited a collapsed economy and a huge deficit, which he’s been steadily reducing.

    But don’t let any of these facts get in the way of your Faux Snooze talking points…

  9. westny77

    westny77 said, 12 months ago


    So sloshed he probable can’t stand…

    Nice touch. I guess the ding a ling has to say something even if it is dopey.

  10. bottlecounter

    bottlecounter said, 12 months ago

    Right in the center so as to not fall off the sides.

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 12 months ago

    If he chooses debt, he’s a liberal.

  12. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, 12 months ago


    It takes money to repair damage. Reagan had to rebuild the military that Carter had gutted. Reagan’s numbers are also damaged by the inflationary overhang of Carter’s spending, which meant that each $14 three years into Reagan’s administration was equivalent to $10 of Carter’s.

    The 2008 economic collapse was due entirely to Democrat home loan policies that Bush’s attempts to repeal were thwarted.

    As for Obama reducing the deficit, you are relying on people not distinguishing deficit from debt. Bush’s last year included his fantastically ignorant bailout schemes, which were meant to be a one-time thing. Tyrant Obama may be reducing the deficit from that last year’s level, but the total debt is still floating into the stratosphere. It is easy to end the deficit immediately: don’t spend money today. Tomorrow, next day, etc.: do the same thing.

  13. Charles

    Charles said, 12 months ago

    And the difference is…?

  14. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, 12 months ago

    You guys talk as though it was real money. Open your eyes to MMT.

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