Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Next time you hear a Republicrackpot (or Bush Dog Dem) yammer about "fiscal conservatives" and "tax-and-spend liberals," shove this in his/her face


The colleague who passed along this dazzling cartoon (as usual, click on it to enlarge) appended this note: "This really hits a message right out of the ballpark." Yes indeed! -- Ken

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At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos on this post. Sent to my buds.

At 5:38 AM, Blogger cybermome said...


just sent off t my email list...

At 6:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

now hold on a second, isnt congress responsible for most of the governments spending? i seem to remember a republican controlled congress durring the clinton administration and a democratic congress durring the other three. why dont you guys stop pointing fingers and figure out a way to fix what is broken. AMERICANS both demicrats and republicans are tired of the mess and pointing fingers is not going to fix anything!

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great visual.

Pete - If I may, Jill? Pete, you make a valid point except for one thing. It think it is fair to say that this graphic is correct.

See - it was Clinton's willingness to compromise and work with the Republican controlled Congress that helped create policies that brought down the deficit and created the surplus. On the flip side, he also was popular enough in his first term to create the goodwill so that Congress also compromised with him on some fiscal issues.

On the other hand, this Republican president we have now had a Republican controlled Congress for six years of his Administration. They gave him everything he wanted and more. The Congressional Republicans are horrific borrow and spenders. They didn't seem to care one bit about the deficit.

Ultimately, their poor fiscal management will cost us much more in the long run.

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about calling you Jill, Ken. I forgot that I'd followed you back from the link at Brilliant at Breakfast.


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