Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    This looks more like a lisa cartoon. That’s about her speed.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

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


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

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year 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.

  5. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Last I knew the post office receives no tax dollars funding, it is 100% self funded. The republicans mandated that the post office seek approval for postage increases and pre-fund their pension obligations well beyond any private company. The standards placed on the post office were intended to nearly insure they failed. But i agree with you, " I blame both parties and the lobbyists with whom they are in bed," except I blame the Democrats for not standing up to the repubilcans for intelligent, realistic standards.

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    agreed. I had to look twice at the name to make sure.

  7. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Darsan54

    “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.”
    I’m not so sure about the first half but the second half is absolutely true. However don’t forget the Democrats culpability in it too. The republicans didn’t do it all by themselves.


    But on the point of the cartoon, how fast should 44¢ get a letter from Maine to California? It is the matter of scale. That letter, combined with thousands of others, goes from Maine to the next stop, it is combined with letters from NewYork and goes to Ohio where it combines with letters from Ohio to go to Kansas where it combines with letters from Kansas to California. Or if you want it in 2-3 days you can send it USPS priority for $8.00. Or you can send it next day air for $15.00+ but your letter will be slumming it with other letters via a private carrier such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.. If you want that letter to go from Maine to California all by itself, take it to the air line and buy it its own ticket for $878.00. So how fast does it have to arrive for a 44¢ stamp?


    For those who wish to attack the messenger by way of the specifics and ignore the message, prices and waypoints were indicative, not exact and for example, not intended to be precise, so get over yourselves.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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?

  9. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, over 1 year ago

    Another Lance Lie ©.

  10. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, over 1 year ago

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year 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.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Sharuniboy

    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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