Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 7 hours ago

    Which is another reason we don’t need to be flushing 2 billion dollars a year on illegal aliens.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Three trillion down the drain in Iraq, which will double over time, smooth move, Ex-Lax.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    @exoticdoc2

    “Which is another reason we don’t need to be flushing 2 billion dollars a year on illegal aliens.”

    Got a source for that, other than your local right wing “entertainer”?

    The Cato Institute (a very conservative think tank) estimated that it would cost hundreds of billions in expenses & lost GDP to do mass deportations.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    I should have added that only an addle brained person would think anchor babies are a major factor in our debt situation.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 hours ago

    The point that many are totally missing is just how much is the federal government of the USA actaully worth? I mean if you go to get a home loan your present assets are a very important part of your evaluation for that loan!


    The total assets of the federal government can only even be estimated as they are so vast. I have read that at the very least they are in the $100 trillion dollar range, and quite possible even far more.


    Think of it for even a minute people. The federal government (even after centuries of selling it off) still owns just about half of all of the vast amount of land of this country! Our military alone has literally $trillions of dollars worth of very expensive technological hardware. Then there is the infrastrucure, buildings, museums, National Parks and Forests. The list goes on and on!!


    If you had an income of some $200,000 per year, with assets that totalled some $1,000,000, then just what bank would refuse to give you a home loan of some $500,000 to buy yourself a new home? A bank that would deny you would not be in business very long!


    Every time the Fed holds a sale of T-bills for the US government, entire hations practically go to war over the chance to buy such debt! Does that not even tell people of reasonable intelligence something?


    People here that have followed my posts certainly know that I am not a great fan of Dick Cheney. But heck, even an analog clock that no longer runs, still tells the correct time twice each day!! And so I have to agree (shudder, shudder) with him when he states that the National Debt “Does Not Matter”, because in a practical economic and banking sense, it “Dose Not Matter”!! Understand??

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 2 hours ago

    It does matter if America needs to turn over the debt regularly to keep operating, and creditor nations, China for example, decide the debt is too high and no longer will buy American bonds. Sound fiscal policy is to operate on current operating revenue not borrowed capital.

  7. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 hours ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Dear addled Uncle.
    It’s called a play on words.

  8. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 hours ago

    Everybody’s got a mortgage or a car loan. Is THAT across-the-board bad? And the US Government is the SOURCE as well as the STRENGTH of our dollar. Want to check how our dollar’s doing against other currencies, Lisa?
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    I didn’t think so.
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    It’s MONETARY POLICY determined by the Federal Reserve that makes the dollar what it is. It’s FISCAL POLICY that creates – or destroys – jobs. Ask your local Congress person for some of that, Lisa. Let’s INVEST in putting people to work and stop pretending – literally pretending – the Country is still accountable to a gold ‘standard.’

  9. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    Your grandchildren will tell you it matters because they will be paying all of that interest on this debt. Both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for the 18 trillion (and counting) national debt. It is high time Americans start voting for the third parties.

  10. mfhorn 4

    mfhorn 4 said, 21 minutes ago

    Make it impossible for people here illegally to get jobs & let them go home themselves.

  11. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 17 minutes ago

    @Robert Landers

    Great comment. People obsess over the debt but they rarely understand it. Every company, county and individual uses debt to help them grow and accomplish their goals. As you point out as long at the amount of debt is scaled properly it is good for the country. I would guess a lot of people with first mortgages are in a lot deeper.

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