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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Therein lay the difference between politics and a beauty contest. In a beauty contest, what you say is actually chewed before being swallowed. You can’t just tell them what they want to hear and then do whatever you want anyway. Education doesn’t create jobs. It creates an educated labor force. Needed products and services create jobs.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    ^That’s silly. Government taxes people then buys jobs or gives money to people who will vote a certain way. You need to get with the program, or else…..

  3. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 3 years ago

    I guess that’s why Republicans want to spend so many billions on more border agents. Just a jobs program for southern states. Silly Gore Bane.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    How is it possible for someone to even exist in this world and make posts such as yours? Our people in the military (about 2 million of them) are not then employed? Those additional millions in both local, state, and federal governments that take care of our vital infrastructure such as the electrical system, and the roads and highways are also unemployed? The people that administer such programs as social security and Medicare (which privately employed people pay for all their working lives) that are vital to tens of millions of our own deserving elderly to keep them from abject poverty, are not employed? When there is a large scale disaster in this country, then those that administer the help that even the red states get from the federal government, are also not employed? Those engineers and scientists that work in national laboratories are also not employed? The firemen and policeman that help keep all of us safe and protect our private property from fire and criminals are obviously not employed! The list goes on and on to the tune of some 20 million or so of our fellow citizens that are employed by local, state, and federal governments in this, the greatest and most wealthy country in the world should ALL then be accounted as unemployed by such an employment expert as you seem to be claiming to be?


    Heck, even those totally obstructionist, do nothing, Republican Congress people are actually counted as employed by the people of this country through the federal government. Although, that is admittedly one case where I would not totally give you the lie, if you were to mean that they should actually be counted among the unemployed, at least as to the quality of the job they are doing!!!

  5. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Jobs simply don’t pop up due to low taxes, when there is an actual need for labor jobs are created. However

    1) Productivity is at an all time high, you need fewer people to do the same job. Or in some cases machinery has removed the need for certain jobs

    2) Capital investment reduces cash payouts, shareholders do not like this.

    Yes, it is possible by making ourselves so efficient (in other words stripping everything to the bone) that we can take jobs from somebody else in China or India. A shorter work week or more holidays could alleviate the problem, not because 40h/ week is slavery but because a lack of need for work should correlate to lack of need to work, not inversely to the need to be more competitive.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “And school administrators must make sure they only teach job skills, and not waste students’ time on useless things like language skills or maths”

    Well we clearly need more and better administrators. Our progressive education systems, with more and better administrators and fewer and less experienced teachers just keeps getting worse the more money we throw at it. The only hope is to throw more money and hope it chokes up the rat hole somewhere along the line. I have to wonder how China and Bangladesh are coming away with all the manufacturing jobs without hardwood parquet floored gymnasiums, immaculately manicured playing fields, swimming pools and an iPad for every student. How anybody got educated before electricity and the $80 text book is beyond me!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a very good cartoon. And there are some very good comments.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I had this dream where rich people lent and invested their money for a return to keep from spending it all. But then I remembered that progressive taxation fixed that, and that banks got money from the government and interest rates were set by a committee. The actual wealth of productive people who believe in government and the monetary system by which productivity is exchanged are easily separated.

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