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Tom Toles

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  1. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The rise of unpaid internships is one of the worst symptoms of today’s corporate mentality.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    From – http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130113/hp-ceo-meg-whitmans-15-million-paycheck
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    “2012 was a good year for HP’s CEO Meg Whitman. In her first full year as the top boss of Hewlett-Packard, Whitman took home nearly $15.4 million in compensation.”
    ^
    Ms. Whitman made over 16 million in 2011 and there were 29,000 layoffs in 2012, and there are more layoffs scheduled in the US and UK in 2013.
    ^
    This is just one example of the wide gap between the middle class and corporate CEOs. Ms. Whitman is making millions by trimming the work force. This trimming also decreases the tax base, creates a bigger burden on health and pension systems, causes homes to be lost, children to be displaced, and it also creates a pool of workers “broken and desperate” for work and willing to accept lower pay and longer hours.
    btw- time lost in traffic costs Americans an average of over $700 a year.
    This is legal, but is it ethical, moral, or honorable?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    He’’s just here to troll, he doesn’t really care about the issues..
    Heck, he was BRAGGING about it yesterday

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Naa…. food stamps and the O free phone is good enough for the 47%."

    Your simple minded partisan obsession with hating Obama prevents you from remembering that government subsidized phone service was started by Republican darling Ronald Reagan.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “This is legal, but is it ethical, moral, or honorable?”

    The short answer is no. Unfortunately ethics, morality and honor have no place in business and politics.

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    @edinbaltimore

    I know someone who went through one of those. He was one of the best in the group, but the job went to a guy who wasn’t even in the top half.

    But this individual HAD gone to college with one of the company VPs.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    Remember the mindset of Ima and his ilk: “Anything our guys do is good, and anything their guys do is bad, even if it’s what our guys would’ve done”.

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 years ago

    This is no joke – This morning I received an E-mail from one of the major telecomm companies I contract for, offering me a full-time position IF I agreed to work for NO PAY for 2 years. Someone apparently decided that my job could be divided up between 5 unpaid interns, but extended the “opportunity” to me because they would rather not have to spend time training new people when they have us contractors available. Our only problem is we like being paid.

    Morty – is Germany hiring?

  9. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Remember, now, Ominus—-the gang that hates our current President is nursing a big time hate hangover today!

  10. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 2 years ago

    HEY, I KNOW! The corporations can pay us with company script. Then open a store providing for all out needs where we can spend the script. What a great plan!
    Wait….what?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I would expect a Randroid like you to say such a callous thing. For you the rich cannot have too much and everyone else can have too much so taking from us is okay. Distribution of the wealth to the Plutocrats and the top 10% is fine with you.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Good old Corporate care aka “Obama Care” was hatched at the Heritage Foundation. You know them Harley? Reich wing all the way from Reagan onward. The whole thing helps our present corporate “care” not negate it. But that would ruin the false meme you and your brayer’s are trying to maintain. A false view of the reality.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Obama is a Conservative. He just makes nice to us unlike the the obvious ogres at the Republican party. It makes him more dangerous.
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    Obama had voted to protect the big three telecommunications corps from the criminality they did in concert with that administration. Imagine if it was a Machiavelli who was expert in the Constitution? What we have here today.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Naa…. food stamps and the O free phone is good enough for the 47%.”

    That sounds an awful lot like, “let them eat cake.”

  15. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley said, "Obamacare will hit the part time worker the hardest. "
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    Without Obamacare, a part-time worker cannot buy health insurance at an affordable price. With Obamacare, they can. Same for the self-employed (like me).
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    Many like me buy their own health insurance, but we shouldn’t get ripped off JUST because we are buying our own health insurance.

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