Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    How long before somebody makes this a partisan issue?

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It would be awful if the Pentagon had to make do with even one fewer flag officer.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Three congresses sworn in on 2009, 2011, and now 2013 have strove for the badge the young man in Mr. Holbert’s cartoon wants to achieve. The former two congresses were successful in their bipartisan efforts to make the Congress of the USA the most disrespected and least productive in US history according to numerous reports. The Congress for 2013 is well on its way to earning its own badge of shame under the watch of our current “scout master”. Mr. Obama ignores the lessons of Jefferson, Lincoln, Clinton, and other Presidents who invited opponents to dinners and socials in order to broaden the lines of communication and find compromise on legislation. Scouting, scandals and social issues aside, has been a great tool for teaching innovation, responsibility and teamwork. These characteristics are sorely lacking in our nation’s capital.

  4. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    We’ll know soon whether or not there’ll be any REAL cuts (sequester) in the budget…

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Please. Obama has proposed a solution balanced in the Republicans favor, that gives 2/3 spending cuts, 1/3 closing tax loopholes. The Republicans have not passed or even proposed an alternative in this congress, they’ve been on vacation when they aren’t busy passing bills to ban abortion and punish the poor for being poor, and blocking cabinet members, appointees, and judges to keep government ineffecient. GOP incompetence will next lay off hundreds of air traffic controllers, because, you know, jobs.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago



    Just some facts.

  7. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    Bruce, this is an excerpt from one of your sources:
    “Rep. Ryan has said that he will pay for these tax cuts by eliminating many of the loopholes in the current tax code that allow many higher-income families and businesses to pay a lower effective tax rate than the current upper limit of 35 percent.”
    As you know, these same Republicans haven’t actually agreed to close any loopholes. That’s an old trick that both sides have played in the past- say that IF you do this, then I will to that later, and then it’s not done later.
    Another excerpt:
    The bill now moves to the Democratically-controlled Senate, where it is likely to fail in favor of the spending levels agreed to during last year’s debt ceiling debate."
    If both sides argeed to something last year, why is the House moving the goal posts now? (The reason is that they don’t want to raise revenue, so they have to cut deeper to compensate. And that is not what the majority of Americans voted for last November.)

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @M Ster

    The statement from Arod:

    " The Republicans have not passed or even proposed an alternative in this congress,"

    It was not true. Regardless of what you think of the bills.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Phew! That’s a relief! Have there been any RIFs in this century?

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s are Congress!

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sorry the left here have been calling the congress controlled by the right here for two years now. You can’t stop them.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Obama has invited Republicans to many functions, Lincoln screening, BBQ, etc, but they don’t show.
    He says it is to avoid a Fox News backlash.
    Republicans have control of the House, and control the Senate by filibustering and requiring 60 votes for everything except post office names.

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago


    Bruce, it is true that the Republicans passed a budget. But it is pretty much what Ryan and Romney ran on last year, and the majority of voters rejected it.
    This isn’t the 2ng grade. They don’t get a gold star for simply handing in their homework. They’ve got to DO something, and it has to be different from what the voters rejected less than 90 days ago.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Go ahead. Do the sequester thing. Then sequester Congress (like they do when they elect a Pope) until such time as they come up with targeted cuts that they have to answer for instead of a shotgun blast that they can blame on the opposition. Do the same thing to them to induce tax reform. Don’t give them time to contact whomever; just lock them in. That way they don’t get input or “campaign contributions” (read as bribes) promised from all and sundry lobbying organizations.

  15. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    Here is an interesting article on the sequester from Yahoo’s financial news group:
    Bottom line: Investors have been burned twice recently by over-reacting to Congress’ threatened inactions and eventual actions. They are betting that the result this time will be something we can all live with.

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