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Tom Toles

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The only problem here is Republicans are actually to blame. They thought up and passed the sequestor and now they are the ones avoiding any solution and ducking the responsibility.

    This really isn’t the Democrats’ fault and it is the Republicans.

    Let the trolling begin !!!!!!!

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    @Darsan54

    You do know your boy Barry signed it into law, right?
    This is like a drug addict signing a promissory note that he will be clean by next year or else he will go to jail. Well, the addict doesn’t want to give up his drug (spending) so now Barry doesn’t care who it hurts as long as he gets his fix.

  3. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    @Darsan54

    How? They keep passing budgets, Obama and the democrats either block them or ignore them.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    Do you even pay ANY attention to what is really going on.

  5. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course they think it will backfire, they do not think anyone is paying attention to the fact that the democrats have not passed a budget in 4 years and are the ones blocking any balanced budgets.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The president puts out budgets too, and the Republicans ignore those. I don’t know why the Republicans’ budgets should magically be valid (they don’t balance the deficit, give massive tax breaks to the rich, and are hugely cruel to the poor) while you pretend that the president’s doesn’t exist.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @Darsan54

    Bob Woodward (Washington Post) wrote an interesting article published on February 22 about the sequester. It contradicts your “They thought up and passed the sequester….”. statement.

    Excerpt from Woodward’s article

    “The president and Lew had this wrong. My extensive reporting for my book “The Price of Politics” shows that the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.

    Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved."

    The House votes were:
    Democrats 95 yea, 95 nay
    Republicans 174 yea, 66 nay

    The Senate vote was 74 yea, 26 nay with only 19 Republicans and 6 Democrats voting against sequester. (19+6=26???)

    Obama then signed it into law.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    The Democratic Party has tea baggers? Only 6 Democratic Senators voted against the sequester. I think that means that 51 (?) voted for it.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    Great Cartoon, folks. As sharp as it is wide.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Both sides own the sequester, both sides have a responsibility either to accept it or change it.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    Obama signed the sequester into law. Boehner claimed he got 98% of what he wanted in the negotiations.
    Plenty of blame to be spread on both sides, but of course, you lot hate each other too much to even begin to collaborate on a solution- it’s much more fun to use the problem as a weapon to attack each other.
    Keep strangling each other while the ship of state burns around you!

  12. eboettcher

    eboettcher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This ranks up there with JFK quote on DC. “DC has northern hospitality with Southern efficiency.” (sorry for the sp)

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe the bottom line, politically, is that the Republicans will get more blame for the sequester than anyone, so it will be a win for Obama and the Dems. Plus it’s the only way certain budget items, like the bloated Defense budget, can get reduced. Boehner realizes all this, which is why he’d like to avoid the sequester, but he can’t control the Tea Party faction of his caucus.

  14. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m curious: why do you Obama haters call him “Barry”? It sort of “normalizes” him. Wouldn’t you prefer to concentrate on the alien nature of his real name? “He’s not One of Us,” etc.?

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    @Kris Jackson

    Actually his “real name” is Barry S. Just look at his college transcripts. Oh wait, those have been hidden and sealed. Well, you can look up comments from friends.

    It just shows you what a crock it was when Barry said this would be “The most transparent and open administration in history”.

    If he wanted to end the Sequestration, he could easily by agreeing to target the cuts. But no, he can’t stand the thought of shrinking the size of government by even 2%.

    If you libs don’t think they could EASILY cut 2% in waste from the government, you truly are sheep.
    Maybe try some of these:

    http://budget.house.gov/reconciliation/

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