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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 3 years ago

    After the election, the Independent Republican party of Minnesota had a whole load of hullabaloo about jobs creation. You wouldn’t know it by the legislation they’ve been pushing seeing as the vast majority of it has nothing to do with jobs. If actions speak louder than words, then it seems they’re shouting “creating more American jobs isn’t important to us!”

  2. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 3 years ago

    The Rs are not going to do anything that will in any way, shape, or form create jobs. You’ll recall McConnell’s objective: to make Obama a one-term president. Since people tend to vote their wallets, the best way to defeat Obama is to keep the economy tanked.

    There’s also the added benefit of further enriching the rich, of course.

  3. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sure the Republicans will get around to creating jobs, like they promised in order to get the gullible to vote for them.

    Just as soon as they’ve saved the anti-gay DOMA.

    And finished removing any remaining corporate regulations.

    And kill off PBS and NPR.

    And kill off Pell Grants.

    And reduce aid to poor families.

    And finished removing all environmental protections.

    And finished removing as many women’s rights as possible.

    And lowered corporate tax rates so that we can pay companies like G.E. even more billions per year.

    And killed health care for millions of Americans.

    And help the mortgage companies to foreclose more homes.

    And devoted time, effort and money to Mitch McConnell’s highest priority.

    And finished crippling unions.

    Hmm.

    Okay, AnnaMargaret was right.

  4. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    vortex, this is commentary on a strip. Details won’t fit – but a good start would be a recall of every elephant.

  5. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Vortex, you may not have noticed this, but your question was a bit…loaded.

    The Republicans want to remove regulations on corporations, and lower their tax rates.

    Under our present system, prior to the above, G.E. made $14.2 billion in income in 2010 but paid no U.S. corporate income tax. Moreover, it claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

    Given the claimed 35% corporate tax rate, that means a loss to the U.S.A. of over 8 BILLION DOLLARS…just in ONE year, from just ONE corporation.

    How much are the Republicans going to save us by defunding NPR?

    “NPR receives about $90 million in federal funding annually, but the Congressional Budget Office calculated that the net savings from defunding the network would be zero.”

    (Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/congress/2011/03/house-votes-cut-npr-funding#ixzz1IDbjx6wS)

    Let’s ignore the wisdom of the Congressional Budget Office, and pretend defunding NPR would save us 90 million dollars a year.

    That’s about 1% of what G.E. alone would have supplied if they’d paid the 35% tax rate that the Republicans keep telling us is too high.

    Now, before the “Libs” are able to “win”, would you say this G.E. example is the sign of a healthy Free Market Economy?

    Or would it be the sign of a Free Market Economy self-destructing?

  6. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 3 years ago

    No revenues will certainly stop the government.

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not according to the Republicans, Grapfhics.

    They keep insisting that by reducing our expenditures by, say somewhere between zero and 90 million by killing their hated NPR, and then by reducing the tax “requirement” of companies like G.E. from 35% (even though they actually received a negative 22% tax benefit), we’ll be ahead.

    If the Republicans can “fund” open-ended wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while creating trillions on deficits, what makes you think that “no revenues” will slow them down?

  8. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, over 3 years ago

    Fuzzy GOP math will save the country for the capitalists!

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Vortex asks the question, what will the world look like if the Libs win and the U.S. free market economy is destroyed?

    Well, I doubt the majority of Libs are out to destroy the capitalist market economy because for most businesses it is the most efficient system. But, neither should the free market system be sacrosanct - for some services there are other options that work perfectly well.

    Here in Manitoba, Canada we have several crown corporations (government) providing good services, one being auto insurance. I have a 2006 SUV with a replacement cost of about $45,000. My insurance premium is $1,072 Today our well run insurance company announced good profits and reserves, so we the people will get rebates on our premiums. Mine will be about $400 for a net premium cost of about $600.

    I’m wondering how that compares with some of your privately run companies. I would be in a low risk category of driver. Anyone care to compare?

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I guess the guy in the 2nd panel could not get one of those good government jobs that was going to trickle down to the people in the communities from the stimulus Obama had to pass right away so that the unemployment would not go above 8%

  11. Carolo1

    Carolo1 said, over 3 years ago

    Where are the jobs Boner?

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