Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    10-12-2011: Hey! Look at that! The GOP voted down President Obama’s jobs bill. Good thing they had another jobs bill of their own ready to…. Oh, they didn’t? Really? What a shock.

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  2. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    2 DINOs do not the Democratic Party make. Goebbels would be so proud!

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    half those holes where in the bad bill before it even went to a vote. Not passing it was the bast thing that could have happened for Obama. Passing it would have meant yet another failure and more taxes for us.

  4. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @towerwarlock

    even if those to DINO’s voted for it, the CONservatives still had the fillibuster. And here I thought republicans actually wanted to put people back to work. Any half wit will know this will be used against them in the next election

  5. PaulID

    PaulID said, over 2 years ago

    @Heavy B

    and the conservatives have used the filibuster exactly ZERO times amazing how they are reported to have used it so many times also the dems were correct in shooting it down cause it wouldn’t have done anything anyway as all spend bills must originate in the house.

  6. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 2 years ago

    You mean, it won 51-48, but in our “democracy”, a majority of votes in the senate combined with a huge majority of public opinion is not enough to pass a bill if the 1% don’t want it passed.

  7. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 2 years ago

    @itisme

    Isn’t the Democrat Party the majority in the Senate? Oh, I get it, Goebbels would be proud of the spin attempt to make it look like the Republicans killed this by themselves!!

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ian: the vote was 50/49/1. Three democrats voted nay to cloture – Reid, Nevada, Nelson, Nebraska and Tester, montana. One republican did not vote. Harry said there were not enough votes for it to pass and refused to bring it to a vote when it was first presented. So NOW the different parts of the bill will be considered separately. So our “democracy” decided that the rush to pass the bill without proper debate on it’s components (remember the repeated cry to pass my bill?) would be a mistake. The Senate majority leader evidently agreed. Look at the fiasco created by the health care bill, passed in a rush so – as Speaker Pelosi said – we could find out what was in it. Oh yeah now THAT was a good move. Or the passage of the first stimulus – throwing 800 billion at the problem for a temporary fix – to prevent the unemployment from going past 8%. Well the U3 is a 9.1% and the U6 – a more realistic number of actual unemployed but far from the “true” number – is at 16%. Can any one say “once burned twice shy”?

    Come on people stop the hate and start using that big brain that separates you from the other animals.

  9. Sprint60

    Sprint60 said, over 2 years ago

    The problem with these temporary fixes is that all of the make work employees are unemployed again when the make work is finished. It just makes the downturn last longer. Our tax dollars being wasted. We used to call these pork barrel projects. Now we call it “stimulus.”

    Even the Dems didn’t want it to come to a vote – they didn’t want the thing, the constituency doesn’t want it, but they hate to vote against “their president.” And President O once again demonstrates his lack of understanding.

    And the President, who says he’s done EVERYTHING to cooperate with the Repubs seems to forget that they’ve made it abundantly clear that they will not pass a bill that repeals the Bush-era tax cuts in part or in whole. Then when he suggests they do that, is surprised by their reaction. Go Figure.

  10. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t Thomas Jefferson say something like, “A goverment strong enough to give you all you want is powerful enough to take it away from you.?”

  11. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    the GOP senate leader called for a vote on Obama’s “jobs bill”…3 Democrats voted “NO”….and the GOP is blamed?
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    the House GOP have sent at least 100 bills to the Senate….blocked by Reid and the Democrats…..some of those bills contain job-encouraging language, if passed by both House and Senate and signed by the president.
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    HYP-O-CRISY thy name is Democrat.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    @comix2000

    Current odds: it’s 5:1 against the Dems taking the House, and 4:1 against the Dems holding the Senate. So I’d say you’re right: the Republicans will have solid control of the Congress beginning in ‘13.



    For the White House, when asked, ’Would you vote for Obama or for a Republican?’ the overwhelming majority say ‘The Republican.’


    However, when asked, ‘Would you pick Obama or Perry|Romney|Bachman|Paul|Cain|…?’ that same majority says ‘Obama.’


    Make of that what you will.

  13. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Yes, and lets see all the jobs created by the tax cuts passed last december. What? There ARE none, well thats funny. I was told cutting taxes are the only way to create jobs. Thats why we have the lowest taxes in 50 years AND the lowest unemployment. Right?

  14. Ferrarello

    Ferrarello said, over 2 years ago

    Hilarious !!! And TRUE !!! Well done !!!

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Senate DEMOCRATS shot down the bill.

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