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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What? NO! If he’s not threatening the economy, let him do it!

  2. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago

    He’s always threatening the economy. Boehner believes in party before nation. Tom Tomorrow expresses it well:
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/agq9grb

  3. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    Nah, he’s bluffing (again).

  4. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 3 years ago

    Colorist got it wrong – he should be orange, not yellow.

  5. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 3 years ago

    You people do realize that it is exactly the opposite, right? Obama’s governmental deficit spending is absolutely unprecedented.

    More accurately would be a cartoon showing Obama placing the woman on the tracks before Boehner threatened not to pick her up off the tracks. You can pick on Republicans all you want, they deserve the vilification, but this insanity that Obama is trying to do the “right” thing for America is ludicrous.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    “I’ll save you, Nell!”

  7. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, over 3 years ago

    Not quite what happened.

  8. Patrick Peters

    Patrick Peters GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    HabaneroBuck, WHO started two wars, and put them on our credit card? Think….

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @HabaneroBuck

    Then you know that GWB had over twice the amount of deficit spending as Obama?

  10. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, over 3 years ago

    This is no place for facts!

  11. Yer Huckleberry

    Yer Huckleberry said, over 3 years ago

    @HabaneroBuck

    If Obama himself said that he feared trying the Bush Jr clan because of a military coup, what does that tell you about who is really running the country? This President DOES NOT want to be another Kennedy. Wake up and smell the military corpocracy fools!

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry folks don’t get this one at all.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I looked it up and Obama spent less than Bush but don’t be confused by the adding back on the books of the two near trillion dollar wars started under Bush. He took them off the books when they were started.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Two Main Deficit Facts

    It took off under Bush, because the recession caused it.Almost half of it is caused by people and business paying less taxes (because they have less income to tax).

    Specifics


    Income tax payments dropped 51% for corporations and 23% for people. So the government had to borrow.
    Bush signed the FY 2009 budget and the TARP bank bailout.
    But, the Recession itself caused most of the deficit.
    Obama’s job stimulus barely got started before the FY 2009 budget ended on Sept. 30, and by then the deficit had exploded.


    http://zfacts.com/node/449
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    What Are the Four Causes?


    The biggest cause: Reduced tax payments
    Second: Automatic increases in unemployment insurance and food stamps, and people starting social security early because they can’t find jobs.
    Military spending also increased, but is now fading.
    Bush’s TARP and Obama’s Jobs Stimulus (top layer) account for little of the deficit, and they are temporary.


    The deficit is from the safety-net helping the poor and the unemployed in a terrible recession, and helping all of us (including businesses!) with lower taxes.


    http://zfacts.com/node/450
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    Under Reagan, federal employment increased by 200,000.
    Under Obama, federal employment increased by 38,000 (thru 3/12).
    Under both, federal employment held the same % relative to population.
    The up-tick in 2010 was mostly census workers, but also some administration of Obama’s jobs stimulus.


    So why do we keep hearing about the ballooning federal government? Who started this rumor?


    It’s pretty simple. The Republicans want to cut middle-class programs. So they argue “the government is too big.” But if it was bigger back in the 1950s and ‘60s when growth was stronger, that argument sounds a little silly.


    So they need to tell a story that government is getting huge and out of control. So they just tell that story. As I said, it’s pretty simple.


    http://zfacts.com/node/441
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    Debt
    http://zfacts.com/node/324

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 3 years ago

    To say nothing of Medicare Part D which Boner rammed through. The guy who said it would cost $700B rather than the $300B they predicted was told to shut up or be fired. And of course, they outlawed negotiating for lower prices.

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