Robert Ariail for August 28, 2022

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    RAGs  5 months ago

    And republicans will fill the life ring with lead, and change the rope to a chain.

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    lopaka  5 months ago

    Doggonit if you do, doggonit if you donʻt eh Ariail? Canʻt even state on old addage anymore

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    basilisk Premium Member 5 months ago

    He does more than any President since the creation of Pell Grants. But it’s not perfect, so vote Republican. Go away. Grow up.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    Therefore, NO help is better than a small amount of help?

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    knutdl  5 months ago

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    cdward  5 months ago

    You’d rather he throw NO ring in? Politics is the art of the possible — and you can’t help everyone, especially with a congress so dead set against helping ANYONE. Sure, the entire higher education system is rigged to keep lower-income people out, and sure, this is only one tiny step. But you have to start somewhere, and this is the best start we’ve seen in a long time.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 5 months ago

    Are there no billionaires who need republigun tax breaks?

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I have found that some people are unable to partake of the Govts largess because they borrowed from someplace other than the preferred lenders. And they can’t pull a Trump(declare bankruptcy)because of the way the law is written

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    eclairewl Premium Member 5 months ago

    This cartoon can be interpreted in 2 different ways, either too much money or not enough. Other thoughts?

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    Znox11  5 months ago

    Maybe if employers would pay a living wage that kept up with everything else going up, there would be a whole lot fewer people in need of this lifeline.

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    jean.balliet2  5 months ago

    What a simplistic attempt. Actually very lazy. You are a Republican troll

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 5 months ago

    They wouldn’t even bother, too busy cozying up with the 1 percenters

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    moosemin  5 months ago

    College is Big Business, for-profit, with vastly-overcompensated College:University presidents. It is the American Way.

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    preacherman  5 months ago

    So, if Joe is only sending out one life preserver for hundreds of students, then what’s the Repubs complaining about? He just took a page out of their playbook. I and Joe would rather have free tuition and subsidized board for all students but that’ll only happen in an all Dem congress and WH.

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    mxy  5 months ago

    Here’s a crazy idea. I know it’s nutty to think this way in America but maybe they could pay off the loan like I did my house. It’s not complicated. you work and give some of the money made to whoever loaned you the money. I’m doing it right now with my truck loan.

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    Anonamoose Premium Member 5 months ago

    What the hell is he supposed to do? His current, modest proposal, is likely to end up getting knocked down by the courts.

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    DrDon1  5 months ago

    Far too many have difficulty understanding the concept of ‘fairness!’

    [ Never, ever help your fellow man! ]

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    shannon1352  5 months ago

    The GOP’er didn’t complain about their PPP loans being forgiven….Just saying

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    Durak Premium Member 5 months ago

    Golly Mr. Ariall! Just think what could be done if Congress got off their collective backsides and did something about it.

    Vote Blue and get something done!

    (So sick of goNanny. Backsides my fanny.)

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    wildthing  5 months ago

    It was the least he could do, and all the right’s cartoonists are shocked, shocked I tell yah.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 5 months ago

    Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead was a slap in the face to all of those people who had to stay dead.

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    HT-Missouri Premium Member 5 months ago

    Many of the college loans went to students who were conned by false advertising by dubious fly by night “colleges” of skin care, massage therapy or Trump university level scams.

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    casonia2  5 months ago

    Nah. Do nothing at all, watch people drown, and say they deserved to die for trying to get an education.

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    casonia2  5 months ago

    Please excuse the repost, but here’s the Republican plan: Despite being in the minority, members of the SCOTUS, “Conservatives,” RWNJs, and white supremacists are attempting to drag this country back to their imaginary Jeffersonian agrarian idyl. The 1790 census (when Jefferson was Secretary of State), counted 5.3M Americans. Only white males owning 50 acres or more of land were permitted to vote, approximately 6% of the population. Free white men who did not own land, free white females, and slaves could not vote.

    In 1790 the American population was largely rural, making a living by farming. Our most recent census counted 332,403,650 Americans. Current estimates are that 83% of Americans live in urban areas. They do not work at farming.

    In pursuit of “small government,” the following are conservatives’ goals for their Jeffersonian America: 1. No women’s rights. 2. No civil rights for people of color, or for any other minority groups. 3. No immigration, other than Caucasians. 4. No labor unions. 5. No health insurance. 6. No legal recourse due to Republican-packed courts. 7. No social security. 8. No disability insurance. 9. No minimum wage. 10. No free and fair elections (ultimately, no elections). 11. Imposed state religion; government funding of religious schools.12. Unregulated militias unchecked by Republican-packed courts. 13. No work on mitigating climate change; no environmental protections. 14. No free press. Continued…

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    casonia2  5 months ago

    Repost Continued: GOP politicians don’t care about the environment or mitigating climate change because they intend to stay permanently in office and use their money and power to take over remaining livable locations as environmental conditions worsen. Republican leaders don’t care if America dies as long as they can feed off the carcass for their lifetimes.

    Consider how many people would have to die or be virtually enslaved for their platform to work. Why do you people who support today’s GOP, Trump, and Trump wannabes think that you will come out winners under this regime?

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member 5 months ago

    This helps millions of people. It wipes out debt for many. The provisions to lower the portion of income required from 10% to 5% means millions more will have substantial income to buy houses, etc. Giving extra money to Pell grant students (who are disproportionately Black) is a great idea.

    No, it doesn’t alter the lives of everyone who took out $100k loans for grad degrees. Expanded forgiveness to people who go into public service work will. If you got an MA from an expensive school & decided to become a niche podcaster living in Brooklyn, I don’t know what to tell ya.

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    Durak Premium Member 5 months ago

    The picture fails to include the picture of an elephant with a shark fin swimming amongst the people.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 5 months ago

    The students will pay their loans as soon as the billionaires tax breaks trickle down to them.

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    LeslieBark  5 months ago

    A better solution would be to increase state/federal support of State universities and colleges back to the pre-1970 level of 70+%. Right now it’s at 20-30%, forcing students to make up the difference. My blue- and pink-collar parents had no trouble paying for my 1969 degree, nor did the parents of most of those hypocritical Republicans hollering the loudest, as Michael Hiltzik described in his article in today’s L.A. Times.

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