Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 5 months ago

    No brain involved where the Obamanation is concerned, just whatever is politically expedient, true or not.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I guess these are all the things Lisa Benson doesn’t think are worthy of the President’s attention. The only thing here I can fault Obama for is not making jobs the centerpiece of his economic plans. Of course, that’s hard to do when the House believes killing the EPA is a “jobs bill”. Get a clue: cutting environmental regulations may pad the corporate bottom line, but it doesn’t boost consumer demand.

    What about things Lisa likes, such as keeping our troops in Afghanistan? Obama did a huge flip flop one that one.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months ago

    “The only thing here I can fault Obama for is not making jobs the centerpiece of his economic plans”————————————————————————————
    No sh Sherlock!
    This is the the main issue most Americans have been worried about over the last 5 years!
    What happened to Barry’s “laser-like focus on jobs”?

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “What happened to Barry’s “laser-like focus on jobs”?”

    I can guess that making the Keynesian argument that my spending is your income, is going to be wasted here. When no one is spending, the government should step in. The House insisted that the 2009 stimulus was a waste of money & demanded spending cuts. Even a laser can only cut through so much crap.

    My fault with Obama is that he didn’t make much of an effort to fight the GOP. Honestly, you guys won the day on spending from 2010 onward. With predictable results.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, 5 months ago

    Obama has proposals — good ones, actually — on all of these items. The Senate has passed many of them too, usually on a bipartisan basis. It’s not his fault that the Republicans in the House cannot even bring them up for a vote.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I once knew a New Yorker who explained to me the utter fallacy of Keynesian economics: One of Keynes key ideas was that, if a family gets an extra dollar in income, it will increase its spending by some fraction of that dollar.


    Clearly, this is math, and St Augustine tells us we must never calculate the marginal propensity to consume if we don’t want to go to the fiery nether regions after we shuffle off this mortal coil. And once we’ve taken away Keynes’ analysis of marginal propensities, there’s not much left.


    So Keynes’ proof that, if everyone has the same marginal propensity to consume, and if the government takes money and then spends it, then the economy will increase is easily disproved if one just rejects all math.


    Thus, fallacious Keynesian analysis shows that the increase in the nominal economy is much larger if money is taken from those who can afford to save a lot of it and given to those who have to spend it all, while if money is given to those who can afford to hoard it and is taken from those who have to spend it, the government actions contract the nominal economy. But all that is math, and I don’t do math.

  7. jonesb

    jonesb said, 5 months ago

    I thought businesses made jobs, not the government. The only way government makes jobs is by getting out of the way of business and reducing the amount of required paperwork businesses are stuck with.

  8. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    If you remember the recent recession, business destroyed a lot of jobs by gambling with mortgage securities.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    Some might consider the President as the poster boy for someone blowing in the political winds, but I think you could stick a generic politician up there as a vane. The only politicians that aren’t are the extremists, left or right. Personally I’d rather they bend to the wind at least a little.

  10. Shadow FX

    Shadow FX said, 5 months ago

    What does one expect from a community organizer who only has Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals as his Bible!

  11. Shadow FX

    Shadow FX said, 5 months ago

    Mortgage securities? You mean Nancy Pelosie and Barney Franks pet project?

  12. Shadow FX

    Shadow FX said, 5 months ago

    Oh yes Obama has “ideas” and even though the Republican now has only the house it is there fault? Radical Rules, Radical Rules.
    How many bills and such has the political lap dog Harry Reid blocked for the only reason is that it came from the Republican house? It is good to have a political lap dog blocking all those things you yourself Obama have failed at.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    After the 2010 elections, it was Mr. Boehnor who was filmed stating that the new majority in the HoR was going to have a laser focus on job creation. What we had instead was nearly 50 attempts to repeal the ACA, and the Keystone Pipeline was the only idea for creating jobs. Those pipeline jobs would have created long term jobs in Canada, and at the refinery where the oil sludge was piped, but once completed, it would get less attention than a section of highway or rail line. Less if the pipeline breaks in Kalamazoo and Mayflower are examples of how the oil companies maintain their pipes once built.
    As far as private investment in job creation goes, every time there is positive job growth in the USA, the stock markets go down. Why? Because currently, the gov’t is lending money at record low interest and if the job market improves to a number specified by the FED, they will raise those rates. Currently, it is more profitable for the rich to spend their money in the stock market investing with Flash Trades (read Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys), and hyper trading, than it is for them to invest in new technologies and infrastructure.
    To make matters worse, Citizen’s United and the more recent SCOTUS ruling will now make it more attractive for the very rich and the very organized, on both sides of politics, to invest money in political candidates. The Kochs, Sorus, will spend billions all over again this season to install politicians who will are compliant to those who buy them.
    Mr. Obama all but begged Republicans to work with him to create jobs. In 2010, the Republicans got 95% of what they wanted, according to Mr. Boehnor, since then, the USA has been made weaker and more divided by the failure of both parties and all three branches of gov’t who are slowly taking more and more power onto themselves, and away from the electorate.
    The real crime is that we are allowing this to happen by letting them turn us against each other, by turning us into one and two issue voters, and by making it harder for those of us who want to vote to do so.
    Sadly,
    but Respectfully,
    C.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months ago

    @mikefive

    Agreed, M5.
    Any of the vain legislators atop Capital Hill would serve as the vane in Ms. Benson’s picture.
    I look forward to the release of the National Climate Assessment report later today, * http://t.news.msn.com/us/fed-report-warming-disrupting-americans-lives* . It offers grim tidings for how the winds may bend us.
    Be well, neighbor. I appreciate your writings.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  15. ODon

    ODon said, 5 months ago

    Political cartoonist’s tend to follow the winds also.

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