Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 2 years ago

    yea, but it’s what O wants

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Wasn’t that the Bush War strategy?

  3. Rad-ish

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

    Its the American way.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Liberal cartoonists used very similar images to show conservatives making claims that the tactics they used in the past would be the ones that would save us.
    The problem is our legislators want a Republican solution OR a Democrat solution. They not only want a party specific solution, but they want one that will leave them in control of Washington DC, America, and the world.
    We need an American decision. And we need respectful and thoughtful Americans to make those decisions.
    This is a wedge cartoon. It hammers a wedge between Americans. If you have a piece of cherry, oak, or other good wood with which to make a beautiful piece of furniture, you don’t want to turn it into firewood. We’re destroying the “Tree of Liberty” with divisive attacks on each other and insults. And as a great American once said, “A house divided against itself can not stand.”
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 2 years ago

    The economy has been on the upswing for almost 4 years. In the eyes of the Republicans, of course that’s not how it should be working. If a Democrat is in office with a strong economy, no one will vote for them!

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Separate concepts deserve separate comments. On the “Doping” aspect of this cartoon, one of the tools used by our government to pull us out of the depression was the ending of prohibition. Alcohol distributors were so happy to have it legal, they did not protest the high taxes attached to “sinful” liquor.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071113193005AAJFdPr
    The link is where I learned an ounce of marijuana sells for $125. But I know from my corrupt youth and the ‘bad crowd’ with which I associated, it doesn’t cost ten dollars an ounce to grow, unless you’re growing indoors and/or trying to keep it hidden. I bet Marlboro could do it for much less than that.
    Let us assume, for argument sake, an ounce costs $15 to produce, package, and distribute to vendors. $15
    We allow $5 profit to the producer. $20
    We allow the stores selling it a $5 profit. $25
    We give $10 to the “town” where it’s grown. $35
    We give $15 to the “town” where it’s sold. $50
    We give $35 to the state where it’s sold. $85
    We give $40 to the Federal Gov’t. $125
    Profits can be used for education, healthcare, punishing those who allow minor access to the drug-(like alcohol) and then there’s the BILLIONS of dollars that won’t be spent on keeping people in prison, prosecuting people, and it will cut deeply into the profits of drug cartels.
    Every million ounces sold gives enormous revenue to businesses, growers, towns, states, and the Federal gov’t.
    Alcohol makers from Bourbon to beer don’t want it legalized. The drug makers of Zoloft, Paxil, etc. don’t want it legalized.
    The drug cartels don’t want it legalized.
    Legislators who take money from lobbyists of the Alcohol, Drug makers, and Cartels(remember, HSBC helped channel money for Iran and Drug Cartels) do not want it legalized.
    Marijuana has been found to have medical use and no longer meets 2 of the three requirements to make it a Schedule 1 narcotic. It’s time to use it as a resource instead of a way to keep otherwise law abiding Americans working in corporate factory prisons.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    In 1937 they did tax increases and spending cuts while the economy was slowly recovering from the Great Depression. Those actions resulted in a recession in the midst of that recovery. The Democrats are pushing tax increases and the Republicans are pushing spending cuts. If they are both successful, since they are both pushing the recipe used in 1937, I don’t understand why they think that what they are doing will help the economy. Things like “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”* and “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”* come to mind. It is understandable that the general public would not be cognizant of some of the details of the Great Depression, but it is unconscionable that the people making decisions for us in Washington also seem unaware of those details.

    *Albert Einstein
    *
    George Santayana

  8. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Jesus wasn’t an American

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @furnituremaker

    I’m confused.
    confusedly,
    C.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Obviously a sly way of criticizing the RePubs arbitrary debt ceiling anger - after passing the laws that force its moving. I love subtle cartoons…

  11. Rad-ish

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

    @Respectful Troll

    At $15 a gram, an Ounce of Pot costs $420.

  12. trm

    trm said, over 2 years ago

    No, that’s Dopey. Utter cluelessness on three wheels.

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Like trying to compromise with those idiot Republicants in the house and senate?

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    o….m….g…..
    ok….keep most of the numbers I offered, but give 50 to the city/town, 100 to the state, and the rest to federal gov’t and any other costs not noted. Might have to give subsidies to drug companies that lose business. They might have to focus on things like better flu vaccines.Would people smoking weed cut back on drinking? Isn’t there hemp beer out there without thc? The cartels will just focus on meth, heroin, guns, kidnapping, and prostitution.
    Radish! You have solved the deficit!! 2 million ounces sold, and you have just under a billion dollars!! Localities able to afford infrastructure and better schools. Better pay for everyone.
    Does that mean 2000 ounces sold would be nearly a trillion dollars? Math makes my head hurt.
    In a point by point comparison, there are more legitimate reasons for legalizing and regulating, than not. Besides, you’re blaming the plant instead of the mentally unfit people who use it.
    Pardon my joviality, Radish. Your answer made me realize how old I am. I have now lost all of my hippie cred.
    with questionable hints at levity,
    and Respect,
    C.

  15. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    “In 1937 they did tax increases and spending cuts while the economy was slowly recovering from the Great Depression. Those actions resulted in a recession in the midst of that recovery.”

    True. Good post.

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