Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Enough to know it is for debts ALREADY incurred.
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    The tank has already been filled and now the vendor needs paid for what has been used.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    “The purpose of an economy is not to endlessly concentrate wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people…”

    Hello, Lisa? Democracy is calling. When you gonna pick up?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    Ms Benson is absolutely right. After 2 years of Clinton, voters were fed up and put in a Republican Congress. The Congress gave Clinton a budget bill that he vetoed, and the voters were so angry that they booted Clinton out of office in the ‘96 election.


    So the current Republican House must refuse to approve a budget and/or an increase in the debt limit, shut down the government, and I’m absolutely certain that Obama will be booted out of office in ’16, just like Clinton was in ’96!


    Great suggestion, Ms Benson.

  4. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    …to boldly go where no donkey has gone before…

  5. chipscount

    chipscount said, almost 2 years ago

    dems dont see limits on anything but guns and morals

  6. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, they think there’s an endless supply of other people’s money…

  7. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    What part of we should be is space, we should be on earth, spending money and doing great things do you not understand? We are held back by our own cowardice, ignorance and fear. Austerity is not the answer, it is the problem. No wonder business is slow to invest. Our Republican Congress creeps around, afraid to act, mired in their own graft, greed and cowardice.

  8. Reppr

    Reppr said, almost 2 years ago

    Gosh, Dypak, that worked so well for Greece perhaps we should try it!

  9. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    This was schtick right? Clinton out of office in 96?

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    So what? You want to “concentrate” wealth in the hands of the US Government?

    Oh yeah, their track record is sooooooo gooood.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    You should understand that not increasing the debt “limit” does not mean one does not pay the “debt” incurred already. It means you can not add additional charges. Even a government “shutdown” does not mean essential services – including debt payment – does not get done.

    But the money has to come from somewhere so things that should be done by the states – education, environment, border security, law enforcement, infrastructure and so on should be cut…..LOL

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    “Tax and Spend” it was the problem 20 years ago and is the problem now.”

    First off, taxation is still less than it was during the Clinton administration, which had the longest-running peacetime expansion of the economy.

    More importantly, though, you get into far greater problems with “borrow-and-spend” than with “tax-and-spend”. Spending more than you make is bad under any circumstances, which Congress and most state legislatures have yet to figure out.

    But if you’re going to spend, it’s much better in the long run to spend money you have vs. money you borrow. And whose policy is “borrow-and-spend”? (Hint: check out the guy who said that deficits don’t matter.)

  13. snarky39

    snarky39 said, almost 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    The Clinton expansion was fueled by the demise of the the Soviet Union, courtesy of Reagan, which resulted in a massive Peace Dividend that Clinton was able to use to redirect expenditures into welfare programs. Add to that the welfare reforms passed by the Gingrich Congress, and you get to enjoy general economic growth and deficit reduction that Clinton had without doing anything more than signing a few bills written by the loyal opposition.

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, almost 2 years ago

    @chipscount

    Not quite, dems have no moral limits. That’s why Hollywood loves them.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @snarky39

    I have heard that. We can debate the subtleties until the cows come home. The major point was that tax and spend is safer than borrow and spend. Again, spending beyond your means is always trouble, which is why borrow and spend is far more dangerous. Can we agree on that?

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