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Steve Kelley

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    Look, down in the sewer, it’s a turd, it’s a pain, it’s…ima

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    Come on people, surely we can agree that this cartoon is making a valid point?

    The last time the United States Congress passed a budget was in April of 2009. I wanted to give a few examples of the things that were happening at that time in American history.

    Gas was on average $2.06. A movie ticket: $7.20 popcorn: $4.75. Gallon of milk: $2.49

    But even that budget was not a “balanced” budget as it planned to spend more than the revenue projected and did indeed spend almost 1.7 trillion dollars more. The last “balanced” budget passed was in 2001.

    Further, we practice “base-line” budgeting by all departments. What is it? " Baseline budgeting uses current spending levels as the “baseline” for establishing future funding requirements and assumes future budgets will equal the current budget times the inflation rate times the population growth rate."

    So if you do not specify the budget, each department can
    add around 6% to 10% a year to it’s budget requests. Further, each department will spend all available funds to ensure that they can show the need to have the increase.

    This is the reason we are in such a “crisis” today. Even though the current law states that every funding bill must be “paid” for (pay-go) and the current law “requires” congress to pass a budget.

    It is not a “party” problem. Blaming democrat or republican is a ruse, a distraction. The inmates are in charge of the asylum.

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    The problem is people don’t get the choice to give more money; it will be taken from us.

  4. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    Who are these “people”?

  5. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 2 years ago

    @win

    … the 99% perhaps….?

  6. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 2 years ago

    After all… we all DO owe them — the 1%ers — so very much! Don’t we?

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    I do not think that such name calling by either side in a debate is really useful, and makes the credibility of such name callers very suspect at the least!!

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    All things are relative.
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    Mulch has excrement in it and pretty flowers grow.
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    Stinking liberal philosophy of “room for all” includes the smelly.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    We deserve what we get. We voted the bums back in.

  10. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 2 years ago

    … “Stinking liberal philosophy of “room for all” includes the smelly.”
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    While stinking reeking “neo-conservative” philosophy of ALL mine (MINE… mine… MINE… hairball…gollum, gollum… ’where’s their money Precious…? Where is it? We asks….‘) and NONE for YOU… doesn’t include YOU does it?
    (A genuine 1%er ever-so-delightfully stupid-enough to be posting here…?) Danged unlikely… considering that their handlers — lawyers — hope to keep their jobs!!
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    Fool… you… much? Definitely.
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    Think about it. Scratch your head if necessary! You might… only might… catch a clue!

  11. Bailey

    Bailey said, almost 2 years ago

    … and we can call you “Mike Dugall”…? Hmm?

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, I absolutely agree that the cartoon is making a valid point.
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    I also agree with your comments about baseline budgeting.
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    I strenuously disagree that it’s not a ‘party’ problem. Republicans are willing, if not eager, to damage the credit rating of the United States again because they want to use ‘leverage’ to protect the interests of the wealthy.
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    Republicans claim they really realyl want spending cuts, but cannot name any. Boehner claims he is willing to ‘look at more revenue’ and then claims he has compromised and now it’s up to the president to cut spending. But, Republicans cannot even pass plan B.
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    BTW, the Tea Party is NOT a grass roots phenomenon. It is well financed, in secret.

  13. DenverMosaic

    DenverMosaic said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    PRAY FOR REVOLUTION.”
    Yup, ’cuz your god is in a mood for blood.

  14. DenverMosaic

    DenverMosaic said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    It could be his medicine. At time his posts are quite lucid other times it’s full Tea Party insane ramblings.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    Heck, why stop there, why not pray for anarchy!! With everybody going around shooting and killing everybody else like in some areas of the Middle East. No government to speak of, no taxes to speak of, ultra conservative “Heaven”!!

    Ummm… that is at least until you, yourself, become the target!!!

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