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Gary Varvel

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  1. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Gotta get more voters to secure that Hillary gets in in 2016.

  2. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    When will the government learn to stop interfering with the Laws of Supply and Demand. Many workers aren’t worth $9 an hour to their employer.

    And all of this is built on the myth that people can only work 40 hours a week.

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    How about a Maximum Wage Decrease then?

  4. Richard Flaskamp

    Richard Flaskamp GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ahh, life in the Fix News bubble

  5. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    The minimum wage in San Francisco is over $10/hour yet somehow businesses there continue to succeed.

  6. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago


    And what does a cup of coffee cost? The gub’mint should not mandate a minimum anything.

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 4 years ago


    I used to live out in that area, near San Jose. What a horrible place to be one of the working poor, unless you’re one of those who uses personal irresponsibility to sponge off people like me. That’s why I left, enjoy watching your state and cities devolve into a third world sewer.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    OK my brother, first CA minimum wage is $8/hr according to this:

    So OK that’s fine. The rate in Fla is $7.79 close enough.

    Now go to these two sites and compare cost of living.

    The wife and I can eat out at a generic (Ruby Tuesdays?) restaurant for about $40 in FL while you have to fork over $60.

    If I was to rent an apartment in the city (3 bed) I have to pony up $1400. on average: you $3800.

    Now neither one of us will do that on minimum wage.

    $8/hr = $1408 (before taxes) for 22 day month
    $7.79/hr= $1371 (before taxes) for 22 day month.

    Can you say two jobs with OT?

  9. John Orr

    John Orr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Funny (not really), but the whole premise behind the Right’s tax cuts for the rich is that if they have more money, they will create more jobs. In other words: Give them more money and they will spend it, helping the economy. Why doesn’t the same principle work for the working class who demonstrably spend a far greater proportion of their income? The rich do not ‘create’ jobs out of some sort of altruistic largesse. Only increased demand for products creates jobs. Where does increased demand come from? Joe Six-pack who has a bit more disposable income.

  10. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    A warning written entirely by Republicans. Thus the yellow label.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @John Orr

    Yep you’re correct. But then where does the product come from? Again, joe six pack that works at the factory. And who builds the factory? It is NOT the government (though it could be if you want) it’s the guy that has the capital or the guy that has the collateral to get the capital. The investor (again the government can do this but has failed to do this time after time with their programs) which is again old people that have capital or those that work the system to gain capital.

    So when you require the investor to turn more money over to the government ot give to joe sixpack you skip the part where the investor builds a factory to create the product that moves the economy. The investor then has less money to build and so creates less product which raises the price of what is left and so the government needs to take more money from the investor to give to joe six pack and the cycle continues.

  12. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago


    Jobs come from needing more on the supply end. If those working on the supply end (workers) have more money to spend, that increases demand and thus the need for more production on the supply end.
    Besides, if minimum wage were what it should be (support three people on 40 hours a week), it would be over $20 an hour.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Bruce, you send a tingle up my spine when you post all these numerical details with links. I live in Southern California and I can attest to an elevated cost of living in a still stagnant job market. Considering that a lot of our economy is based on tourism, which is staffed with minimum wage folks, it isn’t going to help us if they boost it up again. California will undoubtedly decide we have to better the federal level and bump it up even higher.

    Historically people have always bitched when they raise the minimum wage and the hue and cry of compromising business is put forth. Usually it isn’t that significant an issue, but in this economy I think it’s bad timing. I’m not worried as much about big chains as I am the “mom and pop” restaurants, markets and retail storesl. For them it’s still not an easy time…

  14. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    The minimum wage in San Francisco is $10.55/hr.

    Now if we could pay people $3/hr in Florida we could lower the cost of Bruce’s dinner.

  15. lbalch

    lbalch said, almost 4 years ago

    Must be why there are fewer business’ than there were when first min. wage was passed. Do facts mean nothing to “conservatives”

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