Gary Varvel for April 19, 2024

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    Breeana  2 months ago

    TRUMP NEVER PAYS FOR ANYTHING AND ONLY THE OUTRAGEOUS INTEREST IS FORGIVEN.

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    The Nodding Head  2 months ago

    Tax cuts for billionaires pay for themselves. That’s why The Gibbering Gasbag promises more!

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    DC Swamp  2 months ago

    Dementia Joe clearly isn’t arousing the support of young people, so the kakistocracy is buying their votes with college loan forgiveness and sticking the rest of us with the bill.

    Conversely it may pi$$ off those who paid their tuitions, paid off their loans or never went to college. Why should an electrician, truck driver or plumber be forced to pay for someone else’s college expenses?

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    Henwood  2 months ago

    ^^^@Swamp: Who will the electricians, truck drivers or plumbers turn to when they have a heart attack or cancer, if nobody can afford to get an M.D?

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    Ontman  2 months ago

    It’s Varvel. So take the cartoon at face value. Zilch.

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    mac04416  2 months ago

    Now that’s a leader! Telling adults that they are not reasonable to account for the loans they took at 18, but a 6yo is mature enough to have cosmetic surgery so they appear like the opposite gender.

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    mac04416  2 months ago

    Socialist love to spend other people’s money to make themselves look good.

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    truthsocialol  2 months ago

    That’s unlikely scenario.

    June, 2023: "trump headed to Miami’s famous Cuban restaurant Versailles after his arraignment at the city’s federal courthouse and declared to a crowd of admirers ‘Food for everyone!’

    Then he left without paying for anything."

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 2 months ago

    I have no problem helping the kids get out from under crippling debt. Some people in their 50’s are still paying for student loans. In the meantime the state university is crying because they can’t make ends meet. But they can find $36 MILLION to pay for sports programs. Now that there is the ripoff that taxpayers don’t even think about!!! Who do you think is paying the $36 Million, look in a mirror as you all have state universities with sports programs!!!

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    piper_gilbert  2 months ago

    Trump never pays for anything out of his own pocket. That’s for suckers.

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    rmike7842  2 months ago

    Is he referring to when Trump went to the Versailles and said, “food for everyone” to his supporters? He didn’t pay. Technically that’s conning rather than buying. Otherwise, paying the student loans is like investing in infrastructure. I can easily make that claim about a bridge on the other side of the state that I’ve never used. But the truth is that we all end up paying one way or another, and practically every time we don’t pay now, we end up paying more in the future.

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    MaryBethJavorek1  2 months ago

    he has yet to pay many cities for the security during his first campaign, he stiffs people all the time and now you are going to claim he is going to pay for lunch?!?!? Get REAL!!!!!

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 2 months ago

    A far better investment than paying for rockets to give to Israel. Or subsidizing the one percenters.

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    davidthoms1  2 months ago

    Student loans that are forgiven are not paid for by taxpayers. They just aren’t repaid. Like most money borrowed by the government. I rate this cartoon “pants on fire!”.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 2 months ago

    Maybe we should stop loan-sharking 18-year-olds. It’s completely immoral.

    “How much was your loan?” “$50,000.”

    “How much have you paid?” “$90.000.”

    “Oh. How much do you still owe?” “$120,000.”

    It’s indefensible.

    They’ve paid back what they borrowed. But let’s make them debt slaves for the rest of their lives because they listened to their parents and took out a loan for college, and were too young to understand usury.

    Meanwhile, Donnie-boy – the so-called “billionaire” – has made paying back only half of his loans standard business practice, and his suckers think that’s just “good business.”

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    ChristopherBurns  2 months ago

    When did Mr. Trump ever pay for someone else’s lunch?

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 2 months ago

    The rich benefit from the caste system that keeps college out of the reach of all but those who are already well off. They can pay wages that require two or three jobs per household just to keep food on the table, while they keep the majority of the GNP produced by the people who are living that way. And, they are assured that future generations will remain in that situation, since tuition isn’t an option.

    The average college graduate pays about $7800 more a year in federal taxes than the average high school graduate (2023). Over 30 years, that totals about $234,000. If that’s divided by the 4 years it takes to get a college education, THE GOVERNMENT MAKES MONEY ON AVERAGE ON EACH STUUDENT. This includes those who never, graduate, get degrees that don’t help get a job, or just generally don’t make it, because the majority do.

    This doesn’t even consider that with the degree, the person is less likely to ever need unemployment or welfare, that more students would complete high school if they could see a clear way to a really good job, and that they would be enriching the Social Security and Medicare funds. They would also be paying a larger amount in all other types of taxes.

    The best investment we could make to keep America strong is to not just forgive all student loans but to make all higher education, including trade schools, etc totally free, as long as the student is making decent grades, and increase the number of schools and teachers to make room for all who can profit from the education. There is no better way to spend money than to invest it in our people, to give them every opportunity to be the best they can be. Yes, It’s good for them individually, but the country is made up of individuals, so what’s good for one is good for the country.. We don’t, even during a time of high unemployment, have so much a lack of jobs as we have a lack of people who have the skills to perform the jobs that are available- in other words, a lack of education.

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    jader3rd  2 months ago

    Donald Trump would walk into a restaurant, say “Lunch is on me”, and then walk out without paying. Joe Biden on the other hand puts forth effort into doing what he says he’s doing.

