Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    When something doesn’t perform its desired function, it should be eliminated or changed. If this philosophy were to be applied to government spending, we might not be in the position we are now in. Anyone disagree?

    But, if Mr. Obama does it, it must be wrong, evidently. Not to worry, Mr. Boehner’s laser-like focus on job creation should be producing results any day now.

  2. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @Oscar54

    You mean the Republican House that passes jobs bills that are subsequently ignored by Harry Reid?

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    With all due respect to my conservative fellow, ansonia, I think we should stay focused on the toon here. The whole point is that he met with them 4 times, they haven’t met in a year (Jan 2012) and now he disbanded them. As we can see, Obama never was serious about the economy, and he’s never been focused on the economy. The fact that the economy is still limping along and he dismissed the jobs council specifically meant to spur job growth shows that he hasn’t cared about the economy one iota.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    The job council was chartered for two years when unemployment was 9.1% and was due to expire this week.
    They were unpaid businessmen, and now that unemployment is in the 7s they are no longer needed.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    It would be nice to get a real unemployment rate based on employed/unemployed instead of an unemployment rate based on criteria set up by politicians. The changing of the criteria for who is classed as unemployed goes on from administration to administration and it’s a lie to the American people.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    “So you’re giving Obama a pass?”

    On this particular narrow topic, yes. I think that many councils, committees, and even supercommittees are created specifically to do the duties of the people who created them, and I think this one fits the description.

    As a result, I shed no tears when such a group is put to rest. Having said that, it is incumbent upon the people who have been elected to do a job…..to do their job, regardless of political party. For this I give Obama no pass, but the same can be said for Boehner and McConnell, Pelosi, and Reid. There are many who are complicit here, and they have the power to change things. They just like them the way they are, for some unfathomable reason. (Well, I suppose money could be a reason……)

    I think we can all agree that government needs to be streamlined. It has its purpose, but it has over-reached in many areas. This, however, will necessitate layoffs. Any large change will have consequences. This is the problem, and our leaders know it. No one wants to be responsible for layoffs in a down economy.

    Let’s face it: how many accountants would we need if we really reinvented the tax code?

    To quote a truism, though, crises present opportunity. The trick is to move people skills from an expiring (or shrinking) task or profession to professions and tasks that will be growth areas. The only way to do this for people losing their jobs is to provide training, and who’s going to want to put their political gluteus maximus in a sling by proposing a government “handout”, regardless of its potential return on investment? In addition, there will be many who would say that it is not government’s job to determine where the growth should be, and others who say it should be the private sector who should be providing the training. To those people I would say that private enterprise would not be willing to provide this training for people who have no job, and therefore cannot pay what they would want for this training, so in practical terms, it would only work if the government provided it.

    As in many situations, when faced with no really good options, most people do nothing. Refer to our government for details.

  7. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    While you get your topics and talking points from George Soros…CNN…..MSNBC……ABC…..CBS……NBC…….PBS…….etc etc

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