Debt Ceiling

Debt Scheming


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (gag) is demanding that President Biden negotiate with him and Republicans on raising the debt ceiling. Republicans make a lot of noise about cutting debt and runaway spending and use the debt ceiling as a tool to hold the nation hostage. Did you know that 28 percent of our nation’s current debt was created during Donald Trump’s four years in the White House (sic)?

Again, raising the debt ceiling does not authorize new spending. It authorizes the United States government to meet its debt obligations on spending that already happened. Republicans are hoping voters are as ignorant about the debt ceiling as they are. Refusing to raise the ceiling threatens the entire world’s economy.

Wait. Didn’t Republicans promise to fix the economy if they won the House? After doing nothing except make empty resolutions, kicking Democrats off committees, and putting terrorist lovers and racists on them, Republicans are finally ready to do something about the economy…and that is fuck it up.

Seriously, you don’t fix the economy by holding it hostage.

President Biden is refusing to negotiate with McCarthy, and he’s right. The legislation that authorized the spending that the ceiling needs to be raised for has already been negotiated. It’s literally already been legislated. Plus, you can’t trust goons, so why negotiate with them? It’s like negotiating with terrorists and in some cases with Republicans, you’re literally negotiating with terrorists.

And how can you take a guy seriously who removes Ilhan Omar from a committee for antisemitism, but gives Ms. Jewish Space Lasers two committee seats?

Now ask a Republican what they want to cut? They made a little noise about cutting Social Security and Medicare but quickly learned that’s political suicide. A few Republicans have mentioned defense spending which we spend over 800 billion on each year, and add more to every year…but there’s no way in Hell Republicans are going to touch that.

This Congress will have to pass a budget in the near future. If they want to cut spending, that’s where they do it, not in a debt ceiling fight, but in an actual budget fight. If you think Republicans are hapless now, wait until they get to the budget. Nutless monkeys would do a better job of crafting a budget than Republicans can.

Every member of Congress needs to vote yes on raising the debt ceiling…and those too stupid to know what it actually does should look back at the most recent debt ceiling fights. That history lesson should educate them real quick on one thing: Republicans always lose debt ceiling fights.

Republicans always lose fights over raising the debt ceiling because it’s a stupid fight. But once again, the GOP has a Speaker of the House who’s stupid.

When asked what his message to McCarthy would be about the debt ceiling issue, President Biden said. “show me your budget and I’ll show you mine.” McCarthy didn’t have a real answer because he doesn’t have a budget. He doesn’t even have a list of programs to cut.

Here’s a negotiating tip, kids: When you make demands, make sure you have an actual list of demands. You just can’t Steve Carell it from “Anchorman” and shout, “Loud noises.”

McCarthy is demanding cuts in the budget and said it’s up to President Biden to tell him there’s not any wasteful spending in Washington. He’s demanding cuts but wants Biden to propose where they can happen. How about no more tax cuts for billionaire assholes? Perhaps McCarthy’ssolution to paying off debt should be a GoFundMe run by George Santos.

George Santos ran a GoFundMe to save the life of a veteran’s dog, but he kept all the money raised for himself, possibly to purchase more blue sweaters. Basically, Santos’ GoFundMe scheme is a lot like all Republican budget schemes. Their schemes are always built on lies and in the end, the people who need the help the most, the ones Republicans promised to help, end up getting fucked while a Republican gets richer.

Have I mentioned previously that Kevin McCarthy is the worst Speaker in the history of Congress? The GOP is proving again that they can’t govern.

When will voters start paying attention to that?

Creative note: I started this cartoon around 6 A.M. on a train, finished it in the Washington National Airport, then flew to Providence…and then flew to Tampa where I’m writing this blog. Tampa is just another layover for me and I’ll be catching another flight in a couple of hours.

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Debt Ceiling Hypocrites


It’s always disturbing when members of Congress display ignorance of how legislation works. Republicans promise their voters that if elected, they’ll rein in government spending. The first problem is, they don’t know how it works. The second problem is, they’re all liars and hypocrites.

