Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I heard Chuck Shumer on the TV this morning saying that they (the senate) would put together a budget but that it would contain more “revenues.” I can’t wait to see what they consider palpable on top of the tax increases they have already instigated. Considering the last “tax the rich” increase barely raised enough to cover the 50 billion spent for hurricane Sandy, it doesn’t surprise me there will be additional tax increases soon. I fear they are just getting started on increased taxes.

  2. hanmari

    hanmari said, almost 3 years ago

    When you total the amount for federal income tax, federal payroll tax, medicare tax, fica tax, state disability tax, state income tax, state and county sales tax, county property tax, and every other tax that nickels and dimes, an American middle class family pays close to 50% of their income in taxes during a given year. And instead of reducing spending, our politicians debate how much more to raise taxes? We live in a bizarre age.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago


    O has made success envy and excuses very popular among today’s younger people.


  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    D’s have another chance to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by ignoring the rampant waste, fraud, and lobbyist inspired loopholes that fill so many of our gov’t programs. Rs could greatly improve their image by giving their attention to that same waste and fraud prior to cutting programs out of existence This all or nothing approach our legislators apply to every aspect of gov’t not only creates gridlock, but it also perpetuates the billions in wasted money that benefits special interests of the left and the right.
    The cartoon has a sad validity. It may well be argued that there are Dems taking trophies made of taxpayers, but it was the R’s that jammed that stick up the poor guy’s backside.
    Don’t give into the temptation to pick a side when both sides are equally culpable. Blame both, write to both, and use what you know to tell them to do their jobs…not for lobbyists, not for corporate or ‘show business’ donors…but for all Americans.

  5. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, almost 3 years ago

    You’d look like that too, with a stick up your butt!

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I still believe that granting the President the power of “Line Item Veto” would give too much power to the executive branch, but is there any Constitutional reason the Senate and House majority and minority leaders can’t sit down themselves and do the same before sending a bill off to be signed? Riders are political currency and bargaining chips, and both parties will add ridiculous pork projects to kill a bill rather than work together to improve it. Why can’t we force Congress to police themselves? If Kansas wants more funding to improve VA hospitals, let it stay on, but remove Nebraska’s request for $80 million for a tennis racquet museum.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    On a national scale I don’t know where they would get more revenue without taxing more or killing Social Security.
    Locally they charge to get into parks, they have red llight caameras and charge $54 for a drivers license so you can vote. There are probably other fees I have not encountered yet.

  8. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s not the taxes that hurt; it’s that mounting pole…

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    In my last pay statement the Government kept 17.5 percent. So if anybody thinks there should be more taxes:

    Gifts to the United States
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
    Credit Accounting Branch
    3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
    Hyattsville, MD 20782

  10. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    of course donkey [rangel,gaither,daschle,pelooski] do not pay taxes]

  11. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 3 years ago

    Amazing how the rightie-tighties forget that Bush’s wiid-spending, off-budget wars were what caused the economy to crash. And all that suffering he caused just because he thought Saddam put a hit on his father. No concern at all for the country on his part. And the elephants still try to support him.

  12. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Hey, look, Bush is 5 years in the past. O has had plenty of opportunity to try and rectify the situation, but has only worsened it.
    Face it, from here on out, it’s your guy and not Bush anymore.
    BTW, I didn’t support Bush’s spending any more than I do O’s, and I certainly believe we should withdraw ALL of out troops back to home. Yes, that’s right, ALL troops including those in England, France, Germany, Japan – everywhere.
    We have enough problems at home without worrying about the rest of the world – charity begins at home.

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