Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And that’s how Obama wants it to be. He told Joe the Plumber that he wants to spread the wealth. Did you libs REALLY think he meant that everybody would be like the rich? Nope, just means that he wants everybody to be on equal footing…paycheck to paycheck. That’s the “change” he wanted you to believe in, ‘cause that’s all you’ll have left in your pocket when all is said and done!

  2. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 3 years ago

    Welfare check to welfare check and dependent on the government. It is the only way they win elections twice in a row.. Of course it would be nice to actually have a party to run against them too.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    That “new normal” has been pretty old for a long time.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    I am now some 70+ years old, and I have had to live this way basically all my life. I have laid awake for hours upon hours of nights wondering just how I was going to keep not only myself out of abject poverty, but even my entire immediate family as well. But you know, I am still a relatively contented and happy person. Believing upon Jesus Christ who tells all of his followers to relax and let all of our cares fall on him and the very God that created all things! I will not allow the extremely pessimistic views of the more ultra conservative (and yes, some of the more ultra liberal as well, although they should know better!) in such places as this site affect me otherwise. And I do think that the more moderate, thinking and reasonable conservatives and liberals such as your self would hopefully agree!!

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Barry hasn’t done crap about The Number 1 Issue to most Americans: Their household income.
    Since he took office, the average household has 5 thousand less dollars each year.
    Of course, if you can’t find a job for years, like millions of Americans, then your income is way less.
    Now factor in the tens of millions of college grads who must start paying back those huge loans, but still can’t find a job and you have a recipe for lifelong financial problems.
    All of this and all our prez can manage to do is raise taxes.
    Good job!

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, Republicans with their laser-like focus on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS passed all those bills to create jobs for people and improve the economy.
    They repealed Obamacare three dozen times and outlawed abortion many times. And four or five hundred filibusters.
    I guess when they talked about their laser-like focus on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, they never said they intended to create them. Since they intended to suppress job growth, that’s another campaign promise fulfilled.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    That “new normal” has been pretty old for a long time.
    It only started the day Obama took office, right?

  8. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 3 years ago

    Yea, so what is new about that? What planet does Lisa live on anyway.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    ^ ha!

  10. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    yes keep buying imports and taxing the crap out of businesses I will be welfare check to welfare check

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    “It only started the day Obama took office, right?”

    It started after the generations that were alive during the Great Depression started dying. The Baby Boomers, GenX, etc.have been living that way since they entered the job market.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Ms. Benson’s cartoon is inaccurate only in that this is not the NEW Normal. Mikefive is right to point out many Americans have lived this way for decades. What is NEW is the level of partisanship in our legislature. A civil and bipartisan legislature would be able to draft laws that Mr. Obama would cheerfully sign. Bills formed in bipartisan committees and submitted without wasteful riders and amendments could be balanced and respectful to the concerns of a great majority of Americans.
    But our legislators are in office in order to become wealthy from insider trading and jobs waiting for them at corporations and lobbying firms when they leave office with all of the pensions and benefits that follow long serving senators and congressmen when they leave office.
    There is no effort being made to curb waste, the tanks being built and then stored out in the desert is an example of that. There is no effort being made to protect citizens from corporations who put profits before health and welfare.
    But most of all, there is no effort being made to rebuild/repair our bridges (1 in 5 is in need of repair), to improve our power grid (highly vulnerable to cyber attack), or to protect our children and seniors from toxins being released from smokestacks into the air, or pipes into the water. Autism and other health problems increase downwind and downstream from industrial sites that are poorly regulated. These health issues are burdens on all Americans who pay more for healthcare to compensate for those who do not have healthcare.
    There are many projects whose short term high costs would result in long term savings. Many short term jobs would be created, and other long term jobs would be created.
    It is easy to be critical, but it is harder to offer ideas. My own favorite idea, I believe it’s original, is the creation of a water pipeline that would drain flood waters from rivers and lakes and pipe them to drought areas. Desalination plants on the east coast, gulf, and west coast could pipe water parallel to interstates and train lines to areas where water is needed is flooding isn’t happening. Lakes could be deepened, or even built, creating water recreation areas that would provide long term jobs for many businesses and water sources for cities and towns. With good engineering, such pipes and the pumping/filtering stations could help generate some of the energy necessary to operate them.
    That is just one idea. If we come together as a “Civil” society and discuss our options, we can improve our nation in a caring and respectful manner.

  13. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 3 years ago


    Well, a bit after is when I started to see it in the media as they tried to explain why the country had become so miserable under his “leadership”.

  14. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 3 years ago

    And who, exactly were they averaging? Those still working? I went to the site and didn’t see much in the way of an explanation of how they arrived at their figures. The devil is always in the details…

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    The ’toon is true for many years, like 30+ for the average family, while the money handlers have weighted down the tightrope with their excessive profits.

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