Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 3 months ago

    I’ve sometimes wondered about the panhandlers around here. They work the island in the middle of the road by the turn signal with all the same signs “Homless, Please Help, Thanks” written on a piece of cardboard. They seem to keep regular working hours. Wonder if they work on a commission basis for someone else.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, 3 months ago

    I used to drive a cab. One day I kept passing this same intersection where a man was holding a sign, “Will work for food”. At the end of the day I got a call to pick him up at the Hardee’s on that corner. I forget where I took him, but on the way I told him that I know a man who might put him to work in one of his two businesses. I told him I’d write the the name and phone number down and give it to him when we stopped. But when we stopped, he got out, whipped out a huge roll of cash, peeled off more than enough for the fare, and took off while I was still telling him about the man.

  3. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 3 months ago

    That’s life, all right….

  4. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Split the dollars in half..

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Only a centralized wealth system in which all goods and services are controlled by a just and fair authority, providing for each according to their needs and taking all that is in excess of their needs from all others can be considered as compassionate and righteous. Only when everybody but the ruling party is suffering poverty and deprivation can true equality be known. And then we’ll get back to every man for himself, scrambling for the much smaller crumbs not swept up by Central Authority.

  6. ptlover

    ptlover said, 3 months ago

    agree 100%

  7. rmacmusic

    rmacmusic said, 3 months ago

    The perfect example of the “Trickle-Down Theory” ,

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 3 months ago

    @somebodyshort

    You might be surprised, SS. I have seen vans from local shelters drop people off at the local Wally worlds early in the morning and on other occasions, pick them up. I’ve often wondered how much of their ‘take’ went to the shelter driving them around.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. felinefan55

    felinefan55 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Our local newspaper partnered with a shelter & now they sell you papers from the corner of different intersections & the off-ramps to what is our version of an interstate. The paper costs 75 cents in the machines. I guess people give them a dollar & they keep the change. I’m not really sure how it works. I get mine delivered, so I’ve never interacted with them. I wouldn’t buy any from one of the guys no matter what. He is always smoking while holding up the paper. I’m one of those irritating people who is sensitive to smoke. I’ve never understood why a person would waste any of their money on such a product instead of getting real food. One of the reasons I grew up in hospitals was my mother’s 4-pack a day habit. She quit cold-turkey after her lungs started bleeding. She’d smoked for 39 years. She had started at 13! in the 50s. If she hadn’t quit she would not be here today. As it is she still wound up having to use oxygen because of all the damage that couldn’t heal. At 12 during one of my numerous trips to the E.R. they told mom that I had the lungs of a 40 year old smoker!!! That was all from second hand smoke. I never tried the stuff. At 17 when I tried pot for the first time (out of 9 times total) my friends said you do it just like a cig. They fell out laughing because they had to teach me HOW to inhale!

  10. Dour Scotsman

    Dour Scotsman said, 3 months ago

    You guys are missing the Joke…………..its not about pan handlers at all, its about the Very Rich and the putative “trickle down” effect. They are doing what the guy on the right is doing……taking a bigger share of the national economy and saying they will create jobs with that greater share.

  11. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, 3 months ago

    The way I see this comic, the real problem is with the phrase “his share”.
    It assumes that they are both “entitled” to a “share” of the passer-by’s money.
    Forget that! This is a Capitalist not Socialist system.

  12. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, 3 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    I believe you just described Communism.

  13. jesphulin

    jesphulin said, 3 months ago

    @SkyFisher

    BrassOrchid did describe Communism, also pointed out why it doesn’t work.

  14. felinefan55

    felinefan55 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @jesphulin

    Paraphrasing “Animal Farm”-“All are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

  15. Dour Scotsman

    Dour Scotsman said, 3 months ago

    Communism arose as a result of the affects of unregulated capitalism…….The guys in the suits were put up against a wall and shot……not good for the guys in the suits and as communism demonstrated, not really good for anyone else either. Nobody creates wealth all by themselves………not even guys in suits.

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