Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 10 months ago

    Horse pucky. Libs are notorious for shoveling unearned money at illegal aliens and giving handouts to those who refuse to work as well as the corrupt unions.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    But but i thought the great one made all those evil rich pay for the Obamaphones.
    Oh and by the way, if you make just 34,000 here in the USA, you are in the 1% of the world. Is that not just great!

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 10 months ago

    Where are all the liberal phonies that screamed every chance they got that Bush was just looking out for his “rich cronies”?
    Oh yeah, if Barry actually does preside over the biggest wealth gap in history, it’s “just the way things are”.

  4. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    - Even Ms. Benson admits President Obama has not been liberal enough.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The one per cent get fat at everyone elses expense.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 10 months ago

    It’s narrower than 1%. It’s 0.1% and the top 0.01%.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 10 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Actually, I have been noticing lately where many conservatives are now calling President Obama by the moniker of Bush II. Quite frankly, I do not see where any administration is going to be able to change the on going redistribution of the wealth of this country. All I think the middle class and working poor can do, is to hope and even pray that the conservative ideal of the wealthy trickling down at least some of their wealth to the more economically challenged is going to happen. But I at least, am not going to hold my breath!!

  8. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Reagan with a slight tan.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    Is Ms. Benson making some sort of correlation between the president and the numerous CEOs telling Congress to not shut down the gov’t? The 1% being handfed by the POTUS and turning on their Republican ‘friends’?
    I really don’t know, but I do agree with Tomcats who compares Mr. Obama to Reagan and ReFlex’s comment about Mr. Obama’s less than liberal leanings.
    Both parties feed rich liberals and conservatives alike in hopes of getting the donations that will keep them in office where they can do the most damage to the economy, the infrastructure, and the American people. And they do this so easily, they just do nothing but blame each other for what’s not getting done.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    If you feed a gold fish too much, it will overeat and die. Is that Obama’s plan to end the 1%?

  11. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Paj – I agree with you that there shouldn’t be a redistribution of wealth but your statement will fall on deaf ears amongst the liberals.

    The problem is one of Narrative:
    When conservatives talk about the wealthy and the poor they do it in the context of the protestant work ethic and point to the wealthy as hard working and the poor as lazy and profligate. This misses a minority of people who worked hard and still suffered some unrecoverable bad breaks and it also misses a few rich people who got there only by being born into the right family.

    When liberals talk about the wealthy and the poor they do it in the context of the lucky and the unlucky and point to the wealthy as winners in the great life lottery. They think that those lucky winners should be held accountable to support everyone who didn’t get so lucky and they turn a blind eye to all the hard work many of today’s wealthy invested to get to where they are.

    With two different narratives they talk past each other all day long.

    I don’t object to taxes that fund genuine government services: Defense, Interstate commerce, infrastructure, etc.
    I do object to the government taking money out of my pocket to hand over to somebody else because they aren’t doing as well in this economy. Too many of them, from what I see, are in their position because THEY made choices that were foolish: bearing children out of wedlock, divorce, criminal activity, not taking advantage of the academic opportunitiies that were afforded them.

    We must hold people accountable for bad choices or we perpetuate those bad choices. Without moral hazard why would anyone do the right thing like: Stay in school, staying out of trouble, supporting the children they brought into this world, supporting their community through volunteer work, etc.

  12. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Radish – You say that quite often and I have to wonder what you mean by “At their expense”.

    Certainly there must be a small group in the 1% that got to that position or stayed in that position through criminal activity. I don’t deny that and you can say they are getting fat at someone else’s expense.

    But many (almost all I daresay) – got there and stay there in the 1% status by their own hard work and self sacrifice.

    If an individual makes a good life for themself plying an honest trade then I have to say you are wrong.

    I know many people that are in the 1% and they come from all walks of life: Dr.s Dentists, Lawyers, Engineers, Builders, accountants. They all work long hours and earn every penny they make. Instead of tearing people like that down, YOU should be trying to figure out how you can emulate them better: Perhaps you need more education or better skills, maybe you need to shed some bad habits.

    This country provides plenty of opportunities for everyone to grab the brass ring. You should be applauding those that have found the way rather then tearing them down.

  13. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @TheTrusted Mechanic – Actually, I think you missed her point Trusty.

    The “Working Poor” in this country are VERY well off compared to many around the world.

    I wonder how supportive the Liberal base would be of taxing the “Working Poor” so that money could be redistributed to Kenya, Nairobe, Guatamala, Hati, etc.

    The Liberal base seems to think those of us who pay taxes should be on the hook to support every poor person in America and make sure they have 2 televisions, a car, and healthcare. But they stop right at the American border.

    If the people making $34K/year (As Ms. Quinn stated) had to give up $5K/year so that everyone in the world could have 2 TVs, a car and healthcare we wouldn’t hear the end of screaming.

    How does one become part of the working poor in this country? Not finishing High School is certainly a good start. Not continuing to grow your skills after high school will maintain you in that status. Having too many children or, worse yet, children out of wedlock will add to the burden.

    I don’t want to demonize the working poor but I certainly want them to accept responsibility for their own contribution to their state.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Mephistopheles, thank you for some brilliant commentary presented with intelligence and objectivity. I’ve copied and pasted your comments to PAJ and Radish to my Political views doc so I can read them again. My head is still whirling, but in a positive way. Any counter I might offer would be incredibly nuanced and petty in comparison to the quality of your presentation and I look forward to how some of the many minds, wiser than me, may reply to you.
    Thank you, VERY much.
    Sincerely,
    C.
    ^
    @ PAJ - Food stamps is one issue, PAJ. His less liberal actions cover many other things of which I’ve written in the past.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    @PAJ

    Ouch, PAJ! I resemble that remark! However, I don’t think Peptibismol prior to writing one of my comments is going to help reduce the size of my essays.
    Amusedly,
    C.

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