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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 1 year ago

    It’s not mens’ fault if they’re better at doing the high paying jobs, it’s basic biology.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Except for things like paying attention, it seems. The pay difference being measured is for doing the SAME job.

  3. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    So let’s start with political cartoonists. Cut the pay of male cartoonists and give that extra money to the female cartoonists.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Given that there is no evidence whatsoever that that is true — notice the giant economic meltdown we went through largely created by male bankers? — that is clearly just a comment designed to provoke anger. I suggest you delete it.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Wow! I thought the “women just want pin money” and “men have to support a family” argument went out decades ago, but here is again.

  6. JEN

    JEN GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Thinking for yourself is so over rated when the government can think for you.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    A minimum wage is pointless in flush times, as competition for workers will keep wages up.

    In down times, it is necessary to prevent the exploitation of people who have to take what they can get.

    Raising the minimum wage to new heights is probably counterproductive, but ensuring that it retains a certain minimal level of purchasing power is something quite different. It doesn’t take much thought to see the difference. It has been raised several times, by Democrats and Republicans alike over the last 50 years. Should it have remained at $1 an hour? If not, then the question is never should the minimum be raised, but rather when and by how much? Every year there IS inflation and it is NOT raised, it is in effect lowered.

    Of course, dealing with the question logically and rationally is not something one frequently hears. Most of what I hear from the right sounds like this: It is obviously dangerous and destructive to to raise the speed limit by 100 mph, therefore it is also bad to raise it by 5 mph; it can kill you to swallow a bottle of aspirin, therefore you should never take aspirin; etc.

    THEORY says that any raise in the minimum wage causes increase in prices and the elimination of jobs. FACTS prove otherwise, as all empirical studies demonstrate. Provided of course that the increase is not too large.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    Every government (except for Iceland’s) agreed that those bankers who finance the greatest financial system the world has ever seen MUST have their bonuses guaranteed by government or the entire world economy would collapse. These men (and they are mostly men) provide invaluable services to the world, as can be seen by how highly decision makers value their services and guarantee their bonuses (except for Lehman Bros. and all the Iceland banks)

  9. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    hey Harley: can you spell mysognist? I can’t either, but I know what it means.

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    hey Harley: can you spell mysognist? I can’t either, but I know what it means.

  11. seablood

    seablood said, about 1 year ago

    women are afraid of being called ‘BOSSY’ That will always stop them in their trax

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    It isn’t a question of doing better work. it is a question of men automatically getting paid more just for being male.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    So statistics lie in this case or all cases or only when it disagrees with you? You have an equally strange definition of “hack.”

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Don’t forget Sweden. When the economic destruction occurred in 2008 they like Iceland took over their banks prosecuted the officials involved, bought the toxic assets at their real price then let the banks go with whatever changes needed to be made to keep them from doing it again. They are back on top. However such places as EU and USA did not. So the same criminals are still in charge of the same banks and with generous govt help have all their money back to do it to us again.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    In some areas the genders are different, others they are not.

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