For most Republicans in Congress, funding the government is like a toilet. The big guys in the GOP understand how it works, but they lie about it. It’s the minions beneath them that don’t understand, and their party doesn’t need them to. They just need to vote how they’re told to vote. So when they say they’re going to fix the problem of government spending, they can’t fix it because they don’t even understand how it works.

Enter the toilet analogy. Republicans know how to flush a toilet, those that are actually housebroken. A lot of the white supremacist MAGA insurrectionists left poo in the hallways of the Capitol, so toilets may be the wrong analogy here. But, let’s say they know how to take a dump in a toilet with a few even knowing how to wipe themselves. But, they don’t know how it works. If it’s broken and they try to fix it, they’ll eventually end up calling a plumber which brings this back to being a good analogy because most plumbers are more qualified to serve in Congress than the likes of Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Though, most plumbers have to deal with less shit than the walking feces that is Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Fun story that’s also gross (I’m sorry. Did we already pass gross?): I had a housemate for a few months a few years ago and one day he clogged the toilet and left it. When I found it, much to my horror, he was outside with his loser friends smoking cigarettes. I told him he clogged the toilet and then he said something that infuriated me. He said, “There’s a plunger next to the toilet. You know how to use it, right?” I replied, “I’m not sure. Do I hold it by the wooden handle when I’m beating the fucking out of you with it?” Whatever there was of our relationship deteriorated even more that day, but I did not plunge that toilet. He was also a racist Klansman wannabe (even they didn’t want him) which I didn’t find out until after I had moved in. That situation only lasted six months which was still too long. We got into a fight, he went to jail, and when he got back, I was gone. I love living alone now.

Anyway, Republicans are now barking that they’re not going to raise the debt ceiling unless they get massive cuts to programs they hate. They’re claiming that raising the debt limit increases spending. It does not.

The debt ceiling was created in World War I so Congress didn’t have to vote on every bit of spending requested by the Treasury Department, but still have some control. But Congress, which is the branch of our government that appropriates spending, has to add to the national debt constantly to meet our obligations for stuff like Social Security and Medicare. And let’s not forget the over $800 billion we spend every year on our military. Basically, raising the debt ceiling is what keeps the government’s lights on.

The money has already been approved by Congress. The debt ceiling is an increase in the legal limit on how much the federal government can borrow to pay for what it has already bought. If this sounds ridiculous and stupid to you, it’s because it is.

The White House says they will not negotiate on the debt ceiling and quite frankly, they shouldn’t have to. This spending has already been negotiated and fought for. Congress has approved it. What Republicans want to do is negotiate over what Congress has already approved. It’s bad faith.

Republicans are threatening not to raise the limit which will force the federal government to default on its obligations and even decrease our credit rating, which it did when Republicans shut down the government during the Obama era.

That brings us to hypocrisy. Republicans don’t hold the debt ceiling hostage when there’s a Republican in the White House. Since there have only been two Republicans in the White House over the past 30 years, Bush W. (two terms) and Trump (one term because he lost like a big fat orange loser), the GOP only had 12 years to engage in this budget terrorism since 1992.

Republicans shut down the government during the presidencies of Clinton and Obama and now they’re about to do it under Biden. Trump himself shut the government down during his single term (only one because he lost like a big fat orange loser) demanding Congress fund his wall. They never did and he buckled and agreed to Nancy Pelosi’s budget because she wouldn’t let him give the State of the Union address until he did. I bet if McCarthy tried that trick on Biden, it wouldn’t work. Presidents don’t have to give the State of the Union in person (they can send a letter). But the government has to pay its bills.

Shutting down the government hurts millions of working Americans, the same people Republicans pretend to care about yet constantly hold hostage to cut spending on programs those same working people care about. Guess who’s going to get hurt if Republicans get their way and bring cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Funny thing: Republicans didn’t talk about cutting Social Security and Medicare during the campaigns for the midterms. It’s like how didn’t tell us they would try to ban abortion after winning the House.

