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Steve Benson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    A bit of difference don’t you think?

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    You’re so right !!! If we really wanted to create a lot of jobs, wages would be outlawed and owners wouldn’t have to pay them anymore. I bet they would then hire lots and lots of people to work for them!! Problem solved! Just repeal the 13th!!

  3. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    yeah, like those “owner/stakeholder’s” in china. they keep the workers in dorms so they can work longer hours and don’t need to worry about rent or commuting – we should have more of that “living wage” stuff here!

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Capitalism is based on the assumption that the goal is the maximization of profits. If a capitalist can increase his profits by lowering wages, then that’s what he should do. His wages have to be high enough to keep his workers alive, but if there is a surplus of workers, even that wage level isn’t necessary, since if one worker dies or gets too sick to work, there’s another worker to replace him. Of course this all sounds like a parody, but in the 1800s, that was pretty much the reality — read Thomas Mayhew, “London Labour and the London Poor”, or Dickens’ novel “Hard Times”, or Engels “The Condition of the Working Class in England”. Markets are wonderful, but they need to be regulated.

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Not just the libs, every person I know eventually gets tired of a yapping dog barking at nothing.

  6. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    So lets say the average McDonalds sells roughly 80 burgers per hour.

    With 6 employees working.

    Take 6 × 4$

    divide over 80 burgers

    You see about 12% inflation in cost and 36% inflation in wage.

    So, yes it does help them

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 1 year ago

    Guess you never saw Bush 2’s 1 finger salutes.
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  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Good post, logically written. Instead of regulating the market, I personally think that upgrading the labor pool would produce better results.
    Education is horrendously expensive and God forbid if your on public assistance. Why not some more cost effective way to upgrade the labor pool? I had a friend (LONG time ago) that was on public assistance. She made a mistake and wanted to go to school to better her lot in life. Being ON those programs had alot of restrictions for her so she was somewhat sneaky in getting her education but today she has been a contributing taxpayer for a very long time; unfortunately DESPITE being on public assistance.
    Education is key.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @echoraven

    I’m all in favor of education, but I don’t think that will solve the problem — not when there is an oversupply of labor, too many people for the jobs available. In addition, there are always jobs that need to be done that don’t require education — such as restocking the grocery store shelves or collecting the shopping carts from the parking lot. A lot of the people who do these jobs are not going to benefit much from higher education, but in my opinion they deserve to lead decent lives. (And of course there are all those people in Bangladesh who are sewing clothes for North America, but that’s a different discussion, mayeb.) I’m not in favor of income equality; as I’ve said, I don’t mind if some people are rich, but I do mind if a lot of people are poor.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “To provide for the common defense”, means to today’s Republicans in Congress cutting my disabled retired Navy veteran son’s retirement pension (along with all retirees), and closing commissaries, while maintaining their OWN salaries and benefits. How “F’ing” loyal they are too our troops who’ve sacrificed so much for us.


    Going back to our early history I’ve now got a suggestion for all those “TEA party” Republicans in Congress: it was called tar and feathers and a ride out of town on a rail!!

  11. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This makes no sense. The (apocryphal) remark of Marie Antoinette indicated that she didn’t understand poverty — she thought there was a shortage of bread in loaf form, so suggested they eat buns (cakes, not pastry) instead. Obama is saying just the opposite — that people have to be fed. If anything, it’s the Republicans who are insensitive to the issue, shrug it off and assume there are other ways to feed yourself. As the comments here indicate — it’s not so much a matter of being heartless as being ignorant. And heartless.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    good one. not that I think Capitalism is bad. Our original concept here in the US of A held that it would only work IF:

    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – Adams

    Morality changes, religious foster division.

    But each of us is directly connected to that which for a lack of a better word we call God. All we have to do is listen ……..

  13. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 1 year ago

    but but you got nuttin of use.

  14. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The wealthiest nation in human history, and we have about 16,000,000 children (that’s not people in general, that’s children ) who can’t be sure from one day to the next that they’ll get 3 meals of any kind, let alone good nutritious ones.
     
    Yeah, those lazy bums should graduate from high school and get decent jobs, all right. Sure. That’ll solve everything. Why, just the other day I was talking to my favorite 9-year-old high-school graduate about his new job as a rocket scientist, and he said he’d never eaten so well in his entire life.

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    In doing some research, since it seemed odd to me Republicans cutting ANYTHING military without being dragged kicking and screaming brought up interesting points.
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    Firstly the vote for the bill was BIPARTISAN, meaning both Democrats and Republicans and OBAMA SIGNED IT. Take a deep breath and let that soak in.
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    There is an article on Slate.com that rips Republicans for trying to eliminate the reductions for veterans.
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    BTW, just a reminder OBAMA SINGED IT. So if anyone is lacking in respect for your son’s service it’s the POTUS.

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