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Jeff Stahler

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe Barry’s Jobs Council can help……..What’s that Czar’s name again?

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^ Or maybe we should just give some more tax breaks to Romney and the other Job Creators. You know, it’s worked so well in the past.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Tax breaks did work well. Lie-berals don’t understand how letting people keep the money they earn benefits everyone.”

    It worked out well for the so called job creators. Seeing as how most of the jobs (if any) the aforementioned creators created were in China rather than the US, the tax breaks didn’t work out so well for the rest of the country.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    In addition to unemployment among returning vets being higher than the national average here are some additional thoughts.
    Vets filing for their benefits are experiencing waiting times exceeding 250 days. In larger cities like New York and LA, waiting times exceed a year.
    Those benefits include medical support for people who have lost limbs, hearing, vision, etc. Support for soldiers with PTSD and other psychological damage is even worse.
    Suicide rates among veterans is one to two a day depending on what source you use.
    Homelessness and divorce among veterans is high as a group.
    Families, spouses and children, of soldiers killed in action often have to hire a lawyer at their own expense to get benefits.
    I read an open letter by a young man who is dying from injuries received in Iraq.
    I read it at a different site than the one I link here, however, I saw scathing comments criticizing this young man who was angry at being sent to a war for which he didn’t sign up. They said he was a volunteer and therefore had no right to complain. This young man gave his youth, his flesh, and will soon die because he was sent to a war of choice and he is angry.
    The young man who wrote this recent letter had wanted to fight in Afghanistan where his President told him our enemies waited. He says he’d have no complaints if he had been injured there, but…
    Read the letter.
    Write a letter to your Senators, your representatives, and your President. Tell them our neighbors who went overseas to fight for their nation, for their neighbors, and for the man standing beside them, deserve better. They fought for us, they need US to fight for them.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It has come to my attention that King of Me, a regular commentator on GC has been made invisible. If you go to his profile page, you’ll see he posted on this very cartoon just 25 minutes before I started writing this note and his words have not only been censored, they’ve been silenced.
    While many of you may not have agreed with his opinions, but I never saw him be vulgar or anymore acerbic than many commentators on these boards. If he violated a TOS agreement rule, that’s legitimate, but if he was made invisible because of his comment, it is a violation of free speech and could happen to ANY of us.
    Consider writing to GC to find out why he was made invisible and let them know how you feel about such practices.
    This cartoon is about Veterans who died for our Constitutional rights. I would like to know why a person gets banned. Not only so I can avoid breaking rules, but so I can know that an injustice has not been done.
    If anyone knows WHY King of Me was banned, you can email me at
    King of Me, if you read this, I’d love to hear from you as well. You have moments of snarkiness, but you’re good people.

  6. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    Just curious, if it wasn’t published how did you get the data and quotes?

    Is it available on the interwebz? Link please.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You might include sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and others besides neighbors. My Great nephew has finally found work, but will lose it as our Governor is privatizing his position in September. (It may cost more, but it will give the Guv another thing to pass on to his financial supporters.)

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    “Look at Reagan’s tax cuts and the greatest peacetime expansion of the economy.”
    I saw my pay go down, taxes go up and my neighborhood go into rapid decline because of Reagan’s policies.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Well put. Thanks.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Look at Reagan’s tax cuts and the greatest peacetime expansion of the economy.”

    The greatest peacetime expansion occurred under Clinton.

    As a result of the fallacies of deficit spending, the “Tax Simplification Act” of 1986 was one of the biggest tax increases in history. And we still ended his administration with great debt.

    There’s a reason why that time in history spawned the “me generation”. During Reagan’s administration, middle class started its disappearing act. Sharper Image and Rolex did well. So did K Mart. Most “middle of the road” department stores went under. Marketing advisors during that time told us business owners to either appeal to ultra-cheap or ultra-chic, because there would be no middle market.

    Sorry to say they were correct in their predictions.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    A couple of weeks ago the nytimes website said that I had read all of the free stories that I was allowed.
    They said to subscribe if I wanted to read more.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    I am heartened to hear of this offer. Let’s hope they pay a wage that doesn’t require them to get additional government assistance.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I will agree with you Coraryan, if the veteran is being paid a living wage sufficient to care for himself and any family members under his or her care. Management, logistical positions, or something paying more than 25k a year would be a good start for someone who just gave up 3 to 12 years of their life dodging bullets and making us free to buy bargain goods at discount stores.
    Otherwise, it’s a public relations gimmick.
    The Post Office and other Gov’t agencies have a policy of hiring veterans over anyone else. They pay a person enough to actually take care of a family and provide benefits.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Hi, King, good to see you’re here. I would have missed you.

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