Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    The Shovels where only ready to shovel more lies of Green Jobs and prosperity from Obama. The laser like focus turned into a cheep three $ cat toy. Basically, your scrooged you hope and change loser!

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Republicans have promised a ‘laser-like focus on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’ for quite a while now.
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    Harley, maybe you can cite even ONE piece of legislation passed by the Republican controlled House intended to provide jobs.
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    Of course, if Harley can’t cite one, other Fox “news” viewers are invited to participate.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    Can’t create jobs and shrink the economy at the same time, people. Interest rates are low; the government should be borrowing and investing in the country’s growth. Buy low and sell high, Orange County; I KNOW you’ve heard the phrase somewhere.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    Every Obamabot knows that Obama was ready to give a job to every single American who wanted one, but the Republicans stopped him. Even when he had a Senate with 59 Democrats and an empty seat.


    Just as every Tea type and RINO knows that the Republicans were ready to provide jobs for every single American who was willing to work, but Obama stopped them in their tracks.


    Our elected representatives only help their supporters. Bush, jr’s TARP was to ensure that no bankers who had paid their baksheesh missed a penny of the bonuses they were owed for their hard work separating the gullible from their money, work that included buying the independent, unbiased, government supervised rating agencies to rate Maltese Falcons as AAA+++ investments.


    Obama’s stimulus was mostly tax cuts for the rich, plus salvation of the autoworkers and a few contracts for long-shot projects that, like all 100:1 long shots, mostly failed (and might have gone mostly to his campaign supporters according to the Tea types, but the evidence of that is far from conclusive).


    And the 65% or so of voters who have jobs, added to those voters on Social Security who don’t need jobs, figure this is a good as it gets, and will re-elect almost everyone.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    No jobs but you can get “free” food stamps, welfare, unemployment, a cell phone, chauffer service to job interviews, and someone to listen to you whine… all on the taxpayer’s dime!

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 8 months ago

    @braindead08

    There were 6 bills to come out of the House. Remember Harry Reid said they were DOA. It always amuses me to hear the left accuses Republicans of doing exactly what the lefties are doing. Straight out of “Rules for Radicals.”

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 8 months ago

    @braindead08

    If you want specifics, look at the budgets passed in the House, and again declared DOA, your Harry Reid. That is the reason we have not had a budget. Great leadership in the Senate.

  8. Evil_Elf_BK

    Evil_Elf_BK GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Oh yes, let the GOP “generate” jobs like Kasich here in Ohio. He poured funds into his friends’ Jobs Ohio and then complain about the lack of job growth. Completely out of control.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    No Adam, I don’t want the unemployed or poor to starve or just suffer but I also will not accept that the government give them a perpetual handout either. Long term welfare and government support only breeds dependency and social problems like crime.
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    The generalized answer is tying any support to a very stringent program that requires those on government support getting training, education, and really working to get a job and off that support.
    If a person will not make that effort then they really do not deserve the support of the public. It’s a two-way street not just a handout to the lame and lazy.
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    A good example of how NOT to do it is the Democrats wanting to extend and extend unemployment benefits. They did this unilaterally early in Obama’s first term and now can’t get another extension past the House. The Democrats claim that unemployment is “insurance” paid in by workers and not welfare. That is true for the original program before they extended those benefits to (I believe) 99 weeks.
    The extenison they made to those benefits was done with tax money not worker paid in money. That made the new benefits in effect welfare by another name. Now they want to extend that welfare even longer. It only gives someone an incentive not to find another job.
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    The administration also has been a major stumbling block to job creation rather than a benefactor. For example in my state the Obama administration has stalled or denied every mining permit on federal land that any company applied for. That has left literally thousands of employable people in towns and counties that have astronomical unemployment without potential good paying jobs. For Obama the enviroment is more important than people even when the enviroment is not substancially impacted.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    @Enoki

