Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    “I’d like to begin by saying, ’F—- Lance Armstrong!”


    George Carlin, 2008 — opening words to his last HBO special

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 2 years ago

    Ooooooh, cheep shot Benson. Really cheep!

    Post office workers are some of the best in the world and batcrap crazee politicians set them up with rules that make it almost impossible for them to do their jobs.* Lance did sh*t and earned all the crap being dumped on him.

    *the problem isn’t government, it’s government run by Republiclans.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    The message of Mr. Benson’s cartoon seems to be a poke at Mr. Armstrong’s hubris, ie – his angry denials, his insults at accusers, and self righteous indignation that accusations would even be levied on him.
    While I agree with that premise, and Darsan54’s comment (except I blame both parties and the lobbyists with whom they are in bed) I still wonder why tax dollars with which the Postal Service is operated were used to fund a sports team.
    I’m sorry about Mr Armstrong’s cheating. I was a big fan of how he overcame cancer and am still a fan of Livestrong, but what he did was corrupt and dishonorable and slandered people who tried to tell the truth. Livestrong is good. Armstrong is done.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Darsan54

    “…. 2006, Congress forced the post office to start prefunding its benefits for retiree health care on a schedule designed to reach full funding in 10 years. Now, the Postal Service is supposed to put about $8 billion a year toward retiree health care.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-02/understanding-the-post-office-s-benefits-mess.html

    H.R. 6407 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act

    Sponsor: Rep. Thomas “Tom” Davis III [R-VA11]

    Cosponsors:

    Danny Davis (D-IL7)
    John McHugh (R-NY23)
    Henry Waxman (D-CA30)

    Status: Introduced Dec 7, 2006

    Passed House Dec 8, 2006
    Passed Senate Dec 9, 2006
    Signed by President Dec 20, 2006

    *(2 days after it was introduced it was passed by both senate and house— That is Fast!)*

    Last Action: Dec 20, 2006: Became Public Law No: 109-435.

    Other Titles: — Postal Civil Service Retirement and Health Benefits Funding Amendments of 2006
    *

    Votes: Dec 8, 2006: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote. A record of each representative’s position was not kept.
    Dec 9, 2006: This bill passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-6407

    As I have said many times, when congress works as designed legislation must garner support from all political parties to be signed into law. Even bad legislation like this. So rather than letting it stand and pointing fingers, why are our representatives not fixing the blunder?

  5. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, over 2 years ago

    Another Lance Lie ©.

  6. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, over 2 years ago

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The bike in the air labeled ‘dope’ suggests Lance was high.
    I’m not sure that performance enhancing drugs like Lance was using give one a psychological high.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “As I have said many times, when congress works as designed legislation must garner support from all political parties to be signed into law. Even bad legislation like this. So rather than letting it stand and pointing fingers, why are our representatives not fixing the blunder?”

    Spot on, though there is no easy fix.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, when you’re good, you’re great!
    I had heard about this pre-funding of pensions requirement but thought it was a half truth at best and a whole lie in all likelihood. Thank you for providing these links and the data.
    In my next set of letters to my elected officials, I’ll ask what they’re votes were on these issues.
    Good posting, Thank you again.
    C.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    YOU say: "If the Republicans ever even knew the basics of “Cause/Effect” – much less understood the concept " yeah, well, gee….

    Hey, not to change the subject but since you brought it up do you think that the Democrat controlled congress that passed that AHCA saying “we have to pass the bill BEFORE we find out what is in it” may need to know a tad bit about THAT concept? You know cause/effect?

    I sure I can find other democrat boondoggles as well. But …time flies

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