Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, about 3 years ago

    The future generations will probably emigrate when they see the size of their debts. Where’s the incentive for them to stay and prop up the previous generation?
    When they haven’t and never will receive the benefits of those same baby boomers.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Get off it. We’ve seen what happens when the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. The budget deficit and national debt went up, the unemployment rate doubled, the government grew even larger, and the NSA was given the powers the current administration is being criticized for using.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    My God! Is Lisa suggesting we go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates to — you know — cover our BOOKED expenditures? Naw. I thought not. That would be so — ahhh — Un-conservative.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    For what it’s worth, Lisa is talking about California and their new found revenue and temporarily balanced budget. I suppose it could apply on any level of government, but Californian’s, knowing they were facing a tax hike in 2013, heavily sold investments that would be subject to gain at the end of 2012. As such they had a surplus of revenues over what was expected. In spite of the fact that it is pretty much assured to be a one time event, our legislators are practically killing each other over ways to spend it, ignoring the unfunded healthcare, pension debt, bankrupt cities and other long term liabilities. Trying to control spending for the Sacramento “super majority” has been almost like an addict struggling with addiction, they just gotta have it…

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    California raised taxes, and their government is healthier than it would have been if they didn’t. None of Lisa’s spin changes that basic fact.

  6. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    You don’t get it. The period of time between 1-20-2001 and 1-20-2009 history had stopped. On 1-21-2009 Barack Obama, restarted history and the economy crashed and the national debt exploded. You gotta understand the internal logic of the comments made by the reactionaries on this site.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Yeah, but they tried really, really hard to save money by de facto repeal of the FOIA, thereby saving the state the staggering cost of copying documents or transmitting them by email.
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    Glad to see you posting again.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “You don’t get it. The period of time between 1-20-2001 and 1-20-2009 history had stopped. On 1-21-2009 Barack Obama, restarted history and the economy crashed and the national debt exploded. You gotta understand the internal logic of the comments made by the reactionaries on this site.”
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    Exactly right!
    Nothing Bush did has any negative consequences today. Nothing.
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    Well, maybe when Bush reduced the membership of the NRA by one, but other than that, nothing.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Good non-response.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yet another non-response. And one that’s sooo clever. And original.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    But the reality is , you, Jase, do not see what has happened the past five years with Obama in control. You best check your “facts” again as your post is just a whack job and a poor guess on your part.

    Excuse you? What part of my post is false? It seems you are unable to refute my post so you compensate by attacking me.

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    The CA legislature has a habit of making up phony budgets that make things look better than they really are. In spite of their financial woes they continue to give raises to themselves and their union cronies. However, it is extremely difficult to feel sorry for the majority of CA voters, as they are the fools who keep putting these corrupt slobs in office over and over again.

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