Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    And what happened to the president’s jobs plan? That’s right. You can’t pass anything that would help Americans under a Democratic president while the GOP has any ability to sabotage it.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Interesting that Lisa and the ilk never noticed how many people back in the “W” days were taking jobs at much lower pay, or taking 2-3 jobs to “break even”, but “unemployment” stayed down, well not really.


    7.6% isn’t fantastic, but it’s below the 8% all the repubtards said Obama couldn’t lower. But, it isn’t just the White House, not even “W” who should be blamed, but the combination of a Congress that has too long handed “corporate America” a free pass, to pass jobs overseas.


    Just reading about one of our major aviation “job contributors”, looking to Mexico, or points south, rather than in the U.S.. Ah, patriotism.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Just more apologists for the Destructer of the American Dream.
    Barry knew that Obama(non)Care would cost trillions and cost people their jobs. It’s just part of his plan to expand socialism and force Everbody to become dependent on the governments “generosity” as they dole out our allowance each month.

  4. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    - 40 straight months of economic growth.
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    - Unemployment steady at 7.6%
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    - 2014 looks better and better.

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    Really? Maybe Barry and his rich friends, but….

    The Fed’s monthly report concluded that the “downside risks” were reduced. Housing is coming back. The stock market is up. Profits are at record levels. The sequester cuts haven’t sabotaged growth. Consumers feel more confidence.

    Only one problem with all this. The economy can’t recover if the people don’t. Official unemployment has drifted down to an abysmal 7.6 percent but largely because people are dropping out of the workforce.

    There are still over 20 million people in need of full time work. The employment rate — the percentage of the population in the workforce — hasn’t budged from recession levels. At current rates, the U.S. won’t return to the pre-recession 5 percent unemployment rate until 2022 — and even at that level, American families were losing ground.

    Corporate profits are up, but wages aren’t. Wages are now at the lowest percent of the economy on record. The median wage hasn’t budged this century. College and non-college grads are now losing ground. The good jobs that were lost are being replaced by low wage and part-time jobs. Young people are starting out behind, unemployed or underemployed at ruinous high rates. Our Gilded Age inequality is getting worse, with the top 1 percent pocketing all of the rewards of growth.
    I

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    When Clinton was president, people had jobs. Unemployment was down. Income taxes were slightly higher. The economy soared. There was a projected budget surplus. Crime was down. Inflation was down.
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    And Republicans HATED it. HATED it. And they vowed never to allow it to happen again.
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    And their success at preventing such horror continues today.

  7. carandken

    carandken said, about 1 year ago

    Yikes-It’s 6:45 am and you folks are already writing this drivel.Suggest some decaf and a nice walk in the park.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    I would like to remind Brain that Clinton pushed through the law that caused the recession.


    I, of course, agree with the right-wingnuts that the law FORCED banks to lend to people who could not repay.


    But first, recall the scorpion that begged a frog for a lift across a stream, pointing out that, if he stung the frog, they’d both die. Then he stung the frog. ‘Why?’ asked the frog. ‘Because it’s my nature.‘


    (And anyway, the government rescued the biggest scorpion bankers, as they knew it had to, so only the smallest scorpion bankers drowned.)


    In Rand, a banker only makes good loans until the government passes a law that he must loan his depositors’ money to Friends of the administration who have neither the legal obligation nor the intention to repay a penny, so he closes his bank.


    In real life, it is the nature of real (as opposed to Randian) bankers to loan money to people who cannot repay, sell the loans promising, ’They’re all backed by collateral worth more than the loan’, then using the proceeds from selling those loans to make more loans until…


    But this was all illegal before Clinton pushed through the law repealing the law making it illegal, after which the scorpion bankers just followed their nature, so they were FORCED to make and sell those loans and drive the world economy into the ditch.


    (Right wingnuts say it was the law against redlining, but everyone who’s had middle school economics knows that’s not true. But it was still a Clinton law that caused the crisis.)

  9. Jonny B

    Jonny B GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Surely it makes sense to create a health care plan that every employer must offer to its full time employees. Oh wait, how about not offering medical coverage to part timer’s but hire more people so it can be said there was job creation. It’s so ironic it’s almost funny.

  10. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    BHO never had a “jobs” plan. He showed his cards to the whole nation (at least to those of us bothering to pay attention) back in ‘04. He’s only got a “take over” plan, based on Alinsky’s tactics.

  11. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    We’ve had 4-1/2 years of Obama’s machinations. He had a Congress completely in liberal control for a good chunk of that. Instead of focusing on creating the PPACA (which actually costs the country over $1 trillion, after being advertised as debt neutral, then costing less than $1 trillion… oops), he should have focused on figuring out a way to generate employment. I don’t mean government jobs, I mean working with actual industry leaders and figuring out a plan to get people back to work.

    You guys are so hung up on the 2010 elections that you forget you had 2008-2010 to get stuff done. And all you could accomplish was the extremely partisan PPACA, forced on the American People by gimmicks and procedural tricks. Imagine if Obama had spent that much political energy and capital on jobs.

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Left side is the Democrats utopia, well-educated, fairly compensated full time WORKERS with benefits who can sustain a family, contribute to society and have enough money left to do more than just survive. The right side, well that’s the republican utopia, low paid, who-cares-how-well-educated, no benefits, part time workers that can be discarded on a whim to improve the bottom line for even bigger bonuses for the powerful elite.
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    And just another observation, isn’t this the same math used a few years ago in texas to crow about the nation leading job growth? Low wage, low hours jobs, but hey, six part time jobs were created to do the work of 2 full time employees.

  13. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 1 year ago

    Had Romney won.. this “improvement” would have all the Republicans waving flags of joy with a lot of “see, I told you”. But.. like two year olds all the Republicans can do is say NO.

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    That is not what the educated, THINKING electorate said in November 2012. It was pretty clear, they weren’t happy with Obama but they knew that romney was a LOSER.

  15. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Overtaxed

    Has President Obama ever done anything you agree with? Anything?

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