Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 1 day ago

    Brown is such a bald-faced (not to mention just plain bald) liar. His talk of a budget surplus is nothing but smoke and mirrors trying to hide yet another of his incredible failures. His lying nearly rivals that of the Obamanation, and that’s saying something.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 1 day ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Do you actually live in California (as I do)? If you do not, then why not just take your fingers off of you keyboard, as it is not your problem anyway!! After all, we of California do not in general complain about paying more to the federal government than we get back in benefits from the federal government, unlike most of the Republican states in the mid west and south do get greater (in some cases far greater) federal benefits than they pay in federal funds! We are after all, all a part of the United States!


    I really get tired of all the disrespect of California by those ultra conservatives (such as Lisa Benson herself) that in all probability not only do not live in California anyway. However, most of us that do (who are doing just fine, thank you) live here are perfectly happy to not only live here, but are also perfectly happy to see others like yourself (that do live here) move to other places! If you are here then please do not let the door hit you on your rump on the way out!!


    Governor Brown is doing a far better job than our last governor did (who did not even acknowledge that the deficit problem existed at all), and made no cuts or tax increases to help solve the problem one way or the other.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 1 day ago

    Got some perspective for ya, Lisa. Hope you’re sitting down, and haven’t drunk your daily dose of RepublCon KoolAid…
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    President Reagan TRIPLED the national debt and increased it more than all previous presidents combined. His budget deficits were records at the time and the highest since WWII.
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    Federal spending (as a per cent of GDP) under Reagan was higher than under Carter and his tax collections were higher than under Obama. Reagan raised taxes 11 times and increased the number of federal jobs.
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    The economic times were good under St Ronnie BECAUSE he did these things, NOT because of his so-called ‘conservatism’.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 1 day ago

    @wmconelly

    However, unlike the ultra conservatives of today, Ronald Reagan was also a pragmatist, whose original presidential hero was none other than FDR! There have been other either good or even great Republican presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln, the first republican president, and the president that many historians (yes, even liberals) consider the greatest president of them all. My own favorite was Teddy Roosevelt, who was a true conservationist (you just know that many of the ultra conservatives of today would consider him to be one of those tree hugging environmentalists), just as his close friend John Muir was). But without men like him there would be no National Park System, which I consider (along with NASA) to be one of the best things the federal government does! And of course Dwight D. Eisenhower, who would have been a great man in history even if he had never been the good president that he was. And who would never even consider having this country go to war in a preemptive manner!

  5. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    Only socialists can have a budget surplus with a negative sign. This never happens in the private sector. Well, unless you are GM. Then the government steps in and makes you an even bigger financial screw-up.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 21 hours ago

    This cartoon reminds me of the budget battle in my own state several years back. The state government balanced the budget with drastic cuts to transportation (aka bridge safety and repair in a state with one of the deadliest bridge collapses in US history) and “borrowing” $2 billion from the education budget. Later in the year when the forecast showed a surplus, Republicans were tripping over themselves to enact tax cuts rather than to pay back the money cut from needed programs.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 21 hours ago

    @Overtaxed

    You really have never studied economics, have you. You really shoudn’t post out of your depth. It’s like Paul Ryan saying the other day that families can’t go into debt. Right. No one in the history of the world ever bought a house. What idiots.

  8. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    @ARodney

    Obviously OT never thought the TBTF banks, Mega oil interests, etc that take $110 billion a year in subsidies run in the black.

  9. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 20 hours ago

    Love how well the Progressives and Moderates are doing in striking back against the extremists.

  10. 1opinion

    1opinion said, about 19 hours ago

    @Jase99

    Your in Oklahoma?

  11. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, about 19 hours ago

    @ARodney

    It is one thing to buy a house on a loan, but quite another to keep buying houses, one after another, Ad infinitum, and placing the debt on your grandchildren. At some point you need to start paying for those houses, not just use the treasury to buy votes for the next election.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 18 hours ago

    And yet Moonbeam wants to build an 80 BILLION Dollar choo-choo train connecting cities 400 miles apart that 90% of the states population MIGHT use about once a year.
    Ah, the dreams of Liberals fantastical use of the publics hard-earned money……

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 17 hours ago

    @1opinion

    I live in MN. Did that happen in OK as well?

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 17 hours ago

    @squirrelchaser

    But is is OK to continue corporate subsidies, tax loopholes, and buying military equipment the Pentagon didn’t even want?

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 17 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yeah, Republicans still oppose the light rail transit system in the Twin Cities metro area despite it being the least subsidized transit system in my state. They’d rather shut it down and put the money towards the 100% tax payer subsidized highway system.

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