Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 3 years ago

    No, because of the previous 30 years of Republican conservative economic philosophy.

  2. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Better than the last three of Democrat policy. In the first year Obama Doubled the debt, increased spending at an explosive rate, and presided over the worst economy of the last two hundred years.

  3. firedome

    firedome said, about 3 years ago

    did anyone really expect obama to have the ability to stop the huge abysmal snowball of debt bush created beginning shortly after he destroyed the surplus created by clinton?

  4. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 3 years ago

    Well, FDR didn’t end the Great Depression in 4 years, either!

  5. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 3 years ago

    And how can anyone expect Obama to undo the damage GWBush did in half the time?

  6. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I am. I have a job now. Not one of those temp jobs I had 4 years ago, but a job with pay, benefits, and a future. Whew!

  7. KPOM

    KPOM said, about 3 years ago

    @jnik23260

    In fact, FDR and his “New Deal” just made the Depression worse. That’s what Obama has done, too. No one disputes that he, like FDR, inherited a bad situation. But most of what Obama did that was actually beneficial was a continuation of Bush’s emergency actions (TARP, GM/Chrysler Chapter 11). What Obama did was use the crisis as an excuse to pass $1 trillion of “stimulus” (which was mostly a bailout of states that simply delayed their day of reckoning), a healthcare bill that is likely unconstitutional, and a “financial reform” bill that ignores the real issue behind the 2008 crisis but still manages to add 2700 pages of regulation to make it more difficult for alternatives to the “too big to fail” financial institutions to emerge. Even the GM/Chrysler bailouts were botched. They needed Chapter 11, but he shouldn’t have taken the unprecedented action of overturning 2 centuries of law by wiping out secured creditors to give the unsecured union pension plans a bigger stake of the new companies. Those secured creditors included ordinary bondholders and institutional investors such as, ironically, state pension plans.

  8. KPOM

    KPOM said, about 3 years ago

    One thing is certain. Winslow isn’t better off now than he was 4 MINUTES ago. Those cactus needles can sting.

  9. Robert Haacke

    Robert Haacke said, about 3 years ago

    I love the way you Republicans and Democrats keep pointing the finger at each other when the truth is that you are both equally at fault.

  10. James McNeil

    James McNeil said, about 3 years ago

    @Darsan54

    Nice try. Epic fail, but nice try.

  11. James McNeil

    James McNeil said, about 3 years ago

    @jnik23260

    Problem. Obama is spending MORE than Bush did. Lower percentage, but higher raw numbers.

  12. notinksanymore

    notinksanymore GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I am a LOT better off now than I was four years ago. But I don’t think politics had anything to do with it. It was a little bit of brains and a lot of being in the right place at the right time. Plus I was pretty bad off back then, so it didn’t take much to make me better off.

  13. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 3 years ago

    The libs have said that so much they actualy have started to beleive it. Things were fine under Bush. The bad thing that startded this whole mess was the housing melt down. While you can trace back to clinton rule changes that allowed it the real reason it happened was the people themself not the goverment. People stopped buying housex as someting to live and raise a family in and started buying them as a way to get rich. They the buyers, nobody else created their own ponze scheme. Over 80% of the house that were forclosed the buyer had the same job when they lost the house as they did when the bought the house. Which means they bought a house they couldn’t afford to start with. What has hurt young people was cash for clunkers. You can’t buy a cheap used car anymore. You have to go into debt financing a car. So now a car payment, higher insurance and a morgage/rent payment is eating young people alive. Add to that being force to buy heath insurance when you don’t needed it is making it impossible for them to get by.

  14. Wizard4168

    Wizard4168 said, about 3 years ago

    @firedome

    Well, firedome, Obama did promise to cut the deficit. Instead, he’s pushed it steadily higher. Obama hasn’t even proposed any cuts in spending, much less enacted them.

  15. Badfisherman

    Badfisherman said, about 3 years ago

    @KPOM

    Here’s a standing ovation for an excellent response.

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