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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    No, the so-called “job creators” are taking the jobs to give them to Chinese workers for pennies on the dollar.

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    Turns out the rich are job creators, just not here.

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    if you read whose income increased, and whose didn’t then you can see who the congress men favor; those at the very top.
    It is NOT the immigrants who are getting rich! it’s all going to the top 1%

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    In essence, with our current levels of inequality, the American Dream is just that – a baseless fantasy.

    What can we do about it?

    Joseph Stilgitz and New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini, among others, agree that higher taxes, particularly for the upper-middle class and up, will help even things out, thereby “unlocking the U.S. economy’s growth potential in a sustainable way.” They, along with billionaire Warren Buffett, additionally agree that the government should limit the tax breaks, subsidies, and loopholes allowed to the major energy, agri-business, pharmaceutical, and financial companies. In Roubini’s words, the government should make sure, “corporations and individuals whose income is derived from investments pay taxes commensurate with the benefits they get from the US citizenship.”
    Many economists also agree that more investment in education is necessary to make America more competitive in the future. The United States currently ranks 17th in the world among developed nations in overall education and 25th in math and science. There is no magic bullet to improving education (allocating more resources, for example, does not correlate with better results), but a societal and federal focus on education reform is clearly necessary.
    Inequality is not a “necessary evil” for a capitalist country – it is an unstable, unsustainable economic drag that makes our country more vulnerable to stagnation and volatility. It suppresses the American Dream of equal opportunity and economic mobility, making us less competitive globally. Like all complex problems, the solution will be extremely complex, but three glaring errors must be addressed immediately: the flawed tax system, policies that consolidate control in the country’s biggest companies and richest people, and a pathetically uncompetitive education system.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The “less than full time” work has LONG been a strategy of business, going back at least to the Reagan days and the advent of Reaganomics. It’s been about not paying for benefits, not just salaries. Lower benefits HAS been a reason why many folks have been forced into multiple jobs to care for their famlies.

  6. martens

    martens said, almost 3 years ago


    Good post, Radish. All studies show that massive inequality has a corrosive effect on public health, economic growth and almost any other parameter you wish to consider for the health of a nation. And this is, in fact, the basis for liberal thought. Equality of opportunity from birth. That does not equate to equality of outcome, but it assures that those who are willing and able to contribute, do. This is a point often missed by the Right Wing, who in general (with the exception of a few thinking conservatives who now are designated as RINOs) fail to comprehend the nature of man as a social species.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^You ARE aware that GM is once again the largest automobile company in the world, right? They took the title back several months ago.Hmm, had something to do with a thing called “bailout”.

    “58”, been retired for some time, but have had a bunch of jobs early on, including “part time”, with no benefits, then got into one with benefits and stayed with that employer for 32 years.

    But, have been on several commissions trying to get work for folks. That runs from jobs for people with disabilities who have a hard time finding work, and locally, on a planning commission to find ways to bring companies and JOBS back into our area. We’ve had some successes, but it takes a LOT more effort than those who merely complain, realize.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Private” employment is UP, all government employment, local, state and federal, are DOWN! “Mechanization” has cost far more production jobs in the last few decades than “immigration”, unless maybe you count weeding strawberry farms, but it’s the “immigrants” who will still do that backbreaking job with peanuts for pay.

    The “not trying for work anymore” IS true, but not nearly in the proportionate numbers as under Reagan and the Bush administrations. Things aren’t “good”, but they aren’t great. BTW, growth is at about 3%, which is actually about “average” over time.

  9. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 3 years ago

    The idea of being good with your finances is alien to those who are complaining about the rich. If you’re wasting your money and wanting someone to give you more, you’re just a loud mouthed fool.

  10. Glenne Collins

    Glenne Collins said, almost 3 years ago

    Hang those who employ them!

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