Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Sadly, that’s understating the disasters the Obamanation desires.

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 2 years ago

    O wants us off the cliff

  3. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Obamacare’s savings ($1 trillion in debt reduction over ten years) will keep us from falling off the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” A Good Cartoon.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM The deficit for 2009 (which really was the the last year of the GW Bush administrations budgets) was $1,400 billion. The projected budget (I would imagine without the fiscal cliff affecting things) is now at $920 billion. That is a difference of just about $500 billion.If the economy continues to improve at its current rate, and we get out of Afghanistan when promised, the budget deficits should continue to decrease at the same rate, leaving the last year of President Obama’s budget deficits at about $400 billion, far less than the average of the GW Bush administration.

    And that is the current math of budget deficits, sorry about that!!

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:

    Ronald Reagan
    1981-88 4.2 %
    1982-89 4.2
    Average 4.2

    George H. W. Bush
    1989-92 4.0
    1990-93 4.3
    Average 4.2

    Bill Clinton
    1993-2000 0.8
    1994-2001 0.1
    Average 0.5

    George W. Bush
    2001-08 2.0
    2002-09 3.4
    Average 2.7

    Barack Obama
    2009-12* 9.1
    2010-12 8.7
    Average 8.9
    *fiscal 2012 ends Sept. 30, 2012, so this figure is estimated

  6. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And if the #$%ing “Personal Responsibility” conservatives would just get off their butts and take personal responsibility for their health care by supporting the Capitalistic Health Care Economy by BUYING some Health Care Insurance from a Private Company, instead of getting their FREE liberal-tax-payer-funded health care at the Emergency Room, then there wouldn’t BE that big Romneycare ‘Tax’ increase.
    (single-payer would still be better.)

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Notice that Bush’s number are rising, while Obama’s number are projected to decrease. Bush’s deficits did not include his two wars. Obama’s numbers include the costs of the wars from the entire period.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 2 years ago

    ReFlex-76 said, about 7 hours ago
    Obamacare’s savings ($1 trillion in debt reduction over ten years) will keep us from falling off the dreaded “fiscal cliff.” A Good Cartoon…..(end quote)
    -
    Obamacare won’t have any REAL SAVINGS….but it does have a lot of new and increased TAXES and it will cause medical providers to opt out and then Americans won’t be getting “care” quickly and quality care will be lower.
    -
    the Obama “budget plan” is a huge SCAM, the usual D.C. phony “cuts in spending” (cuts only in the increased spending) hyped by Obama above the usual phony “baseline” scheme.
    see www.online.wsj.com
    article “The Budget Baseline Con” 12/4/12

  9. chiperdean70

    chiperdean70 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    for et2008……why does he have to be a racist to talk figures??? I guess if you’re an idiot you can call anyone who
    disagrees with you a racist……a true Obamaian….

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    If people feel that Obamacare is bad, it can be modified. It does not have to work just the way it was originally written. Facta, non verba: deeds, not words. You want to make a better system, march up to the microphone and get to work. It does no one any good to say something will not work and sit back and hope you are right, regardless of consequences.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Imagine if all this belly aching had gone on before the Gemini program got started. The Russians would have had the first man to walk on the moon, and we’d have lost the Cold War.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 2 years ago

    IPlay One on TV…..we aren’t “sitting back and hoping it doesn’t work”….we are hoping the various States lawsuits and the Freedom of Religion lawsuits against the mandates do win in our courts, to stop the dismantling of the best private medical care system on earth that attracts medical students and practitioners from around the world….doomed under Ocare.
    How do you “modify” a federal takeover of an entire industry???
    -
    Canuck, here is another of my “insane, ranting lunacies”….hack away!!!

  13. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    You are confusing medical research and science with medical delivery. It’s the delivery where this nation is far behind other civilized countries. The best science can’t do much good if you fail to deliver it to all the people. That is what Obama is trying to do.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    I think EVERYONE should get a pacemaker!!! Whether they need it or not!!! Aren’t we Americans?? Don’t we deserve pacemakers?? Even after people die, give them pacemakers!!! No pills, who cares about pills, what good do they do, Give Us Pacemakers or Give Us Death!!!

  15. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m trying to visualize all the tea people, right wing nut bags, and neo cons moving to Texas and then seceding from the USA. Talk about global warming! The collective sigh of relief from the other 49 states would melt the polar caps.

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