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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Onward to 20 trillion in debt! Full speed ahead into a brick wall!!!

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not only did Cruz’s crusade badly damage public perceptions of Congressional Republicans, it left them with a worse deal than they likely would have gotten if they had never shut down the government.
    “I don’t think there’s any question [it’s worse]. I could have written this story from day one. If you follow the Cruz plan, you end up exactly where we are,” Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger told BuzzFeed. “I think it’s obvious that we had a really grown up plan on how to deal with this, we had some in our party who rejected that, and we had to go along with [the Cruz] plan.”
    Asked if unhappiness with Cruz is widespread in the conference, Kizinger said, “Sure yeah, absolutely. I think we all feel the same.”
    New York Rep. Peter King has long been one of Cruz’s loudest critics since the push to defund Obamacare began (and even before that), and he left the Republican conference Wednesday morning with an I-told-you-so attitude.
    “I think it’s important for Republican leaders around the country to speak out against him and neutralize him,” King said of Cruz. “Otherwise he’s going to start the same nonsense again in December or January. He’s the guy that caused this, he’s the guy who is a fraud because he never had a strategy to begin with. And if we let him do it again, it’s our fault.”
    After the Senate deal was announced, Republicans had virtually nothing to show at the end of the two-week shutdown.
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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/house-republicans-are-now-turning-on-ted-cruz

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 2 years ago

    $24 billion in 16 days. the gop really are bad on fiscal policy.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, if your actual concern is debt (and it certainly isn’t the GOP’s actual concern), then revenue increases would be on the table and shutting down the government and threatening the debt ceiling would be regarded as simply insane and unacceptable. Yet 144 Republican house members voted to breach the debt ceiling. Debt has never bothered the GOP compared to their utmost concern: never raise taxes on the rich. (Higher taxes on the poor are just fine, as evidenced by their ending the payroll tax holiday).

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 2 years ago

    So you admit to getting all of your news from Fox and Rush Limbaugh?

  6. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, over 2 years ago

    @Newenglandah

    It’s just my impression, but I think this many-named poster doesn’t think he needs to bother with the news. He already has all the answers for whatever happens…

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Also, he likes insults.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve been told repeatedly that the Tea Party was sent to Congress to stop the government and save taxpayer money. Well, mission half-accomplished, I guess….
    Will the party of personal responsibility be picking up this $24bil check they’ve run up?

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    “$24 billion in 16 days. the gop really are bad on fiscal policy.”

    I’m afraid you have it all wrong. Republicans are for limiting government waste of money. They would never cost the taxpayers that kind of money for something with no benefit. It goes against their platform, and their very nature.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Radish

    The masochist said to the sadist, “Beat me, beat me.” The sadist said, “No.”

  11. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “I’m afraid you have it all wrong. Republicans are for limiting government waste of money”
    .
    No, you have it wrong. The federal deficit has been shrinking pretty steadily since W pushed it to a record high in 2009.
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    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_deficit_chart.html
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    If you are not inclined to click on anything other than the Fox News site, here are the figures:

    Obama Deficits
    FY 2015*: $577 billion
    FY 2014*: $744 billion
    FY 2013*: $973 billion
    FY 2012: $1,087 billion
    FY 2011: $1,300 billion
    FY 2010: $1,294 billion

    Bush Deficits
    FY 2009†: $1,413 billion
    FY 2008: $458 billion
    FY 2007: $161 billion
    FY 2006: $248 billion
    FY 2005: $318 billion

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Newenglandah

    I do, at that has to do with more taxes, a painfully slow recovery, and please look at your dates, Obama took office Jan 20 2009.

  13. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    Yes, Obama took office in January of 2009 and, as shown on the table, the deficit has been shrinking ever since.
    .
    And as far as your contention that the deficit has been shrinking because of increased taxes, cite one tax increase that has gotten past the Tea Party caucus in the House.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    The TPR’s have wracked up millions of dollars in voting 42 times to not pay for the PPACA. Then more by shutting down part of the govt for 16 days since it costs to close down things. They aren’t about fiscal responsibility.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    More taxes for the rich who haven’t been paying their fair share for many decades. Time to go back to the 91% and remove the limits on taxation in relation to the caps on Social Security (the first $108,000) which is one reason why it isn’t perpetually funded.

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