The Flying McCoys by Glenn and Gary McCoy

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  1. C. A. Brobst

    C. A. Brobst GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    There just isn’t enough bosses willing to pay for honest work done. They would rather use slave labor in China until Americans are reduced to slave labor.

  2. Colt9033

    Colt9033 said, over 4 years ago

    There no US laws keeping companies from taking their near their entire out of the country. They should be penalized for it.

  3. S_T_F_U

    S_T_F_U said, over 4 years ago

    I am a small business owner and I would love to hire someone who showed up for work everyday (preferably sober) and did their work the way I asked instead of cutting corners when I turn my back.

  4. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 4 years ago

    Unfortunately, the problem stems from both sides - business wants cheap labor, Americans expect huge incomes. Also a fact, by the way: a substantial number of jobs exported are “high tech” jobs for which there are few qualified American laborers.

    How many times do school budget issues get voted down because tax payers don’t want to pay more for good teachers, schools and equipment?

    How many school districts actually hire qualified teachers?

    How many qualified teachers would actually want to risk their lives in today’s schools?

  5. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 4 years ago

    @Prfesser and others:

    Nothing will get me on my soapbox faster than out-sourcing, school issues and taxes. You all fired me up, so here goes.

    1st - Yes, I agree, the schools and the teachers are slighted. And much to the detriment of our nations children. I know in Florida many years ago when they started their Florida state lottery, 17% of the receipt from sales was to go to the schools. And it did. Only problem is, they took away most of the original monies that came from taxes earmarked for schools and used it in other areas. So much for raising taxes for the schools.

    2nd - The glory of NAFTA. Send all the jobs overseas and bolster THEIR economy while companies here let go good workers and the foreclosure rate in this country continues to skyrocket. Families are left homeless and eventually, hopeless. Sure, keep out-sourcing to China and other counties. Just don’t complain when your job or your kids job is next to go over there.

    3rd - Americans expect “fair” incomes so that they can afford “extravagances” like food, clothing and a roof over their head. With prices soaring and wages not of course they want more money. And with the price of everything going up and wages not do you think they can afford higher taxes? If you are some of the few who are able to afford the bloodletting done by the government then praise the Lord. But 1700 more jobs were just lost in my area in the past couple months. People I know have lost their homes because of it. There is no place close by to look for work, even if there were jobs available. And with the price of gas who could afford to commute long distances any more. Half their pay would be for transportation alone.

    And I’m sorry, but factories in the good old US of A that have been up and running for years with WELL qualified American laborers are shut down and the work out-sourced to other countries for cheaper labor. So it’s not just “high tech” jobs that are lost. It all boils down to corporate greed. Also, try telling some of our extremely WELL qualified “high tech” young people here in our country that line.

    I’ll get off my soap box now.

  6. Supersurfer

    Supersurfer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Try an alarm clock that works and an attitude adjustment. There are lots of businesses that would enjoy having an employee that actually showed up on tiime and did what they were hired to do.

  7. Nortley

    Nortley said, over 4 years ago

    Supersurfer, if those businesses pay a living wage, please post their names.

  8. poohbear8192

    poohbear8192 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Stupid One, Stupid Two and Stupid Three. Dog bless’em every none.

    Nobody here but us Fools.

  9. ƹʅɗʘ "All That and a Cheesecake"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "All That and a Cheesecake" -rado said, over 4 years ago

    ahem …poor guy can’t spell “Chrome Done”.

  10. ponytail56

    ponytail56 said, over 4 years ago

    the causes are myriad, and one issue not addressed is our tax system. an American company gets a bigger tax break by taking their business overseas than to stay here.

  11. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    I’m a small business owner and writer. It’s not the workers. They are hard-working. I’m sick of the excuses by managers. Workers are more productive than they have EVER been. Despite that, wages are half that of 1973 when adjusted for inflation.

    It’s called short-term greed. During the 1990s, practically every business started firing just for the sake of firing, supposedly to “improve the bottom line”, and got rid of their skilled people. Every person with experience. Most companies went under within 10 years like Sunbeam did. Even utilities like USWest fired 9000 of 20000 workers in 1994 and racked up more complaints than all the other Bells in one year’s time.

    I’m sick of employers wanting something for nothing. When the Baby Boomers took charge in the 1990s, they decided that they wanted everything, but the things like loyalty to the employee, honor, honesty, training new people, etc. were too much and for the most part quit doing it.

    Then, 60 million illegals were imported, to make it even tougher.

    Look where we are today.

    Twenty years of that kind of garbage.

    Treat your workers well and they will show up on time and they will work wonders. Treat them like most employers do today and guess what??

    I’m sick of the whining.

    1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. James 5:1-6 (NIV)

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