Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 23 hours ago

    Barry O in 2006……….
    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.”

  2. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 23 hours ago

    The debt is out of control, but the real problem is that the economy ain’t growing fast enough. Government give aways aren’t the solution.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    I wonder if he is going to try to get the Census to help change those numbers? using the white house numbers for unemployment and everything else like Obamacare has been working so well for him and his apologist so far.
    Then again, I better delete this before I give the white house any more ideas.

  4. old1953

    old1953 said, about 22 hours ago

    Ok, then don’t cry when you can’t have a 600 billion military presence in the world for 400 billion. Budget is determined by CONGRESS, not the POTUS. Deal with it.

  5. old1953

    old1953 said, about 22 hours ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Odd, y’all ALWAYS leave out eight years that finished with fewer jobs and a dead flat GDP, but point to six years with steadily increasing jobs and a steadily increasing GDP as "failure’. COMPARED TO WHAT?

    Aww, but the pouty lil GOP tea babies are gonna cwy now, someone spoke about that nasty ol’ weality thing.

  6. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 22 hours ago

    @old1953

    “Odd, y’all ALWAYS leave out eight years that finished with fewer jobs and a dead flat GDP, but point to six years with steadily increasing jobs and a steadily increasing GDP as “failure’. COMPARED TO WHAT?”

    You say steadily increasing GDP, I say pathetically increasing GDP. Obama spent his first two years focusing on bailouts & Obamacare, when it was obvious the middle class was suffering. The middle class drives the economy. Do you realize that? Does Obama realize that?

  7. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Same old whine same old mis-information your stuck in the faux media debt loop purgatory again aren’t you?
    Lets go over the facts one more time the national debt from the Conservative debauchery policies and deregulations, wars and corporate giveaways crashed the economy for the little people and gave the big people huge bonus’s.
    The national debt grew to $12.4 Trillion by the end of 2009 and kept going up until it leveled off in 2011 because of the limited stimulus programs of 2009-2010.
    Every effort that could reverse those policies since the House has been controlled by the repubbys has been stalled, corrupted, denied, obfuscated and re-invented as a dire threat to the American people while they struck us in the back to protect those who bribed them for their own gains.
    Today we still have the same policies, deregulations and hypocrisy created by the conservative puppets of big business.
    The conservative “Austerity” solutions have cut government revenues, gifted the financial institutions and giving huge wealth increases to their friends for their ego protecting status in the world of the wealthy at the expense of the average Americans who work for a living.
    After all it’s more important to protect the $110 billion in Corporate subsidies to Mega-Corps like Exxon Mobile (they only made $45.7 Billion in profits last year) and the rest of the Quadrillons pocketed by the TBTF banking interests who’s futures manipulations and speculations drive our costs through the roof against actual product demand.
    Now you once again blow the party smoke screen in the face if today’s realities with the inconsiderate rationalizations of mis-conceptions, lies and deceptions of hypocrisies and delusions.
    Lets fact it your just another RWNJ with a lie to repeat ad nausem trying to make your hype reality!

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    “You say steadily increasing GDP, I say pathetically increasing GDP.”

    The GDP has been increasing steadily, but only a few have benefited.

    “The middle class drives the economy. Do you realize that? Does Obama realize that?”

    I think the working class drives the economy. Some people say it’s the investors that drive the economy, but no one will buy a better mousetrap if their broke.

    I think Obama & most Democrats better understand that our economy is driven by consumers, not investors than you pretend.

  9. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    More clueless speculations harlytoady?

  10. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 20 hours ago

    The ‘toon is referring to the CBO’s assessment on the budget submitted by the Administration that stated a deficit of 17 trillion as actually being 27 trillion.
    It’s about honesty not debt.
    Bush did not lie about Iraq, he made his decisions on the intel at hand(as congressional Dems did in voting “yes”, remember the democrats demanded another vote so they could be on the right side politically). The democrats then turned on him with the false “Bush lied, people died” mantra. Basically stabbing the military in the back for political reasons, voting yes then pulling support.
    This Admin. has lied from the get-go on everything. That’s why polling has 81% of Americans believe Obama to be a liar.
    Progressive always demonize and accuse others for what they do themselves.
    The ’toon is about another Democrat lie.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 19 hours ago

    @narrowminded

    “…..That’s why polling has 81% of Americans believe Obama to be a liar. ….”
    .
    That’s a FOX News poll, which of course never lies.

  12. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    He and the Easter Bunny both have long ears, which is where the resemblance ends.

  13. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    @narrowminded

    Funny the CBO analysis doesn’t agree with you again.
    -
    An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

    The President’s proposals would, relative to CBO’s current-law baseline, boost deficits from 2014 through 2016 but reduce them from 2017 through 2024, CBO and JCT estimate. Deficits would total $6.6 trillion between 2015 and 2024, $1.0 trillion less than the cumulative deficit in CBO’s baseline.

    Federal debt held by the public would equal 74 percent of GDP at the end of 2024, the same as it is expected to be at the end of 2014.
    -
    http://www.cbo.gov
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    this part only says “if the same tax structures are still in affect”
    http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45230
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    That puts the blame back where it belongs on the House rethuggies and their tax policies.

  14. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Forgot to add your comment is about Obama’s 2006 reference to GW’s and the rethuggies debt at that time.
    And it was poor leadership that the current Rethuggies are protecting today as pointed out in my earlier post.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 18 hours ago

    Obamacare improves the economy, creates jobs, and lowers the deficit, according to the CBO and all independent economists who have looked at the math. Any conservatives who want to repeal Obamacare (and that’s every single elected Republican at the federal level) should be required to specify how they’ll come up with the money. Or is killing 40,000 poor people so important, that we’ll just stick it on the tab, like foreign wars?

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