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Steve Breen

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    The only miserable people I see are hate-filled right-wing extremists.

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 4 years ago


    Hear, hear.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago


    Nicely said.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    Blaming Obama for the trillions in debt might be a great way to deflect blame, but completely inaccurate.
    About 70% of government expenditures are mandatory, programmed spending and interest on debt. These are expenses as a result of government programs passed by a series of previous Congresses. The other approximately 30% spending is discretionary, of which the military is by far the biggest item. And we all know who is the biggest offender of instigating military spending, don’t we?
    Obama is also responsible for part of the debt – mainly the part to rescue the country from financial ruin in 2009. But for Obama not to run up the debt for committed expenditures would be tantamount to defying the Constitution. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?
    The egregious legacy of passing massive debt to next generations is criminal. The current generation has to stop living the fantacy that stuff can be obtained for nothing and take responsibility for raising revenue and living within means.

  5. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago

    One of the most interesting things this past weekend was watching all of the buyers remorse on Twitter. Quite a few people who voted for Obama are regretting their decision after their first paycheck of the year.

    It sure sucks when reality slaps in you the face as those who tried to tell you before hand stand by and say, “I told you so.”


  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 4 years ago


    What about the 8% who are listed as unemployed? I say listed because if you add the people who have given up, it is a tad over 14%.

  7. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, and for all of you on the left that complain about “corporate welfare” and how the republicans are to blame, let’s look at just one example of your collective ignorance on this one.

    The Walt Disney company will receive a substantial tax credit this year, and not just at the federal level. Disney received $718 million in tax credits in 2011, $183 million of that in federal tax credits. That’s some serious corporate welfare and something that I would be all up in arms about too.

    But who enables this to happen, who champions this type of “corporate welfare” and is the voice of Disney? Why none other then Richard Bates, Disney’s chief lobbyist in Washington DC and former executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

    Kinda beats up on your collective meme about those evil republicans and their lobbyists.

    It’s just so funny when you guys spout your talking points without reading, investigating and take the like of media matters and the dailykos as the gospel truth.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The debt is largely due to the recession. Get out of the recession (pass Obama’s jobs bill) and we get back to everyone paying taxes, 40% of the deficit will be gone. But if we make the huge mistake of Republican/Greek style austerity, we’ll be stuck in recession for the foreseeable future, begging rich people to create jobs already.

  9. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago


    Yeah, it’s not like our infrastructure is in a bad spot right now or anything.

  10. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago


    The current Greek government austerity measures are as a result of spending more then they had and borrowing to enable it.

    At some point those you borrow from want assurances you will pay the debt and you are responsible with the money you borrow.

    If we continue down the current path of unfunded mandates, continuous expansion of government and borrowing from one system to pay another those that rate our debt will downgrade it to a point where we can no longer borrow or afford to pay it back.

    That’s what happened to Greece, Portugal and Ireland and it was bad. If you think it can’t happen to this country you are sadly mistaken, we’ve already experienced one downgrade that many thought was not possible. It can and will happen here as well if those that are responsible for managing the government money still do stupid things, play games and “kick the can down the road.”

  11. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “…If the government confiscated the ENTIRE adjusted gross income of ALL Americans earning more than $66,193 per year (100% tax), PLUS ALL of the corporate taxable income…” NOPE. There are some IRS (dot) Gov comparisons that you are not aware of: In 2009 the distributions of LLC and Partnerships was $10 Trillion. They go to the individual to bypass the Corporate Tax Rate. If you taxed them at 20% there would be a net increase in Revenues of at least $1 Trillion per year. Also, 17 million Individual/Joint Returns paid Zero Taxes where AGI was over $100K. If they paid their fair share, that would net another $500 Billion each year.
    But, I favor getting spending under control (which Obama sees as killing the Economy) and take care of these Loopholes for paying down the National Debt.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    RONALD REAGAN ran this country to over $1 Trillion in debt for the first time, then quadrupled that debt. Republicans blaming the debt on Democrats alone, let alone the idiocy of blaming Obama, are like the “Family Circus” blame taker, “who me”?

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    @D PB

    “…..buyers remorse……Quite a few people who voted for Obama are regretting their decision ….”
    Buyers remorse? How many Republicans would support Romney if they had it to do over again?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago


    Romney, Romney, I know I’ve heard that name somewhere, but it just escapes me now…..

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Debt is abstract. People are real. I don’t believe in money, I do believe in Children.
    Corporations and Government create “debt” through myriad means. People do what they’ve always done and get whatever they can how they can. We tend to be hoarders and self indulgent, especially in the US where everything comes so easy to too many of us.
    But when the storms come, the power goes out, and trucks can’t get to us, it is people who take care of children and other people.
    The debt is not as important as our people. It is my own opinion that if you don’t believe that statement, you have not faced true hardship, nor have any you truly love.
    Politicians can destroy us through inaction, but if we believe in one another, we can overcome anything.

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