Republicans are liars. They claim to care about the national debt when they’re the party that spends the most. In Obama’s eight years, around $8 trillion was added to the debt. In Trump’s four years (which he only had because he lost his reelection like a big fat orange loser), nearly $7 trillion was added.

If Donald Trump had won reelection (which he didn’t because he lost like a big fat orange loser) or had won his insurrection (which he instigated because he’s a white nationalist terrorist), imagine how much the debt would have increased. The last Republican president to actually cut spending was Eisenhower. President Bill Clinton left a surplus that George W. destroyed by financing two wars with tax cuts. The rate of spending decreased under President Obama despite the fact he inherited those two wars and still cut taxes for the middle class. Donald Trump increased the rate of spending dramatically by giving himself a tax cut. He was already only paying around $700 a year in taxes, but felt that was too much.

And if Donald Trump had won reelection (which he didn’t because he lost like a big fat orange loser), Republicans today wouldn’t be refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Fact, fact, fuckity, fact, fact.

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Hypocrisy Ceiling


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If Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can’t control the government, he’ll do everything within his power to destroy it. When this person threatens to shut down the government and force it to default on its debts, create a brand new recession, wipe out nearly 6 million jobs, and lift the nation’s unemployment rate to nearly nine percent, he is being a terrorist. Additionally, blocking the bill that will raise the debt ceiling will also prevent billions in hurricane relief from reaching red states. Republicans will shoot their own foot to keep from carrying an agenda that will benefit the nation if they perceive that agenda to be helping a Democratic president.

At the start of Barack Obama’s presidency, Mitch McConnell openly said it was his job to make the new president a one-term president. He failed but as a consolation prize, he did help Donald Trump become a one-term president (sic). Now, Mitch is trying to destroy the Biden presidency, even if he has to destroy the nation.

McConnell’s position is that Republicans are not willing to vote for any measure that raises or suspends the debt ceiling, even if they have no intentions of shutting down the government in the process. But not raising or suspending the debt ceiling is an intention to shut the government down. It’s like shooting your tires without the intention of letting all the air out. This is Republican logic.

McConnell stated, “If they want to tax, borrow, and spend historic sums of money without our input, they’ll have to raise the debt limit without our help. This is the reality. I’ve been saying this very clearly since July.” That is total and complete bullshit and Mitch knows it because he’s been around a while and a lot longer than a one-term president. Moscow Mitch McConnell is a hypocritical terrorist tortoise indebted to Vladimir Putin, and I’ve been saying that since a lot longer than last July.

This debt they’re trying to raise the ceiling on has already been voted on by…wait for it…Republicans. Part of this is the spending on the coronavirus package. Donald Trump pushed this. He plastered his name on those checks. Mitch McConnell voted for this. But now, they’re not going to vote to raise the ceiling on debt they created. And the lie they tell that it’s for new debt, is the same lie they tell every time they play these games with the debt ceiling.

There should be a new rule in Congress that if you vote to create new debt, then you have to vote to pay it off. I mean, that would be a better law than this debt ceiling shit, which should have been discarded over a hundred years ago when it was designed to create debt for World War One. We wanted to shoot Germans and pay for it later.

The debt ceiling is an increase in the legal limit on how much the federal government can borrow to pay for what it has already bought. Maybe Josh Hawley, Marjorie Taylor Green, and Matt Gaetz don’t know that. That stupid football coach who’s now a senator from Alabama, who thinks we fought socialism and communism in World War Two and the three branches of government are the House, the Senate, and Mar-a-Lago, definitely doesn’t know it. But Mitch McConnell knows how the debt ceiling works. He knows how everything works in Congress…and he knows how to break it.

According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, if the deadline isn’t met, the government will only have $401 billion to pay on $666 billion in debt. Yes, I see the irony in Mitch McConnell refusing to pay on 666 that he created. That number should be tattooed on his ass. My sympathy to the tattoo artist.

Democrats voted to raise the debt ceiling even when it helped fund Trump’s racist border wall. Why did they do that? Because they didn’t want the nation to default. The GOP added the border wall to raising the debt ceiling because they knew Democrats are responsible unlike shitass Republicans. Democrats are not terrorists threatening to destroy the economy to get at a president. Democrats only destroy fellow Democrats.

