Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So, anyone hear about the BP execs?

  2. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 3 years ago

    Woooo – looks like Trudeau got rejected for a loan, huh?

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    This is also the timeline of Wall Street’s progress.

  4. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 3 years ago

    Must be talking about Immelt. GE paid no federal taxes last year, and now wants a 3.2 billion dollar tax credit, while cutting the benefits of the new hires and non-union workers, and doubling Immelts compensation.

    He certainly is being paid obscenely well for no values.

  5. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 3 years ago

    Just be patient a little longer. When the revolution comes, they’ll all be hanging from the lamp posts.

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m assuming we’re watching the same guy as he progresses through life. Me? I just want to get through it in one piece.

  7. brickster

    brickster said, over 3 years ago

    The Seven Ages of Man?

  8. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 3 years ago

    I have a dusty black book somewhere that says something about envy being a deadly sin. We all choose our path at youth, some want a family and home in their 20s. Some own your family and home in their thirties. Choice, once the die is tossed——–

  9. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    oh yes. and absolute power corrupts absolutely

  10. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, over 3 years ago

    lewreader: what does your dusty black book say about avarice?

  11. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You have to be pretty old, like me, to remember when your local banker was a valued and respected member of the community.

  12. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 3 years ago

    That’s still true of many small, locally-owned banks, sandfan — and there are many of those. Not as many as there used to be, of course; the mega-banks buy them up or squeeze them out…rather like Wal-Mart in the retail industry. As consumers we go along with it for the lower prices and other conveniences, but we give up in other ways at least as much as we get.

    If we insisted on more of our institutions being smaller and run within the communities they benefit, I wonder whether many of the problems and inequities we see now would not exist.

  13. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing new here. I’ve known for most of my life that the actual value-to-humanity of your job multiplied by your paycheck equals a constant (that is, the less the world needs your job, the more you seem to get paid for it). Back in my corporate days, I found that my wife (a nurse, who helps people return to health and normal activity after heart attacks and surgery) got paid about half what I received for developing telecom stuff to fill “needs” that most people didn’t notice they’d had. Meanwhile, the CEO, who reduced the company’s value by 99 percent (that is, took the share price from 70 dollars to 70 cents in about two years) walked away with a four million dollar bonus. Maybe the money is indeed “compensation” (as it’s called) for the knowledge that you chose not to do something useful with your life.

  14. Lingeewhiz

    Lingeewhiz said, over 3 years ago

    Also a picture of the evolution of our whole society.

  15. Bob Ress

    Bob Ress said, over 3 years ago

    A repeat, but more true than ever.

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