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Rob Rogers

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Unemployment benefits just had to go. They were destroying the incentive for poor people. Now that their benefits have been eliminated, I expect that there will be a huge upsurge in employment. We’ll see.
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    Anyway, all that money was needed for farm price supports for Archer Daniels Midland and the other Family Farmers. Rich people need tax breaks and subsidies for, you know, incentives.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 10 months ago

    I heard Jay Carney say the economy has “vastly improved” so there’s probably no need for emergency extensions of unemployment or food stamps, right?
    That guy never lies….

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The new austerity budget. Take away from the poor and give to the rich. It didn’t work in Europe, it won’t work here.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months ago

    ‘Cuse me. It ain’t ‘poor’ people who’ll be losing unemployment benefits, it will be people who’ve BEEN employed, have lost their job and haven’t found another. Such folks might just as well be 50 year old accountants with three kids and a mortgage as under-educated or alcoholic hamburger flippers.
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    Naturally, the RepubliCon Partiers and their insipid media mouthpieces are hoping voters can’t tell an actual unemployed PERSON from their latest verbal cartoon. We’ll see.

  5. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The only thing wrong with this strip – to a Republican – is that the family isn’t cooking their free food over this fire: rat on a stick.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    Okay, let’s watch the unemployment figures — or the workforce participation figures — next month and see if the experiment works. I’m willing to bet the figures won’t move much.

  7. Zipi

    Zipi said, 10 months ago

    No one should benefit from unemployment. I see Help Wanted signs all over the place. The problem is that far too many people feel that they “deserve” a certain job and won’t work anywhere else. During the Great Depression, men moved their families wherever the jobs were. Today people expect to be taken care of wherever they wish to live. Thank you for a whole new generation of economic slaves Democrats!

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The the temporary money from the stimulus is running out? And all those summer of recovery have turned to winters of despair. And it is somehow the R fault for telling Obama it would not work from the start? I hope the EPA does not get a hold of that CO2 burn pile. They will shut it down. Not green enough. Must put a filter on that trash can! If you do that they can count it as one more magic “green job”
    My guess is that those are the ones Obama no longer counts for unemployment numbers. Or maybe it is one of the people the IRS made up in order to inflate the working numbers right before the election.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    There are lots of jobs if they can pass a pre-employment and random drug tests.The unskilled have been really let down by the left because they were never taught in school to be prepared for the work place.Most should not go to college.They should go to a vocational school.Instead they got a "drug use is cool "pop culture education and can’t get or keep a job.When the lay offs come guess who goes first.Thanks democrats.

  10. piobaire

    piobaire said, 10 months ago

    @denis1112

    “There are lots of jobs if they can pass a pre-employment and random drug tests.The unskilled have been really let down by the left because they were never taught in school to be prepared for the work place.Most should not go to college.They should go to a vocational school.Instead they got a "drug use is cool “pop culture education and can’t get or keep a job.When the lay offs come guess who goes first.Thanks democrats.”

    Can you tell me where all of those jobs are? Can you tell me what sort of jobs?

    You seem to be laying the blame for the poor performance of the education system in America on "the left’. Is it the left that has underfunded the schools in this country, compared to many other services and industries?

    I agree that vocational school is a much better choice than college for many. However, you seem to be implying that the alternative was drug use. Was that your intention? If so, what reason do you have for saying it?

    As for jobs, I think it is the “job creators” sending the jobs overseas to maximize their profits that must bear a large percentage of the blame.

  11. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The comments attached to strips like this and from politicians who say that cutting benefits will urge deadbeats out into the job market disgust me completely. Yes there are those who scam the system. But I believe there are many more who, surprise surprise, don’t want to lose their homes. Don’t want to go without medical care, lose their cars or go hungry. In short, they WANT TO WORK because the foregoing is their alternative. My skills and resume are such that I have never been out of a job when I was in the market. Until I got blind-sided in an office I had just joined and found myself booted out of work. At the end of 2008. Both before and after the Office of Unemployment Security required it I was sending out resumes for every job I thought I could qualify for, within my recent experience and well outside it, from newspapers, temp agencies and the Internet. I got a few nibbles, one or two interviews, and have never worked since. Our situation has improved since and although I would like to work again I have stopped looking, feeling guilty a looking for a job that might be sole support for someone. But stop saying that unemployment benefits are the icing on someone’s angel food cake. It is ignorant, hurtful and did I say IGNORANT!

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @coraryan

    Ignorance is no excuse.
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    Overall, after five years of austerity, the euro zone, driven by Germany’s fierce adherence to fiscal continence that it has inflicted on the rest of the European Union, still leaves 11 countries in negative growth, including Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain and Ireland. The only nations who enjoy more than 2 percent growth are special-case small countries: Latvia (which has the advantage of being outside the euro), Lithuania, Malta and Luxembourg. Even Germany, the traditional powerhouse of European growth and the champion of worldwide austerity, can only muster growth of 0.5 percent per annum this year.

    The claims that austerity has worked seem extravagant in light of the hard figures.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/08/us-wapshott-austerity-column-idUSBRE9A70Y720131108

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    And another dirty little secrete about Germany, They really do not pay for military, WE DO! so they have a little more budget to work with then some of the other Nations. That is how they can afford some of their social programs where as their neighbors can not. Plus the last time we talked about pulling out, oh no there goes a spending block in our Nation, was a big cry.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Zipi must want to live in Detroit where there are all those jobs waiting for him?


    My son’s 13 years in the Navy gave him training that should provide him good employment opportunity in over 11 different job fields, from air conditioning to nuclear reactors, but he’s about to finish schooling for yet another field, where he’ll actually enjoy the work, have a selection of places he can live, NOT in big cities, and where jobs actually ARE available!


    Interesting in watching the news, and other reports of how many people are unemployed, and can’t find work, who have degrees in computer sciences, like PhDs no less!! A friend who’s highly skilled in computer programming (code writing, not just data entry) is now unemployed because the corporation that took over her workplace is “downsizing”. (The reason is to cut employees, and increase the “cut” those at the top can take from the government contracts they have!)

  15. Phantom Marine

    Phantom Marine said, 10 months ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Obviously skipcarlsen has never had to look for a job or maybe even work for a living. Who is providing him with all his wisdom? anyway.
    He needs to try going out and finding employment that will support a family and see how well he can do!

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