Here’s the deal, kids: Mitch McConnell and Republicans are planning to destroy the economy and the bet they’re making is that you will blame President Biden. And sometimes it works. It’s working with the border crisis and it worked with the withdrawal of Afghanistan. I’m surprised they haven’t blamed President Biden for ignoring the pandemic and telling people to snort bleach and horse de-wormer.

Mitch is making it impossible for the government to pay on popular stuff like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defense, military active duty pay, etc, and hoping you blame President Biden. Republicans are literally going to blame the Democrats for not raising the ceiling after Republicans vote against raising the ceiling. They’re going to blame the Democrats for failing to obstruct their obstruction.

Now, after adding $7 trillion with a big fat “T” under big fat Trump, the Republicans are refusing to pay for it and placing the burden on Democrats to keep the government from shutting down. McConnell is actually telling Democrats to raise the debt ceiling, while refusing to help. He said, “My advice to this Democratic government, the president, the House and Senate: Don’t play Russian roulette with our economy. Step up and raise the debt ceiling and cover all that you’ve been engaged in all year long.” He’s the one holding the gun. He and Republicans have been just as “engaged” as Democrats over the past year. He doesn’t want to be “engaged” with running the government? Fine. Then Mitch McConnell and every Republican refusing to vote to keep government running should resign…and let people hold those offices who won’t destroy the nation.

Mitch McConnell voted 32 times in the past to raise the debt ceiling. He voted to raise it three times under Trump. This is like his position against filling Supreme Court vacancies during an election unless it’s filled by a Republican. Now, he’s floating the idea that if the GOP regains the Senate next year, that they won’t ever allow President Biden to fill a Supreme Court seat, like he did in President Obama’s last year. Pretty soon, the rule’s going to be that only Republicans can fill SCOTUS seats…fuck what the Constitution says.

Republicans are not the party of fiscal responsibility. They’re not constitutionalists. What are they? They’re terrorists.

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Kickin’ It With Chuck And Nancy


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To help set the proper mood, THIS is the music for the first panel, and THIS is the music for the second.

An expression I’m sick and tired of is “nothing burger.” It’s popular with conservatives, who also love “fake news.” Both terms are often used together, as in “this Russian collusion story is a nothing burger and fake news.” Leave it to Republicans to muck up their metaphors since neither can actually exist. Technically, if it’s fake then it’s not news, and if there’s nothing on that burger then how can it be a burger? You can’t give me two slices of bread and tell me that’s a sandwich.

When someone describes something as a “nothing burger,” that just means there’s a lot of shit on that burger. Or, when they say “fake news,” you might wanna check to make sure we’re not at Defcon Five. It’s kinda like when George W. Bush said the Keystone Pipeline was a “no brainer,” when it was actually something that you might want to apply some brains to….or Donald Trump’s use of “believe me” is his way of saying “I’m lying my ass off and I should probably go to prison for this shit.”

The great deal maker that is Donald Trump totally caved into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. He did it on his own turf, the Oval Office, and in front of Majority Leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. I think Anthony Scaramucci must have left his “front-stabbing” knife in the White House because Trump took it and cut Ryan and McConnell’s guts out.

But you know, maybe if you had to choose between making a deal with Democrats or guys who look like Eddie Munster and a turtle, you’d deal with the Democrats too.

Trump’s deal with Chuck and Nancy was to kick the can of the debt ceiling down the road for three months which will keep the government running and to provide disaster relief for the hurricanes. While Republicans are howling in protest, it might be the first smart thing Trump has done and is in the best interest of the country.

Why? For starters, Democrats round up their votes. Republicans are herding cats. Really stupid cats. The other reason it was a smart deal is that over 100 Republicans voted against disaster relief…including several from Texas and Florida. I told you them cats be stupid. They also have back-stabbing knives they use on their constituents.

Republicans are surprised that Trump sold them out. It’s kinda like being surprised that Donald Trump is a Nazi-hugging bigot after he just spent the last two years attacking Mexicans, Muslims, women, transgenders, etc.

