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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    USA incorporated.

  2. t b

    t b said, about 1 year ago

    @MStevenson58 – In fact, liberal policy is aimed at reducing the effect of economic disruption. Not saying it is always successful in doing that, but it is the goal.

  3. juandule

    juandule GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Stay tuned for next week’s episode: “Creative Destructor”

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @t b

    " In fact, liberal policy is aimed at reducing the effect of economic disruption."

    I have to disagree with you on that, t b, with the proviso that my disagreement has no basis other than personal observation.

    Liberals have a strong tendency to implement programs because a belief seems like a good idea (and sometimes the idea is good), but too often economic considerations are tertiary at best. Programs are initiated without true economic due diligence being performed.

    I must add in concluding that conservatives often, perfunctorily dismiss good ideas without looking at what could be reasonable cost.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Liberal: “We gotta change it, no matter what!”
    Conservative: “We gotta keep it the same, no matter what!”
    Realist: “These two are idiots, I’ll just do what I need to in order to get by.”

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I see corporate surfdom in your future.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 1 year ago

    Corporations are no longer looking at the long term, only quarter to quarter. They will jump on an idea that will bring in a quick profit they can rub in the face of their competitors, boosting their stock for a few weeks, without even trying to determine if it can be sustained. Then those at the top take their profit and go on to the next idea. The concept of taking a loss for a quarter or two in the interest of making a greater profit over a five year period is taboo today, and idiots like Jim Cramer (BUY! BUY! BUY! SELL! SELL! SELL!) aggravate the problem. I have worked on many projects that were in the worst interest for the company, such as using cheaper, outdated technology to maintain a higher profit for a quarter that meant we would have to redo the entire system in a year at a higher cost. Corporations need to go back to long term goals, and modify only when needed, instead of digging their own graves (see Circuit City, Blockbuster, Borders, et al.).

  8. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    would it help if the gigantic bonuses were eliminated?

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    " have to disagree with you on that, t b, with the proviso that my disagreement has no basis other than personal observation.

    Liberals have a strong tendency to implement programs because a belief seems like a good idea (and sometimes the idea is good), but too often economic considerations are tertiary at best. Programs are initiated without true economic due diligence being performed."


    So… should Social Security & Medicare be scrapped or fixed? Conservatives have replaced the idea of eliminating wasteful, inefficient government, with eliminating government.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    Uncle Joe, there is nothing in my comment that should lead you to believing I favor either of the things you posted. My post is based on a generalized, lifetime observation of liberals and conservatives. I think a better reply would have been to show examples of liberals having done their due economic diligence as well as a couple of examples where it wasn’t done.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    That is the Conservative business model.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    I doubted you were in favor of scrapping either of those programs, which are hallmarks of American liberalism. I can’t think of any more significant examples of liberals doing their due diligence, besides the ACA, which has plenty of backup to the numbers. Will it need modification to make it work in reality? Sure. So did Social Security & Medicare.

  13. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    “Surfdom”??

  14. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn said, about 1 year ago

    Lil’ rainbow Sorenson.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @t b

    “Not saying it is always successful in doing that, but it is the goal.”

    They’ve been saying it way too long. Time to ask why they’ve done nothing. Nothing effective anyway.

    This is why I have concluded that there is really only one party, albeit with two faces. Each happily supports the ‘wrongs’ of the other, when it comes to the point.

    Coincidence? Accident ..? Unlikely, wouldn’t you say?

    Unless you prefer to see it as incompetency across the ranks on both sides of the aisle. That would account for it too, though it seems less likely in some cases at least. Probably not enough to account for the last four decades, though.

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