Gary Varvel for May 09, 2021

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    You want workers? Pay a living wage.

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    shakeswilly  3 months ago

    Hi do you want a Job ? I’m Gary Varvel, I get paid for drawing drivel. Why would I want a real job ?

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Do any of these conservative cartoonists have original ideas?

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Tell that to the women who can’t find child care or restaurant workers who are expected to live on a minimum wage from 2- 5 dollars an hour

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    dnie  3 months ago

    “Never let a crisi$ go to waste”……..can create more dependency on BigGovt. “plantation”

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    Odon  3 months ago

    Such a narrow minded outlook.

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    Durak Premium Member 3 months ago

    Varvel believes that it’s ok to consider young white men as being lazy, shiftless and greedy.

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    need. dislike. button…

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    cdward  3 months ago

    Pay enough money for someone to live on, and you’ll get your employees.

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    DonnyTwoScoops  3 months ago

    Maybe if the Trump Presidency hadn’t ended with fewer people working than when it started?

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    No proof of this whatsoever, but conservatives embrace myth over fact.

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    Patrick Murphy Premium Member 3 months ago

    It used to be that a person would start at a lower wage rate and then get advances through doing good work. I guess the idiots on the left all want to start at the top pay tier no matter what. Sorry cupcakes, but it does not work that way. McDonald’s was never a permanent carrier.

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    Patjade Premium Member 3 months ago

    What is “good pay”, Varvel? Will it cover rent? Will it give any medical?

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    Guy Fawkes  3 months ago

    Do the math:

    $1,709 – Average total monthly cost for housing for two

    $945 – Average total monthly cost for transportation for two

    $760 – Average total monthly cost for food for two

    $976 – Average total monthly cost for health insurance for two

    $4,390 – Total basic expenses

    $3,840 income – $15 × 40 hr. = $2,400 – $480 (tax) = $1,920 × 2

    Averages do not deal with specific individual cherry-picked examples — no need to, the averages reflect the overall s#itty end of the stick American workers are left with (minus $550 per month at $15/hr)

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    jack666 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m sure cheating to collect unemployment is more common than election fraud, the other right wing obsession. But that would require very few cases of unemployment cheating.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    More mentally ill right wing propaganda.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    If republicans had not destroyed this country with their big lies about covid,

    we would not be in this situation.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    At In and Out burger the starting pay is $17 an hour, they have no trouble getting employees.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 3 months ago

    To all the Mothers of MAGA kids….WHY?

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    DrDon1  3 months ago

    Varvel … The ‘Master of Mis-information!’

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    martens  3 months ago

    Wow. Varvel does it again, again a day (or more) late and a dollar short in the RW Meme of the Week. Sorry, Gary, Lisa Benson, Steve Kelley and Chip Bok have already beaten this dead horse to death. And, as has been repeatedly pointed out, if you want to get reliable and skilled workers, you need to pay a living wage. Even a $15 minimum is not a living wage today if you have any family or personal responsibilities (at a 50 week/year, 40 hr work/week, that comes in at $30,000).

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    Nantucket Premium Member 3 months ago

    Minimum wage, no benefits, part-time with no guarantee of minimum hours, must be available for any hours so childcare is impossible. Can’t cover the person’s previous budget needs because most adults have to pay rent / mortgage and own a car.

    The majority of jobs not getting filled are also physically demanding. Many people who lost their jobs during the pandemic are 50+ and even if they’re fit, they will have trouble doing a lot of physical and repetitive work.

    Montana’s governor was the first to move to block the extra $300 claiming worker shortages. But he conveniently ignores the labor shortages that Montana had in 2019.

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    Another Take  3 months ago

    Varvel’s late to the game on this Republican Culture War point. All the other goose stepping conservative politicians, cartoonists and clowns (redundant?) have already jumped on this dead horse.

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    Not a good business practice to assume that customers who look like the type of people you want to hire are actively looking to work for you…

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    Varvel never let’s facts get in the way of his lies. Where I live, the bad paying places of employment are hemorrhaging workers because better paying jobs are available. Varvel wouldn’t take one of those low paying jobs. Around here for a long time, the factories touted that they paid a competitive wage. That simply meant that they weren’t going to pay a penny more than their competitors. That’s not working anymore. Things are changing in a good way for job seekers.

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    MiguelLuiz  3 months ago

    Why do conservatives concern themselves with what other people are doing? They bleat about other peoples sexual orientation, women’s healthcare, gender less restrooms, and gender less potato heads. Maybe they should concentrate on real issues that can help real people.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    No masks.

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    T Smith  3 months ago

    No way clerking at a bodega pays enough to live on.

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    syzygy47  3 months ago

    Which convenience store did the wealthy 1% go to cash their trickledown cheques during the tRump era?

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    grumpypophobart  3 months ago

    ‘Does the job pay proper wages? Overtime rates? Super? Have worker’s compensation if I get injured? Is clothing supplied? Do I get sick leave with pay?’ If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you may keep your job. And place it gently where the sun don’t shine.

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    RonaldHeater  3 months ago

    I wonder if it pays more than my Social security check. People on Disability and Elderly need more of a raise. It’s hard being on a fixed income. Lying Joe promised a raise. Nothing yet.

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    jader3rd  3 months ago

    Gary, I see that you do not like the extended benefits. That’s great. There’s something you can do to end the extended benefits. Use your platform to spread the message that everyone needs to get vaccinated. Once everyone is vaccinated, the pandemic will end, and the need to extended benefits will end.Ending the pandemic depends upon you Gary.

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    cwg  3 months ago


    President Joe Biden, when asked by a reporter whether the enhanced unemployment benefits had had any effect on the weak job numbers, said, “No, nothing measurable.”

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    Kracklin Rosie  3 months ago

    Just to put this all in context, we’re talking about entry level jobs requiring low or no skills, burger flippers, bussing tables, assembly line work etc. The kind of jobs 16 year olds and up still living with their parents move into. You’re going to pay that 16 year old $15 an hour, some say $20 or $25, one yammer head even mentioned $40. These jobs are not meant for 30 year olds with a family. Here’s a thought that falls right in line with liberal socialist ideology and Planned Parenthood, if you don’t have a job that can support a family, don’t have kids. To be eligible for government unemployment assistance women must get a Norplant implant and men a reversible vasectomy. That will also make the ‘save the world from over population’ crowd happy.

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    mikecurley  3 months ago

    US chose unemployment over payroll guarantees like the Europeans did. I’m sure Varvel had a cartoon that promoted payroll gaura…. oops! Maybe not.

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    cdward  3 months ago

    The lie of the cartoon is in the “Good Pay” sign. Studies show that when there’s actual good pay, people jump at the chance to take jobs. It’s just that in order for it to be actually “Good,” you have to be able to live off of it.

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