Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." – Obama 2008

    This happens when you make war against coal and normal proven power.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/25/obama-admitted-energy-prices-would-skyrocket-under-his-policies/#ixzz3BqkD37fV

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 16 hours ago

    Totally false, of course, in the experience of everyone who’s given it a try. British Columbia put in a carbon tax, yet has better economic growth and better jobs numbers than the rest of Canada, so it didn’t hurt them much. Remember how saving north-eastern lakes from acid rain was going to destroy the economy? It’s all scare tactics, and you can actually get the real predictions from actual economists. It’s the future of civilization at stake, and we should all shame liars like Lisa Benson and PianoGuy, every chance we get.

  3. old1953

    old1953 said, about 15 hours ago

    Funny how Republicans hate ideas begun by Republican politicians. You’d think they’d quit voting Republican. http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/may/23/debbie-wasserman-schultz/cap-and-trade-legislation-was-originally-republica/

  4. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Businesses and people are leaving California. The example in British Columbia oversimplifies the fact that BC also had a large run on liquid natural gas development, which more than offset the high taxes. It is the height of ignorance to say the government taking away your money makes you more prosperous.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    But it is for our own good! Obama told us so. We should not be dancing with the demon of carbon based fuels. We have to be Believers to be Leaders in the world! That is Obama’s grand plan, for our own good he told us before being elected gas needed to be higher and coal bankrupt. He is going to be the reason the seas start to fall. You want that do you not Cal.? You voted for Obama so here you go.

  6. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 14 hours ago

    @ARodney

    British Columbia put in a carbon tax, yet has better economic growth and better jobs numbers than the rest of Canada,
    .
    This from something you read, or pulled out of your butt? The economy of BC is in pretty poor shape.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 13 hours ago

    @old1953

    “Funny how Republicans hate ideas begun by Republican politicians.”

    Did you bother to read the url you cited?

  8. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Denying an addiction to cheap energy is the answer!

  9. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 13 hours ago

    How many more stupid, harmful laws are the idiots in CA going to pass? Increase gas prices, ban plastic bags, yet spend truckloads of taxpayer money on illegal alien criminals, giving them drivers licenses, education, health care, etc. Anyone not dumb as a stump needs to evacuate that sinking garbage scow right now and leave it to the diseased rats that have scuttled it.

  10. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 13 hours ago

    @mikefive

    Of course, old1953 didn’t read it. They just heard what Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said and swallowed it hook, line, and sinker. Typical brain-dead liberal. Thanks for the link, ’53! You demonstrated AGAIN how stupid liberals are!

  11. alcors3

    alcors3 said, about 11 hours ago

    Is that ethanol in the bottle?

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 10 hours ago

    From the article linked to by @old1953:

    In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan used a cap and trade system to phase out leaded gasoline, noted MIT economics professor Richard Schmalensee and Harvard Kennedy School government professor Robert Stavins.

    In 1989, President George H. W. Bush proposed the use of a cap and trade system to cut by half sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and consequent acid rain, they wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed in 2010.

    “An initially resistant Democratic Congress overwhelmingly endorsed the proposal,” the professors wrote. “The landmark Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 passed the Senate 89 to 10 and the House 401 to 25.”

    Bush not only accepted the cap, but he sided with environmentalists who wanted a larger cut than his own advisers, according to Smithsonian Magazine, in a report that detailed how the Environmental Defense Fund worked with Bush’s White House to make cap and trade a reality.

    “George H. W. Bush does indeed deserve enormous credit for being the champion of the cap and trade program for sulfur dioxide, a major cause of acid rain,” Pooley said. “That has led many over the years to refer to it as a Republican idea.”

    But Pooley said that Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell — a Democrat — also deserves credit for leading the legislative charge that ultimately passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority.

    “So if pressed, I would call it a bipartisan idea that was championed by a Republican president,” he told PolitiFact Florida.

    In 2005, the EPA under President George W. Bush issued the Clean Air Interstate Rule, which aimed to achieve “the largest reduction in air pollution in more than a decade” using cap and trade, wrote Stavins and Schmalensee.

    They noted the contributions under Reagan and both Bushes to argue that cap and trade should be embraced by Republicans as well as Democrats.

  13. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 10 hours ago

    anybody who would cite DWS as a source is in deep trouble. she gives liar-in-chief a run for his money.

  14. SFCGaTor

    SFCGaTor said, about 10 hours ago

    @ARodney

    Incorrect Rodney, your comment is almost totally false. FYI BCs GDPis ranked number 4 in Canada but should be better considering its resources and location. Also, the carbon tax instituted in BC is “Tax Neutral” meaning that if a corporation gets hit with a carbon tax then that corporations other taxes are reduced by an equal amount. This is not the same type of tax that California has put in place. Nothing in Lisa’s toon can be considered a lie except by the most left wing ideological extremists.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 8 hours ago

    @Jase99

    “From the article linked to by @old1953:”

    You left off the last part where cap and trade lost considerable support in 2009.

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