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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    How many of those jobs are now overseas?

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 1 day ago

    How many are looking? With 1/3 of the US on govt welfare, I’d be curious.

  3. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    New rule: Affirmative Action for minorities only if your Grandparent lived in the US before 1960…. (the grandparent would have to be a minority also Elizabeth Warren…)

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 1 day ago

    Grow the economy; grow the opportunity.
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    Slow the economy; restrict the opportunity.
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    Restrict opportunity long enough and how do the young males of ANY race, religion or ethical background behave? Do anybody have to GUESS?
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    Get out the vote, people. If we don’t vote, we cannot expect to live in a democracy.

  5. t b

    t b said, 1 day ago

    @Gresch

    @Gresch – I am very liberal and I think I would support that general idea. I might choose 1970 instead of 1960. I might say parent as of 1960 instead of grandparent. It would take some serious thought. But, the general idea is not bad.

  6. Sandy67

    Sandy67 said, 1 day ago

    @sw10mm

    sw110mm – 1/3 on welfare, that’s ludicrous. That would mean close to 1/3 of the people I know should be on welfare, I live in a poor rural area, but I don’t know anyone on welfare. Methinks your numbers are wrong.

  7. opednance

    opednance said, 1 day ago

    @sw10mm

    Ever heard about the WORKING poor?

  8. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 1 day ago

    @Sandy67

    So, you’re nosy enough to ask all the people you know if they are currently getting any sort of government assistance, such as food stamps, unemployment, welfare, EIC on their taxes, etc.? Nice neighbor.

  9. jones.knik

    jones.knik said, 1 day ago

    @Sandy and others, read Walter Williams articles. He points out the number of two parent black families has been drastically reduced by liberal welfare.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    But but he made sure more were wards of the state. He made sure minimum wage goes up locking out teenagers. Why I just saw a story were it is better to be on food stamps then work.
    But he won, don’t you know Obama won. He paid off the right people and won. They love being wards of the state!

  11. derdave969

    derdave969 said, 1 day ago

    In 2011 HHS reported 23.1% of the population received assistance from 3 programs (Aid to Families w/Dependent Children, Supplemental Security Income, and SNAP – food stamps). Their definition of receiving is living in a family where one or more individuals receives assistance. The Census Bureau counts a welfare recipient as living in a family where one or more members receive benefits from any of the 185 means-tested programs. Using that criterion 35.4% are on welfare. If you toss in non-tested programs (social security, unemployment, veterans benefits) 49.2% of the population are receiving government assistance. I don’t consider most of social security or veterans benefits to be a handout, the folks getting them earned them. Unemployment, I’m up in the air about. Some is necessary, 18-24 months, I’m not so sure.
    The scary part of this is one half of the population has a dog in the fight to raise benefits.
    As to Sandy67’s comment on poor rural areas. I live in a poor rural area, NE Georgia) and while I do not know what percentage of the population is receiving welfare (as defined above) I do know that every large business I go into has signs proclaiming that they participate in all the various government programs. And with “food stamps” now being a debit card that you swipe at checkout I can’t see how you can tell who is receiving assistance and who is maxing out their credit card.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 1 day ago

    Fred says that the only reason all young black men aren’t forming into an army to attack whites is because they’re all bought off by welfare.


    The only problem with Fred’s logic is that Clinton abolished all welfare. Fortunately, the alternative is that any man named by a woman as the father of her child must be incarcerated if he cannot pay the full cost of an upper-middle class life for the woman. Which means a large number of young Black men named as fathers are locked up in the Workhouse where they belong, and are sent out to work at hard labour with 100% of their pay given to the woman who named them.


    (In my home town, the young Black men named as fathers are picked up early every morning by the farmers, who no longer have to take the risk of fines for hiring undocumented workers. Most of the single women with children are clever enough to name unattractive men as fathers, since they’re NOT going to name the really ‘hot’ man with whom they thoroughly enjoyed getting pregnant.)

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 1 day ago

    And now that we all know that corporations are people too…..let’s consider the corporate welfare we provide to agribusiness and energy companies, and all the loopholes that allow companies like General Electric to not only pay no taxes, but to get a “refund”. Also, consider the popular ploy of “inversion”, where a company headquartered in the US with a small subsidiary in Ireland can suddenly declare that the headquarters are in Ireland and that the larger, totally unchanged US company is now Ireland’s subsidiary. This practice is predicted to cost the country $19 billion within the next ten years.

    Add to this government make-work projects like building tanks even the Pentagon does not want, only to create employment in Ohio, the only state in the Union that counts when it comes to presidential elections. This is only one example of pork that provides short-term answers to long-term problems.

    So, not only are real, living people depending on government assistance, non-real, non-living “people” are also “takers”. It’s endemic in our system.

    Two points here: one is that there is more than one group that is dependent on the government, and that to point fingers at only one is to be unwilling to face the problem head-on. The other is that we must closely examine why people and people-corporations seem to need this assistance, and what we can do to encourage them to improve their lot to the point where assistance is unnecessary. A total re-work of the tax code would be a great place to start, as the tax code makes it more profitable for businesses to take their jobs out of the country, while using our country’s educated people, roadways, and other infrastructure without paying for them.

    Another way that we can turn things around is to stop coddling the banking industry, and to “encourage” them to do their jobs. We loan them money at essentially no interest to stimulate their investment into our economy. However, these banks are still unwilling to loan for small businesses either to open or to expand. After over 30 years of being a doctor, and proving a loyal patient base, I had to go far from my hometown banks to find one that would be willing to provide a business line of credit to open a new practice. If a doctor with a proven track record cannot easily get a loan, I can just imagine the problems of a young entrepreneur. If we encourage big business to leave our country, and discourage small business from ever starting, we leave our children with a very ugly legacy.

    Do your homework. Vote out the dead wood. Keep any good representatives, but be sure they really are as good as you think they are. We don’t want to lose value, but we could stand to lose a lot of “representatives” who do nothing but posture and point fingers.

  14. Mad4U

    Mad4U said, about 22 hours ago

    If companies like Walmart paid a living wage then many of the working poor would not need government assistance. Meanwhile the Walton family fortune is about equal to the combined wealth of the lowest 30-40% of Americans depending on how you calculate it. At the very least, minimum wage could be raised to keep up with inflation which it has not.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    @opednance

    Oh come on now. Everyone knows that if you’re working, you’re rich. And if you’re not rich, you’re not working.

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