Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This is what happens when the Spendocrats take over. Thank God they don’t have the U.S. House of Reps. or else NONE of the Bush tax cuts would have a prayer of surviving. Interesting that Ca. has among the highest taxes in the country yet has one of the largest debts. How could this be? Hmm…

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    ^Are you referring to prosecuting two wars without paying for them? Maybe Medicare Part D that wasn’t paid for? Or the Bush stimulus?
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    Or remember all the secret earmarks, like the Bridge to Nowhere?
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    I can understand your outrage over all this stuff. The only thing is, your watch is a little off, about 6 to 10 years.

  3. blackash

    blackash said, about 2 years ago

    It’s my understanding that the Federal Government while Obama has been President has borrowed more money than all the previous Presidents combined have borrowed. And that’s going back to Washington.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    A basic grasp of what facts? That obama has run trillion dollar deficits every year and plans on doing it for for more? Do you understand that means he wants to spend over a trillion dollars more than the combined revenue from all taxes each year? Which adds to the debt. Has it occurred to you that much like your household income that putting charges on the credit card and not paying them off leads to bankruptcy, foreclosure, hunger and homelessness. NO, you must have just told your creditors to take a hike and then had the rest of us pay off your loans (tax write off for the credit company) and now you want to take that “loophole” away from them as well.

    I know I extrapolated a tad but maybe you need to think instead of regurgitate liberal stupidity.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    @blackash

    It’s close enough that a big argument naturally comes up over 2009, when Obama was President for 49 weeks but inherited the budget. If we allow blackash to charge the entire 2009 budget to Obama, the sum of all surpluses and deficits, 1789 – 2008 is $5,326,088 millions, according to the White House. The total deficit for 2009 – 2012 (est.) is $5,332,720 millions.


    If we split 2009, giving 3 weeks to Bush, Jr and 49 weeks to President Obama, the numbers turn out to be $5,407,589 millions total deficit before President Obama took office and $4,001,533 millions total for President Obama through the end of this year (est).

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    Now the union members can pay taxes. See how that works?

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The first 6 months of Obama’s presidency was operating on Bush’s budget.

  8. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Tell all the men and women wearing armed services uniforms the “wars” lasted all of two weeks…

    Your disconnect with reality is so sad it is hilarious.

  9. DesultoryPhillipic

    DesultoryPhillipic said, about 2 years ago

    Let me get this straight. You boneheads are arguing over who was the bigger wastrel? Get a grip. Any deficit spending is not a “truly” conservative tactic! I guess that makes the Republican party just another liberal organization.

    P. S. Dimocrats started most of the wars this country has been involved in!

  10. DesultoryPhillipic

    DesultoryPhillipic said, about 2 years ago

    @DesultoryPhillipic

    Just a few links for your edification.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig13/rossini5.1.1.html

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig13
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    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig13/rossini7.1.1.html

  11. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    California is hostile to business owners large and small. They will overregulate and overtax anyone that does not follow standard liberal dogma. Thank heavens I left.

  12. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @JmcaRice The Canadian border is due north, Mexico the opposite way. Mexico is probably the best because they haven’t taxed the cartels yet. Free enterprise lives! One can see the lack of government regulation really works.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    So we have Gov. Jerry Brown in his CA Santa hat marking off of names about to get all of the coal/tax in his santa bag. The nice shiny gift behind him is where I’m confused. Was it a gift FROM the unions which he is about to repay with coal, or is the shiny gift TO the unions while the rest of the state gets coal?
    Unions have their foundation in desperate peoples providing trained services under unsafe/unfair conditions. As with most organizations of humans, they have had their saints and sinners, but our nation is better because of them. Union members spoke up to keep products safe, to protect the communities in which production occurred, and to improve safety for workers. Over the last few decades, their power has decreased as a large population of relatively educated people has given management access to a less organized work force. While there are unions who deserve all of the scorn and criticism union leadership has acquire, there are other unions that epitomize a high quality group of professionals looking for fairness and the common good. Police and Firefighter unions come first to mind.
    Calif has often set a good example for how to deal with issues, I hope their ongoing experiment in recovery succeeds, for all of our sakes.
    Respectfully,
    & Happy Holidayze,
    C.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    What happened to you Bruce?

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @JmcaRice I live in California, and I too am very thankful that you have left. Despite all of that so called anti business attitude in California. California is the eighth largest economy in the world, and the largest in the US by a very large margin.Even the agribusiness of California is larger in value than the next three states combined. Plus Californians contribute $1.00 to the federal treasury for every $0.78 they get back in federal services, which is exactly the opposite of most of the red states. So, if the economy of California was to go under as some of our more conservative members here seem to want, then the total economy of the US would truly go over a cliff in a great hurry!!

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