Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Even a wooden nickel would float, but they sank that a long time ago, weighted down by wars. (and tax breaks) Now it’s the conundrum of the con-dumbs.

  2. wbr

    wbr said, over 4 years ago

    unemployment % has dropped because a bunch of person who are not employed has been stopped being counted - the under employed % is still same — check the food stamp numbers

  3. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 4 years ago

    Never bet against the American Business – it is growing, however anemically, in-spite of 0bama’s anti-capitalism efforts.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 4 years ago

    The one issue they had is gone… OOPS!

  5. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, over 4 years ago

    @petergrt

    We will all agree that every one must be responsible for their own actions in order to maintain a civil society. Subsequently our tens of thousands of new “people”, people that we know better as “corporations”, must also be beld accountable for their actions (something that wasnot taking place under the Cheney-Bush Administration). That is not anti-capitalism; what it is is fairness and justice for all as it is so adjudicated through our civil and criminal laws within the American Civil and Criminal Justice System.

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 4 years ago

    @wbr

    Yes, and under all republican presidents, they counted it the same way which makes your argument false. Unemployment is down with President Barrack Obama reversing the trend that the shrubster and crew started.

  7. Larhof52

    Larhof52 said, over 4 years ago

    The only thing I see going up today is gas prices. The only way they got the unemployment numbers to go down is to take people off of the unemployment rolls. They are still out there and still unemployed.

  8. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @wbr

    The way the unemployment figures are calculated has not changed. People not looking for work have never been counted—if they did the unemployment rate 50 years ago would have been double because most wives didnt work.

  9. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    That’s not true:

    http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

  10. Joseph

    Joseph GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I keep hearing about the improving economy. I wonder what that looks like. Where is the economy getting better? Am I going to have to move to a red state?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Joseph: you DO mean those “red states” that take far more back from the federal government than they pay in taxes? Even the ones that do theoretically take less in “direct aid” DO get more through contracting to federal sources, like “no taxes” Texas.

  12. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 4 years ago

    “That is not anti-capitalism; what it is is fairness and justice for all as it is so adjudicated through our civil and criminal laws within the American Civil and Criminal Justice System.”
    .
    Is anybody in jail – found guilty of your rant . . . .?
    .
    Millions of GM bond-holders (GM’s bonds were denominated as low as $25/per) and Chrysler’s secured debt holders were forced to take major haircuts from their after-tax investments, while the unions, who were in large part responsible for the companies’ demise were richly rewarded . . . . . in a direct violation of centuries-old contract and bankruptcy principles and laws . . . .

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 4 years ago

    @Joseph

    yes

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 4 years ago

    All you ever hear about from the left is how the evil right is blocking all the things that Obama is doing to improve the economy. Hmmmm. And yet they say that the economy is improving. does that mean that blocking Obama’s policies at every turn (the left opinion) has resulted in an improved economy?

  15. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    The economy is improving in spite of the republican blockage. The republicans are pursuing failed policies. Their pursuit of failure policies tied with the clown show candidates fighting amongst themselves will help President Obama become re-elected. The 99% are tired of paying the highest percentage of taxes while the 1% keep receiving tax cuts. We want fair taxation.

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