Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. Murphy224

    Murphy224 said, almost 2 years ago

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

  2. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

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

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Actually its the excessive tax cuts for people who have more money than god that is thwarting the recovery.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 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.

  5. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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.

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    As someone who actually has an MBA?
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    Saving isn’t a bad thing per se.
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    Rather, it’s how a person saves what they have.
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    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.
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    If you stuff it in the mattress, then it does nobody any good.
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    A lot of people don’t seem to understand the distinction.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 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.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 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.

  9. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We are also debt-free. By choice, we have no off-spring, so how much debt the country has is not important to us. Because we chose to have no children, we have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings and investments, none of it hidden in foreign accounts. But if the voters are stupid enough to elect Romney, we will do nothing with our money to make him succeed. We learned this from the behavior of the Republicans in the House of Representatives. Greed and selfishness will officially be a virtue, and screw everybody except ourselves. It will be hard at first behaving like this, because we’ve been liberal Democrats our entire lives, believing in giving and sharing. But we can read the handwriting on the wall, and are preparing to “get with the program”.

  10. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    And the greed of teachers is drowning us in debt.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @phritzg

    If the voting continues to be compromised in 19-24 states it will be the few hard line Republicans who “elect” Willard.

  12. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Welcome to the new normal.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I know you think the rich should take everyone’s money and not pay their fair share but unlike you I have a sense of fairness.

  14. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @phritzg

    must be government workers.

  15. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 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

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