Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Truth hurts; Fifteen dollars an hour will not help people much, what a burger flipping job can do is let you eat till you find something better.

  2. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Check out the labor and statistics records. Raising the minimum wage increases jobs. Because those people will spend that money, increasing demand, causing other employers to hire, increasing demand, ……

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @cjsm

    Agreed. Same old conservative arguments.

  4. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The greed at the top is a cancer on the middle and lower classes. Wealth creator’s my a$$. Poverty machines, more like it. No one can live on minimum wage. It needs to be raised.

  5. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 3 years ago

    @cjsm

    Sure, I want to pay $10 for a hamburger… (Rolls eyes)

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Does anyone believe we can have a robust middle class unless large numbers of people earn good wages?
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    Or, maybe Republicans/fox “news” viewers don’t want a robust middle class.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @cjsm

    “Check out the labor and statistics records. Raising the minimum wage increases jobs.”

    Don’t try to argue with facts! Conservatives know what they “know” & even if what you say were true, they don’t believe in rewarding hard work, they believe in rewarding exploitation.

    Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

  8. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It always amazes me how the Left Wing feels that a non-skilled worker should receive the same wages as a highly-skilled worker.
    You raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, then that raises all the wages above that worker, and the minimum wage worker is STILL where they were to begin with. Either that or McFast Food has to lay off 1/2 their staff, hurting more of the people that the wage increase was SUPPOSED to help.
    Why do you hate the American worker so much, Radish?

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “It always amazes me how the Left Wing feels that a non-skilled worker should receive the same wages as a highly-skilled worker.”

    No one said low skilled workers deserve the same pay as high skilled workers. Highly skilled workers generally make a lot more than $15/hr. Not sure what your rate is, but it should be more than $15/hr., IMO. We disagree on a lot of things, but I think you provide a service that is way undervalued.

    You could argue that the laws of supply & demand dictate our wages, but a few people have tilted the table in their direction. Most people have been lucky to have their incomes keep up with inflation, while our broken system awards a small number with the bulk of our economic gains.

    My opinion on our unfair division of the economic pie should be well known to all by now. There is something very wrong when CEOs walk away with multi-million dollar checks, despite failing at their jobs.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    That statistic on how much the wealthy pay in taxes is simply amazing! Especially when you also find that the wealthy now own almost all of the wealth in the US, while paying all those high taxes. In fact the top 0.4 % of the wealthy own some 40 % of all of the wealth of the US, and the bottom 40% own some 0.4% of all of the wealth! What is important is not the gross amount the wealthy pay in taxes, but the net amount of their wealth (in the percent of their actual wealth) that they pay. And that is now at an all time low in the history of the US!!

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If he was working at Wal-Mart, he was probably living on relief as well. Fat cat companies thrive by paying the current minimum and letting taxpayers pick up the slack — now they’d just like a bigger slice of the pie.

  13. paullp

    paullp GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The trouble with this cartoon (aside from the many good arguments already made here) is the premise in the first panel. Minimum wage workers don’t live paycheck to paycheck, because one paycheck isn’t enough to get by and live decently until the next payday. Instead, they are constantly struggling to keep up with the expenses of everyday life, and they are falling behind.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    @indieme: I hate to say it, but your post was the best argument for minimum wage increase ever. Utter brilliance.
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    @braindead08: the middle class has lost the most under Obama, the rich have gotten richer and the poor poorer. Our local paper had an article on how the post recession jobs are crap jobs like retail and food service so while people ARE working, they are making FAR less. Something your side of the fence is surprisingly quiet on.

  15. bgarner

    bgarner said, about 3 years ago

    Yet another unfunny devoid of wit ad hominem attack by the one trick pony cartoonist.

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