Gary Varvel for August 08, 2022

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    kearnan.ma  almost 2 years ago

    That just points out the poor wages that are payed in the service industry in the US. I’m sure the GOPers are not advocating a living wage for waitstaff!

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    “Do you believe inflation is Biden’s fault?” “Well duh, of course I do, I’m a republican.”

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    knutdl  almost 2 years ago

    “Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living. Barely gettin’ by, it’s all taking and no giving” (DP)

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    Sun  almost 2 years ago

    Bidenflation

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    Anters55  almost 2 years ago

    And the best part for her is that with all the help wanted practically everywhere, she had no problem finding work.

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    Durak Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Varvel thought it was so cute when Bush said it he took notes and saved it.

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    2AndFour  almost 2 years ago

    She is part of the so called 500,000 jobs that were supposedly created. 1 person with multiple jobs.

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    The Nodding Head  almost 2 years ago
    “5.3 percent unemployment — that is the biggest joke there is in this country. The unemployment rate is probably 20 percent, but I will tell you, you have some great economists that will tell you it’s a 30, 32. And the highest I’ve heard so far is 42 percent.” That’s the Republican way: always look at the dark side of life.
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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Considering the accomplishments of the Biden administration so far, Varvel and the Varvelettes are singing an empty tune.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    According to Mitch The McConnell, this bill is responsible for inflation throughout the WORLD!! I am shocked, I tell you, shocked!! /S

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And.. the rich thank you for having 3 jobs, keeps you off the golf course.

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    Newenglandah  almost 2 years ago

    Headlines last Thursday morning from an AP article: “US Employers add 528K jobs in July”.

    That is a recession?

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    ChristopherBurns  almost 2 years ago

    Must be a red state where jobs are plentiful and the pay is not.

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    Another Take  almost 2 years ago

    Gary draws cartoons for a living and yet he’s always complaining.

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    Radish the wordsmith  almost 2 years ago

    Is that Elizabeth Warren?

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    Radish the wordsmith  almost 2 years ago

    Lost your love of life?

    Too much apple pie

    Oh have you lost your love of life?

    Too much apple pie

    And now Harry’s walked away with Johnny’s wife

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    Kennedy, The Wedding Present

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    jhayesd31  almost 2 years ago

    Varvel remembers the good old days under W Bush…. When we were were LOSING 500,000 jobs per MONTH

    Make up your mind Gary Jobs are good…. unemployment bad …..is not rocket science.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biggest-monthly-job-loss-in-34-years/ Nov 2008

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    rlaker22j  almost 2 years ago

    McConnell and McCarthy blow

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    The first questions I ask when I see claims like this- “Is it true? Is it overblown?”

    Yes, more Americans are working multiple jobs compared to a year ago. Far more people are working multiple jobs than in 2020. That comes as no surprise. We all remember the pandemic. Well, most of us.

    In January 2020, 5.2% of the labor force had multiple jobs. As of July 2022, it’s at 4.8%.

    Once again, what was considered “good” when Trump was in office, is now “bad” according to Repub hypocrites.

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/LNS12026620

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    DrDon1  almost 2 years ago

    Wonder how happy Varvel is now that Trump’s MAGAts in the Senate prevented insulin prices from being capped? As happy as he is that the minimum wage is still too low?

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    Patjade  almost 2 years ago

    Varvel pushing the Fox narrative.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-spins-latest-robust-jobs-report-as-americas-employment-crisis

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-spins-latest-robust-174109423.html

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-mocked-for-desperately-trying-to-spin-blockbuster-jobs-report-into-on-biden/

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fox-news-tries-to-spin-good-jobs-report-into-bad-news/vi-AA10mkO9

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I first saw this 40 years ago – is this cartoonist incapable of creativity?

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    PaulGoes  almost 2 years ago

    So this cartoon promotes raising the minimum wage, right?

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    Stat_man99  almost 2 years ago

    They are not counting those who are having to have 2-3 jobs JUST TO SURVIVE nowadays. Subtract THOSE jobs, and see what you have.

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    Radish the wordsmith  almost 2 years ago

    Republicans In Washington Block Biden’s Vital Minimum Wage Increase

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardmcgahey/2021/02/27/republicans-in-washington-block-bidens-vital-minimum-wage-increase/?sh=1810c63f72c9

    https://www.newsweek.com/three-quarters-republicans-oppose-raising-minimum-wage-poll-1576579

    “I don’t believe there ought to be a national minimum wage,” former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program in 2014, according to Salon.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he would abolish the federal minimum wage while discussing the issue during a Congressional hearing, according to The Huffington Post.

    “The question I want to ask, if we are interested in social justice, and we want to honor work instead of getting a welfare check, then wouldn’t a more efficient way to help people in poverty be to increase the earned-income tax credit rather than do what we always do here, which is come up with a big idea and send the bill to somebody else?”

    3. “I think it actually is counterproductive in many ways,” Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said about the minimum wage, according to Think Progress.

    “Look, I wish we could just pass a law saying everybody should make more money without any adverse consequences,” he said. “The problem is you’re costing jobs from those who are just trying to get entry level jobs.”

    4. “The question is, is a minimum wage the best way to do it?” asked Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

    “And history has said the answer is absolutely not. In fact, the impact of minimum wage usually is that businesses hire less people,” Sen. Rubio said according to Think Progress.

    “That’s the impact of it. They’ll just hire less people to do the same amount of work … We have a lot of history to prove that

    Maybe lying traitor republiguns will raise the $7.25 minimum wage, snerk, ha ha ha, republiguns want to lower the min wage so you can be a virtual slave on their virtual plantation, they are a nasty joke and they want to take your vote away.

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    gopher gofer  almost 2 years ago

    so called 500,000 jobs that were supposedly created. 1 person with multiple jobs.

    one person working multiple jobs doesn’t mean that more jobs haven’t been created, but then, that concept appears to be too complicated for our dim friends…

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    Rich Douglas  almost 2 years ago

    Nope. Wages are going up, too.

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    My First Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Inflation is costing the average family $7,500.00 The rate is 9%. Wages are going up a third of that. Thanks Biden. This is 100% on the democrats. Don’t believe me? Americans’ views of Biden’s handling of the economic recovery remain overwhelmingly negative — and are virtually unchanged from the same poll in early June, with only 37% of Americans approving of the job the president is doing and 62% disapproving in the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll.

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