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Tom Toles

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Rethuglicans are at it again. Do (or don’t do) everything in order to make Obama fail. For years they had no problem raising the ceiling for their own Adminstration.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 12 months ago

    Leave out the captions, and you could put the donkey and the elephant together in that vise.

    The job of the politicians is to give the American people the government they want.

    What the American citizen seems to want is a government that will leave him alone to do whatever he pleases in all cases, while it: protects him from enemies foreign and domestic, enforces his ideas of morality on everyone but himself, helps him out of any difficulties that are not his own fault (and he never thinks they are his own fault), provides a first-class infrastructure, a healthy environment, a thriving economy in which he can prosper (if no one else), does nothing dishonorable illegal or unfair (at least to him), makes no other egregious mistakes, and pays for it all by taxing someone other than himself; all the while never letting the fact that we are still but a relatively small part of a big interconnected world have any effect whatsoever.

    We, of course, won’t elect people who do not tell us that all this is possible, and when they (inevitably) fail to fulfill this “mission impossible”, we say it is all THEIR fault.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 12 months ago

    The RepubliCons are asking for cuts in military pensions in exchange for raising the debt limit.
    You stop paying the people you contracted with, some of ’em injured, some of ’em suicidal, and this will, somehow, create jobs Jobs JOBS??
    Can the next election come soon enough?

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 12 months ago

    How appropriate that the threads are right-hand.

  5. Mark

    Mark said, 12 months ago


    Wrong. They’re asking for an INCREASE in military pensions, something the Democrats support as well. They just want it ‘as a concession’ so that they can say they blackmailed the President and got what they want.

  6. Mark

    Mark said, 12 months ago


    Do you understand how much of the budget is foreign aid? Do some research; I guarantee it’s far less than you think.

  7. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Yup, that’s the best summation of the situation I have ever heard. May I quote you- actually I will, and often.

  8. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    Clinton left a budget surplus. Bush put two wars on a credit card and crashed the economy. The debt has decreased since Obama was in office. If you disbelieve any of these facts, please look it up. You have a very distorted understanding of the situation.

  9. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, 12 months ago

    What will we give you? A ticket home to ‘spend more time with your family.’

  10. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, 12 months ago


    Excellent post, doughfoot, albeit somewhat cynical. But then there is reason for cynicism…

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago


    " The debt has decreased since Obama was in office.If you disbelieve any of these facts, please look it up."

    I’m not sure where you got the information that the debt has decreased under President Obama, but that is not a fact. The debt has increased dramatically under this President. The least the debt has increased, Fy on FY, is approx $672 billion while President Obama has been in office. Please, peruse where they keep the real numbers. Your current source of information is giving you really bad “facts”.

  12. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 12 months ago


    You do understand that it’s Congress that appropriates the money and controls the tax rate. Plot the budget surplus and deficit for the last 30 years against the party that controlled the House and you get a very different picture.

  13. Noreen Klose

    Noreen Klose said, 12 months ago

    Oh, c’mon politicians! Grow a backbone. Do what every family in the US does when too far in debt. Tighten your belts, go over the budget with a fine tooth comb…try harder to eliminate wasteful spending. Get the debt down NOW! Everyone else is doing it. Cut spending to the bone, and repay debts. Above all, stop spending!!!!!

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Yow! Best post on the thread.

  15. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 12 months ago


    “How about you cut the fraud, waste, and abuse in the government …”
    Republicans (and a shameful number of Democrats) insisted on 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, hunting a guy who was in another country. That was fine. But then you see senior citizens eating or poor people with their lights on and you wring your hands.

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