Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Kiba65

    Kiba65 said, almost 5 years ago

    No such thing as a bill without pork attached!!!

  2. Fer Lefer

    Fer Lefer said, almost 5 years ago

    That’s why that “Beacon” turned to “Bacon”…

  3. Parethed

    Parethed GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Sad fact of life is that most of our “honorable” reps (and senators) are oinkers as well…

  4. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Umm, guys, this wasn’t about the congressional pork. Trudeau was calling Goldman Sachs execs pigs. I’d call them worse myself.

  5. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 5 years ago

    See the Frontline about what wasn’t done to rein it in before it cratered, for years… Makes you want to cry, or throw things.

  6. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for link pbarnrob.

    In a Democracy, the people get the government they deserve - Alexis de Tocqueville (et al.)

  7. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, almost 5 years ago

    Don’t get too mad at the execs, without getting mad at the government too. They are the ones who wrote that thing in such a hurry, filling it with their pork barrel spending, telling everyone there’s no time to lose.

    If they took a bit more time analyzing the payout and less time slapping on special interest money, they may have been able to legally avoid paying bonuses.

  8. pearlandpeach

    pearlandpeach said, almost 5 years ago

    legally avoid paying bonuses: those funds were going to get paid one way or another….THEY wrote that law to get funds..”.legally avoid” would have left them laughing all the way to the bank.

  9. thepeoplesmushroom

    thepeoplesmushroom said, almost 5 years ago

    The People in a democracy get the the govt they deserve. In a country where reality TV & American Idol are the most popular forms of entertianment. Beck, mannity and Osama bin limbaugh are huge. We get what we deserve. the parasites at Goldman-Sachs keep raping America and the Rightwing main stream media keep telling the sheep it’s the sheeps fault. AND THEY BELIEVE IT.

  10. all-hail-hypnotoad

    all-hail-hypnotoad said, almost 5 years ago

    oink you all!!

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 5 years ago

    Don’t worry, those bonuses have the same “trickle down effect” as the Bush tax cuts for the same wealthy CEOs. We have seen how those work. “The economy is healthy!”

  12. rottmom

    rottmom said, almost 5 years ago

    While I agree the government has a responsibility to ensure this never happens again, I also have to say that just because you can, does not mean you should.

    Those execs do have a moral obligation to NOT screw over the world’s economy just so they can make a few more dollars on their own portfolios. This isn’t about just getting a few more dollars back on your tax refund, they almost plunged the entire world into a deep, deep depression.

    They should be sitting in a jail cell, rotting away the rest of their lives. Instead, they are making millions of dollars off of our tax money.

    BTW, also remember it was the BUSH administration that gave them that bailout, shortly before they decided to embarrass the auto executives for thinking they were entitled to a governmental LOAN.

  13. Sally

    Sally said, almost 5 years ago

    mega laughs!! cheers gary!

  14. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    we get the government that the multi-national corporations, banks, big oil, big coal, and the medical and pharmaceutical industries pay for.

  15. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie said, almost 5 years ago

    It’s bad enough that Bush let himself get suckered into the first bailout. Why did Obama keep piling on the taxpayer loot after that? I realize that New York is a Democrat state, that the financial industry overwhelmingly backs the Democratic Party these days and that New York’s and NYC’s governments are hosed without financial industry tax revenue, but seriously?

    The government should have stepped aside and let Goldman Sachs and the rest of the crooks go bankrupt. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work!

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