Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 1 year ago

    Yea, O had nothing to do with it…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    “John Boehner wants tax cuts. Says that tax cuts under Reagan actually raised revenues. He’s a government “expert” by any standard. Seen every document, heard every argument.
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    But…we had $12 trillion in debt as a result of Reagan tax-and-spend policies.
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    We have $4 trillion more debt left by his disciple, Junior Bush, that the Tea Party won’t let us clean up.
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    Reagan was wrong. His “experts” were clods.
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    He did not increase revenues. He simply spent more.
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    Who says so? CBO, whom some call experts. And that was during their own Republican administration."
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    Hey, who you gonna call?
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    With a nod to Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Illinois

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, about 1 year ago

    We could send you our PM but lets face it, with all your problems you don’t need more.

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Are you kidding me? Don’t you follow the news at all, Jerry? Do you have no idea how the sequester came about? None?

    This is like a sportswriter saying a quarterback scored a home run.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    In July 2011, Obama & Boehnor held intense negotiations to end the “crisis” of that time, the debt ceiling debate. The result of that debate had Boehnor saying he had gotten “98% of what I wanted, I’m happy.”, Obama was furious, and a bipartisan committee started its work to find further cuts/revenue. That committee, famously including Paul Ryan, failed to produce legislation and fell apart.
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    Along comes 2012, and in order to prevent the next financial crisis, Boehnor and Obama again negotiated but that failed. McConnall came up with “Plan B”, but that failed. With another financial hurdle facing citizens, Gene Sperling, a senior WH aide, suggested this “Unacceptable Consequence” to force the parties and the W.H. to work together to find intelligent targeted ways to prevent more suffering than was necessary. Obama and Boehnor reluctantly agreed since it would put off the next impending disaster and perhaps the election results would make “cooperation” less necessary.
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    Here we are in 2013 and Unacceptable consequences are no longer unacceptable if it makes the other party look worse. Mr. Boehnor is upset he’s not going to get 98% of what he wants this time. Mr. Reid is.. frankly…useless and an impediment to progress- why won’t he pass a budget, why hasn’t he introduced the cuts the President says he has offered?
    Mr. Obama is trying to get Americans to contact legislators but the average American does not trust either party to work on their behalf. We need to see these people walking the walk, not just talking the talk. It is time for Mr. Obama to lead some cameramen into Capital Hill and knock on some doors. He needs to actively lobby for his policies and show Americans he is actually doing so, and to see the people who are closing the door in the President’s face. Will this demean the office of the Presidency or the Congress? Can either of those branches of gov’t be much further demeaned? These tribal mindsets are making Americans angry, divided, and something must be done. This nation needs a leader, and it needs lawmakers willing to work together.
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    Mr. Holbert’s cartoon needs to spread the blame.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    That committee, famously including Paul Ryan, failed to produce legislation and fell apart. "…
    ..

    Could not get past this lie to read the rest of the rant. Let me ask you one simple question. Who has past a few budgets and pasted them on time. And who has not?

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “Who has past a few budgets and pasted them on time. And who has not?”

    A pharmaceutical could repeatedly submit rat poison for FDA approval as an influenza treatment and it would be repeatedly rejected. You would then blame the FDA for rejecting an influenza miracle cure. Just because the Tea Party/Republican controlled house passes a highly partisan budget along party lines, that doesn’t mean the Senate should approve it.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Don’t reply to comments you don’t read.
    C.

  9. Zipi

    Zipi said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    President Bush signed a budget every year (as required) even though both houses of Congress were controlled by the Democrats. He did it by compromising. Obama seems to think that since he was given the White House he shouldn’t have to compromise anything. He is the obstacle, not the GOP in the House.

  10. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    What would your attitude be if there was a Democratic House and it passed [sic] a budget that a Republican Senate didn’t like?

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley – prove what you claim is a lie is indeed a lie. Facts and history are not on your side on this one. Either put up or shut up. You are not part of the solution, you are the problem.

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Um, it is you who are off topic not to mention ignorant of the topic. During reagan’s reign the sequester was initiated but never allowed to take effect because of creative bookkeeping, so the lone Democrat sponsor, Ernest Hollings, of the reagan era sequester asked that his name be removed and it became known simply as the Gramm-Rudman act. So invoking reagan was on topic of the sequester. The sequester was a result of the failed negotiations between House republican “leader” John Bohner and President Obama. Bohner did state he got 98% of what he wanted, and that included the current sequester. Saint ronnie’s policies and voodoo economics are a direct predecessor of the current economic woes of this country and baby bush did “double down” on the republican mantra “give massive tax breaks to the rich and they will altruistically pass that on to the poor.” Ten years of study have proven that wrong. King george gave massive tax breaks to his rich friends and party campaign buyers calling them tax breaks for “job creators.” Ten years of history have proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that those “job creators” didn’t and therefore the tax break experiment is a failure. All of this results in the massive debt we have now and the sequester that resulted from the republicans single minded (one mind among all combined) laser focus on protecting the wealthy from paying even an equal share in taxes to the percent of the national wealth they collectively own. So wmconelly was very on topic, just too complexly connected for a simple weak-mind like you to understand.


    Oh a,d by the way, the abbreviation for cartoon is ’toon, not “tune”. Further demonstration of your level of intelligence? A result of that “high quality” republican education you received no doubt.

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    That’s easy, it would still be the Democrats fault that the republicans didn’t get their way and only their way.

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    So while they all mud wrestle over who proposed the bad idea they all voted for, nothing meaningful with the real problems gets done.
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    Is it that Congress no longer have the people with vision who know how to deal with the big problems and are prepared to take bold action, so they manufacture crisis after crisis and then hurl accusations, which deflects attention from coming up with real solutions?
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    Or is it that the Republicans will do anything to assure an Obama failure, even if it means the nation fails?
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    After all, it is not necessarily spending and debt that are the problems. There is good spending and there is bad spending, and there is good debt and there is bad debt. But the Conservatives are rejecting all spending, good and bad. Let the economy languish, cut services, downgrade the infrastructure, reduce research, weaken education.
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    Where are the giants of yesteryear who proposed the Pacific Railway, the Hoover Dam, the Erie Canal, the Interstate Highway System, the space program, etc., etc.? These government partnership projects all took massive amounts of spending and debt. And the nation grew and flourished.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    can not answer the question? Answer is Obama has not been able to pass a thing. The guy is a failure. Sorry but I read enough to know it was a snow job. Why read anymore. the 1st pp has enough bs to know it would be a waste of time to read more.

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