Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Not only overdrawn, morally bankrupt!

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 3 years ago

    Foreclose on this clown and boot him out.

  3. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, about 3 years ago

    Well, actually Lisa is the ultimate head troll for her side of the aisle.

  4. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 3 years ago

    Anything useful to rebut, or do you just whine?

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Ms. Benson is one of the most prolific illustrative commentators available to us, and despite how rarely I agree with her slant, I am impressed with her productivity and her style.
    Our nation has been overdrawn many times in our history and we do need to ‘stay in budget’. While the way to do this has become a source of gridlock and grandstanding, our history has shown techniques that have fixed the budget while improving the lives of the middle class.
    One way is to have a large middle class that is making enough money to contribute to the tax pool from which all gov’t services are paid. CEOs during recent meetings in NY called for congress to agree on some long term plans so that the CEOs could make decisions on hiring, corporate infrastructure, and investment. They also encouraged public works projects.
    In closing, it should be observed that we are entering a season where Americans WANT to spend money. They want to buy candy and costumes for Halloween; food, decorations, and travel for Thanksgiving; and food, decorations, travel, and gifts for the holiday where most Americans celebrate the birth of one whose entire life was spent cajoling the rich and powerful to do more for the poor and disenfranchised. But in Washington, men and women are creating fear and uncertainty in corporations, small businesses, and households in their perpetual quest for supremacy over those with whom they are sworn to compromise in order to do the people’s business.
    There IS a better way, and it begins with us setting an example of civil and respectful conversations and demanding the same from those who are, as Geo Washington warned, dividing and weakening our nation.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago


    “Anything useful to rebut, or do you just whine?”

    This is not a rebuttal but more of an observation. I think the President is aware that he has little to no political capital. Probably best demonstrated by the near stridency of the points that he tries to make in his speeches of late. He appears to have given up attempts at leadership.

    It also seems to be evidenced in his approach to foreign policy as is indicated by inappropriate rhetoric when addressing foreign affairs. Although I abhor “Foggy Bottom Speak” it is a necessity when dealing in international relations.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    You have to open an account to withdraw from one. Obama got all his political capital off a credit card…

  8. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, about 3 years ago

    Libs: How’s that Obama thing working for you, now?

  9. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If Hillary’s phone is ringing at 3AM, apparently it is Uma on the other end of the phone.

  10. grh9447

    grh9447 said, about 3 years ago

    He does not get it…. even if you raise taxes, and still spend more than you collect… you are overdrawn. But that is one of those conservative facts that Barack does not believe!!

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Thank you for an exellent post, Lichtentunes.
    Someone once wrote, money is how you trade for services instead of using weapons to take what you want. After Katrina, a town in Mississippi had to pool its resources because it took so long for sufficient aid to get to them. For 6 weeks, they were a commune where the gasoline in cars was siphoned and people gathered food stuffs and made long trips to areas where food/water was available to keep things going. It wasn’t until the ATMs started working again and the town was back on the grid that people reverted to ‘type’ and some gas and food was stolen. As long as there was no money and little resources, the people were able to live in cooperation and harmony.
    There is something there for folks to consider, but it is up for the individual to choose the lesson they think might be found.
    Thanks again for your insights.

  12. Government Is Not The Enemy

    Government Is Not The Enemy said, about 3 years ago

    No political capital? He was handily re-elected and even in the house, millions more voted for Democrats than Republicans. If it weren’t for gerrymandering, we wouldn’t even be putting up with this nonsense. It’s the Tea Party that has no political capital and thus has to resort to blackmail and terrorism to get their way. Crash the country? Who cares? The truth is they’ve wanted to crash the country ever since the New Deal came into being and now finally people are too dumb to realize that that’s what created the middle class. The middle class is not a necessary result of unregulated capitalism, it’s a result of capitalism being held in check by reasonable regulation.

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Eh. Obama’s approval ratings are more than double any GOP politician, except maybe Chris Christie, who couldn’t win a Republican primary because he’s not bat-$#!# crazy.

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