Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 3 years ago

    Our PM does the same thing. Possibly a power thing or stupidity, who knows.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Let us not forget giving them f-16’s and a couple of hundred tanks, compliments of the American taxpayers. Wow, it’s a good thing we don’t have money problems of our own since we can kick down a billion plus a year in aid to the muslim brotherhood…

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Information about foriegn aid that, to my knowledge, does not get reported is: Where does the money go, exactly?
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    That is, say we give Egypt several billion (the amount of money usually is reported, or at least available), for ‘security’, where, exactly does that money go and are there strings attached? Which strings?
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    Would we give Egypt several billion and then they can spend it on whatever weapons they choose? Doesn’t seem too likely.
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    My guess is that some weapons manufacturer, who coincidently makes large ‘campaign contributions’ to key legislators, gets a contract with the US Govt. to deliver specific weapons to Egypt. That way, Egypt gets the arms, the weapons mfr gets tons of money, the CEO gets tons of money, the congressmen get tons of money, and Fox “news” viewers get to be outraged.
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    I’ll be happy to be enlightened if I’m off base.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^ There would be comparable scenerios for food, or constructon/development types of aid, as well.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    “I’ll be happy to be enlightened if I’m off base.”


    Sounds about right to me…

  6. ironic eggbeater

    ironic eggbeater said, over 3 years ago

    U.S. Foreign Aid In Millions of US Dollars to Egypt
    Year Total
    2001 1,990
    2002 2,075
    2003 1,915
    2004 1,863
    2005 1,819
    2006 1,795
    2007 1,758
    2008 1,701
    2009 1,500
    2010 1,550
    Includes both economic and military aid. Over the years since the 1967 peace accords the US has given the Egyptians over 200 fighter jets. Why all of a sudden do we have a problem with this?

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    @ironic eggbeater

    “Why all of a sudden do we have a problem with this?”

    Maybe because Barry said we need to release illegal alien criminals, layoff teachers and shut down airports because of the sequester?

  8. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    “The wealthiest .1 per cent of Americans now enjoy a life expectancy of 107.3 years and typically die in their sleep, while the bottom sixty per cent can anticipate living only 56.8 years and are statistically more likely to perish in hideous car accidents and firearm incidents, from drug overdoses, or after losing their lower extremities to diabetes.”
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    Is Holbert suggesting we do something about this trend, or that we help impoverish Egypt’s new government? Silly me. The latter of course.

  9. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So “across the board cuts” in the law means “shift the cuts from one category to another”? Ah, I see. I thought it meant “across the board cuts.”

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Another ignorant cartoon. So, what we give to Israel doesn’t count as coming from US citizens? Because the bill is a lot higher there. The US has interests in the rest of the world, and cutting that off would help us about as well as cutting all the money from educating our kids. Money to help Egypt’s economy is well spent, as is money spend to help our own economy. There’s no choice necessary. We could raise a hundred times that amount by letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, or cutting the carried interest loophole, but the GOP won’t stand for the government saving money in ways that might hurt CEO salaries.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Although I was charitable in those years when I was prosperous, I don’t remember ever using borrowed money to be generous to others when I was broke.

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    @TJDestry

    Ding ding. Republicans would LOVE to shift cuts from defense to ‘entitlement’ programs. Can’t have it both ways. They shouldn’t have agreed to this.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @ironic eggbeater

    Thank you!

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    Israel is not ran by the Muslim Brotherhood.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    If the President signs off on an act of Congress that is not veto proof, then he shares the responsibility for the enactment of that law and is to be blamed as much as Congress. Blaming just Obama or just Congress isn’t logical.

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