Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 4 years ago

    Government can’t create jobs, all it can do is misallocate money which causes bubbles that eventually burst.

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Where are the weights for the Bush record?


  3. Robert Morano

    Robert Morano said, almost 4 years ago

    Mr. Ima, with all due respect, you should diversify where you get your news.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    FINALLY!! A cartoon about jobs!!!
    In that context, I can provide my own insight on this cartoon. Those weights don’t look like much, but what you don’t see are the electromagnets republicans and amendment writing dems have placed under the floor making it impossible for the President to lift the job numbers and strengthen his presidency and our nation. Reagan & Clinton had “spotters” to help them strengthen employment A president cannot create jobs when legislators are too busy protecting political donors and those organizations who have promised them employment after they leave government service.
    And do you folks have any idea of the kind of benefits these people get after leaving office? It’s pretty insane and definitely qualifies as wasteful spending.

  5. comics

    comics GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    If Obama tripled the national debt like Reagan did he could have outstanding job growth.

  6. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    acutally i agree with ima here. The bush record would not fit into the box of the cartoon. It would be somewhere around down here with the posts. -700,000 per month! and it certainly paved the way for everything that has followed.

    the biggest problem is the GOP is trying to prove their wacky theories about FDR extending the depression. so instead of being like the democrats under bush and supporting their president, the current house GOP is obstructing economic growth.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    Ah, illustrated Limbaugh. What’s not to like about Mike?

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago


    They are pictured. No one can see them since the jobs created were a negative.

  9. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 4 years ago

    I swear I need to save this as a text document but here is a small note
    The 1981 recession was caused by a small organization known as the Federal Reserve. It made a seemingly tiny change to the primerate 12%-23%. It seemingly is hard to produce a monthly return of 24% on origional capital.

    What was required and what happened was the government strong armed the federal reserve into reducing the prime rate

    Bill Clinton was part of the dot.com boom.

    The 2008 financial crisis ended up causing banks to either go bankrupt (Lehman brothers) or to foreclose on buisnesses and homes. This destroyed jobs and also reduced home value. In the psycological aftermath of the relatively traumatic event many people tried to sell their homes, further decreasing the value of the homes

    now to end this the federal government could have

    A) nationalized every major bank in the USA. Thus ending foreclosures.
    B) ban the sale of houses and effectively put an artificial limit on value of homes
    C) throw massive amounts of bills out of helicopters in a way of funding stimulus ( good ole Bernanke)

    Now considering this is all quite radical and would likely cause long term issues lets scrap all of that

    Following forward

    . Offshore drilling is at all time high

    . Income tax hadn’t gone up until fiscal cliff so the robin hood argument is invalid

    . Stimulus to green energy totaled at 300 million, not billion. 300 million


    Compared to 700 billion for the financial bailout.


  10. EJF

    EJF said, almost 4 years ago


    Give it up you can’t keep blaming Bush Obama owns this mess we are in due to his record of over spending and wreckless policies.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 4 years ago

    If Reagan’s job record includes giving American jobs to illegal immigrants via amnesty then Ramirez is right on the money.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The “temporary” increase in jobs in the U.S., the huge increase in jobs in China and India instead of here, and the quadrupling of the national debt, are the real “Reagan record”. Clinton slowed the rise in debt, produced more jobs, then “W” came in , and with smoke and mirrors, sent the country down the tube that swallowed the economy, in 2008.

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    A friend of mine was mowing his lawn. Backing up he tripped on a rock and did not let go of the mower, shaving three toes off.
    Years later he still walks off center, how long is he going to blame that rock?
    Some damage does not just go away if not looked at, Bush damaged America so bad it may not get repaired.
    So far America has not recovered and the future is not looking too good either.
    I bet congress stays antagonistic and useless same as the bickering in this comment section cannot quit.
    As go the teeth, so go the bones.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    IF he had tripled the National Debt from the almost $11 trillion it was when he started his presidency, the National Debt would now stand at some $33 trillion. In order to do that in either of his terms, he would have to increase the national Debt by more each year than the entire current federal income!!!

    Heck, even GWB with his tax cuts and expensive wars could not even come close to doing that!!

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    The short answer is no.
    Republicans in the Senate “filibustered” nearly every bill offered by the house in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 and 12, Reid’s senate democrats failed to A- force those threatening to filibuster to actually filibuster, B- write bills and budgets to present to the house whether or not they would pass, and C- continued to attach superfulous spending to any bill that might possibly pass the senate and house. The republicans did C as well, but the Dems should have set a better example since they talked such a good game about earmarks and the like.
    With spotters like that, it’s surprising Obama isn’t lying dead on the bench with the weights crushing his chest.
    That said, as progressives go, Obama makes a good moderate republican.
    Thank you for the reply. In these forums, its easy to take such questions as insincere, but anyone who uses a gold dragon as an avatar has to be good. ;)

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