Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    Tidbits for a titanic monster.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Oh, man, even for Lisa LImbot this is “rich”!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    You really must look out for michael’s satire.

  4. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I say tax the SOB’s that keep sending US jobs overseas. Far too often I get a CSR in another country who can barely speak English much less understand how to help me. Reward those businesses that keep jobs here & penalize those that keep outsourcing our good paying jobs.

  5. bam925

    bam925 said, about 4 years ago

    Notice the monster says “appetizers”…who do you think is the main course?

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    There’s a rather eclectic comic named Emo Phillips. He did a bit in the 80’s when Japan owned a lot of US debt. In it, he suggests we’ve nothing to worry about. One day the Japanese will come and say they’d like their money. We’ll say we don’t have it. They’ll ask what did you do with it. We’ll say, we bought all of these nuclear missiles. The Japanese will then say, ok, don’t worry about it, we’ll talk to you later.
    There’s a reason the monster is a dragon.
    We have a deficit. We owe most of the money to China. China doesn’t want our money as much as they want our coal, gas, food, and technology. As long as we provide value, money is not as important.
    There is so many things we can do, here’s one, a quote from Wiki about Gold mined on public lands in Nevada.
    " Many of Nevada’s gold mines are located on public land, but the mining companies pay no royalties to the US government. Fighting efforts to have the gold mining industry pay royalties for mining on public land, the local community commission in Elko County, Nevada said that royalties would force mining companies to cut jobs and move elsewhere.3 In response, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said the no royalty program is a “rip-off and doesn’t make sense any more,” and if it was changed, “could provide $300 to 400 million in revenue to the US government.“"
    Most of the minerals, trees, and resources harvested from public lands are done so at a fraction of the cost of the same items harvested from private lands or imported from overseas.
    Closing loopholes, increasing penalties for noncompliance to regulations, and aggressive enforcement of existing regulations would save additional millions, even billions.
    We have several commentators on these forums who know much more about this than me and have put forth good ideas in the past despite attacks from people who aggressively defend positions without links or explanation.
    An insult is rarely informative.
    If the deficit is Godzilla, we can survive it. It may do a lot of damage, but we have the technology and manpower to stand against whatever is thrown at us. All we need to do is face it with unity and resolve.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    At least this time he was obvious about it!!

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    If there are fewer rich people in the US after Obama completes his term, I’ll clean Lisa Benson’s trailer in a french maid’s outfit.

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    The US under the Obama administration now has more millionaires than at any time in its history!

    Link to a Wall Street Journal article stating this:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/06/22/u-s-has-record-number-of-millionaires/

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Sorry, I am not certain how to put an actual link here. You will have to copy (or cut) and paste the link to the URL to make it work.

  11. Nancy

    Nancy said, about 4 years ago

    And they are probably all Democrats in O’s back pocket also working for the government.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    The debt is a problem, not a crisis.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    When Reagan took office, the National Debt was less than $1 trillion. When he left office, it was over $5 trillion. Unemployment was 15-25% depending where you were living. If you were in the military manufacturing, you did pretty good. Remember that there are over 2,000 Abrams tanks (now being retrofitted) setting in the California desert that the military didn;t want then nor do they want them now, purchased when Reagan was president. The unemployment rate was manipulated as 6 months unemployment was the max length of time a person could draw, military were counted as employed and discharged military could not draw unemployment. My paycheck kept getting smaller in spite of pay increases. Reagan was the perpetrator of the largest “stimulus” in history.

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    @dapperdan61

    I have said the same thing for many years. In fact, going back to the 1980’s.

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 4 years ago

    Exactly. Trying to balance the budget on the backs of the “wealthy” NEVER works. They are too few, their income is too variable as it generally depends on investments (when things go bad so does their income), and it is not fair nor wise to punish success as you only end up killing the golden goose (the only one you are depending on, anyway). The Obamanation never learned this and he is such a socialist he never will.

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