Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years 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, almost 4 years ago

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

  3. alcors3

    alcors3 said, almost 4 years ago

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

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    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. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Stop it with all the regulations.

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    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.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years 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.

  8. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    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.
    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.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years 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.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years 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.
    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.

  11. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, almost 4 years ago

    Yet another pointless moronic cartoon

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    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.


    any offense, serious wrongdoing, or sin.

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


    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.

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

    Now as for being a criminal well.


    — 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.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    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).

  14. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    You seem to be saying that the illegal immigrants are evading taxes. Yet another crime.

  15. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Sure we should leave the door open and let anyone help them selves to our stuff. Every other country has borders that are guarded, ours not so much. If you move to Mexico and want to become a citizen, you can NEVER get welfare, own property on the water and never vote. By contrast, here, we let anyone walk across the border get benefits, put kids in school, pay no property tax, use public services and then expect the rest of us to pay for them. If we let this happen for very long the newbies will vote us out of what ever they want. Ask the Catholic church how “brown” they have become. I’m not against new folks just sign the register at the door as you come in.

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