Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 4 years ago

    Oh no, not the cat too!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Is that a Malibu Barbie?

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I was going to say at least you got rid of the cat. My apologies to CJR. (I’ve owned several. They live FOREVER; almost.)

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 4 years ago

    Because the largest chunk of loss of the value of 401k’s and property values happened after he took office.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    Jeeze Maria guys (and gricks …. really, aren’t you part of the group that arbors hateful rhetoric?).

    Yes, average wealth has decline 40% in the last 3 years and most of that can be attributed to the decline in the housing market. Blame whoever you want, but the government and the banks wanting to get a mortgage into the hands of anyone who wanted one regardless of their ability to pay would be my first target.

    I was lucky in the timing of my last house purchase, prudent in not being greedy and going for the profit when the market would have doubled the price and happy now to own a house that may have an assessed value less than what I paid for it BUT a market value a few thousand about the purchase price.

    Let’s see, the next manufactured bubble? Perhaps student loans?

  6. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Yes, that way tuitions can keep raising 5 – 10% every year and get the money into the hands that shape young minds.

  7. nz4m60

    nz4m60 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    WELL, THE FINAL AWAKING HAS FINALLY STARTED ARRIVING TO THE CONSERVATIVE CARTOONIST!
    GEE, I WONDER WHY OUR WEALTH HAS DISSAPEARED? KEEP BOWING DOWN THE THE TEA PARTY, REPUBLICANS, SPECIAL INTEREST, AND WALL STREET AND YOU MAY HAVE A SIMILAR REVELATION WHEN IT’S ALL GONE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THE MIDDLE CLASS.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Absolutely not! Malibu Barbie wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a hat like that!

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    Barney Frank didn’t assist. He was the cause. His intent may have been good, but the unintended consequence of real estate broker’s greed caught up with him.

  10. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, about 4 years ago

    Most of that wealth were paper assets resulting from the unrealistic and unsustainable increase in house prices. Family wealth is returning to a more realistic valuation.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    @pdchapin

    Yes, if you look at the chart, there’s a huge increase in the early 2000s, then a big drop beginning around 2007. If you ignore the bubble and draw a curve from about 1980 till now, there’s a good steady increase.

  12. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The value did not disappear, it went straight into the pockets of the 1%, who now own 40% of the wealth of our nation. It could not have been down without those regressive tax policies which both parties are guilty of voting for.

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @denis1112

    49% don’t pay taxes because they are making too little to survive on the left overs. You can’t get blood out of a stone. Maybe you can get the 1% to cough up a few more shekels instead of stashing their money in the Cayman’s. After all, it was this country that made them filthy rich, maybe they can help us out of our debt now that they have sucked us dry. I am sure those people working for minimum wage would be tickled to be making enough to pay taxes. Just raise their wages! You can’t have it both ways.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Interesting this DID happen to some of our “investments”, in 2008!!!!!

  15. josefw

    josefw said, about 4 years ago

    @indieme

    You can stop posting now because we all know you blame EVERYTHING on the 1%.

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