Lisa Benson for March 12, 2021

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    sipsienwa Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Gee, I guess all the republicants should give back the money.

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    RAGs  over 2 years ago

    Where was Lisa when the previous administration gave relief to big businesses?

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Lisa doesn’t mention that it was the repubs who objected to giving more money to the public. They didn’t even vote to give any money away.

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    DD Wiz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If Lisa Benson thinks that $1,400 direct payments to EACH INDIVIDUAL ($2,800 for couples; $5,600 for a family of four) plus additional amounts for children, plus an extension of unemployment benefits, PLUS PENSION REFORM (little noticed, likely over the head of college dropout Lisa’s very small mind), she must really think little of Trump, who never got anything remotely close to that through, and even less of EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN, who voted to give every day Americans NOT ONE PENNY.

    Was the American Rescue Plan enough? Of course not. But the things that got cut out were over the objection of the PROgressives and if Lisa thinks it isn’t enough, BLAME IT ON THE MODERATE DEMOCRATS and, even more so, the conservatives.

    Oh, and that money for state and local governments is money to OPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY, and help with accelerating the delivery and logistics of vaccines — all things that help REAL AMERICANS, not the corporate welfare and tax giveaways to the few richest elites at the top like the law passed by Trump, that Lisa championed, that cost just as much, but REDISTRIBUTED middle class wealth from working people to the rich and blew a hole in the deficit, as every economist predicted.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    (ho hum). Lisa really REALLY hates that the aid is going to mostly to people who actually need it instead of the obscenely rich.

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Of the $1.9T in the American Rescue Act, $350B will go to state and local governments. The vast sum of the remaining $1.55T will benefit individuals and families. Here is the breakdown:


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    T Smith  over 2 years ago

    Except that the overwhelming majority of the bill’s cost goes directly to assisting individual citizens.

    But Benson is too dishonest to admit that.

    BTW, after every Republikkkan voted against helping working families get through this crisis, they again proposed helping the mega-rich by repealing the estate tax.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Republicans gave over two trillion to the richest so they could get kickbacks.

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    Brian G Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Because not having their state and local taxes jump sky high in the aftermath of the Covid crisis is of absolutely no help to the ordinary resident. Right?

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    Zev   over 2 years ago

    Illogical as always, Lisa. ReTrumplicans have made a religion out of delegating the operation of government programs onto state and local governments, yet refuse to provide funding for them.

    But Lisa, don’t fret. Your shining angel Mitch McConnell is proposing yet another tax cut for the rich guys. Rejoice!

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    sykerocker  over 2 years ago

    Typical conservative cartoonist. No matter how much the average person gets out of this bill, it will be portrayed as being a pitifully small amount compared to what “others” get.

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    admiree2  over 2 years ago

    Lisa, be sure to return your check as being too paltry to waste your time. Or are you not check eligible because you made out so well with the Fat Orange Clown’s tax cut help to get you through a tough time of working from home?

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    gnorth22 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Another big lie.. yeah LIsa I’m looking directly at you.

    Direct checks ($1400) – 422 B

    Unemployment extensions – 246 B

    Individual tax credits – 143 B

    State and local gov – 350 B

    My calculator says 811 is greater than 350.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Hey, if Lisa couldn’t LIE, and spew UTTER CRAPOLA, she’d have to give up cartooning and get a REAL job.

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    davidthoms1  over 2 years ago

    The cartoon seems to indicate that State and Local Governments aren’t important or hurt by the pandemic. Wrong on both counts!

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    imbas5511  over 2 years ago

    Always, spot on, Lisa!

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    cocavan11  over 2 years ago

    My understanding is: (1) Ms Benson, as usual, misrepresents the difference between the stimulus amounts individuals get and the stimulus amounts local & state governments get, the rationale being that local & state governments have the crucial institutional knowedge and the infrastructure to administer their stimulus funds to the greater benefit of their respective citizens & woe betide them if they don’t administer those funds completely and correctly and (2) again, Ms Benson incorrectly & deliberately implies that the stimulus funds are courtesy of the Democratic Party, which is simply not true.

