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July 25th, 2010

Sight Gag: In the Name of Proper Deficit Spending

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Credit: Clay Jones, Free Lance-Star

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  1. Chris Graham said,

    on August 15th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    This comic makes no sense. It’s the Democrats who have quadrupled Bush’s deficit and created record debt. Bush was a liberal spender. The Republicans were against his spending, the Democrats were all for it. And then Obama went and quadrupled the deficit after only 5 months of being in office. But it was Obama, so, you know, we’ll give him a pass.

    Also, when you pay people to not work, you discourage them from trying to work. Pelosi even encouraged people to quit their jobs if they wanted to pursue a hobby of theirs, ’cause the government will now take care of them.

    They’ve created a class of moochers who now believe they don’t need to be ambitious or work hard. They’ve reenacted slavery, created a people enslaved to the government. It’s the most anti-lower-class, anti-minority policy around, to encourage joblessness.

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