Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

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

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years 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.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years 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.”

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years 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

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years 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.

  12. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @wcorvi

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

  13. The Vicar

    The Vicar said, over 2 years ago

    @TripleAxel:
    “President Bush, to his credit, attempted to correct the problem while it could still be addressed with relatively minor pain.”

    This is just a plain lie. There was a budget surplus when Bush took office. Clinton had earmarked it for paying down the debt. Bush decided we should give everyone tax rebates instead. He was an idiot for doing that, and you’re even MORE of an idiot for not having noticed it and claiming he was trying to “correct the problem”.

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    @The Vicar

    Your understanding of the budget is simplistic. The Clinton surplus, which was a result of military drawdowns made possible by the end of the Cold War during the Presidency of George H.W. Bush, was a temporary phenomenon and would inevitably be overwhelmed by rising costs of demographically-driven programs such as social security. The Democrats did everything they could to keep Bush from addressing this problem and now the Obama presidency has seen Social Security expenditures begin to exceed Social Security income – which is projected to continue and drive US debt to unsustainable levels. Of course, President Obama’s reckless spending has not helped matters any.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @TripleAxel

    It’s nice to see someone in touch with reality.

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