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Steve Kelley

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    tar and feather the donkey so it looks more like a chicken.

  2. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    Start with congressional pensions and pay, presidential pay and benefits.

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    One more day til sequester! Can’t wait to see what happens.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course comedy shows are the best place to get news these days. Politics is a farce!

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it may be you that doesn’t understand. the president can choose to make the cuts as painful as possible…or not. This quote from the second article brings up some thoughtful ideas. Perhaps you can explain why the president isn’t considering them.

    “While history shows that a divided government can enact significant spending cuts as an alternative to sequesters, that doesn’t appear to be the path Mr. Obama intends to follow. Instead of protecting civilian defense workers, the president will continue to force the Pentagon to buy biofuels at $27 per gallon to promote his green agenda. Instead of protecting children from cuts in nutrition programs, the president will continue to allow $2.7 billion of fraud and mismanagement he has identified in the food-stamp program. Instead of protecting Medicare from a 2% cut, the president will ignore $62 billion in annual waste that his administration has identified in Medicare and Medicaid.”

    Pardon my ignorance, but isn’t the last item enough to meet the sequester requirement for the non defense side of the deal?

    85 billion/2 = 42.5 billion

    waste in medicare/medicaid 62 billion

    That is 19.5 billion extra.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago


    Yikes! Simply Yikes!

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I saw an interesting clip on the “local” L.A. news when a reporter went out and interviewed “the regular folks” outside a shopping mall. The question “what do you think of the sequester,” drew blank looks from a majority of the people. Supposedly they questioned twenty or so people and the ones that did remember what it was had to be coached with “clues” by the reporter. The average man on the street is oblivious. I guess they don’t read GoComics.

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago


    Bruce, the link you referenced was Phil Gramm writing for the American Enterprise Institute. Not exactly an objective, unbiased source. If you recall, Mr. Gramm was the author of the bill the Clinton signed repealing the Glass-Steagal act, probably the largest contributing factor to the Sep 2008 financial meltdown. So we need to take Mr. Gramm’s advice with a grain of salt (make that a ton).
    That said, both sides are capable of low blows. The Republican leaders refuse to close tax loop-holes that result in oil companies getting tax rebates and hedge fund partners paying 15% tax instead of 35% for doing nothing more than financial transactions. And they are willing to let the sequester happen in order to protect these large donors.
    And knowing that the public will blame the GOP more than they will the Democrats, Obama will make the sequester cuts as painful as possible so that everybody notices them.
    This is no way to run a country. We the people are in the crossfire while 2 polar opposites fight. I’m not excusing Obama. But I’m also not excusing the GOP leaders.

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago has a “Sequestration solution for the Pentagon” today, by Benjamin Friedman….revealing that there are 2 different options for the DOD sequester….for the “share” of CINO (cuts in name only) from the Pentagon, a total in FY2013 of $42.5 Billion.
    Legislation can change the method after it begins on the “soft” deadline of 3/1/13, if started before the March 27 funding expiration date. The Pentagon can use other funds to delay the “cuts” until later in the year.
    Option One= the arbitrary 2% slash of all accounts.
    Option Two= Use spending caps, using priority choices, for the next 10 years. The War budget is untouched.
    Michelle Malvin has an interesting article at NRO ( 2/27/13 “Sequester Jesters” which i enjoyed reading. She exposes a false claim made by the White House…the “drastic cuts” would lose $2 Million from the $20 million budget of the National Drug Intelligence Center! The problem is, for Obama, that, " as Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs points out, the NDIC shut down June 2012, with some responsibilities absorbec by DEA."
    I estimate there is not one ounce of “credibility” left for Obama.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @M Ster

    Well duh…. I’ve been saying that all along. Every congress/president for as far back as you care to go with only a few exceptions spent more money than revenue collected. Deficit spending has been around forever and both sides love it. Don;t have enough money? Print some more.

    It truly is time for change and if it does not happen, if business as usual is not stopped – the one thing that Obama promised that I believed – then there may be no hope.

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