Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    But wait. It’ll all trickle down. You’ll see.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yawnnnnnn……

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, people on the Gold Coast, aka Washington DC, have done great over the past 4 years as long as they work for the government. While family incomes were dropping, they only dealt with a slightly smaller raise each year.

    O has put the BIG back into Big Government.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t those tourists be East Asians???? (I can’t foresee any ethnic Europeans being able to afford to tour the ruins.)

  5. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    LOL, wrong, wrong and wrong. I LOVE you guys when you make flat statements.
    Here ya go, straight from the source.

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=gwu

    and wrong again!

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=gwv

    Rather clearly, govt employment on both state and federal levels is dropping, total private employment has sharply increased since 2010. And, just to check on the income bit:

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=gww

    So, to recap, “O” shrank government employment, the states shrank state government employment, and the private sector has actually had wage increases.

  6. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    And, I might add, all the wage increases wound up at the CEO level. Which is a problem with wage distribution, and that means either regulation or redistribution, and THAT’S why Republicans are running about with incorrect statements. If you get told the truth, you’ll have to turn to the dark side or say “CEO’s should get it all and we should get crumbs from their holy plates”, which isn’t exactly the American ideal, is it? It’s not exactly that whole “proud, free and independant” thing is it?

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    They won’t even fix the overpasses we are supposed to live under.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @old1953

    LOL, wrong, wrong and wrong. I LOVE you guys when you make flat statements.”

    Perhaps you should temper the tone of your comment a little. If you go to the U. S. Office of Personnel Management, you can get the raw numbers. I found that civilian employment was only reduced 5,958 personnel during 2012.

    Other raw numbers:
    • 2009 increased 82,000
    • 2010 increased 2,000
    • 2011 decreased 20,000

    Perhaps the graphs you are referencing include military personnel. They are classed as government employees, too, and may be included in your graphs.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    “Shouldn’t those tourists be East Asians???? (I can’t foresee any ethnic Europeans being able to afford to tour the ruins.)”

    They’re Canadians.

  10. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 1 year ago

    Well, look at the help banks and big business north of 700 billion or what? Did anyone forgive 700 billion of upside down mortgage?

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Your personal experience doesn’t matter. You may not be in the “1%”, but your bragging makes it obvious you are doing fine. Good for you.

    Care to address Rall’s facts?

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They had to factor in the government employees laid off during the sequester.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Except for the 600,000 Pres. Obama fired. (He’s such a Socialist after all.) Which increased unemployment and helped slow the recovery even more.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Your case is most unusual, do you invest in gold and the military?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Trickle down has never worked and was never supposed to since it was a con lie.

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