Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. rgwalther

    rgwalther said, 1 day ago

    The ‘us’ suffix would make the word Latin derived from the ancient Greek. Hasn’t Grecian politics pretty much drifted sideways/down since Alexander the Great?

  2. manteo16nc

    manteo16nc said, 1 day ago

    Your card has been declined, sir.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I would so love to have a show where cartoonists came on to reveal their insights and I could ask them questions, like “What do you actually know about the euro, Greek debt and how it fits into the multinational economy of Europe?”
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    And Jerry would say, “Olympus. Percy Jackson. Release the kraken.”

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 1 day ago

    @TJDestry

    Many only repeat memes and follow the herd like lemmings.

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 1 day ago

    Isn’t this the molehill next to the Everest of debt the USA has racked up?

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 1 day ago

    @rpmurray

    “Isn’t this the molehill next to the Everest of debt the USA has racked up?”

    As a dollar amount you are correct, but coupled to percent of GDP, debt per capita, unemployment rate, economic growth, etc., the Greeks are in a pretty grim situation.

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    The Greeks are basically bankrupt and the creditors have come to collect. That’s what happens when you keep kicking the can down the road because everyone is out for themselves. We have a great example of the same behavior in Illinois. A fight to the death with no compromise. The State government is scheduled to shut down in a couple of days.

  8. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    “says Ted Lind about 1 hour ago: The Greeks are basically bankrupt and the creditors have come to collect. That’s what happens when you keep kicking the can down the road because everyone is out for themselves. We have a great example of the same behavior in Illinois. A fight to the death with no compromise. The State government is scheduled to shut down in a couple of days.”
    = = = = =
    Thanks to the tax-and-spend liberals, America will not be far behind.

  9. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, 1 day ago

    Not that simple. The root of this is most likely the failure of the EU to make a federal union when they made a monetary union. There is also the job that Goldman Sachs and similar financial “advisors” did to get Greece into the EU. They collected their fees and left. The Greeks were stuck with the results. Finally there are the demands made by the Troika, and even Strauss-Kahn who was in charge of the IMF when the Greek plan was put in place 5 years ago now says it was a mistake and not a good plan.
    Bottom line: No one has behaved responsibly, and the Greek people are now the ones suffering for that. (The rest of us may get burned a bit too if it all spins too far out of control…)

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 1 day ago

    @tom

    “Thanks to the tax-and-spend liberals, America will not be far behind.”
    Why do you blame the people who want to take in money before spending?
    Should you not be blaming the borrow (from everything imaginable) and spend, who never provides a way to pay for the debt except to take from those who have been paying for future services.

  11. Bandusia15

    Bandusia15 said, 1 day ago

    @TJDestry

    There are 2-3 cartoonists who do so on occasion but I forget if they are on this site or Arcamax.
    Not many do, and those who do should be respected for that.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 23 hours ago

    @martens is fed up

    " There is also the job that Goldman Sachs and similar financial “advisors” did to get Greece into the EU."

    I cannot help but think that Goldman-Sachs et al only advised them to proceed in a manner that would get the results that would benefit the elected officials with maybe a little left over that would benefit the Greek people, at least in the short term. Cynicism toward the motives of elected officials? Yes.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 23 hours ago

    @rgwalther

    “The ‘us’ suffix would make the word Latin derived from the ancient Greek.”

    Would “Economicles” have been more fitting?

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    As the debt for Iraq will exceed $6 TRILLION evenutally, maybe we should have invaded Greece and bought more yogurt, helping both countries?

  15. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, about 19 hours ago

    @mikefive

    Goldman-Sachs et al advised them to proceed in a manner that would benefit Goldman-Sachs.
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    That is what is at the Root of Greece’s Troubles.
    They got Robbed by the Banks.
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