Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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  1. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, almost 3 years ago

    The Dems are in charge of the Senate and the White House and they have no role to play? Actually no politician can create jobs . Jobs are a result of private business expansion.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Question for our Progressives and Luckovich: How long should someone receive unemployment insurance for after they lose their job?

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago


    That’s a good question. I would tie the time to the unemployment rate; the higher the unemployment rate, the longer people can get benefits. But I would also make the government the employer of last resort.

  4. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t understand how so many of the righteous Right are drawn to Mike’s political cartoons, unless you simply want to get off your daily rant at him and the rest of us liberal leftists.

    If you don’t with his political views, don’t read him.
    That is the reason I don’t read Mallard Fillmore. Why can’t we just agree to disagree.and have normal discussions about our differing opinions, instead of using vulgar, insulting words and terms?
    Would you talk that way to your Grandmother?.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago


    Lonecat my answer is for the period of time the coverage of insurance while employed has been paid into. That is if the insurance covers say 30 weeks then you get 30 weeks of unemployment coverage at which point you get no more.
    After it runs out you then apply for welfare and other government hand outs instead.
    The reason the Democrats want to extend benefits is because their programs have given welfare a bad stigma and they don’t want it pointed out that the welfare rolls are swelling with Obama in office.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “If you’re still unemployed after 99 weeks, you’re a job snob.”

    If that makes you feel better…..

    Most people, if unemployed 99 weeks, will be so desperate for work that even if they started as job snobs, they cannot afford to continue.

    This also applies more to young people. A significant percentage of unemployed are over 50, are overqualified (and therefore unacceptable to many employers) for the menial work available. Even if they are a good fit for a job, many employers will prefer to fill the vacancy with a younger person, for varied reasons.

    Time was that if you did your job well, you could keep it. This is no longer the case. I just spoke to a woman who was assistant curator of a museum/historical monument for 13 years. They brought in a new director, who brought his own staff with him and let go almost the entire existing staff. She’s 61, smart, capable, and although she hopes she can find work that she loves and is qualified to produce, she will take whatever she can get.

    Blanket assumptions can lead to improper conclusions.

  7. badcyclist

    badcyclist said, almost 3 years ago

    THIS is the real scandal. Everyone is upset about bridgegate, but thousands of the most vulnerable people in the country are losing unemployment insurance, medicaid, and being blocked from getting medical insurance by Republican lawmakers who are on a scorched earth campaign against reason and compassion.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Some righties need to look at the stats for “over 50 folks” who’ve got long resumes, being unable to find work they’re over-qualified for, because of age, or in their areas, NO JOBS EXIST, and they can’t move to China where their jobs went.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Ending unemployment benefits is expected to cost 300,000 jobs and lower the economic output of the U.S. by 0.5%. It’s unconscionable vandalism.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago


    And I guess you think that if you buy an accident insurance policy and if you have an accident, you should get back just what you paid for the policy, and not a penny more.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    So the lack of jobs being infinite is okay?

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