Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 months 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, 7 months 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, 7 months 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 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months 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. me9970

    me9970 said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

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

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 7 months 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

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 7 months 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.

  8. me9970

    me9970 said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I do think the water pipeline would be an ecological disaster though. Looking back at history the Erie canal drained a lot of natural resources

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

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

  10. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 7 months ago

    @Enoki

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

    Now read this. The boy has an odd sense of humor, if any sense at all.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-22/not-green-just-soylent-is-this-the-future-of-food

  11. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 7 months ago

    @onguard

    onguard, the GOP will not stop subsidies to fossil fuels, refuse to eliminate tax breaks to businesses for expenses related to moving offshore, do not want to use money to improve infrastructure.

  12. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    There you go again. Blaming business owners for all the problems which are caused by you socialists and your regulations and taxes imposed by government. I have several proposals myself which are based in the socialist insanity. First, tax all socialists at 200% of their assets. After they have been financially wiped out by their tax and spend government at the rate of 200%, deport all of them to North Korea where they will fit in perfectly. If socialist imposed solutions to socialist created problems were so successful, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea should be an economic paradise.
    .
    Good luck draining the Great Lakes and moving all the water to the Peoples Republic of California. There is a standing treaty with Canada. The water stays where it is. If you don’t like it, too bad. By the way, the treaty was one of the few instances when eco-terrorists actually did something correctly. Or, if you give enough monkeys enough typewriters, eventually they will type out a word.
    .
    As for the substandard bridges, who determines what is substandard? A single lane 100 year old concrete structure on a rural road which sees 2 vehicles a day is more than adequate. Unless you are a kook socialist loser unable to negotiate a single lane bridge because you never learned how to keep your vehicle between the lines. In case you didn’t notice, I just described most of the substandard bridges. The rest of them are in New York City and other east coast cities. But those cities are full of substandard socialists who enjoy their living conditions, or else they would leave. Because they never properly maintained their bridges all these years, let them suffer the outcome.
    .
    Free trade isn’t free trade when an import tax is imposed.
    .
    Levees are built by government. If they fail, it is usually due to socialist interference by local socialist government, as we seen in places like New Orleans.
    .
    One more. Profit is why companies exist. No profit? Why bother? Of course, socialists are too stupid to figure this out due to socialists being infected with terminal mental disease.

  13. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    That is one way to make the unemployment numbers appear better. Just stop counting the unemployed. Socialists will deny this. Never mind they are the ones who wrote the rules for who gets counted and who doesn’t. The solution is very simple. Eliminate all socialist government imposed regulations on businesses and individuals. In the process, eliminate all socialist created social programs imposed since 1964. Businesses will start expanding and hiring again because demand for goods and services increased because people still working will have more money to spend because that money is no longer being stolen by socialist government to give to the welfare recipients. The last time this was tried, Reagan was criticized by socialists for being “mean” to poor people. It was the fastest recovery ever and the number of poor people declined. What the socialists really meant to says was Reagan was being mean to socialists and their programs, which is always a good thing. The more miserable the socialist is, the better for everybody else. I want socialists so miserable that when they get up in the morning, the first thing they do is go right back to bed until tomorrow morning.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 months 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.

  15. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

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

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