Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years 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.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years 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!

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago


    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.”

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago


    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.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Just google “job bills blocked by congress” or some other example, and you’ll find that it has been the Republicans blocking jobs bills.
    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.
    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..
    The point is, Republicans have been blocking jobs bills out of political hatred of the president.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    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

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    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.
    How many more would you like ahab?
    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.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago


    So, Zuhlamon…
    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.
    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.
    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.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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 “”, or numerous other sites that aren’t on the Rush Limbaugh or Faux news, etc., bullpucky blogs.

  12. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    job bill passed house hr 3010 for one// found in a 2 second search if the lazies want more have them do the research themselves

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The over 400 filibusters really sped things up, thanks to “Twitchy Mitchy”.

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    The uranium permits because of enviromentalists protesting to the administration that these mines MIGHT, might, effect the Grand Canyon over 100 miles away.
    The Superior mine due to enviromentalists arguing that the land swap that would give the government sensitive land in the San Pedro River valley that Freeport -McMoran / Rio Tinto mining owns shouldn’t be done. That way the land for the mine (next to an existing mine by the way) would remain untouched and the mining companies can’t do anything with the other land either. A double win for enviromentalists.
    Even the uber / ultra Left Raul Grijalva (an AZ house rep was grudgingly for the mine).
    In all cases it has been the BLM, EPA, etc., and Obama appointees that have foot drug on these projects. They won’t hear the arguments for or against the permits but rather just keep putting them off. In most cases it is because they just don’t want these projects to go forward regardless of whether they meet regulations or not.
    Another example is permitted exploration off the North coast of Alaska by a ship owned by Exxon. The EPA won’t issue a necessary pollution permit for its operation at sea. It isn’t that the ship isn’t compliant, it is. The EPA simply doesn’t want it to do the exploration.
    Look, TTM, I think there are bad mining projects and good ones. I think mining and other resource extraction can be done in a reasonably enviromentally friendly and safe way. Oversight is good for these projects.
    But, with Obama’s administration they have taken a hard Left enviromentalist position on every one of them. That position is NO!

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    TTM you know what a “Thought experiment” is don’t you? I was making my point by taking things to an extreme. The OP claimed that for $1 of unemployment benefits given out by the government $1.80 was generated in the economy. My point was this was an absurdity because if that were true at an extreme the economy could move ahead with 100% unemployment.
    Clearly it couldn’t. It couldn’t at 90% unemployment or 50%.
    Please, put a bit of thought into this and don’t use some obtuse literalism as a substitute okay?

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