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    s49nav  2 months ago

    Biden wandered into a fast food restaurant, trying to imitate Trump by buying free milkshakes. He couldn’t figure out how to make the purchase. He had his staff say, “When I eat, everybody eats! When I pay, everybody pays!”

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    Havel  2 months ago

    And in their next breath, the anti-college crowd will blame Biden for the fact that Chinese universities are passing up our best research institutes.

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    ncorgbl  2 months ago

    Nope, that’s wrong. After the Bush2/Republican ‘Great Recession’ in 2008, and the passing of the ACA, new president Obama took the student loan business away from Wall Street and put it into the ACA. All that interest sat, even congress could get to it. Biden’s loan forgiveness is for interest on those loans and will be financed by that interest siting, not by tax payer dollars.

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    charliekane  2 months ago

    Yeah, and ya better tail ‘im when he says he’s hittin’ the john as lunchtime draws to a close . . .

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    Radish the wordsmith  2 months ago

    Varvel thinks lying criminal Trump is going to buy him a free lunch. Free Tax breaks for all billionaires is what republican thieves have as a real goal. Make the middle class pay for Trump’s ‘free lunch’ for the rich.

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    Woodstock Generation Premium Member 2 months ago

    DT’s tax cuts and enormous debts are on the Children’s backs.

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    librarylady59  2 months ago

    Let’s be honest. trump would take them out to eat at Pineapple and Pearls where one meal costs around $325 and then he’d stiff them making them pay for their own meal as well as his..

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    truthsocialol  2 months ago

    Over the next ten years, Biden’s loan forgiveness could cost taxpayers as much as $559 billion dollars.

    trump’s $2.3 trillion tax cuts for the very top one percent richest Americans and their companies, over the next ten years, will cost taxpayers between $700 billion and $1.1 trillion.

    You lamea$$es whine and clutch your pearls about paying off other people’s student loans, but not a word of complaint about picking up the bill for people who are already billionaires.

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    truthsocialol  2 months ago

    I wonder how many people hating on loan forgiveness would have turned it down if it was offered to them.

    I wonder how many actually benefited from it and criticize it anyway, like the republicans who received multi-million dollar PPP loans, and then applied for forgiveness, and then criticized student loan forgiveness.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Biden, is skipping one step Congress!!!

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    braindead Premium Member 2 months ago

    Forgiving loans — that’s a BAD thing, then?

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    DefundFakeMedia  2 months ago

    Another good one straight to the point.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 2 months ago

    The funny thing about this is that when Trump drops in on a restaurant while he is campaigning, he calls out that he is buying everyone lunch. Then he leaves without paying for anything. He’s done this many times.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Furthermore, President Biden is trying to encourage people to go to college, whereas Republicans and Trump fear educated voters.

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    Another Take  2 months ago

    Is Trump promising to buy his jury lunch when he knows that the state will be providing it? Typical Trump! What a slimy grifter gasbag. (Ooops. I’ve just eliminated myself from being on the jury of one of his many upcoming trials darn it!)

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    bueller  2 months ago

    Not sure about the “successful” part, but charging $59.99 for a Bible is certainly stealing from the hard working.

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    cfkelley  2 months ago

    Not only are you paying for other people’s student loans, you’re also paying for Quid Pro Joe’s proxy wars.

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    Al Fresco  2 months ago

    Do the math —- $1.5T in student loan debt divided by 335M Americans equals $4,478 per every man, woman, and child in the country added to their current share of the national debt. Pay up deadbeats.

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    Stat_man99  2 months ago

    TRUE! TRUE! TRUE! Reallocating MY tax money to pay other folk’s bills is MARXIST!

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    PaulGoes  2 months ago

    Trump can afford it because of all the money he is funneling from his campaign (and others) into his businesses.

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    Lynne DeSpain Premium Member 2 months ago

    When did Mr. Trump ever pay for anyone else’s lunch???

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    Frankfreak  2 months ago

    Is it the loan principle or the payment on interest, that is being forgiven? There is a BIGGGGGG difference.

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    gopher gofer  2 months ago

    trump always manages to stiff people when the bill arrives…

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    2AndFour  2 months ago

    Trump hangs around the people. The old geezer hangs around his billionaire donors expecting his 10%.

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    tpcox928  2 months ago

    Trump has repeatedly walked into restaurants and said “Lunch is on me” and then walked out without paying. Or, “Drinks for everyone!” And then everyone had to pay their own tab.

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    elvisgirl3  2 months ago

    These student payoffs go to rich donors kids.

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    Kracklin Rosie - “Tolo Dan Nan Galad” Premium Member 2 months ago

    Biden’s puppeteers tried copying President Trumps meet the people pick up the tab moment and failed miserably. In a scripted and rehearsed promo, Biden fumblingly ordered at a fast food joint then went off script and wandered around asking where the “milkshakes” were. The normally busy place was empty of customers and the only other person in the background was one of his SS guards. There was a leaked clip of the cashier rehearsing with Biden’s handlers how the encounter was supposed to play out. Biden clearly presented as an elderly person having a confused, incoherent moment.

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    Union Man  2 months ago

    Varvy, Trump buying lunch? Hahahaha…………………………………………………Hahahaha………………………………………………………..

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    b.john71  2 months ago

    Tax cuts to the billionaires,is a pork project for the members of congress

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