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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    The longer you are unemployed the harder it is to get a job. It is a hires market. The worst possible development. Average 3 looking for every 1 job. In some cases hundreds.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Thank the White House and Democrats for that. But, don’t use it for heating as Obama’s EPA has regulated against it.

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    well said.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Walmart in D. C. stared taking job applications, and the number of applicants was making getting a job more like winning the lottery. NOT everyone on assistance, or out of work, is lazy. There just AREN’T THAT MANY JOBS IN MANY AREAS OF THE COUNTRY! (At least well-paying ones!)

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Eliminating unemployment insurance will reduce the unemployment rate, though it’s not clear how much.


    In order to collect unemployment, one must prove one has applied to places accepting applications. Of course, those places are looking for people with ‘hot’ degrees, youth, and proven sales ability, none of which most of the unemployed have. But the requirements to collect unemployment force one to apply, so one is officially counted as unemployed.


    Without those benefits, and knowing no one is hiring (or at least, not hiring anyone like you), people stop applying. And as soon as a person stops filling out and mailing (with proof of that mailing) or hand delivering (with proof), one ceases to be unemployed, but is completely out of the labour force. So eliminating unemployment benefits reduces unemployment without having to find any jobs for the unemployed!


    Except, of course, with even fewer people able to buy anything, many businesses will have to lay off staff. So the gains might be less than we’d hope for: the goal is to get people to stop applying (except for jobs in service), so they won’t be counted as unemployed and the official rate will drop.


    (It appears that much of the fall in the unemployment rate from almost 10% to just 7% is from people giving up on applying for jobs they know they won’t get, so they are no longer counted as unemployed.)

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    You got that right.

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    You mean there aren’t that many well-paying jobs for unskilled unmotivated high-school dropouts.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^Check out how many with degrees in sciences, engineering,and many other “not liberal arts” degrees are still unemployed, IN THEIR 50’s, after being laid off when their jobs were shipped overseas, or taken by foreign workers “imported” on worker visas. You can also look at the highly skilled labor, not just journeymen, out of work because a robot has taken their jobs.


    While some of those folks ARE going back to work, the myth that only the “unskilled and unmotivated” are unemployed is a dangerous, right-wing inspired, ignorance.

  9. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    You come across as someone who’s never been without a job not knowing where next months rents going to come from or worse been out of doors. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone but in your case I think you learn a lot from the experience.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    The “recession” started in 2008, your brains are showing a direct deleterious influence by your virulent hatred. It makes you dumb. We have had a silent Depression since 2001 and it is still with us.

  11. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    The fact that people IN THEIR 50’s are unemployed is just proof that age discrimination is alive and well in this country! It may be against the law, but just try & prove it!

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It is time to Build 1,000 Colonies in America. Newcomers to America established communities that produced food or some other commodity. We can do it again. Build products to be sold in Walmart that are currently imported. The Federal Reserve could print money to build an On-The-Job Training Factory in areas of poverty. People receiving govt assistance would work there and learn (Jr. College on site) to do jobs from Manager on down (or their govt payments would be cut in half). You keep your current govt payment and get profits from production. 4 hour shifts gives plenty of time-off for personal activities. Run the operation 24/7/365. That means 6 people at a time could be practicing in one job slot before rotated in six months to another job (there would be a job opening every month). Jobs can be structured for Disabled/Handicapped people. Day-care and Pre-school and After-school care would be on-site and staffed with trained welfare people. The factory could own buses to transport people that can’t walk to work. Free meals could be served every 6 hours. As the first colonials said: “If you don’t want to work, then you don’t eat”. People that don’t work as a team can be voted off the work team.

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