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. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @onguard

    If you ever observed anything but the partisan mantra you’d know that EVERYTHING Respectful Troll wrote was absolutely accurate. Based in reality, and factual. One simply needs to be objectionve enough and intelligent enough to THINK for themselves to see it. If indeed you were as observant as you claim you would see your entire post contributes nothing to the discussion, merely serves as an attack on one of the few sane, rational and respectful voices and your comment is NOTHING but partisan “spin.” I can’t adequately inform you of what you should do, I’d get banned from the site, but we all, except maybe your fellow trolls, would appreciate it if you’d put a little effort into civility and honor.
    .
    Once again you republiTROLL you show your cards, can’t refute the truth, attack the truth-teller.

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @bhinkle

    President Bush was appointed first and elected second. HE and his administration are responsible for far more debt than President Obama. I have proven this before, the cost of his pet wars, tax breaks and other policies, both realized and legacy costs exceed all of the debt of all of the other presidents of this nation combined.
    .
    As for convictions regarding right or wrong, when did the “religious right” or the party of family values ever have the high road when it came to Christ’s teachings? Get a grip.

  7. 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

  8. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Wow, in your “I got mine, to hell with you,” mentality you really missed the whole point of RT’s comment. He was not moaning and crying about corporations. His issue is with the cannibalistic behavior of the government in trying to lure companies away from other areas. For what? They excuse away any tax benefits, in fact they actually transfer the tax burden onto the workers. Real republican utopia there. It is high time you guys get off your high horses and come down to reality. Maybe then you will be able to comprehend what you read as opposed to seeing it through the party propaganda filter. If you were honest you could not refute one thing RT wrote, it is all true. 100%. But no….taxes are bad, liberals are bad, government is bad, unfettered abuse and destruction in the quest of profit is good. Yeah right. Like it or not we are a community, we rely on each other, we all have to contribute to the well being of others in order for our well being to be protected also.
    As for corporations not having to pay taxes,. then let them pay for everything they use, roads, electric grid, (not just electricity so don’t try that misdirect) education of their employees, on site full time fire protection, on site full time security protection, full cost of the public’s prosecuting attorney, courts and jails when the corporation thinks it’s been wronged. Let the corporations pay tolls for using any road outside their complex, even the local surface street in front of their business. Let them pay to pump and treat their own fresh water, recycle and treat it for reuse. They don’t get to take water from the aquifer, that is public property, they have to pay for it. And since they aren’t expected to pay any taxes then they aren’t citizens. People, real people pay taxes, and they get the right to free speech. When you want special treatment, you have to give something up. And as for letting the shareholders pay the tax on the corporate earnings, then distribute 100% of the “Earnings” and let the people pay tax as income, not some legal political tax evasion construct like “capital gains.” But that will never happen. Republicans (and their corporate masters) want all they can get but to pay nothing for it. Sorry to tell you but government is far more than telling you you have to pay time and a half over 40, you have to take reasonable precautions to protect your workers from injury or death, you can’t dump toxic sludge onto the ground or in rivers, etc. etc. Next you will be telling us all regulation is bad. Like it or not you benefit from the government you don’t want to pay for every single day. I’ll say that again, you benefit from the government you don’t want to pay for every single day. And when you whine about paying for that government you derive so much protection and service from, I HAVE TO. I don’t mind paying my fair share, but you need to shut up and pay up. We’re all in this together, I am sick and tired of the republicans taking, taking, taking and then not wanting to give anything back. It’s like all the spoils of life just happen, without any underlying framework to ensure the lights go on when you flip a switch, the phone works when you pick it up, the cars stop at the traffic light when you want to SAFELY pass through the intersection on a green light. Government is more than just “confiscating your hard earned money.” But I guess in the theme of republican greed and lust for wealth you guys can’t see that the only reason why you “can make it” is because there is a set of rules that everybody is supposed to play by, and the government is the cop there making sure everybody does. Except when the rich and powerful buy their politicians to make sure the rich and powerful get their own set of rules. And which party do you think they find the easiest to buy off? Here’s a hint they think the party that they can’t buy off as easily is a bunch of a$ses.

  9. 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” .

  10. 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” .

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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