Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, 3 months ago

    Lucky for us “boomers” that the gen X’ers and such are morons….

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Ted Rall was born in 1963 and hence is a “Baby Boomer.” Now, if that were the only thing he was delusional about …

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 3 months ago

    Actually, here’s where inflation could come in handy. With 100% per year for 10 years, that nasty debt would be whittled down to almost nothing. Just like your salary. You thought you were about to buy a car, and now you can’t even afford a bus ticket.

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 3 months ago

    Horace, ODES
    BOOK III: VI
    .
    “…What do the harmful days not render less?
    Worse than our grandparents’ generation, our
    parents’ then produced us, even worse,
    and soon to bear still more sinful children.”
    .
    Nothing new under the sun.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Where in the cartoon is he claiming he’s not a baby boomer?

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @Enoki

    Wow, that’s a pretty sweeping statement based on…..? Should I base an assessment of all baby boomers based on you and your snarky posts?

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    There is some truth in the point of view. The National Debt is kind of like a credit card balance or a business loan. It is good business/management to use debt to be able to do things. The level is too high in the US but if we quit fighting trillion dollar wars and buying quarter billion dollar aircraft, we could probably pay it down over time. This should not even be an talking point for republicans since they are the ones who drove it up to where it is now. How can anyone expect them to spend less? Besides they have to keep those oil and agricultural subsidies in place along with laws that permit companies to avoid taxes completely.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    Economists measure debt as a percentage of the GDP. Consider two countries, one with a $17 trillion economy and one with a $100 billion economy. The first country has a debt of $1 trillion and the second has a debt of only $200 billion. The first country’s total debt is five times a much as the second’s, but the second is in much bigger trouble!


    So look at the US Debt as a percentage of GDP: a tiny 103%! Now compare the US debt as a percentage of GDP to the other nations among the world’s 12 richest, and the US is in 3rd place.


    (Could be worse: the US could be Italy.)

  9. phredturner

    phredturner said, 3 months ago

    Of course we used to have an economy that made stuff and could rebound. Now we’re borrowing from the folks who “make stuff” (our Chinese friends). We make fast food, lawsuits, and entertainment.

  10. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 3 months ago

    Unfortunately some parts of our debt, including social security obligations, are accruing at unsustainable rates. President Bush, to his credit, attempted to correct the problem while it could still be addressed with relatively minor pain. Now we can look forward to hard choices and failed promises.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    “I want to be sure that my children and grandchildren have a better world… unless I have to make some kind of sacrifice, in which case, forget ’em.”

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, 3 months ago

    @Jase99

    sar·casm [sahr-kaz-uhm] Show IPA
    .
    noun
    .
    1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
    .
    2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark: a review full of sarcasms

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 3 months ago

    @TJDestry

    “Now, if that were the only thing he was delusional about …”
    .
    He is probably the LEAST delusional out of ANY editorial cartoonist. He has been critical on BOTH sides of the political fence.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Scar chasm.
    I’d like to renounce my generation classification, please.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 3 months ago

    @wcorvi

    Good point. And baby boomers remember what inflation was like in the 1970s and very early 1980s.

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