    The funds are what should have been distributed & spent a year ago, but weren’t distributed due to Trump’s knowingly lying to everyone that, one day soon, the Covid-19 pandemic would simply, magically, miraculously, illogically . . . disappear! Instead, we have lost more than 435,000 people to Covid-19 and we’re STILL COUNTING!

    Only a liar, a drunk, a lunatic, or a damned fool would claim that we’re not now playing catch-up due to the malfeasance, misfeasance, non-feasance, venality, mendacity, arrogance, double-dealing, and hypocrisy of Trump and the GOP Leadershit from Day One.

    Ms Benson is clearly and utterly uninterested in the Truth, focusing on repeating and spreading the same nonsense cultivated and spawned by the QAnon folks and their minions and familiars.

    At some point, more and more Americans will awake; the sales of scythes, pitchforks, torches, and pikes will exceed the sales of assorted fast foods and the GOP Leadershit will repent on bended knee, forswear the Trump Error, and collectively fall victim to political and economic amnesia.

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    Durak Premium Member over 2 years ago

    A gross misrepresentation of the truth. For shame.

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    librarylady59  over 2 years ago

    Now conservatives are picking on state and local gov’ts. Gotta b*tch about something.

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    Diamond Lil  over 2 years ago

    Too funny Lisa. Is this supposed to be political comment? It’s just your ignorance and lack of knowledge showing.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Why did Fancy Pants Pelosi and Chuck U. Schumer with old the just past covid relief billuntil after the election?

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    Bendarling1  over 2 years ago

    Those poor poor states with republican governors. Nebraska will suffer

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    charliekane  over 2 years ago

    State and local governments provide the public many services. Their budget are strained by the burden of extra costs caused by the pandemic. Assisting them assists the public.

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    Lana M.  over 2 years ago

    Cute drawing, Lisa!!! :)

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Don’t seem fair does it.. those very republican State and local government representatives were all against it.. but now.. Woo Hoo, gravy train!

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    jack666 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Lisa’s really pissed because the Dallas First Baptist Church and their Trump worshiping head man didn’t get $1,000,000 in Biden’s bill like they did from the former guy’s.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    All of the hateful Maga’s can return the $1,400 checks that no republican voted for.

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    ferddo  over 2 years ago

    Hold on… Trump dumped the responsibility for distributing and injecting COVID shots to state and local governments, with little to no help or guidance… but Trumpers don’t think that those governments should get any funds to do all that?

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    XtopherSD  over 2 years ago

    Um, Lisa, you do realize that “State & Local Governments” are made of their citizens and thus the people more or less get that relief too, right?

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    walfishj  over 2 years ago

    Poor Lisa, still doesn’t understand economics. Say for example no money was given to the states. Then the states would have to raise taxes [which she would be against] to cover pandemic expenses. Meanwhile interest rates would go up and the states would have to pay on the money they would have to borrow, The increased taxes would then lower taxpayers liability to the federal government, All getting screwed up in a multitude of bureaucracies. This avoids all that shit,

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    rmfrye Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Relief to the 1% is ok, but to state and local governments to run vaccine clinics and other services is a problem?

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    Treehggr87 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Lisa, stupid as usual. State and Local Governments are run by and run for….gasp! PEOPLE.

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    Jimathai Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I guess they figure there is no point of even pretending to be truthful anymore. Not like the base cares either way huh Lisa?

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    Bendarling1  over 2 years ago

    Are they giving it to all states no questions about the governing party?

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    jader3rd  over 2 years ago

    State and Local governments won’t spend the money on drugs and booze.

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    cdbro  over 2 years ago

    Lisa, you forgot to add “Blue” before state & local on the sweet-treat bowl, as no one will be surprised when we hear that they won’t be disbursing to Red states because Red States didn’t spend like drunken sailors. Whoops, guess we can use that phrase anymore, too sexist, like drunken failures.

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