Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, almost 2 years ago

    Rember, the sequester was Obama’s idea during the last tax hike proposal.

  2. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, almost 2 years ago

    Funny how CNN and others are not reporting that little fact.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    CNN has reported on the sequester including the vote.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    The sequester was proposed as a possible ransom when the Republicans had a gun to the economy’s head, were eager to pull the trigger, but could not articulate any specific demands. It was not Obama’s desire to have a sequester. He wanted to not have America go down in flames. It was an escape valve he thought he could live with. It was the Republicans who designed and implemented it, and voted for it overwhelmingly, because of their basic inability to actually govern by negotiating budgets and laws. The “it was Obama’s idea” blame game is about as credible as the “cover up” in Benghazi.

  5. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Thanx @howgozit. I totally agree.

  6. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    Ka-blamm!!! Poor Howie…

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Asteroids and meteorites are a threat, however,
    The US Capital building is being destroyed from the inside out by both parties. The foundation upon which it was built weakens as the foundation cracks under the weight of hubris and arrogance. The walls and support columns weaken from the divisive diatribes Dem and Rep heap on one another while they stuff their pockets with pay and benefits from voter taxes and bonuses from lobbyists seeking to keep them in power.
    Mr. Benson’s cartoon is as divisive as the parties upon whom he makes his money critiquing.
    Elephants and donkeys deserve better humans representing them.
    Sadly,
    C.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    You know Arod, you are not correct.

    First and foremost, the Senate (democrat control) has failed for 4 years to negotiate and pass a budget.

    Now there have been ample opportunities to address the problem. What has congress done? Argued like small children neither one giving an inch.

    Remember the Budget Control Act of 2011?

    The Budget Control Act of 2011 authorized an increase in the debt ceiling in exchange for $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction over the following ten years. This total included $1.2 trillion in spending cuts identified specifically in the legislation, with an additional $1.2 trillion in cuts that were to be determined by a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives known as the “Super Committee” or officially as the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

    The initial proposal from the Democrats on the committee offered 3 trillion in deficit reduction, including 1.3 trillion in new revenue and 400 billion in Medicare savings, but was rejected on partisan lines for the level of tax increases. The Toomey plan proposed 1.2 trillion in deficit reduction, including 300 billion in new revenue, but was rejected because it lowered the top marginal tax rate from 35% to 28%

    The Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act (GRHDRA) of 1985 created a congressional procedure, now known as sequestration.

    The budget control act of 2011 created a trigger mechanism to implement drastic across-the-board spending reductions using that procedure, “sequestration”.

    Now go to the congressional record and see exactly who voted for and who voted against ALL these laws.

    You will find that both parties had members in both the yes and no list of votes. And the President HAD TO SIGN them into law.

    So your blame game is ludicrous.

  9. phperry

    phperry said, almost 2 years ago

    stevie, it is teh dems who won’t play nice.

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    That last one is a self-inflicted disaster.
    Keep up the good work, Dumb(o).

  11. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama is the rockhead.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    Steve are you leaving any kool-aid for anyone else?

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    Here is how the House and Senate voted on the sequester. Note that the House Republicans voted nearly 3:1 for it. Of course, that fact won’t stop them from blaming it on Obama:
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    House vote, July 31, 2011
    Dem: 95 YEA/95 NAY/3 Abstentions
    Rep: 174 YEA/66 NAY
    *
    Senate vote, Aug 1, 2011
    Dem: 45 YEA/6 NAY
    Rep: 28 YEA/19 NAY
    Ind: 1 YEA/1 NAY

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @M Ster

    Blame Obama? Are you sure you are thinking about OUR government? The one that requires a vote. A vote that must garner a specific number of yes vote to pass?

    So I’m glad you posted the totals. Seems the Democrats in the house were split 50/50 on it – well not accounting those not want to take any chace at all and just didn’t vote.And yes republican votes were about 3:1 yes. But the 174 rep. could not pass the bill on their own. Democrats had to vote yes as well – so bipartisan.

    And the Democrats in the senate LOVED this thing
    with an 88% yes vote while the republicans were kind of hesitant with a 60/40 split. But again the bill would not have passed with only one parties members voting yes.

    And if Obama though the idea was just crazy and would throw the economy into another recession why did he sign it?

    “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.” – Homer “The Iliad”

    Yep, it’s the Boss’s fault alright.

  15. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    “I’ve been trying to give obama the benefit of the doubt, that he wants what is best for America…
    …please reply with respect. "
    .
    You lie! (Republican “respect”.)
    The Republican plan was and still is to make Obama fail. They hate Obama more than they love their country.

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