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Ted Rall

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    Fortunately, the rabid Communist Obama has taken a few steps to address this problem: while no one can be jailed just for debt in the US, if one cannot pay a debt, it is taxable income, so these deadbeats can be jailed for tax evasion when they can’t pay the taxes due on the debt they could not pay. They can also be jailed for contempt of court if ordered to pay a debt with money they don’t have. The US needs more debtor’s prisons and workhouses to teach all these deadbeats a lesson they’ll not soon forget.

  2. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    I’m not familiar with your comment style, but I do hope you were being sarcastic.
    Financial health is learned @ home and in school. Jail parents & teachers. That will solve the problem. (FYI: This was sarcasm.)

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Does “rabid Communist Obama” sound thoughtful? Maybe he should have said “rabid, Muslim, Communist Obama”

  4. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Low, stagnant wages is only on reason why people are going into debt. Increasingly higher prices for goods services, easily available credit and, people trying to live above their means, are other contributing factors. If prices were low and stagnant, as they were during the great depression, and if credit were not so readily available, people would not so easily be going into debt. Demanding that employers pay higher and higher wages won’t solve the problem. If people consistently attempt to live above their means, and they start using more and more credit sources to do that, they will start going into debt, no matter how high the wages.

  5. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Jeez Michael, I sincerely hope nothing ever happens to cause you financial distress. I don’t think you would deal with poverty very well.

  6. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 12 months ago

    crabbyrino and packratjohn: Did both of you just start reading comments this morning? Michael wme is famous (or is that “infamous”?) for his razor-sharp satire.

  7. strohbaj

    strohbaj said, 12 months ago

    This is similar to calling 50 million people on food stamps a success for Obama administration. Poor economy creates government dependence. We all know how that works out. Wait, we still do not know if it carries for 4 generations.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 12 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    I believe Islam has some prohibition against usury (charging interest) and unfair business practices in general, so apparently Obama is not a Muslim. But I’m not a religion expert.

  9. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 12 months ago

    Although we can all sympathize with people who are being hounded by collection agencies (they are lowlifes), some of the blame can be placed on the deadbeats themselves. Many people take out credit or student loans with no intention of ever paying it back.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 12 months ago

    A liberal arts degree from an expensive private university is looked at the same as going to a local CC and finishing at a cheap state university. It’s still a liberal arts degree. I knew a guy who got a psychology degree from a super expensive private university and worked at minimum wage for several years afterwards in a grocery store.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Michael has less money than you do.

  12. jackson49

    jackson49 said, 12 months ago

    great toon!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Click on the blue type.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Wages stagnant since 1970.

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, 12 months ago

    sad, but true.

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