Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    The White House is too busy trying to legalize over 11 million criminals who snuck into our country. Yes that’s more people than the ENTIRE state of Michigan!
    That should help the job market……..

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Takes money to pay a salary. Who got the money?

  3. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 1 year ago

    Odolph & Mafio Cuomo Jr get most of my earnings. They use it to reward bad behavior and fund laziness.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Jaywalking is illegal but doesn’t make one a criminal. Speeding over the speed limit on a speed-restricted road is illegal but not criminal. Not possessing certain legal documents is illegal but not criminal.
    Stop painting undocumented people as criminals unless you wish to call yourself a criminal too whenever you break the law jaywalking or speeding over the limit.
    “That should help the job market……..”
    Those 11 million undocumented workers? Most are already working, consuming, buying goods & services. Legalise their status and they can start paying more taxes, participate & give more to their communities instead of living off-radar or in the margins. Win-win situation.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Why hold a council if the House will never enact anything and the Senate will impeach you if you use executive orders? You’ve gotten yourself into a fine mess, America…

  6. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 1 year ago

    Stop it with all the regulations.

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Actually, the definition of a criminal is “guilty of crime.” What is a crime you ask? Well, that would be "an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. "

    So if you want to talk about illegal immigrants being criminals, they actually fit the bill. It is illegal (legally prohibited) for someone to enter our country. It is injurious to the public welfare because they consume resources and jobs that would otherwise be available for legal residents of this country. So yeah. They are criminals.

    They gain criminal status the second they set foot in this country without legal authorization from their new host country (i.e. the US Government). Because the second they do that, they instantly draw on resources to the American public without contributing to those resources.

    Now, if we were to do away with the income taxes and instead enact sales taxes, I would probably be less intolerant of illegal immigrants. Why? Because I know they would be contributing to the societal mechanisms that are in place and thus aren’t stealing from American citizens. That would take away the “injurious” part of this whole equation, because they would be forced to contribute.

    That being said, it is still illegal for them to be here. There are statutes that protect our borders as a sovereign nation, and them coming here violates those laws. And it still takes jobs from Americans.

    And the natural retort by liberals is that “They take jobs that Americans won’t do.” Why is it that they won’t do it, hmm? Because they know some illegal is doing it? I’m willing to bet that if we didn’t have illegals here, and those jobs went unfilled, Americans would do the work. But we have, as a culture, been bred to accept that illegals do the unsavory tasks we do not wish to do. That culture wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have illegals.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    The artwork reflects my own view of the childishness and immaturity rampant in Wash. DC. It would be nice to think the chairs are empty while misbehaving brats stand with noses firmly in corners until they agree to come back and play nice.
    It would be nice, but unrealistic.
    Perhaps if Mr. Obama would follow in the footsteps of previous presidents who invited legislators for dinner, trips to Camp David, or just drinks, a relationship of understanding and trust could be formed, but Mr. Obama seems aloof, and legislators seem party first, donors second, country third or even further down the line.
    Good cartoon Ms. Benson.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    The definition of crime is an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. A criminal is a person guilty of or convicted of committing a crime. If it is illegal to cross over the border without going through the proper channels. They are criminals.
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    As far as speeding goes I am a criminal if I go over the speed limit. If I get caught I get punished. You don’t want to punish people for breaking the law because that is too mean. You want to reward people for breaking the law, which encourages more people to break the law.

  10. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Legalize their status and they can stop working and talk all day on their “free” Obamaphone while buying steaks with their new EBT card. Oh and don’t forget that they will now be added to the Obamacare roles (that those of us that still work for a living pay for).

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    A lot of the work done by illegals is as migrant farm workers who are paid by the amount they harvest, etc. Sometimes this is for a pittance and at other times it is for decent pay. A local newspaper article documented that for three months of picking apples, etc. the workers earned as much as $20,000+. The income taxes were collected as well as Social Security taxes paid. Most of these workers never saw a refund nor will have a chance to draw SS. Those workers were being shortchanged by our government as they returned to Mexico after the harvesting was finished.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    the fish rots at the head first….Obama’s “I Don’t Care” attitude is clearly exposed by his appointed and taxpayer paid “Jobs Council”…..and his appointed and paid Economic Panel that produced a Report that is covered with dust and spiderwebs in Obama’s “filing and forgetting” room.
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    the MSM doesn’t usually tell Americans who got the “new Jobs” counted by the Obama regime…or what type of jobs they were….a large % temporary and low pay without benefits. A large number of new “employees” are Overqualified and jobs are deadend.

  13. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, over 1 year ago

    Yet another pointless moronic cartoon

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    You know, I like you and your comments. Now this one, well, let’s look at it an a “technical” way>

    Crime (definition):

    an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited.

    Or

    any offense, serious wrongdoing, or sin.

    Now I wouldn’t include sin but that’s just me.

    Synonyms:

    wrong; misdemeanor, tort, felony

    Now as far as I am aware, there are laws in force by the federal government the legally prohibit a foreign national from entering the US without proper documentation. There are also laws that legally prohibit foreign nationals who enter the US WITH the proper documentation, for STAYING in the country beyond the specified limits of that documentation.

    http://www.hg.org/immigration-law.html

    Shoot, we even have laws covering your examples in Florida.

    http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-traffic-laws.shtml

    Now as for being a criminal well.

    criminal:

    — n
    1. a person charged with and convicted of crime
    2. a person who commits crimes for a living

    So, IF you act contrary to established law – even someone who only walks across the street not in the designated area IF that local authority has legally prohibited that action, and you get caught and summoned for disciplinary action the BY DEFINITION you have committed a crime and are a criminal.

    But I understand the need for you to rationalize the situation and spin it in a light that is acceptable to you.

  15. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Anyone who commits a crime is a criminal. You are confusing minor crime (misdemeanors) with more serious crime (felonies). You should learn the language of this country (English).

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