Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    The CR gives the government time to figure out how to live within its means. Just like the last time. And the time before that. As always, another opportunity to kick the can, suggest that 12 people can do the job that 435 people were elected to do, and then be surprised when those 12 won’t agree to do anything. Deja vu, all over again.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    “The Dream of Keeping Poor People from Seeing a Doctor Must Never Die.”

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    A whoopie cushion! Good choice! Chlldish practical jokes always make things better!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Despite the desire of some to place their side of the aisle on a pedestal, both parties have brought us to this point in an effort to keep themselves in their career positions as “politician”. Subsidies were given to companies in order to help them succeed and become drivers of our economy and those subsidies were never repealed. Entitlements were given to people who for many reasons, most not of their making, were being left behind by society but those entitlements were not accompanied with education and training and common sense ways for people to get out of the system and now the system is as self perpetuating as is the entitlements given to the wealthy.
    Now.. a moment of sarcasm and facetiousness…..
    If we are going to repeal the ACA, let’s also repeal laws requiring car insurance and homeowner’s insurance. People are never going to get sick, people won’t have car accidents, and mortgaged homes won’t ever have fires or storm damage. Why is gov’t getting involved with these decisions of personal responsibility? Why should I have to pay three thousand dollars a year when nothing every happens to my house or car?
    Everyone who doesn’t die in their first accident or illness is going to go to a doctor. It is more likely that everyone reading this has been to a doctor than it is that they had to file a claim for a car accident or home incident. There will be exceptions, but the odds are…
    We need affordable health care. We cannot keep paying the “tax” placed on us and insurance companies by people who go to emergency rooms without health care. We need preventative health care to reduce ER visits and to educate people on how to prevent expensive health issues like diabetes, heart disease, etc.
    Our nation cannot afford to keep treating people on an emergency basis or for preventable diseases. It is too expensive and with intelligent planning, unnecessary.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    Nice to see Lisa depicting the debt as falling since that’s what it’s been doing since Obama took office.

  6. Mike Cronis

    Mike Cronis said, about 3 years ago

    This health-care act is unionizing insurance companies, forcing the poor to pay premiums they can’t afford or be penalized in taxes later. This puts insurance companies in a very very powerful position. My dental “cleaning” cost $980 of which $910 was “written off”. If I didn’t have insurance? It’d cost me $70. True story.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    “Conservatives only want us to live within our means.”
    …and then nominated a guy who wanted to increase military spending to 4% of GDP and wouldn’t even tell us how he’d pay for it outside of “cuts in other areas”.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago


    Not true. After Obama took office the debt skyrocketted. Since then it has started to come down a bit much like a Scud missile heading towards impact.

  9. charliekane

    charliekane said, about 3 years ago

    In support of TM an oldie, but goodie:

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    IF the “debt” had doubled since Obama “took over” the budget process, it would be $24 TRILLION, as at the close of "W"s last budget year it was $11.9 Trillion, rounding up to $12 Trillion. The “deficits” HAVE been going down, as the debt continues to rise, based on interest from previous obligations, and payments for Bush’s wars still are coming due. Federal employment and “government” employment across the country is DOWN, while PRIVATE employement is up. The employment figures aren’t great, but certainly better than the disasters in employment and economics that “W” left us with at the end of 2008.

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I hate to be the example of this, but I did get dropped by my insurance when I contracted cancer.
    I am closing in on the end and accept the fact.
    But being the selfish person I am, well, I collapsed., three hours before someone showed and covered me with a blanket and turned up the heat.
    Not much improvement over five days then it happened again.
    The bill at the emergency room was $7000.
    The ACA would have covered me for about $125 a month if it had been available in a timely fashion.
    How is that not better for the taxpayers?

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Cubefarmer: (dissolving sugar?): Bureau of Public Debt figures from U.S. Treasury, not Rushmyth.

  13. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    God help us all…

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