Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, I get that feeling too, especially when I hear Boehner talk about “revenue”. He means “taxes” but is afraid to use the word, because “increasing revenue” sounds great to his masters while “raising taxes” puts their teeth on edge.

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    The GOP is finished. Their last best hope was Shrubs attempt to make his tax-cuts permanent before everything collapsed. Congress didn’t buy it, as well as privatized Social Security. Good for them! Please try to recollect every post-apocalyptic horror-movie you ever saw when imagining how America would have looked like in January of 2008 if SS would have been in the hands of Wall Street…

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    If the only thing you have in your platform is protecting rich people, and you can’t even do that with any level of competency, then you deserve to fail.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    Romney had jobs in his platform.

    For China, maybe, but not for the US.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    January 2, 2008 DJIA was 13,043.
    Fell during 2008, started recovering again and today is once more 13,195 and is approaching all time highs. Today, Interest rates are effectively negative (relative to inflation) and real estate is still in the toilet for prices. I would say everything except the market is showing a lot more weakness in earnings. If anything is a horror story it is the fiscal condition of the government…

    I don’t endorse Bush’s plan in it’s entirety, but I do think people should be more proactive in their own financial planning rather than leaving it up to government.

    http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/historical/djia2000.html

  5. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Maybe congress is biding their time waiting for 12-21-2012. Of course by then they’ll be in recess after the 15th & will leave this hot mess for the next congress to deal with in 2013.

  6. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    The GOP leaders are in a tough spot. Time is not on their side. If they give in now, they look weak. If they don’t give in now, the fight will continue in January with fewer Republicans in the House and Senate, and of them, fewer Tea Party members (like Jim Demint).

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dycel China is used to subsidizing directly through businesses or indirectly through the banks. It’s all part of their growth program. They are committed to resizing and restructuring the industry to maintain their dominance in manufacturing, both for growing internal usage and export. The American installation industry is the real benefactor here, as long as they can continue to get cheap solar panels to sell. The U.S. is looking at putting a huge tariff on Chinese panels but that doesn’t necessarily help our industry. Then we are right back at a higher production cost to be passed through to the installers and consumers. Very complex issue with no easy answers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/business/global/us-places-tariffs-on-imports-of-chinese-solar-panels.html?pagewanted=all

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/uciliawang/2012/10/16/report-180-solar-panel-makers-will-disappear-by-2015/

  8. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    More like a towerof babble.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @runar

    Or a tower full of babblers.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    “I don’t endorse Bush’s plan in it’s entirety, but I do think people should be more proactive in their own financial planning rather than leaving it up to government.”
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    Absolutely, people should be more proactive in their own financial planning. SS is not much to live on, even if Medicare takes care of most health costs.
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    But then, people are also up against the financial industry. Republicans fight like Hell against any regulations or disclosure requirments of the financial industry, enforcement of existing regulations, and anything on the side of consumers.
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    For example, Congress and/or the SEC could charge a tiny amount for each transaction, which would end the front running computerized volume trading.
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    Republicans could write simpler regulations and fund enforcement departments rather than filibustering them. They could also hold and/or participate in hearings where business practices could be examined in open sunlight.
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    And, of course, Congress could eliminate insider trading by their associates.
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    BTW, I follow the S&P rather than the DOW, and it was at 735 when Obama took office and is 1419 today. Also, real estate is off the bottom and climbing in my area.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If Ima’s post is really stupid, even for her, you’ve gotta copy it. She must have deleted this one.

  12. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Gas prices are down despite Obama’s policies.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck “Gas prices are way down”

    Umm….what?

  14. tundrasea

    tundrasea GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    Obama has stated he wants higher gas prices (higher prices for all fossil fuels, actually). Higher prices are his policy.

    If prices went up — that would be a policy success for Obama.

    Try thinking — it’s not that painful.

  15. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    That’s a usual with Ima. Bait and run. A leftover from all his previous incarnations.

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