New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

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  1. pickyX2

    pickyX2 said, over 3 years ago

    And just when did Obama learn anything about economics?

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Be fair, pickyX2,

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    When did Economists ever learn anything about economics?
    And if they’re so smart, how come they ain’t rich?

  3. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 3 years ago

    That does seem to be the Republican mantra “Science = bad”

  4. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 3 years ago

    and ecology? That’s pretty dismal too.

  5. bigbeard61

    bigbeard61 said, over 3 years ago

    Economics is not a science (or not a hard science, anyway), despite what economists like to pretend. That’s not to say it doesn’t use scientific method, but like sociology, psychology, or political science, it is subject to entirely unpredictable patterns of human behavior. Not that it isn’t useful, but it is a social science and not the equivalent of chemistry or physics.

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 3 years ago

    @bigbeard61

    As Michael Shermer has pointed out, that makes it a really hard science. Chemistry and physics are easy because you can hold other things equal in an experimental setting.

  7. Carl

    Carl GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Relax! It’s just political satire.

  8. WayneZombie

    WayneZombie said, over 3 years ago

    The full joke is “Economics is called the dismal science because most economists are such dismal scientists.”

  9. Sherif (Xmas Balls) MunkyBluz

    Sherif (Xmas Balls) MunkyBluz said, over 3 years ago

    @pickyX2

    Can’t argue with that logic, esp when he mentioned he wanted to visit all 57 states…..

  10. LocoOwl

    LocoOwl GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So it is just dandy to deliberately misquote people because that is what you believe they really think?

    Pab, editorizlizing is not your forte. Stick with what you know how to do,.

  11. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie said, over 3 years ago

    Keynesian Economics, that most universities teach, says that tax revenues rise linearly with tax rates. So 100% tax gets you 10 times the tax revenue of a 10% tax. Also, government can pay people to work and get even more money back from the stimulus.

    Austrian Economics, that Ron Paul and others follow, says that’s crap. As tax rates rise people work less. Also, expecting the stimulus effect of government paying people to work to generate more money than the government paid out is laughable, otherwise you could create infinite wealth by constantly increasing federal spending. The rising unemployment rate after so much stimulus backs this up. Figure out the optimum tax rate, make that your maximum, and beyond that you’re going to have to cut spending. Simplifying the tax code with the Flat or Fair Tax plans so you can’t game the system like GE does makes sense.

    mises.org is a good place to start for Austrian economics reading.

  12. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Clinton and a Republican Congress balanced the budget with enough surplus to pay down the deficit in 10-20 years.
    Bush immediately lowered taxes and began deficit spending.
    (Yes, I understand the Wars, but never before were there further tax cuts DURING a war.)
    And then the Banks crashed.

    And everybody blames President Obama because he didn’t wave his Magic Wand and make every American a billionaire, while defending the country against Godless Communists and Godful Terrorists by eliminating all taxes and privatizing Social Security and Medicare but not moving towards Socialized Medicine (unless, of course, you happen to be retired, and then Socialized Medicine must be supplied to you at the expense of anyone who still happens to have a job).

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 3 years ago

    @Technojunkie

    Even though the stimulus was too small, and most of it wasn’t used it still saved 3 million jobs and created 1.7 million jobs so a failure it wasn’t. Didn’t lower the unemployed numbers since so many of them aren’t counted. Obama thinks like a Reagan Republican and it shows.

  14. deangup

    deangup said, over 3 years ago

    So good!

    John Maynard Keynes was rich.

  15. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, over 3 years ago

    Perry despises science because Orgo kicked his buttocks.

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