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Tom Toles

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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, almost 3 years ago

    The recovery has been robust enough for those willing to get off their chairs & work.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Actually it has only been robust for those who do their work in chairs, and get paid in dividends and bonuses rather than wages and salaries.


    It has not been robust for the vast majority of those who do work, be it 40, 60 or 80 hours a week. It has kept wages down, and business slow.


    Some of the long-term unemployed have a real problem: try getting anyone to hire you when you’ve been out of work for a year: employers don’t trust you. Of course, you will understand that, as your post stigmatizes them in exactly the way most employers do. “If they were any good, they would not have a year blank on their resume.”


    I’m not saying there are no moochers out there, no parasites, but they are found everywhere in society.


    There is one simple CONSERVATIVE solution to all our economic woes, one used by our ancestors and designed to please any conservative. It is moralistic and punitive, both qualities that conservatives admire.
    Criminalize idleness! Outlaw poverty! If anyone goes without employment for more than six months, or claims be too poor to provide for all he own needs, he could be arrested and either employed as forced labor by the state or sold as a slave!


    This practice would drive the unemployed to desperately search for any kind of employment, even at the lowest wages, and in any case fervently deny being poor, so as to avoid slavery. Eliminating the minimum wage would help here, and finding ways to support people more cheaply. Barracks, for example. Walmart could keep a pair of barracks behind each store where all their employees could live. In no time, unemployment would disappear, as would poverty.


    Who else likes this “modest proposal” for the betterment of the nation?

  3. Larry

    Larry said, almost 3 years ago

    What has the artist drawn in the place of wheels?
    I fail to recognize the shapes.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Median income has dropped 7% since Barry has occupied the White House.
    The fewest working age adults are now actually working since Jimbo Carter 35 years ago.

  5. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, almost 3 years ago

    It needs a fossil fuel.

  6. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    a tendency to crash and burn?

  7. snarky39

    snarky39 said, almost 3 years ago

    NYT, CNN, MSNBC all say everything is booming. Why, then, are lefty cartoonists mocking the economy?

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    The “modest proposal” ought to have made it clear that what I was proposing was satire. Look up Jonathan Swift’s “modest proposal” for the “betterment” of Ireland.

    If you thought I was seriously advocating for those things, I am glad it hit a nerve. I trust any sane person would be horrified by such a proposal, meant in earnest. Just as they would be by Jonathan Swift’s proposal.

  9. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, 2007 figures show the top 5% controlling almost 62% of ‘wealth’ in the US…and, for an indication of the scale, with a little over 5% of the world population, the US holds ~34% of the WORLD’s net worth.

  10. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Median Household income has returned almost to the level it precipitously passed (downward from 2007) when Mr. Obama took office: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Median_US_household_income.png …and your 2n statement is just bull:
    http://tinyurl.com/mzc6atr

  11. algurka

    algurka said, almost 3 years ago

    @Larry

    Those are rocket nozzles.

  12. algurka

    algurka said, almost 3 years ago

    And the problem with a flying car is the landing.

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