Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    Nothing makes the unemployment rate go down faster then to stop counting a few more million every month.169,000 new jobs last month down from July.323,000 new unemployed every week in July for a total of 1,292,000.At this rate thats 2,028,000 new jobs in a year.For 15,504,000 unemployed.Yea,yea looks like a realy strong recovery.Even the Dems can do simple math.Well maybe not

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 1 year ago

    Why work when you can survive on Govn. “benefits”? Couple this with the new 29.5 hr. work week and the greatest productive force the world has ever seen is no more. That’s progressivism.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    Until Congress does the following, we are going to keep slipping.
    1- Cut subsidies to companies making billions in profits.
    2- Cut tax benefits to companies who operate businesses overseas.
    3- Raise the import tax on imports made by American companies overseas to encourage them to make and sell within our borders as the free trade agreements were originally meant to be practiced.
    4- Start an aggressive program to repair the following
    A- Our one in four substandard bridges.
    B- Our at risk electrical grid. The FBI mentioned the grid as a potential target of the “Syrian Electronic Army”
    C- Pipelines, levees, and other industrial sites being run by companies who, over the last few years, have seen massive explosions, leakages, and other crisis due to under inspection and insufficient penalties- criminal and financial.
    5- Create a national water pipeline to pump water from flooding rivers to drought prone areas and desalination plants for when more fresh water is needed in drought afflicted or fire afflicted areas. This last is an idea I came up with a LONG time ago, and it seems more and more necessary every year.
    There are other necessary things the gov’t can do, and require business operating in the US to do that would increase hiring and improve quality of life.
    This said,
    There must be an auditing of our gov’t. The incredible amount of waste, fraud, duplication of effort is well into the billions. In order to protect our most vulnerable, and to be able to invest in education and the many things that make our nation the envy of the world, we must stop wasting money.
    This is a very incomplete list, but the biggest threat to our people and our nation is the tribal thinking, cannibalistic, partisan oligarchy that allows self serving people to serve decades longer than any president and rewards themselves generously for their failures in service to the American people as they move to the jobs their donors and patrons have waiting for them in reward for “jobs well done.”
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    Ya’ll read this little ditty:

    http://www.moneynews.com/Economy/Williams-employment-economy-payroll/2013/09/09/id/524516?s=al&promo_code=14CD9-1

    “The story from the August labor data is that the economy has not recovered, that it is not about to recover and that it is turning down anew.”

    Every month the figures are adjusted…..down.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    I agree with what you say but to do it we would have to get rid of NAFTA which I was against then too.

    The WTO

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    I agree with what you say but to do it we would have to get rid of NAFTA which I was against then too.

    And pull out of the WTO.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    I guess we should be thankful that Obama hasn’t proposed a new “green” initiative to make Soylent…

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    This is the media’s love affair with Barry and his blackness.
    If you criticize him, you must be a racist and that is a typical liberal reporters worst nightmare.
    So they just keep telling us how much better things are getting, when in reality the 1 in 6 Americans in poverty and living off food stamps would disagree.

  9. ReFlex-76

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

    - Over in the real world: unemployment down to 7.3%

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    That would be counter to my suggestion, ME9,
    In a park near Williamsburg, Va, there is a lake where large towers rise up from the water. When rains flood the lake, the water pours into the towers and is directed to the James River. Similar towers could be placed in rivers all over the country where flooding regularly causes billions of dollars of damage and redirect it to “central water lines” where pumping stations could filter it of fish, clean it for purity, and direct it where it needs to go. It would seem relatively easy to get easements alongside of railroad lines, and interstate systems, and- with care- river beds where towers would need be placed anyway. Taking water from the Great Lakes, the Ogallala Aquifer, and other important regional water sources would not be necessary. A hurricane that tracks through the Blue Ridge Mountain could provide millions of gallons of water to be directed to drought stricken portions of the SW as well as to keep lakes filled when forest fires require water dumps. One might even imagine having a “sprinkler system” connected to the pipes that could be of great aid in making fire breaks and providing on site water supplies for firefighters to use in emergencies.
    You are right to be concerned because humans will be involved in the construction of these things and human beings do not always act with integrity. But if done with intelligence and long term goals in mind, such a pipeline could bring down insurance costs, reduce crop losses, reduce losses to business who depend on guest visiting their lakes, and benefit our citizens in perpetuity.
    Thank you for your reply, and I hope you find my response useful. If you wish to talk about this in greater detail, I continue these debates with folks out of GC at sanesaint@hotmail.com
    Respectfully
    C.
    @ Onguard & Deerflattener – I had some hopes that you wanted to be part of a discussion Onguard, but neither you or DF have a suggestion to improve things. Has ANYONE in this forum ever seen either of you offer an objective idea to help our nation? You stand like bystanders at a fire telling those in the bucket line what they’re doing wrong without lending a hand. Sometimes, your words make it harder to put water on the fire, or worse, you slip some gas into the buckets to make matters worse. Your words are rarely civil or respectful and this will be my last reply to either of you until you decide to be part of the solution instead of one of the problems. You are way too much like the Westboro Baptists and you make my spirit hurt.
    Goodbye.
    C.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thanks R.T. for your efforts.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Paul Krugman’s NY Times opinion speaks volumes about the Republican’s problems! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/opinion/krugman-the-wonk-gap.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=0

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    What an example, You mange to stay civil even now when the frustration is causing the lines to waver.
    “Kick ‘em when they’re up, kick ‘em when they’re down”
    .
    I retired from a shop of “second chance” employees. I have a small home business with three employees of my own.
    I pass it forward, my guys tripped and fell and they move to better jobs when they get their feet under them.
    .
    Not all work out but none have done me wrong. Being down and out, even with a strike against them with the law, they are decent humans not having a good time.
    Not a major effect on the economy but a major effect on an individual level.
    .
    The girl with the month old baby and runaway boyfriend has assisted housing now, a big step, and a real job, with health benefits.
    In other words she is getting her life back.
    I do not begrudge her this, nor the others that pass through using the fruits of my lifetime of labor.
    .
    I ramble, this post was meant to thank you for being patient with all.

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Yes, a screaming poopy baby in the house for two months.
    Small wonder nobody else would hire her.

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 1 year ago

    @me9970

    Uh, apples and pineapples comparison there. The Erie Canal moved a lot more than water.

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