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Jerry Holbert

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    “In the long run we need a clear plan to reduce the ratio of publicly held debt to national income. BUT FOR NOW the best chance to reinvigorate the economy, spur business investment and encourage consumer spending is through PUBLIC BORROWING AND SPENDING. Instead, we’re heading into an ill-advised, across-the-board austerity program.” Robert M. Solow, a Nobel laureate.

    But Glen Rush News Fox Gold Standard want the opposite and since 9/11 haven’t they been right about everything?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    @wmconelly

    We’ve been doing the BORROWING AND SPENDING thing for the past 4 yard.

    How’s that working out?

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    Probably. Too bad the cuts won’t be closer to 30 percent.

  4. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 4 years ago

    first we have to go to the store and buy made in USA items. And unlike obama is doing in making more free trade agreements they need to stop the ones we have. And moey to stimulate the econmy does not do us any good to build roads if we go to the store and spend it on imports.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Just the last four years, huh?

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Holbert has got it right today!

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    What rubbish. None of that is true. Study some economics. People aren’t investing in business because there’s low demand. There’s low demand because people don’t have jobs, and those who do aren’t getting raises even with vast raises in productivity. Too much of our wealth (over 90% of the Obama recovery) goes straight to the top 10%, who off-shore it to the Caiman islands to take advantage of tax loopholes. They have plenty of money, but aren’t investing it. Because there’s no demand. We need stimulus spending, and we need to close tax loopholes to pay for it.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    really? So how come he can’t get a budget passed in the Senate? The DEMOCRATIC senate. Let’s see the last proposal for 3.8 trillion in spending? That’s right 99-0 defeat in the senate.

    So where did the money go last time.

    Oh some good places. The CBO says i created or saved from 1.2 to 3.3 million jobs in 2010. Huh. OK.

    The huffpo submits this slide show.

    http://tinyurl.com/bvwc2v4

    Now how many of those “investments” succeeded?

    So 2 times we followed your path, how about doing some cutting now?

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    Arod you are becoming a supply and demand guy that is good may be hope for you yet but that does not tell the whole story. James Madison said:

    “Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue … presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many.”

    With so many regulations also why they have no idea what the regulations will be how can most men start a business.

  10. jflyn123

    jflyn123 said, almost 4 years ago

    Name me one country that cut government spending only and solved a recession. They go further into debt and are worse off in the long run. I hope all of you let’s cut people are going to get your trucks out and get the bullets to Iraq.

  11. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, almost 4 years ago

    Where is the leadership?
    Congressmen are elected to represent.
    Senators are elected to add balance to Congress.
    The president is elected to lead.

    A leader unites, not divides.
    Leadership is needed.

    This is the result of 5 years of President Obama leadership.
    It is time for President Obama to lead, past time.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    And it’s a shame too. Canadians are such nice people.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Correction Inspector Conservelusseau: we’ve been borrowing & spending for 12 years. The first 8 years bought Iran a puppet state in Iraq, as well as a corrupt regime in Afghanistan. The last 4 years averted a repeat of the Great Depression.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Businesses haven’t been expanding because there is weak consumer demand. The Federal Government response was only big enough to cushion the worst effects of the meltdown in 2007-2008.

    Consumer demand will grow when the housing market starts growing & when stagnant wages start rising.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Pure lie. The Sequester was proposed as a carrot to get the Republican House to agree to increasing the debt limit in 2011. Obama wanted automatic tax increases as part of the Sequester package, but guess who blocked that?

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