Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years ago


    “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, over 2 years 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. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 2 years 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.

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years 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.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago


    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.
    but Respectfully,

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago


    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, ** . It offers grim tidings for how the winds may bend us.
    Be well, neighbor. I appreciate your writings.

  11. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Political cartoonist’s tend to follow the winds also.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    WHAT?? C’mon OTX, it was the previous 30 years of continual DE-REGULATION that helped lead us into the recession/depression. Yes, the Dems had a hand in it as well. But, Wall Street emerged bigger and more powerful, after bailouts and more mergers. Executive salaries & golden parachutes continue to rise to obscene heights. Bonuses bigger to all traders. Despite Yellen’s taking over the Fed, I hear of no propsals at regulation. Business as usual.

    Thank you for proving once again how far to the right you are.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “……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,……”
    Just to add to that thought – If taxes are cut, which disproportionately favors the wealthy, only the portion spent – the marginal propensity to spend portion – gets back into the economy in economic stimulus. But if government spends directly for infrastructure, etc., 100% of the spending gets back into the economy for job growth and stimulating the economy. Thus bang for the buck is greater from direct government spending than for tax cuts.
    The path to job creation is clear, particularly with current historically low interest rates – borrow and spend for purposes that increases the productive capacity of the nation – infrastructure, research, education, etc. Probably explains why Republicans resist stimulus spending in any form. Can’t have job growth and a recovering economy helping out the administration.

  14. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The fact that Obama is paying attention to the things that actual Americans want him to pay attention to is now a cause to denigrate that attention? Or is this just an attempt to distract us from the fact that he is doing what most people want him to do on these issues, while the Republicans are fighting against the will of the majority of the American people.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “As always, blame businesses for the regulations imposed by government which led to current recession.”

    The need for accountability only arises when there is no responsibility. So it is with big business. You want to get rid of regulations (accountability)? Fine. Demand responsibility.

    It is interesting to see how many people believe that, if only individuals were responsible for their own lives, health care/education/jobs/environment would be much better. However, it’s okay for business to be as irresponsible as the law (and the Supreme Court) allow. Until we are at least willing to recognize this, nothing will improve.

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