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Steve Kelley

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  1. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Only because you know damn good and well that the executives of those banks won’t be held financially responsible for their misdeeds. No way, in fact their bailout from the government specifically did not control bonuses for “good management.” Remember that, they ran the banks into the ground, the taxpayers had to bail them out to keep them from failing but the executives got their perforrnance bonuses anyway for "doing such a “good job.” Now who was President then? Oh, yeah it was George W Bush, the worst president in the history of this nation.
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    But given that the taxpayer already bailed out the banks, this has already come to our bank.

  2. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    More fees, more penalties, and less recourse to get away from them without having to pay a dime. BOA sucks!!!

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Okay, lets see: I’ve got a can of beans and you’ve got some silver. Why would I sell you my can? I can eat my beans, but I can’t eat your silver! Which is why I have a huge stash of food, being constantly rotated to avoid going over the “best before” date. You might argue that you have a gun, but then we end up in Mad Max territory again…

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    The picture is not completely correct. It should be like a circular firing squad: the bank holds the gun to the head of the government (“if we go down, you go down”), the government holds the gun to the head of the citizen (“pay or end up in prison”) and the citizen holds the gun to the head of the banks (“give me my money or you will never get any of it again”). That would be the first panel. The second would consist of three “BLAMM!” sounds…

  5. Rise22

    Rise22 said, over 1 year ago

    NO ONE is going to trust their money in banks….then what???

  6. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Rise22

    Cash transactions start becoming the normal form of monetary exchange again, which may mean that nobody could trust any credit-based transaction for fear that any bank or government backing one or both ends of the transaction might not and the person taking credit in lieu of actual money may be out actual money if the rest of the transaction goes through.

    And if nobody can trust any credit-based transaction (check or credit/debit card), then the economy slows down even further, worse than it did in August and September of 2008 when nobody could trust the Credit Default Obligations out there being used to guarantee all sorts of worldwide transactions.

    And with only a cash-based economy out there, and possibly a barter-based economy also flourishing locally, any national or even international economy collapses on itself because nobody will trust anybody who uses anything other than cash or goods to back up the transaction.

  7. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    In a strictly barter-based economy it would make sense that we all trade food for food. But as a group becomes larger and more coherent, more people have more goods to offer and bartering cannot always satisfy that. Thus people turn to an item that is near universally valued, such as silver. This has been seen in the prisons where bartering does occur, however the prisoners also use tobacco as currency as it is in high demand and cigarettes can be used as a medium to obtain things that direct bartering cannot resolve.

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    And a portion of that stacked silver should be cast into bullets for the werewolves that will be roaming the streets.
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    Zombies? dunno, do they like beans?

  9. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    The Cyprus bank story was blown way out of proportion. Anyone who deposits more than 100,000 Euros in a bank that offers a 100,000 Euro deposit limit should know they are taking a risk. Evidently a lot of wealthy Russians were too concerned about their tax shelters to consider that.

  10. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @flake-67121

    What? Are you posting while high?

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    I know this will be hard for you but I have confidence you can achieve the task if you take enough time.
    Please read your comment again and THINK about it carefully. Repeat as necessary. You make fun of me because of the day, simply because you can’t tolerate that I spoke a factual negative against baby bush. Nothing I wrote was false or wrong. The bank executives ran the financial health of this country, and arguably the world into the ground, and they still got their massive "performance bonuses, because their bailouts were specifically designed to allow those massive bonuses. President bush WAS President when the bailout was designed, written, passed by congress and passed by President bush. As for President Obama granting blanket immunity, I may be wrong, but I believe you are correct, at least in principle. And I know many, many “Liberals” who, like me, are very mad at President Obama over his refusal to seek any charges against the criminals on Wall Street. No wonder nothing has changed when it comes to cheating the average American, there were no ramifications before, why would they worry about them again?

  12. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    yes!!

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @USN1977

    Thats the point. In “Fallout 3” it’s bottlecaps! Who knows what the currency after the collapse will be? But you will always be able to get it in exchange for things people really NEED. You get my drift?

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