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  1. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 9 months ago

    @ahab

    What jobs bills? They were mostly give aways to their corporate buddies.

  2. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    And temps and contract workers are that gift. Of course, offshoring all the real jobs made that strategy possible.

    Anybody know if MS ever settled that suit brought by the temps who had been working for them for years? People wonder why I have no use for MS. Sadly, Linux has progressed perhaps to the point where MS was with WinDoze95, in terms of end users. That is, not sufficiently functional for much beyond the basics, unless you are a good bit more technically adept than most. I’ll run it in a Virtual Machine until it matures a little more. And then I’ll revert.

    I really miss OS/2.

    A country which refuses to support its workers is doomed, though, so it may be moot pretty soon.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    While the government pays many times more for “contract workers” than government employees, a lot of that cost is ripped off by the contractor corporation, NOT the actual employees! It happens in defense, and also in firefighters working for resource agencies under contract. Then there’s all that defense sub-contracting overseas for even “American made” MILITARY EQUIPMENT! (Interesting indeed that Textron contracts for parts on Hueys to be made in Viet Nam, THAT is some irony!!)

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Hawthorne

    But we have welfare and food stamps to help support the corporate price structure and make sure that the right people are paid for supplying goods, services and essentials, because you need a high volume turnover to survive in the inflated markets. If that doesn’t make you hug yourself for joy at the beneficence of your most generous overlords, I don’t know what will.

  5. ADK_Jim

    ADK_Jim GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    And then there are those who don’t have a boat. They just tread water.

  6. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    previous comment was off-topic.

    the myth of "trickle down economics has been shown to be (politely) a myth.
    Truthfully it’s an evil lie.

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Trickle down economics isn’t exactly false. Wealth is like water, and tends to trickle down into deep pockets and ultimately to the sea. We lack the global warmth to cause the deepest pockets to release funds into the atmosphere to maintain necessary revenue streams, both liquid and frozen. I try to visit the real world occasionally. The continuity is amazing.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 9 months ago

    Obama’s Economy.
    Those boats look like paper boats.
    A symbol of 5 years of a mis-managed economic policy?
    It shows the approximate degree of “job security” IMO.
    The Federal government is not supposed to provide jobs.
    Congress and the White House are supposed to provide a business-friendly “climate” so that private individuals and businesses can earn profits, grow and expand and hire more workers! Instead, the Treasury has been drained dry. We use worthless paper, getting lower in true value each month the Fed creates another $85 Billion play money.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    It is mostly all worthless. Productive activity is the only real wealth, as it improves or appreciates the value of real objects or the locations and time in which services and transactions may take place. Our economy is fine. Our monetary system, by which the profitable exchange of real productive behaviors is accomplished, is totally hosed. This makes the economy look ill by its parasitic action on actual productive behaviors, reducing the production of real wealth and increasing the presence and power of monetary wealth.

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