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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Its part of the Fox outrage industry.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    Back in October, the debt ceiling wasn’t raised, it was suspended until 7 Feb ‘14. The debt kept going up. But the Treasury says it has finagled, and will finagle, so the old, pre-October debt ceiling still hasn’t been hit. But it will be. The Treasury says definitely before the end of February.


    Of course, no one has any idea when the Treasury will REALLY hit the ceiling. Jeffrey Dorfman says we have months left, and it won’t be a big problem if we do hit the ceiling. Senator Reid says May, ‘14 before the Treasury REALLY hits the ceiling.


    The Treasury keeps saying that we have no idea how bad it will be if we really do hit the ceiling, but it will definitely be terrible.


    Polls showed the Republicans in Congress apparently lost a lot of support from the October ’slimdown.’ (But we know those polls were biased, just as the one on November 4, 2014 undoubtedly will be.) So now the Republicans are promising a debt-ceiling showdown redux. As Fox correctly points out, the Republicans will not have the slightest responsibility if the debt ceiling suspension isn’t extended before 7 Feb ‘14, it will be entirely the fault of the Democrats.


    Of course, ’What Republicans see as a good opportunity to do something for the country, Democrats view as a “ransom” ’

  3. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Rethuglicans are daft little twits aren’t they…

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    The Progressive Left and Democrats love rising government debt, rising taxes, and deficit spending. All of that increases poverty and increased poverty begets more dependence on government.
    That results in the now impoverished wanting their government handouts so they vote Democrat / Progressive to get more government. In the end they get a dictatorship where the 1% and government run everything and have all the money.

  5. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    And we haven’t been able to tell the CONservatives “yes” or expect them to behave responsibly without them throwing an all out tantrum.

  6. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 7 months ago

    @Enoki

    Did you ever check into what Reagan, Bush 1, and Bush 2 did to our national deficit?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Reagan proved that debt doesn’t matter.
    At least thats what all the Republicans said at the time.
    GW Bush ran up the debt with two unpaid wars and tax breaks.
    It’s OK when a republican does it.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 7 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    If you aren’t willing to discuss taxes, you’ve proved that the debt is not your biggest concern. So quit worrying about it.

  9. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 7 months ago

    The opiate of the dumb-masses.

  10. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 7 months ago

    @ARodney

    Oh, you’re worried about spending? How about fighting the most expensive war in history, chasing Weapons of Mass Destruction that didn’t exist, while simultaneously fighting the second most expensive war in history chasing a guy who was in another country? Did you object to any of that spending? No? But when you see me getting Social Security or a poor person getting food, that’s a waste, right?

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    I think you have the wrong member. ARodney is not of the mind that you project upon him. I am sorry if you indeed meant to direct your comment to him, please read his comments elsewhere. I tried to get a read on your partisan bent from your recent comments but could not. ARodney is not the “Me first forget about you” CONservative you apparently mistook him for.
    .
    Now if somehow your comment was meant as sarcasm or opposite, like some of Micheal WME’s then I’m really confused.
    .
    Regardless hello, welcome and I hope you have a great day. (no that was not sarcasm)

  12. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    They never look or listen, Kris…“you don’t know your past, you don’t know your future” has never been so apropos in reference to the neo-con ilk—-

    I hold out hope that the majority of voting Americans will see clearly the improvements made since Shrub & Co. rode off into the sunset, and vote another Democrat in for Chief Executive after President Obama takes his well earned bow!

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 7 months ago

    @zekedog55

    “I hold out hope that the majority of voting Americans will see clearly the improvements made since Shrub & Co. rode off into the sunset, and vote another Democrat in for Chief Executive after President Obama takes his well earned bow!”
    .
    A shrinking work force, increasing dependent class and devastation of our health care. How is this a good thing that you want more of?

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    @Genome Project

    Republicans do the same but not with the same degree of flippancy and lack of concern that the Left does.
    As an example of this, Obama’s administration is the first in modern US history to operate without a budget. That happened first under the Pelosi led Democrat house and remained so until this FY.
    Obama’s own budget proposals were essentailly laughed out of Congress as insane by both parties.
    That is the essential difference. Republicans will spend and raise taxes but at least put things on paper and do make some attempt to reign in the amounts.
    The Left, and Democrats today, are not willing to do any such thing. They simply want to spend without limit much like the government of Detroit did up to their bankrupcy, or like California has and is clearly following in Detroit’s footsteps.

  15. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 7 months ago

    Anarchy provides the most opportunities for well-funded, muscle-minded capitalists. A fella can’t REALLY pick the ruins until everything is ruined.

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