    Just google “job bills blocked by congress” or some other example, and you’ll find that it has been the Republicans blocking jobs bills.
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    Inconvenient truth, I suppose. And your assertion of If a person will not make that effort then they really do not deserve the support of the public is the standard and usual conservative opinion – that people on unemployment are just lazy bums and welfare cheats.
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    As for the mining permits, how much strip-mining, open-pit and mountain top mining is necessary. Yes, the EPA reverses Bush’s open handed permits, but apparently for environmental reasons..
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    The point is, Republicans have been blocking jobs bills out of political hatred of the president.
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  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    @Enoki

    And by the way, Enoki, whether you like it or not, paying extended unemployment benefits results in an economic multiplier effect (stimulus) to the economy, to the tune of $1.80 for every dollar spent. But then, to “fiscally responsible” conservatives, billions for corporate welfare and subsidies is just fine , but helping people is just encouraging laziness, cheats, and… you know… socialism

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @ahab

    Arizona.
    Denied the land swap with Freeport McMoran for a copper mine at Superior Arizona.
    Denied expansion of the open pit mine at Duncan AZ.
    Denied all permits to reopen existing uranimum mines in the breccia tube area about 100 miles east of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
    Has denied the one existing uranimum mine there a renewal of their permit and that mine is scheduled to close when the current one runs out.
    An in situ copper mine using acid extraction near Florence is being denied an EPA water quality permit and hearing….
    The Rosemont mine in the Santa Ritas near Tucson is being denied an air quality hearing and permit by the EPA
    That is, the last two are being held up by the administration proceedurely because they have no other way of stalling their opening.
    This is a common Obama administration tactic; To slow play the permit process and try and run out the clock.
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    How many more would you like ahab?
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    Arizona’s only major coal mine was already closing (Peabody Coal) due to a variety of EPA regulations and will cost the Navajo Reservation it is on a major source of income in a severely depressed and unemployed region of the state.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    So, Zuhlamon…
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    On unemployment benefits… These generate income? Thought experiment: Let’s say we have 100% unemployment and pay everybody an unemployment check from the government. Will that generate income?

    So much for the idea that welfare generates income whatever form it might take…
    I suggest you stop listening to economic [persons of severely diminished mental capacity word starting with r] like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
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    As for these mines they have been held up by the ADMINISTRATION not Congress. The BLM, EPA, and other alphabet soup are responsible. These agencies work for the President, Barack Obama, a Democrat.
    The Superior mine for example has had several bills to open it passed in the House and several more proposed in the Senate. Harry Reid has blocked all of them from coming to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
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    As for mining and other resource extraction: Do you like your computer, having electricity, ammenities, and other stuff in your modern life? If so the raw resources to make those things have to be mined in one way or another.
    The Obama administration has been the most obstructionist to any resoruce extraction in modern times. So, industry is importing those materials from places like China, Africa, or South America where there are near ZERO enviromental laws.
    Only oblivious Greentards could possibly think that mining and other resource extraction can never happen with reasonable enviromental responsibility. So, instead of responsible extraction we subsidize enviromental irresponsiblity overseas.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Every GOPer “jobs bill” was just anti-regulation, or a tax reduction double speak.


    The 1872 Mining Act is still “king of the mountain”. Having lived near some of Enoki’s mines, like Superior and Florence, and seen the damage from years ago (not to mention damage from smelters) there’s sound reason for reviews. This also includes those applications near extremely sensitive lands, like well that other thing that’s just a hole in the ground, the Grand Canyon.


    The simple fact is that PRIVATE SECTOR employment IS UP, and you might check out “whitehouse.gov”, or numerous other sites that aren’t on the Rush Limbaugh or Faux news, etc., bullpucky blogs.

  15. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 8 months ago

    @braindead08

    Maybe you can name ONE piece of legislation passed by the republican controlled house that was reported on by the leftwing news nerds or that Harry Reid let on the floor of the senate.
    Even MSNBC viewers can look up this sort of thing.Well ….Maybe not.If the propaganda ministry doesn’t report on it left wingers never hear about it.

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