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Jerry Holbert

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    @old1953

    I think the point is that there’s broke and then there’s broke.


    If a family with $400,000 in income runs up a bunch of bills to where they can’t make the minimum payment in full on the due date, that’s a bit different from someone who has a net income after taxes of less than $10,000 and a debt of a million or so thanks to a sub-prime loan.


    Back in my home town, we had an auto dealership that regularly declared bankruptcy and then re-opened as a new business. The law made it easy for them to borrow the money to buy the cars and then not pay it all back.


    (NB:Abuses like that got the law changed so that person tricked into taking out a sub-prime loan with a verbal promise that payments would never be more than $600 a month when the written contract said the payments would be U = r∫Cr(e)•w(e) de –or about $3,000 a month-–can now be put in a state or federal Workhouse for the debt to teach them a lesson they’ll not soon forget.)

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Legal fees can be very expensive.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    A progressive reporter I like had a great comment that went roughly like this…
    “Saying you were very poor to afford the “Houses” (plural) isn’t going to garner you a lot of sympathy.
    It’s funny to think that even billionaires can find their money to be tight at times. While in the midst of mergers or during financial turn downs, even one percenters have to watch how they spend their money and at such times, might feel ‘impoverished" even as they walk through their 25thousand square foot home towards their in ground swim pool after parking their Lexus convertible in their four car garage. It’s all a matter of perspective. I wish more of us could feel so impoverished as that. :D

    That said, It is likely that Mr. Holbert’s cartoon is accurate in predicting that statement is going to keep Ms. Clinton up late at times.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    What gets me is how Republicans talk about how wealthy the Clinton’s are perceived to be now when they scoff at her claim that they were “flat broke” when he left office 16 years ago.

  5. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    I wouldn’t know! If you don’t do anything wrong, you don’t have legal fees. Wonder if that ever occurred to her?

  6. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    At least Bubba saved ‘em some money by not dry cleaning ML’s dress…

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 6 months ago

    Certainly perspective has a lot to do with it. Ms. Clinto, used to the very best after their stay in the WH at taxpayer expense, was perhaps shocked at how much that lifestyle really costs when taken on without taxpayer funds to draw from. (you know free house, free food, free security, free transportation, expense account for clothes and so on.)

    So I can relate to the sticker shock she felt concerning housing costs, education costs as the family stepped back out on their own.

    But people really? Had a “problem” putting together the cash for their houses ? What, did Chelsey have some radical extravagant addition to what the rest of us pay for a college education and “borrow” for? Didn’t Bill have a “pension” of about 17K a month to fall back on? How many of us do not make that in 6 months? ($201,700.00/yr pension)

    Plus we the people pay 100K a year for “staff and office”, Secret service protection for life and medical care for life. Hillery can claim a 20K a year pension as well.

    I don’t know. Seems to me it;s a far cry from “dead broke”. I’ve been dead broke.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    The White House is not entirely “taxpayer expense.” The cost of the cooks and much of the staff has to be paid out of a relatively meager salary (relative to the importance of the job, Romney makes considerably more per year doing nothing). Obama’s income was mostly from books he no longer has time to write, so his income has taken quite a dive as well, as seen by his income tax returns.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    @Jase99

    16 years ago?
    Math is hard ask any doper liberal.
    $16 million the first year out of the Whitehouse is a long way from broke.Especially when you consider that neither of the Clintons ever had an actual job.
    Cattle futures, White Water , the Rose Law firm billing records and the like.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Jeff H

    Linda Tripp, who worked for the Pentagon, convinced ML not to clean it. Sounds like a set up to me.

  11. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 6 months ago

    Is that another 3AM call?

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    “Linda Tripp, who worked for the Pentagon, convinced ML not to clean it. Sounds like a set up to me.”

    As I recall, it was a set up. Investigators were pressing Tripp, who agreed to buddy up to Monica to get the dirt. Tripp got a lot of hate for what she did, but she was pressured into doing it.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @denis1112

    “Especially when you consider that neither of the Clintons ever had an actual job.”
    Not many politicians on either side of the political fence can say they’ve ever held down a “real” job.

    “Cattle futures, White Water , the Rose Law firm billing records and the like.”
    Blah, blah, blah…. Congressional Republicans investigated Clinton nonstop for nearly six years. The most damning thing they could actually pin on Bill was that he lied about a little consensual hanky panky in the Oval Office. Of course several prominent Republicans were actively cheating on their spouses while making a big fuss about Bill’s goings on.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 6 months ago

    Got to agree with the Truth Fairy on this on Hillary! That was a DILLY!

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 6 months ago

    @ARodney

    So Arod, perhaps you may want to look at this.

    http://everything2.com/title/Presidential+perks

    In it we find this:

    While the President technically has to pay for his own food, he does have a number of expense accounts (see below) that he can use to purchase it.

    So no, we pick up the tab for his staff AND his food….

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