Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Hard to be confident when your health insurance is set to cancel and your new plan will cost your family Double next year with a higher deductible.
    Thanks Uncle Barry!

  2. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 1 year ago

    One thing that will increase sales is that on Dec. 9 an old law forbidding the manufacture of undetectable plastic guns will expire. Should be able to generate lots of sales after that.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Best post on the thread.

  4. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    Haven’t been paying attention?Or only to the leftwing news nerds propaganda?Of course your in Germany and haven’t been getting those letters in the mail like I have.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    What lies?
    This has already been the case.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The latest show show diminishing support for the gloom and doom of those on the “right” .

    It’s nearly impossible to find a conservative who isn’t deeply pessimistic about the future. I won’t get into the causes, but the doom & gloom isn’t very attractive.

  7. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, he is (nearly) correct in my case. My insurance went from about $450 to $750, and the deductible is significantly higher. But I’ll be covered for pregnancy! (64 yr old male)

    Since you live in Germany, your information is not first-hand.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year ago

    @greyolddave

    There has never been an undetectable firearm. The so called plastic guns still have steel barrels, the ammo is mostly metal.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hard to be confident when your health insurance is set to cancel…"

    High consumer debt levels left over from the housing bubble, stagnant wages & under-employment have a lot more to do with retailers’ woes.

    The vast majority of Americans are still not directly affected by the ACA.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Home sales (and prices) are up in most of the country, with, admittedly, some “slow spots”, especially where industry has moved out, to China, Viet Nam, or elsewhere. Auto sales are up and so are “major appliances” meaning “consumer confidence” is up. People are stampeding at retail stores today, to buy “stuff” they need like another hole in the head, many buying on credit, requiring “confidence”.


    The fraud in PPACA is overblowing the errors (yes, the web site sucks, but even gocomics has been screwing up lately, and often, like “can’t reach the server” etc.) and stating that folks being shifted from one plan, to one that MEETS THE LAW are, “losing” their insurance. A "cheap"plan that covers nothing, is yes, being replaced with one that costs much more, percentage wise, but in actual dollars, a rise from $5 to even $20 a month, is peanuts, when the new policy actually COVERS YOU for illness or injury, and like office visits, preventative screening, etc.! My policy, after over a decade of 13% annual increases, is going up again, but only 3% this time. That IS a “savings” relative to the mandates of the ACA.

  11. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They have frozen her credit, it’s rendered useless..

  12. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    yeah, where does he get insurance will double when we know it will be three or four times as much

  13. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @churchillwasright

    The toon is about Consumer Confidence. Says so right on the cube…

    Why, so it does! But what, oh what could the meaning of it be?

    Let’s see:
    Consumer confidence high (ie not frozen ) then the retailers have a good holiday, of which the volume of transactions on this particular weekend is a strong indicator. If consumer confidence is low (frozen) then the retailer feels the chill.

    But as the cartoon clearly illustrates, the retailer has very limited ability to affect a consumer confidence that is low…

    So, your problem is not being able to make the connections in an example of easy symbolism?

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, Threats! The moderators do so approve of those.

    So you are just fine and dandy with

    morty is from Germany. He still believes in Obama being the greatest president since Hitler!

    Which as anyone who has actually read Morty’s posts knows, is nonsense. And moreover is on the level of “kindergarten name-calling.”

    Where is your false outrage for that?

    I’ll give you a non-kindergarten name: hypocrite.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm..
    I was responding to Greg’s last post to me but it disappeared.

    @gregj

    The pattern I see is that you believe you have the power and the right to control the dialogue here. Which, so far as I can tell, no one has given you. That is a real step toward tyranny.

    You might get support for direct name calling, but please provide
    1) proof of your authority to decide
    2) a more substantial guide than “kindergarten name calling”

    As for “put-downs” you are on dangerous ground and I, for one will flag you every time you flag someone for a put-down. Some put-downs are in jest, and some are deadly serious and some in between. Why should you be the one to decide.

    And don’t try to tell us, you are only one flagger. Your previous post makes it clear you think you have been a prime mover in getting someone removed. That’s either hubris or you are going far beyond what others here will do against a particularly obnoxious poster.

    And that means that Greg’s posts (now disappeared) still read like a threat, moderators.

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