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Jim Morin

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  1. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Oh, Morin….. for once in your career, I don’t think you picked the right event to mirror what’s going on in Florida.
    …but that’s just MHO.

  2. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 2 years ago

    No president has ever created 12 million jobs in 4 years, the closest any one came to that was Clinton :23 million jobs in 8 years, but he wasn’t climbing out of the second biggest depression in US history How will willard do it ? see today’s Rob Rogers cartoon.

  3. alcors3

    alcors3 said, about 2 years ago

    Government gravy jobs (positions) don’t count.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    Oh, please, alcors. Reagan and Bush got good job numbers by using government spending (deficit spending, in their case), to create hiring by expanding the size of government. It always works, and those are better jobs than in the private sector, and many are more productive. When the GOP blocked Obama’s jobs bill and we LOST government jobs, it just proved the point. If you like shrinking government by 500,000 jobs that’s great, but don’t complain about unemployment being high. Conservatives have this weird thing where defense spending creates jobs but teaching, policing, and alternative energy magically don’t. It’s complete b.s., like trickle-down economics; not supported by a single piece of data or economic theory.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, about 2 years ago

    @alcors3

    Why not?

  6. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 2 years ago

    The main reason that unemployment continues to be high is that states and local governments have been slashing budgets and laying off workers. You can thank Republicans in Congress for blocking any attempt to provide federal aid to the states.

    Wingnuts like alcors, of course, think that teachers, police, etc. are unnecessary “gravy jobs,” but most of us know how valuable these services are.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Government unemployment from 2009 to date is at 4.3 % average. Since June government unemployment has dropped 1.2% from 5.7%. January to August of this year is 4.5% average. I have no complaints about government unemployment being high, just the rest of the populace.

  8. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Rubbish. The Reagan jobs came from the same place the deficits did, gargantuan spending of borrowed money on Pentagon pork. Revenue dropped, then came somewhat back up after TEFRA and various other tax increases that followed.

    The idea that tax cuts increase revenue is a fantasy. It’s a self-serving BS story told by millionaires and billionaires who are more interested in keeping their money than seeing the country survive and prosper. It’s never worked and never will.

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    Republicans have called for a boycott of the guy’s pizzeria. Nice.
    .
    Even at a small business mom-and-pop level, the Republicans make gold turn to sh*t.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    Reagan’s “gargantuan” deficits were at $250 billion per year over an eight year period and we actually got something out of it. Under Clinton deficits averaged 158 billion per year and we had a good economy. With Bush we jumped to a ridiculous $750 billion a year and at the end of his term we wound up with the current recession. With Obama the deficit has jumped to an absurdly ridiculous $2 trillion per year and we’re still in that recession after 3 1/2 years.

    Arguments about whether the current recession was prolonged by the current deficits or prevented a depression do not apply here. This post only concerns deficits.

  11. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Deficits don’t exist in a vacuum. As Europe has shown, short of just printing lots of new money it’s basically impossible to pay down debts if the economy is in the crapper. Imposing austerity on the poor and middle classes is counterproductive because it keeps them from being able to spend and thereby reduces revenues. So, whether the economy needs stimulus (which it did and still does) is entirely relevant.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The guy at the pizza parlor was doing okay, and employing people. His enthusiasm was justified. Maybe if more Americans had a little enthusiasm, instead of throwing up the mental roadblocks touted by the “loyal opposition”, more progress might be made?

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Sure we are still hurting from Bush’s incompetence, but at least we aren’t losing 750,000 jobs a month. And the Reeps have done nothing but obstruct.

  14. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    @ZITS: Look at the jobs gained and/or lost graph through the Bush and Obama years, then apologise for your misinformation.
    Obama has picked up private sector jobs, not as many as anyone would have expected, but repug budget cuts for teachers, cops, fireman have lost public sector jobs. Mr. Obama did not expect congressmen who took an oath of office to govern the country would be so willing to sabotage the country to get rid of our president. Oh, ZITS—You are a spherical piece of dung—that’s dung anyway you look at it.

  15. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    How many teachers did the federal government lay off in the last 3.5 years?

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