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Jerry Holbert

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 7 months ago

    For a long time i was against lobbying. But then i thought “How is the government going to learn about the issues that industry and public have with it if nobody tells them?”. So, i am strictly against tit-for-tat deals, campaign contributions and such things, but if someone wants to save the spotted owl he has to send a lobbyist, sad as it is, these days. EVERYBODY wants a slice of the president and the White House, bundling wishes and demands in the shape of a professional go-getter makes some sense.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    There is no logical connection between public tours of a building and conducting business in an office in that building. I’m not crazy about lobbyists, but this cartoon makes no sense at all.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Obama’s idea of saving money is to shut down public access to the peoples home. And on the other hand the most transparent President in history, yeh right, has had many a visitor from the lobbyist. Hiding the fact that he is just a big sell out.
    clear enough for you now?

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    You want to put a hurting on K street?
    FAIR TAX!

    http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FairTax_and_Business

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 7 months ago

    While I also consider the cartoon to be sadly appropriate, it must be noted that way too many in Congress are themselves becoming lobbyists and/or consultants for companies for whom they apparently found favor.
    ^
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/25/former-lawmakers-lobbying-jobs/2011325/
    ^
    I suggest that if the gentleman depicted in the cartoon goes to the Congressional gift shop, he can find a bargain on some Senators and Representative he can place on his mantle in his office.
    ^
    A quick note of rage…
    The President and too many of the long term career politicians get benefits and pensions which make the actual need to work almost superfluous. This attitude of elected office in order to secure a good retirement is an insult to the American people whose blood sweat and tears are the founding stone upon which this nation stands. It is an obscenity waved in the face of veterans of every conflict in our nation’s history and present, veterans who struggle daily to deal with the consequences of their service while trying desperately, for themselves and their families, to get those benefits they were promised as incentives, and they earned through service.
    If my actions did not impact people I love…
    but they do.
    Angrily,
    C.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, 7 months ago

    End the sequester, and you’ll get your precious White House tours back. And you’ll get a lot of cancer patients on Medicare getting their treatment again, and head start for poor kids. And lobbyists talk to presidents — the long fight Cheney took on to prevent anyone from knowing who talked to them about energy policy as exhibit A for the fact that this president is more transparent than the previous team.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    Ouch!

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    @onguard

    Cheap politician is an oxymoron.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months ago

    @ARodney

    This teams energy policy like all libs before them is wishful thinking.
    They wish for a cheap clean energy source.It’s likely a 30 year or so project to come up with anything practical and get the infrastructure built.What are we supposed to use til then?Maybe we could put windmills on our cars?

  10. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    If Obama… next election time… turns out to have a multi billion dollar campaign chest…. I will be severely disppointed.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 7 months ago

    If Obama… next election time… turns out to have a multi billion dollar campaign chest…. I will be severely disppointed.

    I’m not sure what you mean by that. Why would Obama need campaign funds for the next election?

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 7 months ago

    Thank you, Citizens United.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Jerry is aware that thanks to Republican “rules changes” what went from approximately 5 lobbyist per member of Congress when Reagan “stepped it up” (while blasting unions) has now grown to over 200 per member, right?


    Hmm, that a lot of those lobbyists, like Wayne La Pierre for example, are paid a LOT more than the President, doesn’t lead to any Congressperson sending $$ their way, like well, can you say F-22 or F-35, or MORE submarines and tanks the Pentagon doesn’t need, or want??

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    You want to put a hurting on K street?
    FAIR TAX!


    For me, the Fair Tax has all the appeal of a huge increase in sales taxes, because that’s what it is. I have yet to see how the Fair Tax will actually produce the same revenue income taxes generate. Which is it’s secondary purpose. The main purpose is obviously transferring a substantial tax burden from the wealthy to the not so wealthy. Doesn’t sound fair to me.

    I’m sure K Street will continue doing a thriving business, regardless of taxes. There’d still be billions to be made by steering government policy.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @PAJ

    Oh—just listen once again to Obama’s 2008 speeches where he was going to do something about lobbyists.

    True enough. Obama is acting like the mainstream moderate that he is. Most of the ‘lobbyists’ were campaign donors. This is nothing new. White House visits have been a privilege of both parties’ major donors since the old place was built. Anyone who thought Obama was going to give up a powerful fundraising tool for his party was naive. He qualified all of his promises with, “as long as the Republicans agree to do the same”. Fat chance.

    Now, if you’re problem is no White House tours, lobby your Congressman to pass a budget that includes funds for that.

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