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Tom Toles

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  1. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Instead of trading Stock, the better move would have been to invest the $Trillions into new businesses in USA. Companies also sat on $5 Trillion all last year waiting for Romney to win. Now that the election is over with, lots of $money was distributed to stock holders in the 4th Quarter, 2012 as Special Dividends. The rest of the money will be used to expand business and hire employees in other countries during 2013. This is the price the US Economy paid for Obama-2.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Perhaps, Dear Fuzzy, that is the shape of modern politics. Those who control the money will insure that any politician who takes office who is actually on the side of the people rather than on the side of the money is punished with failure. I don’t mean there is some vast conspiracy. I mean just what you are talking about. When it comes to laws and policies, the self-interest of the few is different from the self-interest of the many, and the sheer economic power of the few is now such that it is well able to protect itself from the majority, who can now be defined as “takers.”


    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see ourselves as all in the same boat, a boat that will raise us all at the same rate when the tide comes in? In which the income of the few and the many were both rising, and at the same rate? In which rising profits were not tied to falling and stagnating wages and benefits?

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    What you are posting about would be the kind of world that Jesus Christ was truly preaching. It would not just be nice, it would be a small version of the concept of Heaven!!!

  4. midas welby

    midas welby said, over 3 years ago

    Jesus must be very proud of you.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Corporations are sitting on money because they don’t want to and don’t have to repatriate it. And one of the reasons they can’t is because the last time the government allowed them to repatriate it without a significant penalty, they didn’t use it to create jobs, but to pay executive bonuses and dividends.


    Do it again, we get fooled again.


    But this is not just American in the 21st century but most of the world: socialism for the rich; capitalism for the rest of us.

  6. dairyman23

    dairyman23 said, over 3 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    That’s correct about the corporations not using the money to create jobs. Too bad too few know that.

  7. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Places like Bangladesh, you mean, where it’s still legal to kill your workers?

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    @PocketNaomi

    Which is why some people are rabid about destroying all regulations. It should be AMERICAN workers slaving away for a pittance and having buildings fall on them!

  9. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    It has friends. Ever notice those new posters repeating the same thing it says? Same person.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    It used to be that way during the industrial revolution.

  11. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder if rich people are so brainwashed that they think the parable of the Good Samaritan is somehow “communist”……

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Only Barry’s rich Harvard buddies have done well the past 5 years.

    Kinda hard to buy stocks with food stamps!

  13. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, over 3 years ago

    .Fuzzy Thinker (I), you are well-named

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @PocketNaomi

    “…Invest in other countries…Places like Bangladesh, you mean, where it’s still legal to kill your workers?…” Yes, The money is going there(to make products) AND to Economies that have a growing middle class(to sell products).

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    On NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, there was a discussion about the status of the Economy. I was surprised at how many of the conclusions stated by the group agreed with my view. They said some Politically UnCorrect things.
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    And they all agreed that no one has any idea on how to get over 10 million people into good jobs.
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    I have a fuzzy idea. If you have a better idea, please share it.
    Govt take possession of all empty business buildings.
    Govt make available all the empty govt-owned buildings (VA).
    Organize 10 million people on public assistance into factory groups.
    Run the factories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    The people are at the factories 20 hours per week.
    Some of them spend their time providing child care for the rest.
    Train them to administer, manage and build products for export.
    Make all Patents legally available for manufacture by them.
    It will not be efficient- that does not matter.
    It will give people on public assistance their dignity.

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