Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    How come none of the so called “conservatives”/Fox “news” viewers have celebrated how great this Republican budget is?
    Is it because it Increases The National Debt? Is it because all the deficit chickenhawks voted for it?
    It’s a Republican budget, so it’s OKAY by definition, right?

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 14 hours ago

    Where were all the ‘conservatives’ when Bush the Lesser allowed TWICE as much outflow as income? What was ‘conservative’ about starting two wars, cutting the taxes necessary to actually PAY for said wars and LOCKING IN a Medicare giveaway to Big Pharma?
    Clearly the RepublCons do whatever-the-hell they FEEL like doing – with or without statistical undergirding – and CALL their action ‘conservative.’

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 11 hours ago

    The budget is the President’s as amended by the House then sent to the Senate with amendments where the Senate adds amendments and amends the House amendments with the House then amending the amended amendments…It is then presented to the President where he (if it is still recognizable as the budget he submitted) signs it. When all is said and done the President, the House, and the Senate are all responsible for the budget yet they try to blame one of the others for anything that’s wrong. It’s shameful that none of them want to accept any responsibility for what they created.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 11 hours ago

    With several of the other conservative cartoonists breaking rank and criticizing both sides for the proposed budget, it’s nice to see Lisa seems to still be on message.

  5. logicalone

    logicalone said, about 10 hours ago


    That message being “attack the right” even when you’re wrong". Reppugs may have voted for it, but the conservatives feel betrayed just like the left should feel by the dems. This is a lose-lose bill.

  6. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 9 hours ago

    Good job, dummies (Establishment GOP)…

  7. opednance

    opednance said, about 9 hours ago


    The House added amendments to deregulate Wall Street and gut the EPA in the last amendment go-through.
    They submitted it to the Senate without enough time to discuss further changes or there would be a government shutdown.
    The Dems or the President could have held firm and let the government shutdown, but many of them looked at the 2014 election results and determined that the Repubs would NOT pay the price for the poison pills, but that the Dems would.

  8. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    Actually, in some ways I think this is progress. Too many representatives and senators (I intentionally didn’t capitalize these nouns) think that once they are elected they can dictate their terms.

    If the conservatives really want to make structural changes in the budget then they will have to get out there and convince the American voters that they have a better way then Obama’s big government solutions. Not just their base but the American public. The country is split down the middle and they got their upcoming majority mostly because of voter habits. If they want to keep their majority then they will have to govern, compromise, and educate the voters that don’t agree with their approach.

    I hope they are successful but to be successful they will have to manage the message which means controlling firebrands like Ted Cruz, and the Fundamentalist Christians that want to stuff my daughter into a Burka.

    People have grown accustomed to the current level of government services. Shut those off aggressively and you look like a radical. So each year the Republicans should find two or three expensive programs that they can trim and gradually get the government back on the right track.

  9. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 9 hours ago


    I am surprised at you Mike. Surprised because you fail on two fronts. First this is NOT a budget and second it most certainly is NOT “the President’s.” Spending measures begin the HoR, I know you know that. In normal operations the President tells CONgress what he wants and then CONgress goes about crafting what THEY want, then they present it to the President and he either accepts what CONgress gave him or he vetoes the spending bill. You know all of this, so to claim this CR-Omnibus bill is the President’s is disingenuous.

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 8 hours ago


    If you would pay some attention to reality, you would hear many Republicans complaining about this spending. We are very disappointed with the congress. Hopefully, the next congress will do something for the people rather than for themselves.

  11. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 8 hours ago


    The wars were started by the radical Islamists. You must have forgotten about the attacks of 9/11/2001. Also, lowering tax rates will pull more money INTO the treasury by stimulating financial activity. Since you like giveaways, you must love the trillion dollar “stimulus” that Obama brought and now no one can tell you where the money went.

  12. opednance

    opednance said, about 8 hours ago


    Progress is NOT deregulating banks so they can go back to the practices that led to the 2008 meltdown.
    Progress is NOT decimating Dodd-Frank rules so that politicians can be bribed even more than before.
    Progress is NOT gutting the EPA.
    One progressive item that I did see in the budget was to increase spending on education, but you and Lisa are against that.
    Another progressive item was to block the federal government from over-riding state laws on mj – THIS is one thing that could save LOTS of money.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 8 hours ago


    That hasn’t worked over the last 6 years during which time we have not had a budget. Continuing resolutions are not budgets.

  14. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 8 hours ago


    But Harry Reid does not allow discussion of anything.

  15. opednance

    opednance said, about 8 hours ago

    @Tax Man

    Stop with the endless nonsense about Reid not putting forward the House bills that contained the repeal of ACA, anti-abortion measures and the deregulation that the House shoved into this bill.
    Why discuss garbage?

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