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Steve Kelley

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  1. Iandian

    Iandian GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    In what universe do teens give a hoot (or are even aware of) the debt ceiling?

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    No, you are wrong again. The debt ceiling is the maximum amount that may be borrowed. The lie about having to borrow to pay old debt is just that, a lie. If we borrow more money we have more debt. At what point do others say they will no longer lend to us. If we pay interest only and continue to borrow, it is even worse.

  3. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Okay seriously. The entire ‘Kenyan’ schtick is just old. There are plenty of reasons to criticize Obama. His race and some urban legend about his birthplace aren’t one of them.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    I think everyone knows the facts of the debt limit but judging by the replies the don’t care and will scream while they plug their ears to keep from hearing it repeated.

    Congress sets the spending, the debt limit is where they are supposed to stop.
    They do not stop and the debt still must be paid.
    The debt ceiling has to be raised to match what has already been spent (borrowed).

    It would be difficult to make this concept any simpler.

  5. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    What? A whole comment without a single socialist? Get well soon.

  6. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 7 months ago

    “Spending like a drunken Kenyan. Spend it like it is stolen.”
    Unintentional description of conservatives yet again.

  7. wbr

    wbr said, 7 months ago

    no genome project the debt ceiling raise is for future spending // current debt is limited to current ceiling

  8. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 7 months ago

    Hey! who gave teens time to read the news paper they need to be spending at least 9 hours a day on school work!

  9. disgustedamerican

    disgustedamerican said, 7 months ago

    presidents ask for spending (legally required to submit executive proposed budget annually)
    congress originates spending bills in the House, Senate votes yes, president signs.
    It is a Corporate Endeavor.
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    Obama’s annual spending totals 2009-2013 added DEBT to the $10.6 Trillion total January 2009 when O was sworn in.
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    Current 2013 total Debt is $17.2 Trillion.
    New debt ceiling deal will raise it to $18.2 Trillion by March 2015.
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    Our kids and grandkids will find out about what taxpayers owe, and when they do learn the burden our generation put n their backs, they should be angry with our voting to keep spenders in office and for what Congress and the Presidents plural all did to create this Impossible-to-pay DEBT.

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, 7 months ago

    @DrCanuck's Little Sister

    “you lie about me lyin..”

    As well as anything he does not understand or agree with, it is not just you.

  11. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 7 months ago

    Yep. Future generations are gonna be screwed if this experiment in socialism continues much longer…

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Yep, future generations are gonna be screwed if the schools don’t start teaching economics better so that the wingnuts can’t use “debt ceiling” as a scary, scary boogeyman in order to avoid fulfilling the basic obligations of a sane society.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, 7 months ago

    dear t j this is about the first debt ceiling raise that did not have major items attached // genome spending does not have to be done right away [ example the border fence was pasted years ago and still not done] simple await till funds come in

  14. Karyl Miller

    Karyl Miller GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Love U Steve but I dare you to find ONE TEEN who’s actually concerned about the nat’l debt. In fact, I dare you 2 find one teen who KNOWS what the nat’l debt is.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @DrCanuck's Little Sister

    No you didn’t lie. You were simply mistaken. Care to look at the comparison of who’s deficit was bigger during there terms? No? Well here it is anyway.

    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_deficit_chart.html

    Notice that the only year that Bush had a deficit that exceeded a trillion dollars was 2009. Hmmm who was president then?

    But you guys all yell that 2009 belongs to Bush since his policies were still in effect so ok. if you add them up you see that Obama – between 2010 and 2013 – has run 4.3 trillion in deficit spending. Bush, on the other hand – between 2005 and 2008 – ran deficit spending in the amount of 1.1 trillion.

    So add the entire 2009 deficit of 1.4 trillion to Bush as you say is only fair and for those 5 years the deficit was 2.5 trillion still 1.8 trillion less than the big O. Should you divide 2009 …. well it doesn’t get better for Obama.

    So being the “little sister” of a “professor” who has obtained that all important “sheepskin” do you have problems with math?

    Talk about not understanding an issue…..Stipple

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