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Stuart Carlson

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  1. sonny1

    sonny1 said, about 5 years ago

    Amen

  2. kreole

    kreole said, about 5 years ago

    Washington is spending like the proverbial drunken sailor. The drunker you get the more you spend….the more you spend the drunker you get.

  3. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 5 years ago

    Ummm… We were already deep in the hole ($12 trillion of the 14.5 racked up under Republican administrations) and TARP was a Bush gift. And the Democrats have compromised way more than the Republicans this entire administration. It’s the Republican insistence on having only their way that’s causing all the trouble. I saw a Republican congressman being interviewed the other night. He was asked what compromises the repubs were willing to make and his answer was that even talking about raising the debt ceiling was more compromise than the republicans should have to make and that they wouldn’t make any more.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 5 years ago

    Let’s see if McConnell’s and Boener’s hatred of Obama will come back to bite them

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 5 years ago

    Left out the h

  6. hotdogger

    hotdogger said, about 5 years ago

    Sorry, Middle, but you need to get your facts a bit straighter. Obama has racked up about $3T in deficits in his 2 years alone (so far). And if you recall, Bush said he would not sign the TARP bill unless Obama asked him to since he was a lame duck President at the time, and would not do anything in his last months in office that Obama would just rescind anyway. So the real problem is that we are currently borrowing 40% of the annual budget with no end in sight, and the Dems see nothing wrong with that.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 5 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    It already has. Boehner’s got Eric Cantor all over his butt, and McConnell’s desperately trying to dump everything on the White House.

    And Kudos to Obama for FINALLY standing up to the teabaggers

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 5 years ago

    It’s like this Saruman…

    The Teabbagger Republican idea of a compromise is “Drop your pants and bend over!”

    Obama and the Dems have repeatedly offered to meet the Republicans part way, even offering up cuts to Social Security and Medicare…and the only response from the R’s has been “Our way or the highway!”

    As for the Dems not balancing the budget, part of that might have something to do with the fact that the Repubs only started blatting about a balanced budget in 2009.

    That, and the bluedogs…the CONSERVATIVE Dems, who sided with the Republicans time and again.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 5 years ago

    Eliminate the Social Security contributions cap. Tax everyone on their income no matter where it comes from. Penalize corporations that move out of the USA. (No gov’t contracts, place tariffs on their imported goods and let them pay going tax rates on moneys brought back to the US plus 10% penalty. How’s that for a start? To Heck with preserving subsidies for companies that create jobs overseas to take advantage of lax environmental and no labor laws and pay no taxes of their own in the USA.

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 5 years ago

    By the way,, the cartoon IS funny.

  11. Lucas Foxx

    Lucas Foxx said, about 5 years ago

    Obama didn’t raise all that debt in 2 years. He just stopped the voodoo fuzzy math book keeping Jedi accounting tricks that hid the actual budget numbers. Obama’s willingness to compromise is irritating to his base and gets no response from teabag republicans. Boehner has a lot to cry about right now. He has no control over his people.

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, about 5 years ago

    @Justice22

    Okay, I haven’t run this by Paul Krugman, but it seems more fair to me to have no SS taken out of, say, the first $30,000 (or some multiple of the poverty rate) in wages, a lower rate for $30,000 to, say, $100,000, and a higher rate for earnings above $100,000, with, of course,
    no cap.

  13. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 5 years ago

    Is it ignorance, stupidity, or just plain lying when someone says Obama and Democrats don’t compromise? Have you forgotten the so-called “Obamacare” that bears little resemblance to the original offering? Remember how much of it was gutted to appease the Republicans and their insurance company contributors? Remember how the most important part…the “public option”…was killed? Remember how after getting all that, the Republicans still didn’t give it a single vote?
    Obama’s biggest mistake is that he didn’t learn a thing from that process, and has continued to compromise…and all we get for it is liars like Towerwarlock.

  14. RunninOnEmpty

    RunninOnEmpty said, about 5 years ago

    How is it that the debt suddenly becomes the priority problem only after the mill-Billionaires get their massive tax cuts? Let’s try doing something for the middle class and unemployed, roll back the Bush cuts . . . of course then, the deficit would likely improve.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    “No taxes, not ever”, while demanding cuts to critical programs for people’s survival, but NO CUTS to projects directly intended to KILL PEOPLE (“defense”), is NOT “compromise”. The REAL problem is that Democrats like Pelosi and Reid, and Obama, have already done TOO MUCH compromising to the radical right wing.

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