The guy who had to eat the most poo was Paul Ryan. Mitch McConnell has been eating it for a while. But, Ryan really had to master some spin on this deal. Before the deal was made Ryan described the Democrats’ proposal as “ridiculous.” The day after he was spinning it as Trump wanting a “bipartisan response and not a food fight on the timing of the debt limit.” Paul, there is a food fight but it’s not food your party is throwing.

Paul Ryan had a reputation for being intelligent, and he was known as a policy wonk. Now he’s coming off like that kid you knew in high school who required seven attempts to get his learners permit. Ryan’s driving into trees and snow banks.

Every Republican exposed their backside to Trump’s treachery when they got in bed with him, and they’re all dumbasses, but Ryan was supposed to be the smart one. Since Ryan can’t legislate or lead his party then he’s no different or better than say, a Mitch McConnell. Mitch can’t accomplish shit either. How’s that Obamacare repeal working out? Are you tired of winning yet?

Trump wanted to win, and to win he had to play with Democrats. Maybe he is learning on the job. Making deals with the opposition party worked for Reagan, Clinton, Bush I, and Bush II. The Republicans problem is that they’re just not as smart as the Democrats…and that’s not exactly a high bar for comparison.

Now if only Republicans could be as upset about Trump’s collusion with Putin as they are for his dancing with Chuck and Nancy.

Creative notes: I had to Google some weird stuff for this cartoon. I’m not alone in this house and I had my door open so cats could run in and out and not sit outside my shut door meowing to come in. So, I was afraid someone would walk by or visit just as I was looking up outfits for Vladimir and Trump. There are two ladies in this house and I’m not sure they’d buy the “researching for work” excuse.

Another concern was “boogers” and “cat poop.” I know some editors are skittish and that could kill this cartoon, but then I realized, if they get past the feather duster then I probably don’t have to worry about the boogers or cat poop.

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It’s Raining Mayhem


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I consider myself a well-read person. I read into every issue I cover, and I go down internet worm holes and read stuff that’s not important to anybody. I know stuff. But, there’s a lot of stuff I will never understand.

I don’t understand why now is the best time to revoke DACA, and threaten to deport around 800,000 young adults who were brought to this nation by no choice of their own when they were children. Trump says he only wants people who are educated, working, and can be a benefit to this nation…so why kick 800,000 people out who fit those guidelines? I guess I can understand it if the explanation is that Donald Trump is racist toward brown people. Even if he’s not, his base is racist.

I don’t understand why we’re talking about pumping billions into a useless wall on the border that can be circumvented by a $45 ladder when FEMA is about to run out of money from rebuilding American cities struck by two major hurricanes. I do understand that it’s feeding a racist base, but I don’t understand why anyone, even racists, support something so expensive and useless.

I don’t understand why we argue about the debt ceiling each time it comes up. It’s money that was already agreed upon. I do understand why Republicans wanted to use it to shut down the government during the Obama era, as they were just total obstructionist and hated everything connected to Obama. But why are they threatening a government shutdown while they have the House, Senate, and White House? Don’t Republicans understand they control the government? I do understand why Trump made the magic-bean deal with Democrats, and that’s because he’s not a great deal maker. It was great for Democrats and the nation, but not for Republicans. I think Trump made that deal because if the negotiations were to continue, trying to understand how the debt ceiling works would have confused and exposed him. That, or he was too busy ogling his daughter who had walked into the room. Ew.

I don’t understand people who still deny Climate Change. I understand why Republicans oppose it, as they’re funded by oil companies. I understand why conservative think tanks continue to claim it’s a hoax because they’re funded by oil companies. I do understand why Donald Trump believes it’s a hoax created by China, and that’s because he’s an idiot. An editor wrote me a couple days ago and said he’d never run my work because it’s so divisive. Yeah, OK. But I’m not so divisive that I made the weather and climate partisan issues.

