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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, about 1 year ago

    God help us…

  2. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The reason why he’s unemployed is because he’s not looking for work.

  3. Becca

    Becca said, about 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%.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 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!”

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 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.

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Your should be ashamed of yourself..Tig-Robot
    That is an out and out lie !
    That he IS looking for work is obvious..to me, anyway.
    Why ?
    I do not hold people in contempt, as conservatives do.
    But the “fat-cat” would sooner pay an Indian to do the same task for one tenth the pay….that is one of the problems (off-shoring)
    That we have such despicable people (both the fat-cat and the begger) is another problem.
    Solution ?
    Bring back the 90% tax rate…and gun control…

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 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…

  8. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    A different response…
    The man is depressed, the situation has forced him into poverty and begging .
    Is this right ?
    Is it right that we should have one fat-cat and one poor man ?
    Is this the America of today ?
    Why does not the rich man help the poor ?
    and why does not the poor man help himself ?
    And why are things not depicted as they really are ?
    Really is boring….

  9. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Ima, this has limited meaning.
    America and Europe have different ways of measuring things…
    But the two have problems…
    Enter the poverty of China and India…

  10. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    The problem is, the profits are not shared…
    So we have “fat-cats” and the poor..
    We need a better people….on both sides..
    Actually, Scott, it should be work that causes hiring of men, not money….
    So, YES , I agree, the man’s pay should be $100 and he should make his boss/owner $110…not $120..
    And I am speaking “bottom line” – including everything..
    A problem could be that many of the working poor do not know this….and they should….
    I really did not know this right away…. a century ago…

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 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.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    It’s 12%, Ima

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 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.

  14. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, about 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.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 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.”

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