Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 1 year ago

    Not enough in the DC area.

  2. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 1 year ago

    Sigh, more nonsense. Too bad that most of the evil businessmen who issue those pink slips are republicans.
    And rMoney would have had unemployment at 0% by now, if not lower, of course.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This cartoon was perfect, in 2008.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago


    Tell that to the 5000+ Intel workers laid off about a week ago among others…

  5. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago


    At least under Bush the economy expanded.Obama and the dims can not say the same thing . The democrat run U.S. Dept. of Labor says the same thing all day every day to anyone smart enough to look.I guess the democrats will turn that website off next.Just like they did with the debt clock.It makes them look really dumb.But not to the easily duped who believe the pablum that they get fed by the LWNJ news nerds.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago


    No your wrong; Those businessmen are the ones who created the jobs in the first place?

    The majority of Americans now believe that the governments need to get out of the way to create more jobs.

    And the poll itself:

    Do you really believe that businessmen are evil?

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Read your article called “Why flat initial jobless claims are good news for mall REITs” REITS are Real Estate Investment Trusts. So let me get this straight, you who believe in the redistribution of wealth say Ramirez is wrong because one sector has benefited from the good fortune of the luxury purchases of the rich.

    Yes it talks about people start buying when they need to because of demand fine but with a 1\3 of a million new unemployment claim and some just falling off the work force you think this is a good thing.

    The two links I posted to Kaffekup above proves you wrong.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Dude wasradar gave a good argument and you attacked him, sorry I forgot that is Tuesday for you.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago


    Not quite. It’s a battle of wits between unarmed opponents.

    As usual, there are curves. And data. And statistics. All of which I personally reject as evil, but, when studying the effect of raising the minimum wage, some studies show a decrease in unemployment, others show an increase.

    One theory consistent with both sets of studies is that, if one calculates the derivative of unemployment as a function of the real minimum wage, for some values of the real minimum wage, the derivative is positive and for other values it’s negative.

    I, of course, reject such calculations because they use math.

    (And also because correlation does not prove causality.)

  10. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, over 1 year ago

    I’d like to add this relating to Reasons for labor force reduction . The retirement of baby boomers was, according to some analyses, expected to result in a significant reduction in the labor force by 2014.

  11. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 1 year ago

    When all wages go up, it is usually accompanied with an across the board increase in prices. We called it inflation when I took econ (got an A, BTW). It’s a great way to trim down the impact of paying off the trillions of dollars in debt accrued by this administration.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In another sign of improving labor markets, businesses announced only 30,623 job cuts in December, the lowest number in more than 13 years, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

    The drop in pink slips isn’t just a one-month phenomenon. The report says layoffs have been dwindling for most of the year. For all of 2013, only 509,051 layoffs were planned, says Challenger, the lowest number since 1997.
    September 2008 – 432,000 jobs lost
    October 2008 – 489,000 jobs lost
    November 2008 – 803,000 jobs lost
    December 2008 – 661,000 jobs lost

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago


    Yes job cuts are down, but what does that mean when this many people are out of work, maybe they can’t lay anymore off till there is less demand.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Economy still isn’t doing great in my county, unemployment is still at 10%, but during the Bush years, it ran from 22 to 38%, and the current numbers are NOT those who stopped looking, they’re folks who finally found jobs. We still need more jobs to bring back retail stores, and it’s hard to create good production jobs when your transportation system sucks because they took out infrastructure (railroads), and you’re remote.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago


    The GOP has done a good job of blocking all economic expansion. Blocking the unemployment insurance alone is killing 300,000 jobs this year, according to the CBO and Bloomberg, and the incomprehensible GOP-forced shut down last fall knocked .3% off of economic growth.

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