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Nick Anderson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just a mask over the real face from 2012 and going back at least 200 years.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good one, and dead on accurate. Besides the corporate giveaways, check the states that get more from the feds than they pay in taxes, they’re red, but aren’t blushing about it.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    More tax breaks for the rich and business.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Good job Democrats! You own the White House and the Senate, yet………
    More Americans than ever before are not working with 92 MILLION people out of the workforce
    The share of Americans in the workforce has sunk to its lowest point in 35 years
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537585/More-Americans-not-working-92-million-people-workforce.html#ixzz2qAQS08hF

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “More Americans than ever before are not working with 92 MILLION people out of the workforce”

    I’m surprised that you weren’t suspicious of that 92 million number. The Census Bureau ( http://www.census.gov/popclock/ ) lists the current U. S. population at 317 million. 29 million is about 29% of the total U. S. population. The Bureau of Labor Statistics employment situation summary, table B, released January 10, 2014 ( http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm )lists the civilian labor force at 155 million with 10,3 million unemployed for an unemployment rate of 6.7% (I know, not the “real” rate). Using the Daily Mail’s number of people unemployed, we would have an unemployment rate of 59%.

    I don’t know whether this is an aberration or an intentional exaggeration on the part of the Daily Mail, but if I were you I would be suspicious of their numbers from now on.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We should get rid of the real moochers and takers:
    https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/23

    Then maybe we could actually get ahead.

  7. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Behind the “mask” of outrage – at exorbitant Government spending – is the face of corruption.

  8. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @MikeFive – Maybe I don’t understand your post but it looks like you are trying to say that 29 Million is about 29% of the total population. If the Total population is 317 Million (as you stated) and I multiply that by 29% I get 91.93 Million or about 92 million.

    And the 92 Million out of the work force INCLUDES those who have stopped looking for work that removes them from the unemployment figures. That 6.2% that you cite only includes those that are on the unemployment roles (Going to the unemployment office filing for benefits and asserting that they are actively seeking work).

    You might ask yourself “Well if they are out of the workforce then where did they go?” And the simple answer is that they are working in the gray economy i.e. Paid in cash and not paying taxes. Not all of them are a drain on society but they are certainly not contributing either.

    I think you will see the unemployment rate drop even further when the long term unemployed can no longer receive benefits. They will stop showing up at the unemployment office and drop off the roles.

    But they, too, will have to find income or perish so they will join the gray economy also.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “Not even close, to be taken serious the numbers should be proofread, 29 is 9% of 317, you posted a number not even close.”

    You are correct, Stipple. It was a typo. It should read 92 million instead of 29 million. Sorry about that. You are most welcome to plug in 92 million and run the numbers. Or you could have taken Gov’s 92 million, go to the Census Bureau and get the current population. Then you could have gone to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and gotten the current labor report, run the numbers yourself, and then posted “it looks like you have a typo”. Instead,

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Folks, there is no way that there are 92 million people out of work unless you count every child in the country as workers. Admittedly, there are Republicans who want to go back to child labor (e.g. Newt Gingrich), but so far it is still illegal. Ditto retirees, which are increasing as the Baby Boomers age out of the workforce. The Daily Mail is another Rupert Murdoch monstrosity, and is hardly an unbiased source.
    They clearly mismultiplied their numbers.
    The Labor Participation numbers are still disturbing, but here’s a more nuanced view than the “they’re all moochers” GOP meme:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/10/the-biggest-question-facing-the-u-s-economy-why-are-people-dropping-out-of-the-workforce/

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Letting corporations and business keep their profits and put them back into the economy by hiring people, creating jobs and providing goods.”

    Corporations and the so called job creators have enjoyed tax cuts since the early days of the GW Bush Administration. They pay the lowest tax rates in 30 to 40 years. They continue to move manufacturing jobs overseas.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Mephistopheles

    " Maybe I don’t understand your post but it looks like you are trying to say that 29 Million is about 29% of the total population."

    Quite reasonable to understand how the numbers don’t seem to work. I transposed the 2 and the 9 in a typo. It should have been 92. When reviewing the post I didn’t catch the transposition. So, using the correction:

    Census Bureau lists the population at 317 million. ConserveGov states (actually The Daily Mail states. I checked.) that 92 million Americans are unemployed. Now we get the 29% of the total population unemployed. Not reasonable.

    BLS lists the civilian labor force at 155 million. With 92 million unemployed, that would make the unemployment rate 59%. Again, not reasonable. Now, using the unrounded numbers from BLS:

    Civilian labor force: 154,937,000
    Unemployed: 10,351,000
    Unemployment rate: 6.680 % (6.7%)

    (I hope I got it right this time)
    I have no idea where The Daily Mail got that 92 million number.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Ok so I looked into it and it seems the Daily Mail wasn’t the only one reporting this.
    I’m not using this next link as “fact” because obviously it’s a biased article, but he very clearly states the same numbers as FACT.
    If you can disprove it, that would be a huge embarrassment to him……..
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/01/10/stunning_92_million_americans_not_working

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Here’s the opening line for you libs too scared to go on a conservative site. Don’t bash the messenger, just disprove the facts(if you can).

    The jobs number came out. And I’ll tell you, I have never seen anything like this, either. We now have 92 million Americans not working. We created the equivalent of 1,700 jobs per state in December. One of the highest employment months of the year. December’s hiring traditionally is so good that the experts in the Drive-By Media were expecting 196,000 jobs to be created or begun, recorded in December, and the number came in at 74,000 jobs. So 74,000 jobs, and half of these jobs are part time, meaning under 30 hours. The media is scratching their heads over that. They can’t figure that out.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    Um. the 29 is the opposite of 92, therefore it must be a simple typo! If we even start to disregard posts because of simple typos, we might as well no linger post at all!!

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