Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    House Republican matchbooks don’t work…ever!

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    You can’t blame the House Republicans. This is the president who said that he doesn’t need congress. He just does it through Executive Action.

  3. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    Now’s a good time to say that outsourcing your jobs to dirt poor countries is without a doubt a stupid idea.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s a news story today, from The Economic Times:

    NEW YORK: US stocks Monday continued their upward trajectory following a strong US jobs report Friday and improving sentiment over Europe’s prospects. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70.65 (0.47 percent) to 15,206.49.
    +
    McCoy is a fool.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    I’ll also add to your “McCoy is a fool” line as well. Here are a few numbers he can suck on: 195,000 net jobs have been added in June, well above what economist were predicting (165,000). The U.S. dollar is up as the Euro falls (though not by much). Things are getting better.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23199688

  6. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    Once again, I will say that for jobs to be created there needs to be a demand for product.

    Courtesy of increased production capacities and mechanization, we need fewer people to make the same product.

    possible ways of alleviating this is

    . Consumerism is stepped up
    pros +
    . Creates demand, drives up profits, GDP goes up

    Cons -
    . Carrying capacity, consumer debt load goes up (at least in short term), Spiritual vs material fulfillment etc
    ^
    . Mega engineering & or science projects, ex mass desalination, Terra-forming. Super grid, Mass green energy ( This is because of the large capital dump that occurs with green energy, not for environmental concerns)

    Pros +
    . Increased production capacity, lower cost of living over time, something to marvel at, scientific advances

    Cons -
    . Large amounts of debt, RnD is unpredictable, Would likely require trying to co-opt other nations, would require expansion in science education
    ^
    . Global Conquest, time to invade the rest of North and South america and truly have the united states of america (hey, it gets people working, ex Germany ww2, Japan ww2, or even the allies when they weren’t being bombed

    Pros +
    . Land grab, cheap resources

    Cons -
    . Ethical lapses, economic damage, societal damage, no new progress as a species, likely resentment from the rest of the world.
    ^
    Forgive all or portions of privately held debt

    pros +
    . Suddenly reduces cost of living for many people to just food and electricity, allows for increased consumer spending, favors higher risk investments

    cons -

    . Inflation, harm to banks, may reduce future financial investments

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    The largest majority of financial reports I’ve seen and heard, as well as quotes from CEOs, are confident that job growth would be higher, perhaps much higher, if not for a lack of confidence in the legislature. The fact that there is little belief Mr. Obama has the wherewithal to strike a deal with such extreme ideologies in place weakens confidence further.
    In a way, this is a reflection of our responsibility in the job market. From our willingness, even need, to buy cheaper imports, to a failure to be part of the system that chooses our leaders, we contribute to the lack of confidence amongst employers. CEOs don’t believe, and perhaps don’t trust, the American people to be active in communicating with our elected officials. They don’t trust us to pick intelligent and longsighted individuals to make policy.
    All it takes is a visit to any popular comment page for a CEO to see the quality of dialogue and interaction between the electorate. Without civil discourse and respectful exchanges of ideas and innovations, the Job Creators will be hesitant to hire, and without education and good health, they won’t find anyone to hire.
    We need to help light that rocket, neighbors.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. black dog

    black dog said, over 1 year ago

    Friday’s disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs. Approximately 2.7 million, in fact. And the trend has been growing. Meanwhile, full time jobs decreased last month by another 240,000. America’s second largest employer is now a temp agency. Let’s hear it for the community organizer!

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @black dog

    “America’s second largest employer is now a temp agency.”

    That’s old news.

    I saw an article the other day that said that “Immigrants — both legal and illegal — have accounted for all of the job gains in the U.S. labor market since 2000 …”

    http://tinyurl.com/mnjfucn

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “Wrong! The House has passed Jobs Bills with only Jobs and nothing but Jobs.”

    And by that, you mean several attempts at more tax breaks and deregulation.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    They were created here. Don’t be a McCoy sourpuss.

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