Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    The lib’s idea of a perfect world, where the whole of its population is dependent on nanny government.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    The 5-year-olds are taking over.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe the Red States wouldn’t need so much in Federal Aid if they realized the best way to avoid that, is paying people a living wage.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Lisa, only some of the US ‘children’ need a Federal carriage. Care to note where they live, looking from the Mason-Dixon Line?

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    That is only because it is available. Change the law to make the states rely on themselves. But I would like to know your source for information; or are you just throwing out stuff.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    What is a living wage? $500 per hour?

  7. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    What’s a living wage? Shall we raise the minimum wage to $20/hr? How about $50/hr? That would be really fair, wouldn’t it?!?!? Maybe everyone should get paid the same regardless of job title? That’s Communism, comrade. It’s never worked, and it never will.

  8. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    Would (could) some of our right-wing conservatives please come up with a valid response, not the same old “stuff” which has been discredited.

  9. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    May I ask for the link you got the map from? It seems to differ from Trusted Mechanic’s, but I may not be seeing the info well enough. Thank you.

  10. Alphonso P Quagmire

    Alphonso P Quagmire said, over 2 years ago

    The visual aid provided by TheTrustedMechanic includes items that most people do not think of as welfare, such as veterans benefits (they were earned), Medicare, and Social Security (a return of taxes paid) The chart on this link (http://www.ijreview.com/2013/04/44766-conservatives-dominate-states-with-lowest-unemployment/) shows that conservative states tend to have lower unemployment rates. This link shows which political party gets the support of people who receive welfare and other types of assistance. (http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/88205-guess-political-party-gets-support-welfare-recipients/) Maybe we need to define better what is in the transfers on the Mechanic’s chart before we say that red states are takers.

  11. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If the US stopped carrying the World on its back (we never asked you to do this!) and playing sheriff all over, it would have enough to feed its own population.

  12. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Bears repeating:

    “Maybe the Red States wouldn’t need so much in Federal Aid if they realized the best way to avoid that, is paying people a living wage.”

  13. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    “The red states take in more tax dollars than they pay out.”

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Here is the deal. The red state and Tea Party people stop paying federal income tax.”

    I’d be OK with that as long as those states and their citizens receive absolutely nothing from the federal government, including federal disaster aid, military protection. You’re on your own in cases of natural disasters and foreign invasion. If you really want to see what your tax free Utopia looks like, head on over to Somalia and take a good look.

  15. Alphonso P Quagmire

    Alphonso P Quagmire said, over 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    “Q: Who are the holders of U.S. debt?

    A: The biggest are the Social Security trust funds (16 percent), the Federal Reserve banks (12 percent), China (8 percent), Japan (7 percent) and mutual funds including money-market funds (6 percent)."

    A U. S. government bond is a liability of the U. S. Treasury. But the same bond when sold to the Social Security Trust Fund (another part of the U.S. government) is an asset? Because of concerns about the value of the dollar, you’re right that China hasn’t been a big buyer of American bonds in the last few years . It probably has something to do with the 12% of the bonds you mention that are owned by the Federal Reserve, which has bought the bonds with dollars printed out of thin air.

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