Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not even CLOSE to being in danger of “thinning”,, but contractors are getting all the real fattening stuff.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, everyone knows that there is no waste, fraud, or abuse associated with any defense spending. There’s just nowhere that could be cut. Nothing possible.
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    Besides, it might cost jobs in Boehner’s district.

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh no. What if we have to reduce the number of concurrent wars we can fight to protect our freedoms.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    10% is not that thin. But it alright, elections are over and now those contractors can start laying off people.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/industry/259305-omb-tells-contractors-once-again-dont-issue-layoff-notices
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/at-white-house-request-lockheed-martin-drops-plan-to-issue-layoff-notices/

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    It’s already been done.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    I could stand to lose 10% of my weight.
    175 pounds (79.4kg) – 17.5 lbs (7.94kg) = 157.5 lbs (71.44kg).
    I am so FAT! I am disgusted with myself! I’m OBESE!

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Why stop at reducing the military to a cardboard cutout? Continue on and turn it into a paper tiger. I’m sure there are no world entities that would take advantage of that.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    The issue is will the automatic cuts, that have not yet happened; take out the fat or the important stuff?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Really? Replacing the military with contractors would save money? You forget that that has never worked, because there’s no “free market” in military contracting. Halliburton contractors cost us more than ten times what our soldiers do. The military budget has doubled since 9/11, not counting the wars. The “Homeland Security” bureaucracy has become a huge sinkhole of money, with most accountability impossible due to “national security,” and almost no results other than graft and corruption. We could go back to Clinton era defense spending, and be just fine.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The military fat cats are laughing at this strip.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    I agree with the contractors part of your statement. Having cooks contracted was a waste of money when every unit has a Kitchen (called a Mess Section) to do the cooking. The cook in my unit when we were over there was great, he cave up a chance to be a Warrent Officer in food sanitation just to go with us to Baghdad. That’s loyalty.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Boys and girls: your military budget is bigger than Russia, China and all of Europe COMBINED!!! And you get a lousy bang for your bucks, no pun intended. Everybody who is against “pork” in a bill should take a look at a “cost plus” contract with KBR. $20 for a meal (in Iraq) that would cost you $5 at home? Break out the potato-peelers, KP (kitchen patrol) should be brought back! And don’t get me started on magnetic rail-guns, flying lasers and exo-skeletons. All great stuff. If you have the money. Which you don’t. Conclusion: drop it!

  13. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Garbonza beans. There is so much waste at the pentagon it is disgusting.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    “Trimming your fingernails in no way weakens your fist.”
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    Great analogy Doc. It would be a further improvement if we kept an open hand to the world instead of a fist.

  15. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Amen to that! All these dems will do a 180 and become crybabies when our safety is threatened.

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