Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I was thinking Ignorance and Want but maybe it’s too far from Christmas to be appropriate.

  2. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Did anyone else notice how closely the two are walking together. Almost like a couple in love.

  3. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    So, unions had a hand it the bankruptcy, but automakers didn’t? Seems like Mr. Varvel is partially blind (willfully).

  4. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course not! It wasn’t Unions or Politics: It was those pesky tax payers who broght all this on! How dare they leave Detroit and actually stop paying their “fair share” of extortion, oops I mean taxes, yeah that’s it taxes!

  5. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, almost 3 years ago

    you must be union and blind to the damage your union caused.

  6. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, almost 3 years ago

    Gary got it wrong. They should be smiling and trying to decide on their next victim.

  7. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    You think taxes=extortion? Please explain how they’re the same.

  8. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “…Obama promised magic green jobs would save the Auto ’s…”
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    I don’t remember him doing this. When did this happen?

  9. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 3 years ago

    I guess Gary forgot about greedy corporations too……

  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @CasualBrowser – Taxes that are used to fund government services for all are an accepted costs of being a responsible adult – Read here: Schools, Roads, Sewers, Police and fire protection et al.

    Where they become extortion is when the government reaches into the pockets of a taxpayer so that they can provide direct payments to another voter: SS, SSDI, Welfare, Foodstamps, AFDC, Medicare, Medicaid …

    It doesn’t matter that it was a majority that decided it was OK to steal the earnings of one group to give to another. At the end of the day it is still looting and theft. And it becomes extortion at the point where the taxing body says: “Give us that money or we will put you in jail or confiscate your possessions”

    Detroit is an example of what happens when the number of takers becomes so much larger then the number of providers that it becomes cost prohibitive to stay within that taxable zone. The productive population left Detroit seeking out a safer and more hospitiable environment and left the takers behind.

  11. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @casualbrowser – Heres your promise for green jobs which never materialized

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-u2v0aFgLQ

  12. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @moderateisntleft

    How is it the fault of corporations that Detroit went bankrupt?

    You toss in Greedy as some sort of gratuitous epithet but if you invested your money in a corporation you would expect the CEO to work tirelessly to make sure you got the largest return on your investment possible.

  13. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    No management dummies? That’d be unique.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    To deliver the union vote as a bloc requires that unions provide both financial and promotional support to politicians that would enact union positions on work, wages, and benefits. Politicians were more than happy to accede to the union’s demands in order to keep that voting bloc casting their votes for them. Of course the unions didn’t have to make unrealistic demands nor did the politicians have to acquiesce to those demands but they did and they did.

    The generous retirement benefits were never funded requiring payments to retirees be made from current income. This required an increase in taxes on the automotive industry and their vendors (and everyone else). As more and more municipal employees retired, more retirement funding was needed to come from current revenue necessitating raising taxes even more. As vendor’s facilities and equipment became obsolete, vendors moved to northern Indiana and Ohio to remain competitive.As jobs moved out so did people and small businesses closed their doors. This reduced Detroit’s tax base even further requiring Detroit to raise taxes to meet obligations forcing more companies to move out. When new plants were going to be built, one would think that the demographics of Detroit would result in plants being built there, but that didn’t happen. The economics of doing business in Detroit just didn’t make sense. Honda went to Ohio, GM truck and bus went to Indiana. Mercedes went to Alabama. Suburu to Indiana. Toyota-six plants everywhere but Detroit.

    And this all started with the collusion of unions and politicians.

  15. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s what happens when Democrats are in complete control for over 50 years.
    Freebies for Everybody!!!
    Nobody stopped to ask: What happens if the people paying for those “Freebies” decide they don’t want (or can’t) pay for it anymore?
    Just ask Greece.

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