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Tom Toles

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  1. Murphy224

    Murphy224 said, about 4 years ago

    “Excessive saving”? Me thinks his pockets are empty. Kinda hard to spend recklessly when 23 million are unemployed.

  2. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Will Rogers on economists: “If you laid those guys end to end they’d point in all directions.”

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 4 years ago

    economists…they still promote less regulation, less taxes, and economic utopia will flourish. must be nice, when they have tenure, hefty speaking and consulting fees, and loaded benefits and pensions.

  4. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, well we can trade Obamanomics for Romnynomics if we so choose. Won’t matter much except to the 1%. But then the 1% is all that matters to Mitt. We can even put Mitch McConnell in charge in the Senate. At least Wall St. (and Donald Trump) will be happy, for awhile.

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago

    As someone who actually has an MBA?
    Saving isn’t a bad thing per se.
    Rather, it’s how a person saves what they have.
    If you stick it in a bank account, the money is still at work: the bank keeps a minimum percentage on-hand, and then uses the rest to make loans to people.
    If you stuff it in the mattress, then it does nobody any good.
    A lot of people don’t seem to understand the distinction.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    I think Toles’ point is that economists aren’t really helping and that the middle class is in a damned if you do damned if you don’t situation.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    I agree about saving, it is good as long as it is saved where it can still work.
    savings in a Swiss bank account , the Cayman islands or invested in gold does not help our economy.

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 4 years ago

    And the greed of teachers is drowning us in debt.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 4 years ago

    must be government workers.

  10. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 4 years ago

    If people want to help the recovery need to look for stuff made in the USA. Anything else only helps china and walmart. And the only jobs they create are clerk postion which will only last till you spend the last of you money and china has it all

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    You have to think about all of those filibusters in the Senate that stopped any initiative to actually reduce the deficit.

  12. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, about 4 years ago

    Children and grandchildren will be burdened with debt under Romney. Romney’s magic unnamed loophole closures to turn a new 5 trillion dollar hole in the deficit into a surplus are purely imaginary. Just like Bush’s tax cut (weighted to the rich), where is the deficit reduction, middle class jobs and prosperity? Clinton delivered middle class prosperity at a 39% top tax rate. I’d welcome it back and wish that I was in that bracket paying my fair share.

  13. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    Greed and selfishness will officially be a virtue, and screw everybody except ourselves . . . believing in giving and sharing. But we can read the handwriting on the wall"

    I sadly agree. It’s every man for himself.

    As a tax-payer, for instance, I want to know why my tax dollars continue to pay for Howgozit spending whole days doing nothing but posting on comics forums . . .

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    I do not know a single small business owner with an MBA and the three MBA’s I had to work with I had to train… from my experience an MBA is a BS degree.
    These days if you put your money in a bank and earn the going interest rate (2% or less) that money only works for the bank, not the saver. and for the last four years the banks have been only lending money to those who do not need it. You might as well stuff it in your mattress…smart people are paying down their debts right now because debt service takes too much money out of their disposable income…why pay credit card interest rates on a debt when you can pay it off ? Credit card interest rates haven’t dropped and banks are not issuing that much in new credit unless you have a high credit rating (another way of saying, they will lend you money if you don’t need it). A lot of MBA’s don’t live in the real world.

  15. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    When the going gets tough the tough go shopping ? I remember shrub saying that, but we went into recession in March 2001 and shrub tried to blame it on 9/11 in October of that year, that is where the quote comes from.

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