Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    Would it be better to do as the tea party types want and just crush him right before the holidays??

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 11 months ago

    This cartoon isn’t worth a rational comment. The issue in DC isn’t the budget. It’s one political party trying to force its will onto and over our traditional Constitutional process. Holbert works for Murdoch, just more demurely than Fox or the WSJ.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    Almost everyone, except the US government, must borrow in hard currency. Only the US has its sovereign currency as the world’s key currency, and so COULD print the money when it runs a deficit. Other countries, since their foreign debt is in hard currency, can be forced to default if they can’t earn enough of the hard currency to repay their debts. But the US government, and ONLY the US government, has its entire debt, domestic and foreign, in its sovereign currency. But the debt ceiling is a law, and in the US, the Law is the Law. Also, the Congress has voted to spend $3.9 trillion. And that Law is also the Law. Contradiction. QED?

    The Europeans, annoyed that one country controls the key currency, tried to create a currency under no nation’s control to replace the dollar as the key currency. European banks then made bad loans in Euros, and then decided the borrowers would not be allowed to default. But the borrowers didn’t have enough Euros to repay their loans. So what to do? Answer: the Euro announced it was no longer running for the position of ‘key currency’.

    Now the Chinese, who have an inconvertible currency, want to de-Americanise the world economy. But they don’t have anything with which to replace the dollar.

    So what to do?

    More honey, anyone?

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    Is that a mountian of bull$h!+ that he’s stuck in?

  5. blackash

    blackash said, 11 months ago


    Obama and the democrats wanted a shutdown for political purposes. To get around the sequester “cuts” they need leverage over the Republicans and the shutdown gives them that.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    So that’s why Cruz did his filibuster?

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 11 months ago

    Love this one, it really is on congresses level.

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 11 months ago

    Maybe Harry Reid should let the Senate vote on the House passed bills and let the cards fall where they may.But the Democrats don’t want to risk losing.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    $16 trillion in debt said, “… dems have not passed a budget in 5 years. They are drama queens that flitter from crisis to crisis while Obama golfs.”

    And we must always remember that Obama started the two wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, also and racked up a debt of $16 trillion.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 11 months ago


    Right over 50 years of overspending does not deserve any comment.

  11. blackash

    blackash said, 11 months ago


    It wasn’t a filibuster and the shutdown was going to happen with or without it.

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