Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. Frank

    Frank said, 2 days ago

    The baby obama way of helping things

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 1 day ago

    Time to reopen the Soup Kitchens.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Not green enough, better take it back, Obama would not approve.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 1 day ago

    No thanks to the obstructionist House of Representatives, which has blocked anything that the CBO predicts would create jobs (Obama’s jobs bill, Immigration reform, farm bills). Thank God the Federal Reserve is able to keep working on employment despite conservative rage at them for having the gall to improve employment under a Democratic administration. If McConnell takes the house, he’s promised Politico that he will shut down the government again. That will be the death knell for employment in many small towns in my state, which rely on nearby National Parks for tourism income.

  5. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 1 day ago


    The House has passed 40 jobs bills that Harry Reid won’t let the Senate vote on.
    There wouldn’t all these shut down threats if the democrats in the Senate would vote on the budget passed in the House.There has been no budget since Obama got in office.The Dems had a veto /filibuster proof majority in the House and Senate the first two years of Obama and did nothing but the same continuing resolution crap they have now so they can tell the easily duped it’s the Republicans fault. That and spend $7.6 trillion in 5 1/2 years.More then all previous administrations combined.
    They have this thing called the Congressional Record.See for your self.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 1 day ago

    Is that fat guy with the barber pole trousers supposed to be Uncle Sam or one of the Uncle’s Koch? Care to clearly declare what you’re tooning about Mr. Varvel?
    If the Country is to have new jobs, jobs must be created by the GOVERNMENT because the private sector has no REASON to create them. The private sector is doing FINE with the workers and the work it’s got. Look at the stock market. Does the Dow Jones or the NASDAC look like it needs more JOBS?
    The GOVERNMENT ought to create jobs – jobs that BENEFIT the country and the commonwealth – and pay people fair wages to do them. When those wages are spent, the economy will grow and a growing economy will produce MORE jobs. At that point the Government can (and had better) cut back ITS work force, the private sector will step in and the Country will be back on cycle. That’s what OUGHT to happen. Of course The National Standard Fox Rush Noise Team will have none of it: too logical, too proven, too underwritten by statistics; it involves too much GOVERNMENT.
    How DO RepubliCons want to stimulate job growth? Why the same way they stimulated it during Bush the Lesser’s Reign. The want to go to WAR; they want to go to WAR every chance that comes along. Why? Because WAR amps up spending and creates JOBS they won’t ALLOW to be created by peaceful means. Think about it.
    Get out the vote, people. We can turn over the ENTIRE House of Representatives two months from now. Get out the vote or you don’t – or you won’t – live in a Democracy.

  7. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 1 day ago


    Wow. Judging by your second paragraph, you’ve either already overindulged in the holiday spirits or you live in some fantasy land.

  8. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 1 day ago


    jack75287 said, “Time to reopen the Soup Kitchens.”

    No, that would make all those unemployed dependent upon government and they’d lose all personal responsibility. Let them starve. For their own good.

  9. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 1 day ago


    Last year 56 jobs bills. Sitting on Harry’s desk.

  10. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 1 day ago


    Jack here in SE MI. Soup Kitchens, food banks, er whatever……They opened on Jan. 21, 2009.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    1. I’ve seen the House under Boehner forward a lot of deregulation bills, but not a single actual “jobs” bill, other than for accountants helping the top 1% and corporations cut taxes, royalties they owe the taxpayers, and increase profits on the backs of those same taxpayers being cheated out of their public owned resources.

    2. Over 400 “filibusters” in the Senate, more than any other in history does NOT mean Harry Reid (no I don’t care for his “leadership” as he’s in the pocket of mining and ranching interests in Nevada to stay in office) is holding up a danged thing by comparison. If you ever read the bills he’s not bringing forward, you’d thank him as a true “conservative thinker”.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Unemployment is down but it has been a difficult recovery since the world economy melted under the Bush admin.

  13. old1953

    old1953 said, 1 day ago


    That would be the “jobs” bills that sell national parks or did you mean the “jobs” bills that shut down social security? Or maybe the ones that tie their version of “jobs” to “no taxes whatsoever for the rich”. Or was it the fifteen or so that tie “jobs” to shutting down the ACA?

  14. old1953

    old1953 said, 1 day ago


    There’s been ten million jobs added since the crash under Bush – and of course that’s not fair since I brought up something that ACTUALLY HAPPENED under a REPUBLICAN. That jobs crash ended almost to the day of Obama’s first budget taking effect – using figures from FRED.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 1 day ago


    Started with Reagan to Obama and beyond. It is the Plutocrat way.

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