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Jeff Stahler

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    Not if they both work at Wal*Mart or McDonalds.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 21 hours ago

    @braindead08

    But, if the are very hard working, lucky, and diligent, they might just make it to the working poor!

  3. Toeknee Fingers

    Toeknee Fingers said, about 16 hours ago

    I only have one question.
    WTF part of the country does Jeff live in that he is inspired to draw a chair with that kind of pattern?
    I thinking it needs to be a no go zone.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 15 hours ago

    @Robert Landers

    “But, if the are very hard working, lucky, and diligent, they might just make it to the working poor!”

    The working poor – probably the most neglected economic group in the country.

  5. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 15 hours ago

    @mikefive

    “The working poor – probably the most neglected economic group in the country.”
    How true that is. Largely ignored by the Democrats and outright despised by the republicans.

  6. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    …………When I graduated from high school in 1962, my husband and I owned a three bedroom two bath house and two cars within two years. Most of the men who graduated with my class had similar paying jobs right out of high school. I didn’t work, didn’t need to. Most women didn’t, and those that did actually chose to work. Today, it’s not a choice for most families, and when those families break up, everyone lives in poverty. When I did decide to go back to college, I paid $79 tuition for 15-18 hours of credit at Southern Illinois U and we paid a $20 fee to rent whichever books we needed. Everyone could go to college, paying for it with a part time job…………….. …………Since then American productivity and GNP have skyrocketed. But, Middle Class people don’t have anywhere near the advantages we did. All the money is going to the top 1-5% of earners. And, with the cost of college, it’s darn near impossible to get a start, you already owe the cost of a house before you graduate. If the American worker is the most productive in the world, and all the stats say they are, the prospects for the young people of today should be better than they were for us. Instead, we produce the highest quality goods in the world—and can’t afford to buy them.

  7. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez said, about 13 hours ago

    @DLee4144

    “We produce the highest quality goods in the world—-and can’t afford to buy them.”

    Welcome to the third world.

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Stop whining! Get back to flipping burgers, OK!?

  9. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    @braindead08

    Actually, if both work full time, at 8$ an hour, that’s 33,280$ per year. Lower middle class is considered to begin at the 30th percentile which is about 35,000$ per year currently. So IF they are lucky enough to be a bit above minimum, and IF they are lucky enough to get some minimal raises, they can hit the very bottom rung. But not easily.

  10. retpost

    retpost said, about 12 hours ago

    Dream on.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    First world problems.

  12. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 12 hours ago

    They are both white.. so working for minimum wages seems a stretch.

  13. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, about 11 hours ago

    Ahh..the 70’s: Talkin’ it over, just the two of us, Workin’ together day to day, together, together..we’ve only just begun." – The Carpenters.

  14. dflak

    dflak said, about 9 hours ago

    It’s basic economics. Most things cost about 15 times what they did in 1965. However, pay has not gone up 15 times, otherwise I’d be making $140,000 a year for an entry-level job.


    In the 1990’s the salary of the Fortune 500 CEO was 50 times the average salary of the company.


    In the 2000’s that had gone up to 500 times.


    I haven’t seen recent figures but it would not surprise me if it’s now 5,000 times.

  15. festin

    festin said, about 5 hours ago

    @DLee4144

    Outstanding comment! First hand account. No spin. No exaggeration. The American monster in the parlor we seldom talk about, and when we do, it’s usually a partisan rant.

    Where is all the money going? Working Republicans, Democrats and Independents are truly getting the shaft. And it ain’t taxes, it;s stagnation.

    Not as a rhetorical question, but a real one.
    Where does the money really go?

    Please, for once, ‘loony left’ and ‘fascist right’ hold your invective long enough to consider what DLee is saying.

    Ps: for the right- check US budget numbers before saying it is some kind of ‘socialist deal’
    Besides, if you think the pinkos took it all, let’s get some verifiable facts and do something about it.

    Ps : for the left- puerile vast right wing conspiracy theories won’t wash either.
    Besides, if you think the Kochs took it all, let’s get some verifiable facts and do something about it.

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