Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    You mean back when we were running about a 2 trillion dollar debt with almost full employment.
    Now it’s 17 trillion in debt and the smallest % of worker participation in almost 40 years.

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yep, we’re back to the Carter days, that’s for sure. Worse than Carter, really.

  3. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, we have to raise taxes on the rich and the corporations, they get the benefits of society but don’t pay for it, pushing the debt to future generations.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    What do you expect when you wage continuous trillion dollar wars and maintain 800 military bases world wide for the purpose of extending the empire and pay for it on the credit card. You can defer for awhile but eventually the chickens come home to roost.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Michael: my daughter (RN) and husband (mechanical engineer) moved to New Zealand going on three years ago . they love it there, and gee, that health care down there is a large part of the positive, as well as son-in-law’s growing industrial company. Notable in the run-down was how agriculture IMPROVED when all farm subsidies were REMOVED, meaning real competition, not corporate government funded agriculture, determined markets. INteresting that here, neither party will cut the subsidies to those “mom and pop” operations like Cargill, ConAgra, and Monsanto.

  6. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    “Funny how facts and reality burst your bubble of partisan bloviated propaganda, huh?”
    It never seems to get into their bubble, just bounces off.

  7. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 2 years ago

    OMG a comic that doesn´t involve Obama … thats new.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    debt when bho became potus 10.626 t now 17.332 t only a 63.1 % increase [ note at that rate by the time he leaves office 1/2 of the debt will becreated during his reign]

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    " Oh, the Wall Street Journal did……"

    Well, don’t kill the messenger. Not til you’ve read the whole report, at least.

    Got a link ..?

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “INteresting that here, neither party will cut the subsidies to those “mom and pop” operations like Cargill, ConAgra, and Monsanto.”

    You think so too, eh? Big Oil is getting subsidies, too – gotta keep us from using those renewable resources, eh?

    It shouldn’t be too much to ask for our food not to be poisoned. To that end – pull the subsidies from industrial agriculture and give it to the real farmers – with emphasis on ‘organic’.

    Ending the subsidies here won’t be enough, because too many sound farmers have already been put out of business, between Industrial Agriculture and the Animal Rights lobby. Sound agriculture needs a boost in this country.

    Good for your daughter and SIL. Isn’t NZ one of those places which is testing our grain exports? The US, Canada and Mexico seem to be the only places not regulating (or even labeling) GM food.

    It’s incredible to me that Monsanto can jeopardize our grain exports with impunity. Farmers now have new options for corn and soy seed. Monsanto’s answer to super weeds resistant to glyphosate is corn and soy which is resistant to 2,4,D. Hard to see how creating 2,4,D resistant weeds will improve our soy or corn crops or even the yields, but that’s what we’re getting.

    Full agreement on pulling the subsidies, really. That does have to happen, but we’ve destroyed so much of our sound agriculture that that might really need the boost.

  11. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, over 2 years ago

    9 Trillion when Obama came to office. 17 Trillion and counting and it is only his 5th year in office. Reagan was hamstrung by a Democrat-controlled Congress – he wanted to eliminate the DOE and Department of Mis-education.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I really wonder how stupid someone has to be to keep posting the lie that Obama increased the debt more than all his predecessors combined. It’s been thoroughly, repeatedly debunked. Somehow, it’s not good enough to say we’ve run up a lot up debt since 2008? I guess, that might lead to an actual discussion of why we ran up that debt and whether balancing the budget in 2009 would have brought prosperity or a repeat of the Hoover administration.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There was a time, long long ago, when we actually paid for our wars.

    Last time I checked, we’ve never actually run a budget surplus except maybe in 1998. So, we never really paid for any of our wars, certainly not in the last 100 years. But the debt incurred by WWII is about as burdensome as a 1940’s mortgage in today’s dollars. The deficit was 23% of GDP in 1944. In 2013, the deficit was a whopping 4.1% of GDP. No, I did not misplace any decimals.

    I guess the lesson we should learn is that government jobs programs only work when lots of guns are involved.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    LIAR!”

    Do you uneducated ghetto Dems always have to be obnoxiously loud to make a false argument?

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes I finally wrote it, I am smarter than someone else here.

    If you were going to make that claim, you could’ve set your sights a little higher… ;^)

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