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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    To quote the indefatigable Dick Cheney: “Deficits don’t matter.”

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    You know, for once Dick Cheney was not totally wrong. Western civilization (not just the US, which has not even been around that long) has been running a deficit for the last three hundred years or so. During that time western civilization has created the greater good for a larger amount of its citizens that all of the civilizations that went before it. I know that was not what Cheney was referring to, but in affect it is at least somewhat the same.

    When you go to get a loan from a bank, of course they are interested in your personal GDP (your wages) and your credit standing, but they are also generally interested in your total financial worth. I read somewhere that the total worth of the United States government is somewhere in the $100 to $120 trillion dollar range. This is almost some 10 times the National Debt, let alone the much smaller deficits!!

    So, every time the FED has a sale others such as China immediately jump on the bandwagon and buy US Securities, and buy, and buy, and buy!! Does this not tell people something??

    And even comparing the US to Greece is just plain hilarious, the TOTAL GDP of Greece is some $300 billion dollars, comparing that to the GDP of the $16 trillion dollar US economy is truly apples to oranges!!

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    So we will all see smaller paychecks(well, not the resident lib posters here who don’t actually work) AND nothing has been done to cut spending. Sounds like a big Christmas gift to the Spendocrats, but a big lump of coal to the American people.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Hey Flanders, look up Moody’s. And no, it’s not a burger joint.

  5. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, almost 4 years ago

    Okay, Conserve: liberals don’t have jobs? Good God, you’re obnoxious.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago


    As we know, liberals actually pay more while conservatives take more of the federal budget. Because we have jobs while you soak the country and then whine about it.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago


    Hmmm, smaller paychecks. Compare that with smaller income for the USA, something conservatives keep calling for through tax cuts for the rich rich. That seems more than contradictory to me. Or, is it just a big bunch of lies?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s okay to run deficits when the country is in recession, since government spending is historically what gets the economy going again (yes, even under Republican presidents). The trick is not to give away the store in good times, but to pay down the debt by keeping taxes at a level that pay for government services and pay down the debt. It’s not rocket science, but it IS science.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    Soooo…. If liberals are s eager to tax, Where did the $80billion in tax credits and subsidies attached to the House’s $9billion in aid for hurricane Sandy rlief come from. I guess the Dems highjacked the bill?

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    Charlie Tuba: That’s no cantilever, it is diagonally braced.
    With all the name-calling today, has the list lost any ability at rational discussion? Shame.

  11. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    Republicans only care about spending when they aren’t inn charge, then its oh soooo evil! But when their man GW was in office he spent like a drunken sailor without one single complaint. Say it with me righties… H-Y-P-O-C-R-A-C-Y

  12. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, almost 4 years ago


    it’s an inverted flying buttress! Nobody studies physics any more. Congress is all lawyers, and no engineers.

  13. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 4 years ago

    I wish there would be less name-calling on here (and Oliphant) for the New Year. It would be a nice change.

  14. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    It’ll be more manageable when the GOP is a ‘former’ party. You know, like the Whigs.

  15. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Check out the graph on page 22 of the book Remade in the USA. Interesting that our trade deficits also went up wildly during GOP administrations.

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