Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Careful, Mike, the Democrats foam at the mouth when you use facts to refute their spin.

  2. Pabst48

    Pabst48 said, about 14 hours ago

    Glad the population size isn’t a factor nor the fact that the US corporations do not necessarily have major manufacturing in the US.

  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Those numbers are based on Census bureau data looking at the number of adults over the age of 16 and then the number of adults that are working.

    What it fails to take into account is that many in that 94 Million are out of the workforce for good reason: Going to School, Over 65 and retired. The real number is more like 22 or 23 million which is still a lot but it isn’t near as large as the 94 million they claim.

  4. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, about 14 hours ago

    @Mephistopheles

    There you again! Using facts. The baby boom generation, one of the largest population bubbles is retiring accounting for a lot of out of work people.

  5. Thomas Ark

    Thomas Ark GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    So we need to send more more jobs overseas ?

  6. ratflinger

    ratflinger GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    So are you saying that the pres is a lying sack of ….

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 13 hours ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Let’s start here:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/01/15/u-s-unemployment-retirees-are-not-the-labor-exodus-problem/

    So how many of the retired are retired because that was the only option open?

    Your “facts” can be called “opinion” it depends on who is trying to spin the numbers. WHY do we settle for the politically correct u-3 number from the BLS as proof that everything is going gangbusters? The u-6 number tells a more complete story.

  8. superposition

    superposition said, about 12 hours ago

    @Bruce4671

    Interesting link.

    Here’s another: https://www.kansascityfed.org/publicat/econrev/pdf/13q1tuzemen-willis.pdf

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 12 hours ago

    Whoa. Ramirez – who never saw ‘supply-side’ or ‘Laffer Curve’ propaganda he didn’t Toon as true to hell and back -has discovered that Americans are UN or UNDER employed?
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    What next, Mike? You gonna advocate public works? Improving infrastructure? Educating the masses to enhance their chances?
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    Where were you in 2009, 10, 11 & 12 when the Dems proposed exactly those programs? Don’t remember? I do. You were howling like a RepubliCon Hound Dog how ALL debt is bad – outright EVIL – even when the Government COULD have invested in Broadband, new shipping ports, roads and whatever else with 0 – that would be ZERO — carrying charges.
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    You’re a hypocrite, Ramirez, a stopped clock, if a well-paid member of the Murdoch-Fox Noise Team.

  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Bruce – I’m not suggesting the economy is doing well. I just think it is disingenuous to suggest that we have as many welfare recipients as some European countries.

    I’ll even concede there are people in college who have no hope of completing their degree or getting a job in their chosen field when they get out because they are hiding from the job market for a few years.

    Please don’t assume that I’m using these numbers to prop up Obama – I do think he’s playing games with the numbers (but this cartoon does too).

    23 Million unemployed to figured out how to get SSDI, Welfare, or state aid is still a lot. Many of that 25 Million are, theoretically in Prison (2.3 Million or 10%).

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 10 hours ago

    @Pabst48

    Your are being Sarcastic right?

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 10 hours ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Sorry no, 16 years of age is norm for first summer jobs that is now taken by older people.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 10 hours ago

    It does not matter why people are out of work, the rest of us can’t support over 1/4 of the country, then with food stamps and other social welfare on top of it all, no matter how much you tax the rich.

  14. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    Hey, Mike, what is the definition of ‘civilian’ work force? Someone not in uniform? Or someone not working for the federal government. Makes a difference, doesn’t it? Also, please explain what the heck difference the population of Italy is? Why don’t you just put the state of Texas up there as well? Or New York? Not quite as big, but perhaps even more emotional. Since that is what you’re aiming for, isn’t it? Emotion? Rather than proper analysis of data and fact. You got people on here thinking that one out of four people (see jack75287, above) are out of work and being supported by the rest of us. What a load of crap.

  15. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Wrong!!!
    Those numbers are people who are looking for work!!

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