I don’t understand why people listen to Rush Limbaugh. I actually worked with two, TWO, editorial writers at The Free Lance-Star who listened to Rush on a daily basis. The man proves time and time again that he’s an idiot, and he doesn’t understand how anything works in the real world. Yesterday, he told his listeners that these hurricanes are never as bad as advertised, and it’s a conspiracy between the media and advertisers who sell stuff during an impending disaster. I guess Rush didn’t watch any of the footage from Houston. Was Harvey not as bad as advertised? I thought it was actually worse.

Would Rush be pushing this theory if he was still hawking Florida orange juice? Years ago he briefly pitched the orange stuff until the company that hired him realized that most people hate Rush. Most would rather throw oranges at him than take his suggestions on what to drink.

The real danger with Rush is that there are idiots who will believe him. Rush may have put stupid people’s lives in danger. Now that I think about it, it might even out. The one question I want answered is; Will Rush evacuate his Palm Beach home, or will he sit on the beach screaming for Irma to bring it on? I challenge him to do a live show from his front porch during the hurricane. He should put his money where his fat-ass mouth is.

I don’t understand Florida. It’s a really weird place. I don’t understand why people retire to live among giant, flying, creepy, stingy, buzzy things. I don’t like bugs. Reptiles, I can deal with. Currently, there’s a really long fuzzy centipede thingy with antennas and a gazillion legs in my shower that someone needs to come over here and kill it for me.

I don’t understand why there’s only one road out of the Florida Keys. I realize it’s a very long road and it’s difficult to build bridges going over seven miles from island to island, but wouldn’t that be much easier logistically than wasting billions on a wall on the Mexican border that goes over mountains, deserts, rivers, and private property? Hurricane Andrew hit 25 years ago. Couldn’t there have been another road constructed in that time frame? Florida, stop electing Republicans who look like Voldemort.

What I don’t understand is why people are at the stores fighting over bottled water at this time. Their water at home has not been turned off yet. Are we such a spoiled, first-world nation that we’d rather punch a guy over a bottle of Dasani, Voss, or Fiji water than to drink out of the tap? By the way, your tap water’s PH level is around 8.0. Dasani is 4.5, Voss is 6.0, and Fiji is 7.5. That stuff from Walmart is 6.5. In a natural disaster, I think you’ll be OK if you drink from the tap for a few days.

Lastly, what I really don’t understand are Trump sycophants. I understand partisanship, spin, and even loyalty. What I don’t understand is tying your little row boat to a sinking yacht. Everyone has flaws and defects, but Trump is just one big defect. The man has proven he is not anything he’s boasted about himself. He doesn’t know more than the generals. He doesn’t understand how government works. He’s not a great deal maker. He doesn’t have the best brain. He doesn’t have the best words. He didn’t even write the book he brags about writing. If we attached a disaster rating system to human beings, Trump would be a category five.

I don’t understand people who believe Obama is a Muslim, but think Trump is a Christian. I get the worship of a cult of personality….but why of a personality that is so stupid? Some people don’t understand why Trump’s attack on veterans didn’t kill his campaign, or his mocking a handicapped reporter, or his “pussy grabbing,” or the racism, or the stupidity and the not knowing anything. For me, I don’t understand why the ridiculous hair didn’t kill the campaign. This man actually chooses to look the way he does. Would you vote for a guy who knew he had a booger hanging and didn’t do anything about it?

Even if you’re a racist, you’d think you’d find a much more competent racist to follow. There are plenty of racists out there who are able to hide it better and are not displaying it on Twitter on a daily basis. I don’t believe that everyone who voted and supports Trump is a racist. But, I don’t understand why racism is not a deal breaker for the rest of them.

Trump understands two things, and that’s marketing his name and his debt. But even the stuff he’s marketed has gone under. And understanding how to make other people pay for your debt doesn’t mean you understand the federal debt. We’re not gonna get Russian banks to finance the border wall. Quite frankly, I’d be surprised if Trump is capable of dressing himself and tying his shoes.

Regarding Irma: I have friends in Florida. If you’re down there, get out. I do hope the hurricane spares the state from the brunt of its devastation. And if you’re staying, you can drink the tap water. You’ll be fine.

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