Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s smaller than under Reagan, but hey, would would ever expect Lisa to know?

  2. Rad-ish

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

    Lisa thinks proposed giant gulp limitations is big gov, but the republicans passing transvaginal ultrasound mandates in several states for women seeking abortions is not?

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    When Republicans were last in power, they really reduced the size of the government, didn’t they? I especially enjoyed the earmarks as far as the eye could see.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Why shouldn’t women see the life they are considering ending?

    As for Big Gulps, just wait until Barry-Care kicks in. All kinds of activities will be curbed or taxed to death under the guise of “We know what you need better than you do” and “Since we(the gov.) are helping to pay for your health care…..”

    Good times ahead.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    The Dems are going to cut off wholesale access to sugar AND take limit the supply of exploding ammo AND enforce vehicular speed limits. Oh (wringing of hands) what will we poor freedom starved American citizens ever EVER do…??
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    Sponsored by The Palin and Paul in 2016 Committee

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Relativity….such great stuff.

    Yep, smaller than under Reagan, why the deficit is even getting smaller. Obama only plans to spend a trillion dollars more than we give him.

    I don’t get you guys. Always falling back on things like Bush had a deficit too, or smaller government than Reagan or from the other half calling Obama Carter 2.

    Now I am going to use one of your tactics. You do know that the president has no power over what is spent (LOL) for it is the House that must by law formulate and legislate all spending. The President’s budget proposal is merely a polite suggestion (hahahahahahah). OK (wiping tears now) so which congress since say…1977 …. has approved a budget , stuck to it, and NOT added to the debt?

    Now I will tell you the answer if I must. But first, tell me if you you think having more of something is better than having less of it (all you first and second graders tag out here and let the adults (heheheheh) answer that one.

    So Obama is spending less and yet is adding to the debt. And at an alarming rate. See, Bush had a small deficit up until his last year. No, he did not list the war in the budget but he still spent the money and so it ended up on the bottom line Now that last year was a doosie and set a benchmark for Obama. Why he could continue to deficit spend at an alarming rate and still be able to claim he reduced the “deficit”. So What? As long as there IS a deficit, he is not doing the right things.

    So is planning to add 6 trillion dollars to the debt over 10 years a good thing?

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Actually, the difference between peak civilian employment, Reagan/Obama, was 300,000 Highest under Reagan was 3.1 million and under Obama it was 2.8 million. This excludes census years. Amazingly, (I know. Shouldn’t use that word) it was lowest under Bush in 2007 at 2.695 million.

  8. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    First they taxed my alcohol
    then the tobacco

    then they ban my alcohol and it created the modern organized crime… so they brought it back, but kept the tax…

    they have ban smoking so many place that it might as well be illegal. ( still working on if you can smoke marijuana in Co in public, but not tobacco…)

    now they attack sugar under the guise of prompting good health but will not release the names of known HIV to their partner and potential partners and fellow IV drug users.

    They attack football, the boy scouts, the catholic church , pro-life positions, but have not said a word about oppression of women under shia law, child slavery, forced marriages, oppression of the Tibetans, killing of coptic christians…

    It is time to shun these people. Do not read they words, boycott their media outlets, do not patronize they business or the people who advertise in their media, do not accept their money, report them to the authorities for every minor offense, noise laws, littering, health laws, dog leash laws, zoning laws, failure to return a library book, mail fraud, too many items in the check out line, illegal parking, misuse of handicap stickers, speeding, failure to pay taxes, tearing the label off mattresses, failure to recycle….

    Check your local laws to make sure they are still on the books… we would not want to do our civic duty without the law on our side.

    Because it will be caffine next

  9. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Good one Lisa. So true… We just got hit with 7800.00 due IRS. I’m 72, retired and decided to pick up a p/t job. Unfortunately, they didn’t take out taxes. We now pay on that, Social security, the one time a year mandatory withdrawal from IRA retirement,(mine lost 51% over the past 12 years) and a small 248.00 a month FL teacher retirement from a private school. Husband will be 72 soon and his 170.00 retirement from a major insurance company where he was in managements is also taxed. In GA we also have to pay taxes on our FL retirements mentioned above. We pay our own way and scale back when necessary. Big Gov sucks!

  10. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    Being a little obtuse in order to hide behind the “race card” ?

    The cartoon is about Big Govt. and the “resistance” would be directed at Govt. (there are examples in all parties).

    alittle disturbibg you would think this is an attack on monorities… what minority is attacking football? What minority failed to stop the genocide in Rwanda?

    Focus on the Officials and their media supporters

    Goal: Reduce Govt and reduce the Nanny state.

  11. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, almost 2 years ago

    Apparently Lisa hasn’t checked any facts. Under Reagan, Bush the elder, and Bush the lesser the government grew more than at any time in the last forty years. Under Clinton and Obama the government has contracted without any help from the GOP. Time for the Grand Ole Party to be dumped on the ash heap of history.

  12. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Pogo said it better…

    The tea tax was responded to.. it was call the American Revolution… not in this week’s issue of people magazine? maybe that why you missed it.

    so you are OK with a dollar per container tax on Java, Cola, Red Bull and Mountian Dew?

    I would suggest a tax on stupity, but I think they already call it the Lottery.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    @gresch

    In your first post here, you seem to extend what “they” should do far beyond the US borders. And your assertions are not universal truths. I have said a lot about repression (and worse) of women under sharia law, but without going to war, there’s not much we can do about it.

    So yes I can easily live with myself in a world where women under sharia law are oppressed, and I do not support that oppression, but where I support a womans right to privacy and equality where I can have an effect, within the US borders.

    and I am a devout believer that I have a right to breath air free of other schmucks tobacco smoke. While I live in NYC, I often am forced to walk through billows of smoke made in public by inconsiderate smokers. While I really don’t get bloombergs battle against the BIG CUP, i’d support illegalization of tobacco where I am FORCED to breath other peoples smoke.

  14. CogentModality

    CogentModality said, almost 2 years ago

    @dannysixpack

    Oh boo hoo. Your DNA is so weak that it can’t stand a little smoke that has already been filtered through another set of lungs? I’d be more concerned about whoever is holding that gun on you that FORCES you to go that way.

  15. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @dannysixpack

    I thought it was clear that I was referring only to the American Political system. There has been American Polygluts that have used foreign “policy” to support their own agenda here at home.

    In NYC your city government is addicted to the taxes from cigarettes… if you want to breathe clean air you should move to the burbs… all that Car fumes, power plant discharge, lint from dryers, smoke from restaurants., ozone from the electric trains& subways, the dead skin cell from your fellow dwellers… glad those smoking bans have given you a false sense of security.

    But I see that if you want ban them completely than you would not a hypocrite by living off the tax money… since that source of revenue would go up in smoke.

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