Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Barney Frankenstien, Count Boehnor, the Werepelosi, the creature from Black Casino(Reid), Night of the living McConnell, the Cantnor-thing….
    There are a lot of monsters willing to destroy Americans of the “other party” in order to keep themselves and their agendas alive.
    Harry Truman is quoted as having said, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
    We need more leaders who serve the people instead of leaders who are self serving.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, come ON. The banking system killed the economy, helped all along the way by its advocates, the GOP. Blaming Barney Frank as the source when he just went along with settled Republican policy is ludicrous to say the least! Who killed any regulation of the banking industry? Why, John McCain’s advisor, GOP senator Phil Gramm.

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Exactly right! You can’t blame this on the banks because they were forced to make loans to people who couldn’t pay them back…

  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Sooky Rottweiler says;
    Cats just don’t know how to dig up the good stuff…

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    This would be better as a Zombie reference.

  6. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Too late, Barnie, The Incompetent Criminal Nincompoop George the Jr. beat you to it.

  7. Rad-ish

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

    The banksters made loans to people who could not pay them back, and sold the paper to Wall Street. Wall Street knew it would fail and sold it to suckers. When it all came down the Bush admin, proving that real capitolism doesn’t work, said the banks were too big to fail and gave them tons of money to bail them out. The Bush admin paid off the criminals and punished the tax payers and investors.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @indieme

    Let see then why did Obama keep 99.5% of his tax cuts the other day. Is Obama a Criminal or a Nincompoop and are you saying a Black man cannot be honest and intelligent.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    Ok what was that policy, and you are saying the left did not start calling people racist when they did not want to give those loans?

  10. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s true that banking rules were weaked under Clinton. However, the mortgage mess really geared up in 2002-2003. That’s when the mortgage lenders started more aggressively selling adjustable loans with teaser rates and 5% downpayments. Some mortgages even paid “negative points”. And home prices rose dramatically through the end of 2005. Tens of thousands of the homes in Southern CA, Arizona and Nevada that are underwater today weren’t even built prior to 2002.
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    Note that my comment isn’t about whether to blame the banks or the home buyers. I’m just stating WHEN the problem really warped out of control.

  11. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @NeoconMan

    Typically flawless conservative logic.

  12. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @M Ster

    “Note that my comment isn’t about whether to blame the banks or the home buyers. I’m just stating WHEN the problem really warped out of control.”
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    Sorry M S, this forum isn’t interested in your timelines or even the truth. Blame, invective, and bashing is much more important here, but thank-you for your interest in facts. May you continue to swim against the current in this pursuit.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s pretty clear that Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac were not a big part of the problem.

  14. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    Sorry, but you are WRONG!
    Barney helped force banks to give loans to people that they knew could never pay it back. When the banks said as much, Barney and his ilk allowed them to bundle the bad loans and sell them on the open market.
    If we are not willing to dispassionately examine and determine just exactly what happened and how to avoid it in the future, we will keep repeating the same mistakes.
    And believe you me, republicans were in on it too…

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Of course I understand first causes. I am a motivational psychologist. Banks were NOT “pressured” to loan more people to poor people; that was trivial at best. The first cause was greed, and the misuse of derivatives to turn bad debt into supposedly good debt. Look it up.

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