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Jim Morin

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  1. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Now imagine how much simpler hiring would be if the employer didn’t even have to worry about health-care costs. And imagine how many new businesses could get started if your average work-a-day person didn’t have to worry about losing health care coverage if they left their job to start a new entrepreneurship.
    Starting to see the allure of the single-payer system now?

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    So it seems that the only people getting a boost out of the economy Obama Policy has built are the fat cat 1%. How ironic is that. Wall Street and the finance crowd don’t create jobs. The only thing “wall street” investors create is personal wealth. We need the person that has an idea to create a tangible product, or make a current product better, or expand a market (like five guys) and open stores in new places to “borrow” that cash and “build” infrastructure (stores, restaurants or service industry) and “hire” workers to provide to the public. Instead we have Obama policy keeping that effort to a minimum while the “fat cat 1%” turns low interest rates into wild profit.

    Don;t blame the wall street people. They are just playing the game by the rules written by Obama (and every other preceding administration).

  3. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    The lobby to make the rules they want.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Our Wall Street problem is easy to fix. Place a distinction between investment banks and commercial banks. One cannot function as the other. (This was the backbone of Glass-Stegall.)

    If the investment banks make stupid investments, they can fail, and no one will suffer except the investors themselves. The rest of the banking system cannot collapse under those circumstances, making investment banks less willing to lose billions in one deal.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “unemployment is shrinking by one-tenth of a percentage per month,”

    That’s not quite the path, because it’s been very bouncy for the last few months. Read beyond the headlines and you will see that one of the reasons the unemployment percentage rate has been declining is people quit looking for work, i.e. drop out of the “labor pool.”. Add to that the “quality” of the jobs is not been consistently improving. We are generating a lot of part time and lower grade service sector jobs. Read the Bloomberg business web site “calendar” section for a little more detail. Last month was good, but there has not been a pattern of strong improvement.


  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    The number of people actually working continues to drop, household income continues to drop and people taking food stamps is at an all-time high.

    Yep, things are great!

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Actually I said, " They are just playing the game by the rules written by Obama (and every other preceding administration)." Which accounts for Bush, clinton, bush, reagan, carter, ford and so on. Why blame one guy when every last one of them is complicit?

    So which one of us is seeing the whole picture?

  8. TaurusLady

    TaurusLady said, over 3 years ago


    I keep hearing how many NEW jobs are being created every month!! This is nonsense being put out there by the ‘O’……

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    In that case, Adrian, if memory serves, we should be at 7.1% unemployment from the 7.8% unemployment in September.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    Thank you for the link, Mickey. Too many people forget how the employment numbers can be tampered with.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “no more wars
    Clinton era rules and tax rates…”

    Adrian, I’m an accountant and finance person. Numbers, statistic etc, is my environment and I have to be immersed in these reports (unfortunately) for a lot of the work I do. Speaking of Clinton, I would be happy to have his defense budget at the end of his term again. He was at 300 billion. Today we are at 700 billion and climbing. That would be a great start.

  12. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 3 years ago

    Wall Street’s vulture culture — stealing money by using money. And the wealthy are protected from the legal consequences because they own the politicians.

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