Steve Breen by Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Comments (7) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. hanmari

    hanmari said, about 3 years ago

    The Obama administration has no plans for reducing the annual deficit, let alone the national debt. His budget and forecasted budgets all have spending increases over previous levels. His entire presidency is built on the premise that people will keep voting for him if he keeps giving away free stuff to voters. He continues to ignore the looming catastrophe of an American default and hopes average Americans are too self-interested or ignorant to wake up before it’s too late. One term is way too many terms for this spendthrift.

  2. Noveltman

    Noveltman said, about 3 years ago

    The only man who could have saved our nation from economic collapse. Is now getting blamed for things “not being better”. You Republican preschoolers need to go outside and let the grown ups handle this.

  3. hanmari

    hanmari said, about 3 years ago

    @Noveltman

    You think Obama saved us from economic collapse? Quite the contrary! His policies have prolonged the recession, kept companies from hiring, and pushed us deeper and deeper into debt. If you think Obamanomics have brought about utopia, you are living in a fantasy world. The economy sucks. Obama inherited a problem and made it much, much worse! Vote him out of office!

  4. Noveltman

    Noveltman said, about 3 years ago

    @hanmari

    And if you think a President has anything to do with “keeping companies from hiring” you, sir, are a moron. Companies hire when they need employees. If they don’t need an employee to do anything (maybe because they have a machine now that’ll do it for them instead), they don’t hire. It has nothing to do with tax. Why, why, why are you all on the right so DUPED?!?!?!!

  5. Noveltman

    Noveltman said, about 3 years ago

    Hey. I enjoy this site. So do you. So do lots of other adults. You can’t equate political cartoons with childish animated cartoons or simple daily strips of a fat cat who enjoys lasagna.

  6. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, about 3 years ago

    Well that brought me a smile Howgozit as you got that one right…mark one up on your score sheet.

    As to the debt issue being pillared by this Op. Ed. Cartoon:

    It was 911 that changed everything for everyone. As I read it (and we will probably agree to disagree here) the Cheney-Bush administration found themselves between a hard spot and a rock, received poor advice (Especially from Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld) concerning the prosecution of both the Afghan war and the ill-advised Iraq war. Strategic military capabilities were degraded in two ways by the Rumsfeld’s Doctrine: (1) it called for the minimal number of forces to be to be placed on the ground and as an adjunct to this vital military support units (Food Services, Transportation, Military Police and Security, the Army Corp or Engineers, etc.) had been decommissioned and replaced by no-bid contracts to civilian firms; firms that were often run by “friends and supporters” of the administration. The cost savings that this was to bring never materialized. What did materialize were huge cost over-runs and billions in graft by both American and in country contactors? The surplus of the Clinton years was quickly turned into a huge budget deficit that any incoming President would find difficult, at best, to turn around; this would have included another FDR who had during the Great Depression, unlike President Obama today, a Congress that supported and put through nearly all of the programs and measures required to turn the then economy around.

    President Obama, despite his efforts to find consensus, has been denied that consensus by dogmatic, corporate directed, congressional Republicans.

    Today, due to the entrenched dogmatic views of the Republican Representatives and Congressmen—along with their general refusal to reach out and find consensus, this Nation and the President are saddled with a counter-productive, Do Nothing Congress. President Obama should be commended for what he has been able to do for the economy and the America people while having to operate under and within the darkness brought-on by the regressive Congressional Republicans.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Noveltman

    OH YEAH, what a come back! Dude, you said: “Companies hire when they need employees.”

    Ok, that being said, when is it that a company needs more employees? Well, when business is good and profits are up and the DEMAND for their product is high and they need to produce more stuff.

    Now of course the government has nothing to do with consumer confidence and demand for goods. And, government has nothing to do with the costs associated with doing business in the country. Or the costs associated with employing people such as matching payroll taxes or mandating benefits or even where you can or can not build a plant to make your stuff. Oh, wait, isn’t Obama the first president to preside over telling a major manufacturer that they could not improve their position but had to acquiesce to a UNION? And hasn’t the specter of the “affordable” health care act made companies leery of hiring new folks because they know that they can not afford the cost of the mandate?

    I think you may want to get some first hand experience with the hiring process and all the many factors that contribute to it before you call anyone else a “moron”.

  8. Refresh Comments.