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Tom Toles

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans don’t have a deficit obsession, they have an Obama obsession. They will do anything to damage Obama, even if it damages the country in the process. The deficit became an obsession only after Obama was elected and re-elected.
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    Bush eliminated a budget surplus, fought two wars without paying for them, passed a stimulus, and enacted Medicare Part D, also with no payment.
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    Paul Ryan, the biggest deficit hawk? He voted for all of them. So did virtually all Republican legislators.
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    Republicans do not want there to be an economic recovery. They want high unemployment. Anything that makes the president look bad, they’re for. Anything that makes the president look good, they’re against.
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    The recent gun control legislation? It had broad support even among Republican voters. Was that important? NO! What was important was that it was a ‘defeat for Obama’.

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    “Bring out your dead!”
    With a nice bottle of Chianti and some fava beans.
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    (sorry, mixing 2 movies and getting a little off topic. The story about Jamestown was rather off-putting).

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    “Survival cannibalism’ practiced by Jamestown settlers”


    Weren’t they British at the time?

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    If Congress and the President were honest with the American people, they could show a reduction in the deficit to zero by simply putting how much money they were going to borrow to balance the budget in the budget as a line item. Of course, that would bring to the forefront how much they are planning to increase the debt.

  5. Reppr

    Reppr said, over 3 years ago

    “Quantitative Easing” is not counted as anything, is it.

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    What was important was that it was a defeat for Obama…..maybe he should try reverse psychology?

  7. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    we don’t need deficits for an economic recovery. Clinton raised taxes and cut spending to balance the budget; resulting in the mid-90’s economic boom.

  8. AAdoglover

    AAdoglover said, over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately both parties seem more interested in scoring points than fixing the issues, but the Republicans are definitely far worse than the Democrats. This comes from an ex-Republican! They seem utterly incapable of dealing with facts. Real, honest facts. I blame them and Fox (idiot) News.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes certainly a lot of the things but we have also helped people more then any other country in the world.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @JmcaRice

    Clinton and Gingrich also put us an additional $1.5 trillion in debt. Nickels and dimes compared to Bush and pennies compared to Obama. In 1993, the first year Clinton had budgetary responsibility, the deficit was $300 billion with these deficits to follow:
    1994…$300 billion
    1995…$200 billion
    1996…$200 billion
    1997…$100 billion
    1998…$100 billion
    1999…$100 billion
    2000…$100 billion
    2001…$200 billion

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Everyone who has posted this far have been right! Sometimes the right is on the left!. Up until Obama, president and congress worked things out, usually for the people.
    lWhen I heard the traitor McConnel say he was going to get every GOP to do all they can to hurt Obama, to make him fail, that crazy idea had NEVER before happened.
    Legislators Work Things Out.!!
    Obama bent over backwards more than halfway, but the GOP would only take 100% their own way.
    They are all traitors to our whole Nation.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Up till Mr. King spoke, I forgot it would end up at the end.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I hope that back-fires for them. They can’t win a fair fight, they may be able to cheat their way in. I know that the Koch brothers are trying to buy up newspapers to spread anti-Obama propaganda.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Weren’t they British at the time?
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    Yes, indeed. Their monarch was King James I (not Queen Elizabeth I [who died in 1603], as a certain troll would have you believe).
    Smiley

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    Please tell me how those that are wealthy are not paying their “fair share” again?
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    I’ll try, with a hypothetical example.
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    If an individual has a net income of $5,000,000 and pays $5,000 in income tax, that is 0.1%, correct?
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    A second individual has a net income of $30,000 and pays $3,000 in income tax; that is 10%, correct?
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    A third individual has a net income of $12,000 and pays $270, which is 2.25%, correct?
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    Now let’s take a look at the total income tax collected, $8,270. The ratio as applied to these three individuals computes as follows.
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    The first individual paid 60% of the total; the second individual paid 36.3% of the total; and the third individual paid 3.3% of the total.
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    Looking at percentages of total income, who paid their “fair share”?
    Smiley

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