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Walt Handelsman

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    What we have here is a failure.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, he can cut his budget on tanning lotion, save a bunch there.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    Got to give the rich credit, – they’re way smarter than their 97% brethren whom they have convinced to support their accumulation of vast riches, even at the peril of the nation.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @SkepticCal

    But its Boehner’s hands that are covered with tar.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Smart in an evil sort of way.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s really funny seeing a conservative complain about Obama’s “leadership.” Project much? Obama gave a perfectly rational, logical, balanced plan, based on sound economics of what’s good for the country. The GOP panicked and ran around in circles for a month, and now they don’t even know what they would ask for if they could get it.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Really? What is rational, logical or balanced about a plan to spend a trillion dollars over your income level every year?

    What sound economic principle plans on increasing debt from 16 trillion to 26 trillion in 10 years?

    Go back to sleep Arod……LOL

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @SkepticCal

    You are the one who cited Brer Rabbit.

    The Republicans will be blamed when the country goes over the cliff. Thus Boner will have the tar on his hands.

  10. taratus

    taratus said, almost 2 years ago

    Look the debt is immaterial. The United States is not a household. As a sovereign nation its debt exists merely to manage the amount of its currency in private circulation. If you want to really understand how things work, visit neweconomicperspectives.org

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @taratus

    Well, you opening statement is fascinating. You do have a point in saying, “..debt exists merely to manage the amount of its currency in private circulation” but IF that is the case THEN the debt does have meaning and does have effect on the economy.

    For example, “X” amount of debt requires “Y” amount of currency. At this level a gallon of milk requires “Z” currency.

    So then if “X+2” amount of debt requires “Y+2” amount of currency then the gallon of milk to retain the same “value” must also increase to “Z+2”. So the milk then cost more and the debt has driven the value of milk up and now “Z” currency buys less of it.

    Yes, the economist manipulate things like interest rates to give the impression that no value is lost. Sooner or later the bubble bursts and the piper must be paid.

    So no the DEBT is important.

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    @taratus

    “…..Look the debt is immaterial…..”
    .
    If you think the debt is immaterial you are saying it is immaterial that billions of dollars leave the country annually to pay foreign debt holders, particularly China, and increasing annually at an increasing rate.
    Or why the administration lives in fear of interest rates returning to even average long term rates, so they print money at an astonishing rate to keep interest rates low, which devalues the dollar.
    Or why if this continues, America will wake up one day and no country wants to purchase the debt, so the dollar will plummet and the interest rate will have to increase.
    And why there are more current repercussions such as the regular battles over debt ceilings and financial cliffs, which further reduces confidence in the economy.
    .
    Debt matters a lot.

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    That is an interesting way to look at it… Who is to blame, the Con-man or the punter being coned?

  14. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    Boehner is toast on January 3rd if the caves. “So let the country go down the drain, as long as I remain speaker I don’t care!”. Treason, anyone? Impeachment? Violation of the oath of office (defending against domestic enemies)? Just a thought…

  15. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    Boner can’t even get his own caucus to vote on his plan B, which was just political masturbation anyhow. It wasn’t even part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. He deserves to be replaced.

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