Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Not bad for Lisa. She should have shown the CEOs & folks who live off of financial shenanigans, whooping it up, just a little further down the beach.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Where’s that Job Czar guy?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 9 months ago

    Thank you, Uncle Joe, for reminding us of the Job Creators whooping it up on the backs of those who are living in the ashes of the pensions and decades of hard work lost in the financial crash and, as we see in Detroit, are still being lost. 21000 Police, firemen, and teachers who have no other retirement options are looking at losing their pensions because car companies moved to other countries or to states that pirated away businesses with promises of tax breaks and other perks. And after moving to the new state, after the tax breaks expire, they just move to another state offering more perks.
    Texas is spending millions to take jobs from communities in California, Illinois, New York, and other states.
    In some cases, the businesses that move contribute nearly nothing to the state coffers and all benefits come from the tax revenue and spending of those who go to work, often at lower pay, at the new company. But the damage done in communities that lose those businesses costs the federal gov’t in unemployment insurance, food stamps for people who have lost their jobs, and the small businesses that depended on the workers who had been employed before being stolen away.
    The Job Czar guy is not wanted by the Republican majority in the house. If the US economy and employment numbers were higher it would make this president, and his party, look better and one thing neither party wants is for the other party to look good to the American people. In this, with their lack of civility and respect for each other and the nation, they have been very successful.
    Sadly,
    but Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Respectful Troll -

    Boards of Directors and CEOs are expected to create the maximum return on the money they receive from investors. Taxes are looked at as an expense and one that can be managed by picking the right production venue.

    When a comapny locates in a low-tax area they are doing exactly what their investors want. I know that with my retirement nest-egg I watch very closely for companies that minimize their costs and maximize their revenues.

    You have a real entitlement mentality that you are going to have to get over. You aren’t entitled to the company down the road that employs you or your neighbor. You aren’t entitled to take the earnings of shareholders so that you can spend it in your local community.

    Corporations shouldn’t be taxed at all. Their income should be distributed to shareholders and the shareholders should pay the taxes. But greedy politicians couldn’t wait for the proceeds. They want those funds now so they can continue to buy votes.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    So the economy has added jobs every month. yes, it has. But that is not the entire story.

    Here is a reminder from the past . From 10/5/2012 about the “part time” economy.

    “So what I did is I went and looked at the January 2010 and today’s report for September 2012. The key variable in these tables is “Not in Labor Force”. The number of people not in the labor force has risen from 83,663,000 in January 2010 to 88,710,000 as of today. That means that 5.047 million people have left the workforce since the recovery began as cited by Democrats. Over 500,000 more people have left the work force than people who got a job.*

    hmmmmm. not good.

    And remember the U3 line does not include people that have maxed out their benefits and no longer apply for unemployment. Try looking the the u6 line instead.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 9 months ago

    @onguard

    And , I’ll buy Cs / RTs argument any day before I even accept any of the right wing extremist propaganda….

    The only place where “C” is wrong is the use of the Republican term..
    Its the extremist conservatives who create our problems, not the “Republicians”…another term for “moderates” .

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 9 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    A good argument, IMO, not that I fully agree, but still good..
    IMO, taxes are more of a responsibility than just an expense..
    What we need is the most efficient way of supporting our government…..yes, “OUR GOVERNMENT”, not simply “government”.
    The two sides – people and government must improve their attitude….
    and we do need, TODAY..
    campaign reform
    campaign finance reform
    We must put an end to “buying political power” .

  8. STAN

    STAN GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    True unemployment rate is 11.7%.

    Check this article.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-07/real-unemployment-rate-113

  9. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 9 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    If those in government did not accept bribes of various and sundry sorts (read: Democrats), said “CEOs & folks” would have no incentive to feed off the trough of crony capitalism. Give government money to spend, and make it the only entity with huge sums of cash, and guess what? People will line up and eat like pigs.

  10. Independent Thinker and Voter

    Independent Thinker and Voter said, 9 months ago

    Hey Lisa, how about some more “comics” about Benghazi? I really think that angle might eventually go somewhere.

  11. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 9 months ago

    @STAN

    STAN said, “True unemployment rate is 11.7%.”


    Thanks for pointing out that wonderful news. Now I can cut the workers’ salaries in half in all my factories and STILL have people crying to work for me.

  12. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 9 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Yea,yea.Like Obama,Biden,Reid,Pelosi,the Clintons,Warren Buffet,George Soros,The CEO of Google-Larry Page,Jeffery Immelt-CEO of GE,Brain Harrison-CEO of Solyndra.The list is very long of the democrat rich that don’t think they have to do like the tax payers do.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    “Thanks for pointing out that wonderful news. Now I can cut the workers’ salaries in half in all my factories and STILL have people crying to work for me.”

    As usual, NeoconMan’s satire cuts to the heart of the issue. While other posters ramble on about government waste & the profit motive, one party is waging a war against people who work for a living. The beneficiaries are those who invest & create ever more nefarious ways to gouge a profit out of middle class incomes.

    A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

  14. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, 9 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/butler-shaffer/the-democracy-illusion/

  15. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Adrian Snare –
    You are correct – It is our government and it should be supported appropriately. But that government looks very different to various people in this economy.

    To those that like their handouts – It appears like a generous and benevolent protector. It feeds, houses, provides medical services, and provides an allowance.

    To those of us who are paying higher tax rates it looks like a taker. Yes I benefit from Roads, bridges, hospitals, parks etc. But we see a constant erosion of services from the Federal government (Roads are in bad shape, Parks are being closed, Hospitals are being closed etc.) But the needy continue to get everything they want and at the expense of those of us paying the taxes.

    There are several issues that need to be reformed before we worry about campaing finance reform:
    1) We must expand the taxbase and flatten out the rates. If it truely is OUR government then EVERYONE should have to pay for it’s support not just those of us who toil long hours and lived within our means and now look like cash cows. I advocate for a flat sales tax but I’m open to other solutions. I’m tired of being looked at as part of the 51% or so that become targets for the taxing authority while the other 50% complain that I’m not doing enough.

    2) We need to make Federal handouts come from a 1 stop shop. Today the poor and needy go in to various government offices and come out with goodies from each: SSDI, SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Foodstamps, Government housing, etc. All of those cost us money. I advocate for gutting the IRS by turning it into a sales tax bureau and then re-deploying those workers at a single agency that determines the handouts that people will receive.

    3) We need to reduce the influence the Federal Government has over our day to day lives. The Federal government should be there to support the states but for most of us they should be the invisible hand that guides the state governments. We wouldn’t be having these discussions if they followed the constitution and minded their own business.

    After we take care of those glaring problems we can discuss whether the Koch brothers should be allowed to use their money to help out politicians that think like they do.

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