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Jeff Stahler

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Interesting that the “free market” bankers heard they may lose some of their freebies from the government, and the stock market plunged.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    You’re quite right. Finally, the government is going to cut off all those freeloaders who have been living easy at taxpayer’s expense.

  3. gmgodsil

    gmgodsil said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    @Michael…you mean the bums on welfare are going to have to pee in a bottle before getting their government issued drug & steak money ?

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 1 year ago

    @gmgodsil

    Florida does drug testing. They found that only 2% of recipients tested positive, and it’s costing them more than they save.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @neatslob

    It was judged unconstitutional in Feb.

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    @neatslob

    So they just bought booze and cigs with our money?

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Good to know. Many warned that it would be more costly than what it would save, but we all know that there are posturing politicians who want to “look good” by getting tough on “the deadbeats”. I have no objection to purging the welfare system of cheats, but there are ways to do that that are more effective, but not as flashy.

  8. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    You got my attention. Could you elaborate on that and provide some credible sources?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Google “Florida drug testing,” and you’ll soon learn about the boondoggle. Poor people can barely afford food let alone drugs, so not surprisingly, they have a drug use level much lower than CEOs and the affluent classes. Also not surprisingly, the guy whose company provides the drug tests (at taxpayer expense) is a big GOP donor and a buddy of the governor… the GOP takes money away from working people and gives it to their friends.

  10. corzak

    corzak said, about 1 year ago

    Lol. Gotta admire PAJ . . . keeping up a rear guard defense for a losing army . . .

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Obviously either I’m missing the point or the point of the cartoon got lost in the partisan rant. What they are talking about is the fear that the mortgage rate will rise to “horrific” levels and kill the recent rise in housing. The drastic increase is suggested to be from the current 4% to a 6% level. Aside from all else the Fed said they would intervene if mortgage rates increased too steeply on too rapid a time line. What this alludes to is our population is addicted to easy credit. After the last financial meltdown, lending standards tightened up (as they used to be) with higher levels of qualifications and greater down payments required to purchase housing. Now the government is concerned that the conditions for lending are too strict and want to find a way to “loosen up” the availability for credit again. Yet it was only a few short years ago that nightmare almost buried the financial markets…

  12. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @corzak

    Talk about "losing, and "army…I read today that our military is abandoning and/or grinding up 7 BILLION dollars worth of war equipment in Afghanistan.

    And that figure represents only 20% of the total cost of the war toys there.

    Wow. Nothing like no-bid contracts to crank up the military industrial welfare party!

  13. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 1 year ago

    @gmgodsil

    Now this to me is a given, that welfare money should go towards whatever the recipient puts it towards, hopefully, and statistically in most cases this will go to legal goods, needed medications and so forth.

    however, considering welfare is about 6000 a year for a single person, (less if considered employable), it comes to about 500$ a month.

    Now if you want to go by check that comes to a less than staggering 250$.

    Without administrative costs, simply running a urine test is about 100$, in order to make sure money is only going to what society approves of you end up talking about a 40% increase in cost.

    Now perhaps you are fine with burning money so that we can push towards a “correct” society, however I would rather have that money in my pocket

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    Exactly. In my opinion, many undeserving companies get 401(k) money just thrown at them every few weeks, and this has driven down the core integrity of the whole stock market and of all financial institutions related to it. I recall the years when the stock market was at 1000 and the world survived.
    .
    When I hear on media financial news outlets that the Stock Market has shot up or down because of this or that report, I always think of a huge quivering Jello mold creature that goes into hysterics at the landing of a mosquito.
    .
    Too many people make money only on paper. Too many people want to get rich without doing actual work. It usually ends badly. You probably know about The South Sea Bubble and Tulip Mania and Ponzi schemes I wonder if Beanie Babies and Lottery Fever will make it into the history books in a similar way?

  15. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    I just read a column with a wild idea (the writer credits his wife).
    Democrats should join the Republican party and change it from within, says Matt Miller.
    I do not believe that I could do that.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/matt-miller-how-democrats-can-save-the-gop/2013/06/19/4af9420a-d8da-11e2-a016-92547bf094cc_story.html

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