Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Keeping it real yo……..

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Two generals said that as long as Congress is unwilling to raise taxes and demand that unwanted weapons continue to be built in order to support their districts’ job levels, these cuts are mandatory, and sadly, the cuts to programs that help military families are the most expendable.
    Mr. Obama is the commander in chief, but Congress holds the purse strings and they don’t work in the interest of the United States. they only represent the Republican and Democrat Parties. Constituents are just an annoyance to which they give lip service only. All other services go to political donors.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    God forbid we cut the military budget down to the world’s most expensive only two times over.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Cut social welfare spending by an equal amount and I’ll support the military cuts. As it is all Obama wants to do is shift the money from defense to derelicts and deadbeats.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Fund Research ~ Not War

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Genome, I don’t care what the overall amount of spending on either is in the position I am taking. I stated “Cut social welfare spending by an equal amount…”
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    That means if defense goes down by a billion dollars take a billion out of social welfare programs which would include far more than just welfare itself. Maybe start by ending extended unemployment benefits… Reduce food stamp payments.
    Equal reduction.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    I fail to see how the information you present (I added the same reference a week ago), shows that welfare does not costs a bunch of money..

    BUT, the military needs to be downsized. War needs to stop. Those men and women need jobs – not unemployment. The President is asking for 300 billion for infrastructure work. (the last time he asked, we gave and STILL no work was done on all the failing bridges). I would support that "stimulus if there was some way to insure that the funds would be used to give small contractors money to start rebuilding our roads and bridges and hiring all those vets to do the job.

    But the money will go to hire illegal workers and nothing will be done to assist the transition of our heroes from military life to a productive civilian one. Neither will the government prosecute the businesses that hire the cheap labor rather than a vet.

    It’s the democrat way.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “……do some basic homework, our’s isn’t even the most expensive now, and pre WW2 levels will have us outgunned my most of the planet…..”
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    I presume you think modern warfare will be fought in the trenches by boots on the ground as in WW2. You’ve got to get out more.

  9. locoboilerguy

    locoboilerguy said, over 2 years ago

    Statistics can be skewed in a number of directions. Yes I found both these reports. The official US report does not include the administrative cost of the programs which is considerable, the other one does. Its also not clear about what a family receives as it only seems to be talking about individuals. The one very good report stated that its about $168 a day for the average family and that is $21 an hour. Now after you subtract taxes from the average American salary you are getting about $21 an hour.

    So sorry TM but there is some merit to the argument that there is no incentive to work. Personally I am old and my wife and I live on a combined wage of $12.12 an hour. We accept no assistance from anyone nor have I ever in the past. My heathcare costs are approx. 20% of my income just for the insurance and supplements. But I am being told I am being given something and its a entitlement. After paying a small fortune into Social Security, Medicare and in taxes for my working life (14 year of age to 66) it just flat out sickens me to watch people who have contributed nothing to society nor ever will scream what we owe them so they can live. All I know for sure is the people with the food stamp cards in the line at the store in front of me buy much higher priced food products than I can afford.

    Anyone who believes the system is sustainable and isn’t broke needs to share with me whatever flavor Kool-Aid they are drinking.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @locoboilerguy

    Well said!

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    You really seem to have fetish for that dime on the dollar. Unless you mean cutting into social security which for most years has been a net revenue generator. Or perhaps medicare and medicaid

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    Indeed, and with the income of roughly $6,700 per year I’m sure people would happily live in a deteriorated slum.

  13. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=avcVOSwBX4cNSM&tbnid=trQ_zSmxKxSK3M:&ved=0CAQQjB0&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ceasefire.ca%2F%3Fp%3D4744&ei=tmUPU8roCsbCoAShvoCYBg&bvm=bv.61965928,d.cGU&psig=AFQjCNEXw3ifGLQKaXIh2OR5eMzQY4ugvQ&ust=1393604405163818

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/japans-about-face/data-global-military-expenditures/1220/

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/more-than-50-of-us-government-spending-goes-to-the-military/18852

    http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2009/10/13/guns-vs-band-aids-political-economy-of-health-reform/

    Now I understand that accountants clearly have no claim on what a radio host says in money matters. but it would most certainly appear that the USA could cut even half its budget, be greater than Asia and Africa combined with the only risk being if all of Europe and Russia decided to gang up at once

  14. Elizabeth Ryals

    Elizabeth Ryals GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    RIGHT ON THE MONEY, Enoki.

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Four times as much money is spent on the military. Some people are stupid even for trolls.

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