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Mike Lester for October 27, 2012

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    Dtroutma  almost 9 years ago

    F-35, now budgeted at $1.3 TRILLION, for ONE system! Debt at the end of "W"s final budget: $12.9 Trillion.

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    Jason Allen  almost 9 years ago

    He’s a Republican, so it doesn’t matter.

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    ConserveGov  almost 9 years ago

    Great toon!

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    ConserveGov  almost 9 years ago

    Btw what a stupid commercial by Barry’s boys. “My first time…..”. Really? Watch out girls! He’ll promise to take care you and the baby, give you a good job and stop spending all of your money, but after 4 years you’ll find out it was ALL TALK.

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    AdmNaismith  almost 9 years ago

    Reagan made this joke 20 yrs ago. Lena Dunham made it funny.

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    chazandru  almost 9 years ago

    yeah.this is helpful.so many ads, so few details.This isn’t a presidential election, its a vote for prom king.I got nuttin’.C.

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    dangme  almost 9 years ago

    brilliant cartoonist. works for darth vader, still brilliant.

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    Marty Z  almost 9 years ago

    The cartoon is half right. There is no disputing that $5 trillion was added to the debt. However, I hold the entire House and Senate responsible as much as I do Obama. And of them, the most guilty are the senior members of both parties, those that have been in office for multiple terms.

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    Marty Z  almost 9 years ago

    Skip, unfortunately, 4th grade arithmetic get in the way of your claim.. The national debt was about $10 trillion on 9/30/2008 and $11.9 trillion on 9/20/2009. Any 4th grader knows that today’s $16 trillion is not more than double. Not liking Obama does not make your imagination factual.

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    Dtroutma  almost 9 years ago

    denis: that $1.3 trillion IS for time, 20, purchase and “maintenance”, not 50 years, and delivery now of roughly 250 airframes, not 2,500. All the other countries signed on for JSF are backing out of their agreements. Don’t worry, our taxpayers will be put on the hook to make sure Lockheed, and the Cheney’s get their money to keep them off the soup lines. Every issue of Aviation Week seems to have another article on the failures of this aircraft to meet timelines, budgets, and performance requirements.

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    Marty Z  almost 9 years ago

    I also blame the multi-term members of both parties in Congress for the F-35 financial disaster. Lockheed was clever enough to spread the development of the F-35 throughout enough states and subcontractors that few members of Congress would want to kill it.

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    Dave Ferro  almost 9 years ago

    Awesome cartoon, Mike!

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    joe vignone  almost 9 years ago

    Is she an Oil Co. in drag? Maybe a phony farmer collecting subsidies? The biggest welfare recipients are the richest amongst us!

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    braindead Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    “F-35 costs money that produces a product, jobs for engineers, scientists, union production, manufacture of sub-components, giving money to the government back in taxes, providing money for housing, bills, local economy etc etc…”-So, it turns out that government CAN create jobs?

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    chasches  almost 9 years ago

    You’d have to be a big baby to get worked up over Dunham’s “your first time” ad. A Good Cartoon.

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    PlainBill  almost 9 years ago

    Yea, like the way Bush fixed Clinton’s balanced budget?

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    PlainBill  almost 9 years ago

    Here’s where the responsibility for deficit lies. http://tinyurl.com/c3h6dw3

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