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Jim Morin

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    God help us…

  2. Becca

    Becca said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Except that if you add the workers back in who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and are still looking, as well as those who’ve given up looking, our unemployment rate would likely be more like 22-23%.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    If your analysis is correct, all I can say is, “Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!”

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    In today’s NY Times there was an article about how Wal-Mart cut its staff and expanded stores at the same time. Now produce is rotting or unavailable because the staff they have can’t keep it fresh.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/business/walmart-strains-to-keep-grocery-aisles-stocked.html?hp&_r=0


    Meanwhile, the Wal-Mart heirs continue to control a ghastly amount of money. But they don’t eat produce—they prefer eating worker meat.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s a question…how many more people could be offered jobs in things like the auto industry if there was less of a reliance on machines and robots to do assembly work, and more reliance of human workers, who are capable of “Hand-crafting” objects, even if they are cars and trucks?
    How many people does it take to build a Chevy Suburban today, as opposed to how many it took to build a very similar basic vehicle in 1969, for instance?
    Just curious…

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Your analysis is accurate for small businesses, where the owner’s income is directly affected by the wages of his employees. However, in a corporate world, ask this: how much does the executive bring in? Is he making $200 a week? $2000? $2 million? $20 million? How much has he taken at the expense of living wages of the employee? Now add in the stock market – people who don’t work for the company but feel they are entitled to $200 for every $50 they invest. Now companies force themselves to lay off workers to meet the demands if executive salary and bonuses (to retain “top talent”) and shareholder payouts that can never drop without Jim Cramer shouting “SELL! SELL! SELL!” every night.
    There is plenty of money out there for wages, but monopolies and executive privilege eats it up before it can get to running the company. Companies fold because they become top heavy – firing workers results in a short term gain that looks good for one quarter, but production drops and customer service suffers, resulting in less revenue while higher bonuses are paid to less people. If corporations were run like small businesses, with top salaries a set percentage of profit and bonuses only applied from surplus, and stocks allowed to have a waiting period before they could be sold instead of allowing microsecond transactions, we wouldn’t have nearly the amount of unemployment because companies would rely solely on production for their profits.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    It’s 12%, Ima

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    I’m curious as to what all of you who expect the rich guy to hire all of these people expect him to do with the product that all of these additional people produce. When the rich guy runs out of money from making all of this unsalable product and can’t pay for the raw material or wages any more, he will close the doors and go home—along with all of his former employees.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    mikefive makes sense If we the people would have gone to the store a long time ago and brought made in USA stuff there would not be so much unemployment. But no we went to walmart and brought imports and the american business man was losing his shirt trying to keep people working here but could not compete with the companies that move production to places with low wages, no goverment regulations or no tree huggers. Sorry lets put the blame where it belongs.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    “Poor sap. Doesn’t he realize he has to compete directly with Chinese slave-wage workers now? Does he think he deserves more pay, a better quality of life, or less pollution than them? If he was worth anything, he’d be rich like me.”

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Nice try offguard but Barney Frank did not assume his position in congress until after the bubble burst. It was greedy Wall Street bankers who caused the crash thanks to the Bill Clinton and War Shrub policies that deregulated most of Wall Street.

  12. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you pay some Chinese laborer $.30 a day, spend $2 on materials, send it back to the U.S. with no tariffs, and sell it at $20 a pop that you would be making outragous profits (and that’s just off of one item).


    Mean while American workers are battling each other for the jobs that still remain in the U.S.

  13. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1:

    Barney Frank was first elected in 1980. Leading Dem on the House Financial Services Committee from 2003. Became chair in 2007.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    I don’t give my respect to a businessman who drives cars worth more than his workers’ houses, who is still willing to seize any chance to lower wages.

    And I don’t think the GOP gives a flying hoot about real small business owners.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    typical. They want the poor to have to work 2 mimimum wage jobs, to keep any billls paid. Those that can’t work (blind, deaf, PTSD etc) arenot to be given any benefits to live on. Back as recent as the 70’s, peopel could expect a raise when working well for the company. I haven’t heard of anyone getting a raise in a long time. President Obama is taking a 5% pay cut to feel some soliderity with people hurt by the sequester, plus he has been reducing the national debt by spending the least of any recent president.
    But don’t believe me, read about it at Forbes. Go to the website and ask which recent president has spent the least.

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