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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 months ago

    Suckers.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Maybe one day we will become realistic and realize that there are more people than jobs and that full employment will never be in the cards. Robots are becoming more able to handle more complex jobs and will be taking more jobs in the future.
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    Many people who became unemployed over the last ten years will never work again.
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    Capitalism has always used an underclass to succeed.
    There has to be a lot of people at the bottom of the pyrimid to keep on the few at the top in the luxury they demand so they can buy sports teams and such.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    You’re absolutely right. The US is full of abandoned coal mines, steel mills, and other businesses that are fully equipped but failed because the owners were lazy, and anyone willing to work hard can buy them at a sheriff’s auction for a minimal amount and then, with hard work, reopen them and make lots of money.

  4. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    When I graduated from high school in 1962, my husband and I owned a three bedroom two bath house and two cars within a year. Most of the men who graduated with my class had similar paying jobs right out of high school. I didn’t work, didn’t need to. Most women didn’t, and those that did actually chose to work. Today, it’s not a choice for most families, and when those families break up, everyone is in poverty. When I did decide to go back to college, I paid $79 tuition for 15-18 hours of credit at SIU Edwardsville and we paid a $20 fee to rent whichever books we needed. Everyone could go to college, paying for it with a part time job. Since then American productivity and GNP have skyrocketed. But, Middle Class people don’t have anywhere near the advantages we did. And, with the cost of college, it’s darn near impossible to get a start, you already owe the cost of a house before you graduate . If the American worker is the most productive in the world, and all the stats say they are, why are the prospects for the young people of today not better than they were for us, instead of much, much worse?

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, 4 months ago

    Efficiency is up. More work gets done with fewer people.
    Couple that with the ever increasing population and the unemployment rate is going up.

    There in an inevitable ending to this trend that is ignored by whining about the effect instead of the cause.

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “That is their choice. Get up and work. It is not so hard. Build your own business. Strive to succeed. Stop looking for someone to always help you out.”
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    And there’s your Republican/Fox “news” viewer version of unemployment: If only them lazy people would get to work, well, everyone would have a high paying job.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Cheer up millenials, 10,000 boomers retire each day.
    Good luck paying off their Social Security.

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I wonder if the next generation will be called the Neo-Millennials. Knowing the penchant of ALL children to rebel, they will probably call themselves Anti-Millenials.

  9. old1953

    old1953 said, 4 months ago

    @RobertaJSmith

    LOL. Compared to some imaginary perfect POTUS, doubtless Obama falls short. Compared to the choices given, he’s so far above the Romney/McCain choice that it’s a BLESSING he is in office. Good grief, really, you wanted to hand the country over to A WALL STREET INSIDER FOUR YEARS AFTER WALL STREET INSIDERS BANKRUPTED US? Really?

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, 4 months ago

    @old1953

    “…he’s so far above the Romney/McCain choice that it’s a BLESSING he is in office”
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    Really? with Obama the workforce participation rate is down and has been steadily dropping since he’s been in office. The number of people on public assistance has dramatically increased during his tenure and not a darn thing has been done about corporate welfare. Not to mention Obamacare which is a NEW TAX. He incorporates the worse from Democrats AND Republicans.
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    I think a head of raw cabbage would do a better job.

  11. old1953

    old1953 said, 4 months ago

    @echoraven

    Only in FAUX SNOOZE fantasy land. In the real world of numbers and the economy, they’ve all improved at pretty much the same rate as under Bush’s first term. And about 10,000 times better than the disaster’s second horrible term, which you are moving over to Obama’s watch and blaming him for it. Yeah, it is a pity the POTUS doesn’t have some magic wand that will instantly fix all the problems left by his predecessor, but he doesn’t.

    And I’d like to point out here and now, you got the first Bush, and a trillion dollar bailout for S&L’s. You insisted on the second Bush, and got a trillion dollar bailout for banks and insurance. Now it appears y’all will run Jeb. Really? Trying for a three fer?

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 3 months ago

    ^ May I remind you that Senator Obama voted for that trillion dollar bank bailout, as as President he’s been pumping $85 Billion into Wall Street each and every month? Or did you conveniently forget that?

  13. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago

    @DLee4144

    Because corporations were controlled and restricted in their operations through 1985. There was no reason for a CEO to seek billions in compensation, it would just go to the treasury after he passed about 500K per year. Things changed. Those billions no longer pay for factories and fields and mines, they pay for exclusive summer homes in the Hamptons, winter resort “engagement” retreats, parties like the ones made famous in the TYCO scandals, foreign bonds, political payola, etc. When the money is FORCED to go to building America’s middle class, that’s where it goes. Otherwise, it’s a LOT more fun to just piss it away.

  14. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    Did I anywhere say I LIKE Obama? He’s far far far to much a clone of Reagan and Bush for my liking. I said he was light years better than Romney, which is an absolute fact. As for the Federal Reserve thing, get a grip. The whole setup of the FED is to keep it out of the President’s control. It’s not even owned by the US government, it’s a private bank. Look it up.

  15. Subversive

    Subversive said, 3 months ago

    Better to kick the can than the McCan, oops I meant McCain.

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