Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Almost $70 to fill up a Honda Accord over here. It cost me about $29 only 4 years ago. Luckily I can still get by, but the working poor are getting screwed by Barry and Friends.
    Add that to healthcare about to be run by the government(yes it is), 50 million Americans on food stamps and even bigger chunks of peoples paychecks going to taxes, pretty soon Barry and the Spendocrats will control about 70% of people’s money.
    If they could only figure out a way to take people’s homes without them being able to fight back……….. hmm.

  2. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No matter who the President is, he has no control over gas or oil prices. Oil [prices are set on the world market.
    Interesting fact, we are the third largest oil producer in the world and are set to become the largest energy producing nation by the end of 2013. None of this has brought down prices in oil though because it’s traded on the WORLD MARKET. We can drill all we want to but nothing will change if the oil we drill out of U.S. soil is put on the WORLD MARKET to be sold to the highest bidder.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oil companies save $4.4 billion every year through the industry’s tax breaks, according to an Associated Press report.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    A google search shows several factors causing the increase in gas prices at this time. A refinery closing in New Jersey, existing refineries switching over from winter to summer grade fuel, and several other causes. The increases function as a kind of ‘tax’ on commuters. The subsidies oil companies receive provide insult to injury. Our tax dollars & high prices enable oil companies to hire expensive lobbyists to influence politicians, to donate to politicians’ campaigns, and of course, for pay and bonuses in 7-8 figures. The only ‘positive’ thing we seem to get from the money we pay in tax subsidies and gas prices is the commercials they buy, & the pittance they give to educational and philanthropic causes.
    I liked Ms. Benson’s cartoon today and felt sadness for the man in it. After the poor guy gets to the very top of that hill…fiscal cliff, sequestration and a politician from each party offering a reason to vote against the other guy.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 2 years ago

    Gasoline prices in Germany are around three times what they are in the US. Yet Germany has recovered from most of the effects of the US caused (thanks to Bush and the Republicans) financial crisis. That includes employment and not just corporate profits. Germans love to drive (you’ve heard of Autobahns without speed limits) and do it a lot. But in Germany there are alternatives to driving that don’t seem to exist in North America. Instead of whining about gas prices you should do something to unchain yourselves from the automobile.

  6. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Remember the Proggies believe that all the money belongs to the Gub’mint and they just let us use it. Proggies think that the money that we get is just a cost of doing business, not so.

  7. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    The “tax breaks” are the same for all companies, the $4B is just normal write-offs. Why not close the loop holes the Facebook is using, they made $1B, paid no taxes yet enjoyed over $400M refund due to stock options to employees.

  8. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    PresBo gave the brazil oil company, Petrobra $2B to drill off shore while 75% of our coast is off-limits. 44% fewer drill permits on public land thanks to PresBo.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Paul Harvey

    It’s not quite a normal write-off for all companies but is specific to oil and gas, lumber, mines, etc. I think the legal definition is “depletion allowance”.

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    These high-price-of-gas cartoons are a cop-out. Just the same crap and arguments (usually completely misunderstood) argued over and over and over.

  11. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    Wow… I just threw up in my mouth a little…

  12. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Why try to argue with willful ignorance.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    I did above, Scott. It’s called a depletion allowance.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    Welcome to the Divided States of America. “E Pluribus Contenmo”- Out of Many, Hate.

  15. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 2 years ago

    Big oil is not Obama’s friend, it likes the Republicans!

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