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Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    And it’s only gotten worse the past 4 years.

  2. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Amen to that.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    In the past four years corporations have earned record profits and the stock market has doubled.
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    Yes, the last four years have been horrible.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @josefw

    Just exactly how much worse would it have gotten if the Great Recession that started during the last year of the GW Bush administration (and even very conservative conservatives were doom and gloomers’ at that time) had gone on to become another Great Depression??

    And no, President Obama was not the only thing responsible for keeping the country from really going over that cliff, but he did some things that helped get the country going again, even if more slowly than many would want. And most of the people of this country then rewarded him with a second term. So get over it, will you??

  5. oldrellek99

    oldrellek99 said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Only for Fox NO new’s

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Umm, sorry to say so, but after what happened in 07/08 any non-doubling of the stock market would have spelled D-O-O-M for the United States. I mean, that was the biggest crash since the great depression, and even if Donald Duck would have been in the Oval Office the stock market would have rebounded – or you would be looking for new cockroach-recipes right now…

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    In looking at a couple of graphs a few months back, The graph of the Depression and this recession were remarkably similar. I hope that history doesn’t repeat itself.

  8. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 2 years ago

    next time vote and this may not happen. But it may be too late

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    Depends on whether we learn from history. It took massive government spending to get us out of the first great depression, and the GOP have blocked even a basic jobs bill, hiring needed teachers, and the rebuilding of failing bridges, though it’s never going to be cheaper than it is now.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Many economists today are comparing the current economic trends to 1936.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Oct 17, 2012 … Housing starts rose to an annualized rate of 872,000 last month, up a strong 15%. Permits are up a sizzling 45% from a year ago.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    ‘even if Donald Duck would have been in the Oval Office the stock market would have rebounded – or you would be looking for new cockroach-recipes right now…’
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    Maybe, but it’s good to remember that job losses were at 750,000 and increasing at the beginning of ’09. Donald Duck had no clue about what to do about it, stating only that American economic fundamentals were strong.
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    Maybe had DD been elected, Republican legislators might have tried helping the country rather than trying to damage it in order to make Obama a one term president.
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    And with demand in the toilet, corporate profits would have been way less — and since many corporations pay zero or hardly any taxes, after tax profits would not be more.
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    Lots of maybes about what _might _ have happened. However, the stock market did double in the last four years.

  13. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Absolutely wonderful if you own a corporation or can afford to play the stock market. But hey, as long as that’s what’s important.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    HOWGOZIT is beginning to sound more and more like the End of The World on December 21,2012 paranoid conspiracy nuts! “We are all going to die, We are All going to Die, WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!”

    And when we wake up on December 22, 2012, then what??

    Besides which, HOWGOZIT just where did I even mention Al Gore in my post?

    If we do not work with nature to actually improve our environment, then we are all really eventually going to die!!!

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Rottiluv

    It’s not the only thing that’s important, but it is important.
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    Jobs fell off a fiscal cliff in 2008 and it’s more important to restore jobs than the stock market.
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    However, the stock market is important too, because millions of people have retirement accounts.
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    And Republicans filibustered efforts to provide jobs, but were just fine with record profits, so doubling of the stock market is better than nothing. Way better.

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