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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe we should raise taxes AGAIN?

    Barry’s Smaller Paychecks Initiative has worked wonders.

  2. Mark

    Mark said, over 3 years ago


    You know, it’s comments like that that make you look like a complete idiot.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    Considering both taxes and government spending are lower under the current administration than under the previous, you have nothing to say.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The slime trail goes all the way back to the House of Representatives and Senate.
    (at legislators)

  5. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 3 years ago


    The current administration has added more debt than the previous 43 presidents COMBINED. And as far as taxes go, Fees and money spent for compliance is all money going out. Taxes are considered the same.

  6. V W House

    V W House GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bullseye! Austerity failed Japan and the EU. Both are waking up. Japan is changing policies. EU admits “austerity has reached its limit” but will it wait a decade to change?

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    " more debt than the previous 43 presidents COMBINED."

    Not quite, wolfhound.

    Debt 9/30/2009-$12 trillion
    or (depending on your date preferences)
    Debt 9/30/2008-$10 trillion
    Debt as of 4/26/13-$16.8 trillion.

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    austerity doesn’t work. the economic theory that conservatives cite is extremely flawed. narrowly avoided triple dip recession for britain(.6% growth), 25% unemployment for spain, greece is much worse.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.” – Dick Cheney
    Cheney has more money than you, so he is right and you are wrong. Isn’t that how this works?

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    Keep signing Free Trade Agreements and this is the result: no economic growth what-so-ever. No country in the world has exported their manufacturing and survived as a country.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    “Conservatives have Alway been against Deficits”
    Why are they responsible for most of our national debt?
    Why did they turn a surplus into a deficit?

  12. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    It will take at least a generation to overcome the devastation of the Bush economy. And that’s only if no republican gets elected president . GOP simply cannot manage the national economy. They fail repeatedly. The tremendous irony is that the right wing are such sheeple they believe it when Fox ‘news’ blames the democrats.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    thank you paul krugman so rickapolis you think bho is a gop er national debt up [years 1952-2012] approx 4800+ billion during 36 gop potus and up 6400+ billion during 23 year of democrat potus

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, but the President has veto power over anything Congress passes and I never said anything about Presidents, you did.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    Just exactly what type of false mathematics are you using anyway? When President Obama took office the National Debt stood at $10.6 trillion, it is now some $16.6 trillion. That is indeed a very heavy increase of some $6 trillion. Although a goodly portion of that was because when President Obama was first elected, the economy was already going into the worst tail spin since the Great Depression, and so it has taken far more spending to get back on a fairly even economic keel since then. However, in order to have equaled all the other expenditures by all the other presidents the current National Debt would now have stand at some $21 trillion. So just where did the other $5 trillion come from??

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