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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    What ever happened to that scalpel Obama told Mc he was going to use in order to cut the deficit in half? Just words right? Face it Obama has no clue how to help the American people.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Glad to see there’s a few of today’s artists addressing important issues. Many of our regular commentators expressed very good thoughts on this issue and others. My own suggestion for ‘damage control’ involves the use of auditors, accountants, efficiency experts, and others to do a full ‘audit’ of our government, the contracts the government has with business, the way the gov’t is compensated for minerals mined on public lands, entitlements are managed and paid, etc, etc, etc. over a one year period. Professionals with whom I’ve spoken believe hundreds of billions spent on waste, fraud, and abuse could be saved and a few even hypothesize the deficit could be turned into a surplus within 6 years, or less. If so, then a .0001 tax on hypertrading and better regulation of banks that have become too big to fail or to prosecute, would probably help us get out of debt even faster. Then there’s getting Americans into the work force so payroll taxes can be added to the federal coffers. There are solutions to the problems and I am grateful for the GC commentators who provide links and info that show how we got here and how we move forward like a United people.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    “Never” is an awfully big word, onguard, especially when used in relation to something as large as the Federal government. Your use of it represents typical black and white thinking I hear all the time from conservatives, who are either unable or unwilling to see beneath the surface of things. This is exactly how children think, in black and white. I’m certain Obama has cut at least one government expense during his tenure. And no, I’m not going to look it up.

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 2 years ago

    The answer, my friend, is means testing in the wind, the answer’s means testing in the wind. (Oh, and we could get rid of Congressional pensions to start things off with a small but annoying expense!)

  5. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    I have a suggestion: All republicans resign from politics as of today. Then watch America’s economy soar. Watch rights expand. Watch justice spread.
    …perchance to dream…

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    Poor little Harleyqueen doesn’t understand that the republicans took Obama’s scalpel>
    D had control of house ans Senate two years before and two years after Obama came to power. Obama pledged that he could cut the dept in half and that W dept was unpatriotic. Add Two more years of R control of the House where they have done there job and passed many budgets only to have the D controlled Senate not have a budget. Obama was to have a budget the beginning of Feb. He did not, he has not had a budget on time 3 out 4 times.
    Now tell me who is not doing their job!

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    Sad that it was the republicans who brought about the sequester as a way of settling t"

    This is Obama’s doing!

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Pres. Obama is thinking like a Republican. Concentrating on cutting the deficit by cutting money spent. Wrong idea, never has worked well. Germany did that 1930-1933, and we saw what happened to them.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Right now the biggest waste of money is in our Empire sized military.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    You are right, he just cut 600,000 govt jobs like any stupid Republican would.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Fanatics like Rand Paul are all for the sequester to take effect. They are cold hearted in what they want. Damn everyone else.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    D had control of house ans Senate two years before and two years after Obama came to power.
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    Really it was two months of Democratic between Kennedy’s illness, and the Republicans obstructing of the Minnesota Senator to get his seat for a year or more after he had won it.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Obama never had a filibuster proof majority in the Senate, plus there were a lot of DINOs who were almost as bad as Republicans. Google “Blue Dog Democrats.”

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Did your elected Representatives not vote for the Sequester?

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49 Republicans obstructing of the Minnesota Senator "

    Splitting hairs again? Point being Obama has more then enough D flouting around to help with his grand plan of fail. The only thing Obama can point to that he “led” this county to is the job killing tax/penalty Obamacare. And that had to be passed with control of both house and Senate in the middle of the night without anyone reading it. The lair in chief Clinton had both R Senate and house, yet he could work with Newt and a few things like a budget got done. Obama can not get ANYTHING done without making the R out to be some mean evil thing that wants to kick old people and children while they are down. His Us vs them mentality is all he has. He learned all he needed to know as a community Organizer ala Saul Alinsky Rules for radicals. That might cut it in Chicago but on a grand scale it just make you a jerk and a bully.

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