Michael Ramirez for December 14, 2021

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    Daeder  8 months ago

    Yeah, Biden is so awful for having the courage to finally do the unpopular thing (unpopular, only because we live in a country full of ignorant morons) and invest in sorely needed infrastructure upgrades!

    Give it up, GQP! You’ve already set an unbreakable world record for sucking!

    Stop trying to outdo yourselves and take a break over the holidays.

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    Concretionist  8 months ago

    Yet another phrase that the GQP has stolen from the language. Used to be “free stuff” was the crap that you got for signing up for a savings account or a web service. Now they intend it to mean “Democrats invested in infrastructure or the people”. Damn them to Hell.

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    bkincaid  8 months ago

    From the GQP Cartoonist Meme of the Day…

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    Anters55  8 months ago

    Thank goodness that 1.75T costs zero, zilch, nothing. Political math.

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    baroden  8 months ago

    At least Biden is actually trying to something to help the majority of Americans unlike the last administration who only wanted to help the wealthy 0.1%.

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    GiantShetlandPony  8 months ago

    Really? It’s not free, it’s paid for and more importantly it’s what the USA needs.

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    Havel  8 months ago
    And what do you get for that investment? Child care subsidies and family leave might allow many to return to the work force. Seems like that might be a decent solution to a growing worker shortage. Then those workers would be paying taxes, right?
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    dnie  8 months ago

    Google “useful idiot”.

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    WaitingMan  8 months ago

    Republican Philosophy: Free stuff is only for people who don’t need it.

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    NeoconMan  8 months ago

    No more free stuff! Especially sending free federal aid to Kentucky.

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    opspecial Premium Member 8 months ago

    Great ’toon. Just say “NO” to Build Back Bankrupt"!

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    Sovan  8 months ago

    Progressives have redefined the word “infrastructure”. It used to mean roads, bridges, dams, airports, flood control, etc. It now means any pet constituent project, porkbarrel donor quid pro quo, and voter bribe their crooked little minds can dream up. And, it appears it’s all going to be paid for with inflation, the ultimate tax on the poor and middle class.

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    The Nodding Head  8 months ago

    Republican economic program: Tax cuts… more wealth disparity… economic sugar high… crash… criticize Democratic-guided recovery as too slow, inadequate, too expensive… repeat.

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    Funniguy  8 months ago

    I am not really certain it was the first time but I can remember when the Interstate Highway Sytem was first proposed as a National effort to improve the infrastructure. It was a big shot of federal funds going into a project, (of dubious connection to nationl defens), that should have been left to local governmennts. Since then, of course, nothing seems to happen in this country without federal funds.

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    FrankErnesto  8 months ago

    Trickle down economics in reverse. Republicans hate the idea.

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    rmfrye Premium Member 8 months ago

    You get coal, Michael.

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    OldWing  8 months ago

    Let’s Go Brandon!

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    ChristopherBurns  8 months ago

    What free stuff would that be? How can I get some?

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    mysterysciencefreezer  8 months ago

    Even if it was “free stuff” ( PROTIP: IT’S NOT ), can some nice conservative explain to this clueless lib why that’s a bad thing?

    Bonus points if your entire argument isn’t merely “People will get lazy”.

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    jader3rd  8 months ago

    It’s still cheaper than the 2017 tax cuts.

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    ElwoodP  8 months ago

    Hey, guys. Trump is not the president. YOU and Biden own this and will probably deny the results. FJB klemcadiddlehopper is correct.

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    Holden Awn  8 months ago

    This ‘toon, and Lisa Benson’s of today, hit to the very heart of pitched Democrat agendas – they appeal to the child in us; the ’wouldn’t it be great?‘; ’I want’; ‘I wish’; in us. The child who wants their own pony in the back yard; wouldn’t that be great? The adult in us, however, thinks it through, and recognizes that having a pony in the backyard carries untenable burdens and consequences. Parents are required to step in and tell children ‘NO’, and to mediate between wishes and real possibilities.

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    CW Stevenson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Get trump to endorse the plan and it will be acceptable.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 8 months ago

    Crazy Ramirez wants republican tax breaks for billionaires reinstated.

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    AndrewSihler  8 months ago

    It’s all about the future—education and health of kids, mitigation of the price of medicines, and so on. And as it’s $1.7 trillion over ten years (as has been pointed out again and again and again) the annual price-tag of $170 billion is a fraction of what is spent annually on the military, with no blowback from Dr Ramirez.

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    Patjade Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ramirez still doesn’t get the difference between investing in a country and “giving away free stuff” Like the Republicans did to the rich and corporations in the form of tax cuts and incentives.

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    RAGs  8 months ago

    republicans believe that free stuff is only supposed to go to red states and politicians.

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    codak  8 months ago

    the pork-barrel ’infrastructure" has already passed . . .the needed stuff is still on the table

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    DASch  8 months ago

    Isn’t that $1.75 Billion over 10 years? Ramirez is a very dishonest clown

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    Scoutmaster77  8 months ago

    Actually, only rich corporations and the 1% get free stuff (gov handouts and tax breaks).

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    Rich Douglas  8 months ago

    “Free stuff” is evoked by people who happily have their own hands out, but resent it when “those other people” do, too.

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    wildthing  8 months ago

    Odds are Manchin or Sinema will kill it, as god intended.

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    cbgoldeneagle2  8 months ago

    yeah $1.75 Trillion that will that will turn into $4.75 trillion with only $520 million for infrastructure!! Sounds like the Democrats are loading up their pockets!!!!

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    dyerjames944  8 months ago

    It’s a given, the Republicans won’t vote for this. So why blame them if it doesn’t pass. If anything it will be the two donkey deer’s,Manchin and Cinema that will ground old saint Biden’s sleigh!

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    Night-Gaunt49  8 months ago

    $7.7 trillion flew for our Imperial sized military.

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    werdoomed  8 months ago

    President Biden has proposed a social spending plan, his (probably Bernie Sanders) newest “Build Back Better” proposal imagines spending close to $1.75 trillion over the next decade, but budget experts say the true cost of the legislation would be closer to $5 trillion because of the way the programs are structured. Findings from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group, released on Monday that Biden’s plan could actually cost more than $4.9 trillion in a scenario where the spending and revenue provisions are made permanent, nearly doubling the size of the legislation.

    Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate West Virginia Democrat, has accused the Biden team of using “budget gimmicks” to conceal the true, higher cost of the president’s signature economic spending plan. “As more of the real details outlined in the basic framework are released, what I see are shell games and budget gimmicks that make the real cost of this so-called ‘$1.75 trillion dollar’ bill estimated to be twice as high if the programs are extended or made permanent,” Manchin said during a news conference. “That is a recipe for economic crisis.”

    If Biden succeeds in passing this proposal along with a $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure plan, Congress will have approved a staggering $5 trillion in spending in the less than one year since he took office, an unprecedented level. The nation’s debt level is already at a historic high of $28 trillion and is on track to surpass $30 trillion. Get ready for lots of taxes on everything the Government can get away with. There goes the US economy and the value of the US dollar since they have to keep printing more money. It really doesn’t grow on trees.

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    Comic Man Premium Member 8 months ago

    It is now reported that the actual cost of BBB is closer to 5 trillion, when you strip out the gimmicks and look at a straight-line of 10 years’ worth of goodies vs what it will take to pay for it. And yes, the middle class will end up, as we always do, paying for this boondoggle. #FJB.

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    Ofissa Pup Premium Member 8 months ago

    Incredible draftsman. Speechless with admiration. (But I can type.)

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