Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Rad-ish

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

    Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year 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.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The left-wing Heritage Foundation has its latest rankings, with Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada the only nations that truly have ‘Economic Freedom’, meaning Rule of Law, Limited Government, Regulatory Efficiency, and Open Markets.

    The US ranked 12th as Ms Benson states, behind Chile and Estonia but ahead of Bahrain. The US is among the ‘Mostly Free’ countries.

    As best I can tell from a very brief glance at the Heritage Foundation website, Debt isn’t one of the things they look at, but they do look at government spending as a percentage of GDP. A truly Free nation has almost no government spending, so a fortiori no government debt.

  4. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago


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

  5. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 1 year 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.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago


    Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.
    That’s debt not deficits.Obama has increased the debt more then all previous administrations combined.It was about $8 trillion when Obama got in office,now its over $17 trillion ,soon to be $18 trillion.What part of currency collapse coming to your wallet soon are you having trouble understanding?Greece ,Cypress ,Spain ,Zimbabwe to name a few places with the same trouble.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    All the previous administrations until Clinton had a democrat controlled congress.I can remember House Speaker Tip ONeal (D) Mass.Saying Reaguns budget proposal was DOA.The republican congress in the 90’s is why the spending went down.I guess you don’t remember the lying Clinton Say one thing to the house republicans then something else entirely to the news nerds.“we don’t need a balanced budget”.From your chart its easy to see that things took a big jump after 9/11.But as your chart shows things were headed in the right direction till the democrats got control of congress in 2007.You should be careful about these charts.Why haven’t the demo dimwits passed a budget since Obama got in office?Well then they couldn’t have continuing resolution crisis for the news nerds to wring their hands over every 15 minutes.Why doesn’t Harry Reid let any budget bill passed by the house on the floor of the senate?Is he afraid some dems might vote the wrong way?

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year 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.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 1 year 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.

  11. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

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

  12. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year 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]

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year 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 ..?

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago


    “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.

  15. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, over 1 year 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.

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