Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Just cut the tree down. It’s nothing but deadwood anyway…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    You’ve got to live in California to ‘get’ this one. Lisa’s sure not talking about Washington DC.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    The same applies to Washington DC.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    “This US Congress has passed the fewest number of laws in history.”

    If this were true, would it necessarily be a bad thing?

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    laws=bills
    Work must be authorized for the nation to function, no bills being passed mean many federal projects are wasting money by sitting idle.
    .
    So yes, setting a record for fewest bills passed is a bad thing.

  6. UM5

    UM5 said, about 1 year ago

    Conservgov, you seem to have missed the hidden point, by encouraging all of the illegal aliens to register with various government programs you can easily compile a list of who and where they are. Then at a time of your choice you can Round them all up and move them out Rawhide style (one massive trail drive SOUTH along I-5).

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    Have you noticed?The ones wanting more government give aways and name calling the rest of us,are not the ones who are working and paying taxes.The ever decreasing labor force is being told to pay more and more for the do nothings that vote for the dems.The average project dweller is up to over $39,000 a year at the tax payers expense.Why work?Print more money faster.Claim the economy is improving.Make the unemployment rate go down by not counting half of them any more.Yea the easily duped will believe it.What could go wrong?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Legislatures, at all levels are “graded” for “effectiveness” on how many bills they pass in a session. This IS irrelevant to reality. They need to be judged on QUALITY of what they pass, not QUANTITY. The complaint against long-winded bills IS justified, because in the U.S. House under Republican control, the “average” bill they’ve put together has been about 88% “riders”, or clauses having nothing to do with the alleged purpose of the bills, and everything to do with paying off their political contributors. Democrats aren’t hardly innocent, but since Reagan started the idiot flow revolution, the massive abuse of the American people, in favor of corporations and the wealthy few, has come, from the right. NO, it is NOT just “W”, it goes back a lot further, but the same people have long been pulling the strings on their marionettes.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah, I hate stupid American citizens, too.

    Hah! You missed one there Neo. The dumber they are, the easier they are to exploit.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @denis1112

    The average project dweller is up to over $39,000 a year at the tax payers expense.Why work?Print more money faster.Claim the economy is improving.Make the unemployment rate go down by not counting half of them any more.Yea the easily duped will believe it.What could go wrong?

    The claim of $39k in benefits is pure nonsense. The Cato Institute took every program they felt was ‘welfare’ & added the costs, then divided by number of households under the poverty line. Much of what they called ‘welfare’ is spent on the elderly & disabled. The number of households receiving the maximum amount of benefits is much smaller than this claim pretends, but the number of middle class households receiving benefits is much higher.

    The actual average total of benefits received by households in the lowest 20% of income is $8,800. Most of the spending goes towards kids.

    http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43934-Means-TestedPrograms.pdf


    Calling anyone who gets aid a “project dweller” sounds like your buying into racist fiction. We spend far more on non-project dwelling white families.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    Using the phrase, “tea bagger” is a habit that TM needs to break. “Selfish riders” was not his choice of words, it was PAJ’s. I seem to remember some guy using the phrase, “there you go again” in a debate. Can’t remember who, but I think he used to be Governor of California.

    Those are classic comments of a person who feels that the only way to make himself look good is to make the other person look bad.

    Other than trying to find every possible way to take offense at TM’s choice of words, you haven’t actually addressed his point.

    PAJ has actually been doing a great job of actually giving his opinions rather than going for cheap shots. He made a fine response to TMs post.

    And as usual, you have nothing to say about someone using the phrase ‘dumacrats’ right at the top of the thread.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Congress has been doing business that way since we built the Transcontinental Railroad. Both parties are guilty, but the Republicans promised to do away with earmarks & pork spending. They’ve had as much follow through as Obama has had on transparency.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ‘“Hey Pedro, we want to make sure you can comfortably get to work for that job you stole from an American”.’
    -
    So why not prosecute whoever hired him? Republicans/Fox “news” viewers are strenuously anti illegal immigrant, but want NO restraints on whoever hires them.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Nurse Rached has issues.=)

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    Hey Braindead, There are laws already on the books that ban employers from hiring illegals. If you know some employers doing his you should report it and probably get a nice reward. Please name some…..
    This toon ad my comments are about adding MORE LAWS to make it EASIER to be an illegal alien.

    Get it?

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