Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 2 years ago

    Bring back the 75% tax rate on the megarich that was in effect during the 1960’s. Bring back the Glass Steagall act. restore the estate tax which only hit the megarich but which the far “right” brainwashed people into thinking it hit them. Haul the thieves of wall street into court to be tried for their financial crimes.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    Good points, Murphy. There are few cartoonists to the left of Ms Benson. Even Ted Rall finds her too far to the left and repudiates her extreme dimlib stands.


    California has revenues of about $88 billion, but owes about $7 billion from last year. California has obligation to spend $96 billion for ‘12-’13. The Prop 30 will raise between $6 billion and $9 billion (different estimates, since it’s not altogether clear how much it will raise).

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 2 years ago

    Lisa Benson is not on the Left. Read her previous cartoons again.

  4. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 2 years ago

    She’s isn’t on the left, at all!

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    Her message is that the effect of a massive tax increase will be quite small. You can’t reduce debt by taking capital out of the private sector. Only growing the economy will reduce debt.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    Back in the 60’s I made $1.60 an hour.Lets not go back there.

  7. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, about 2 years ago

    !
    1) Benson is not a Lib.
    2) You should really think about what people are saying before you jut blow up and spew this kind of vomit at people. Since this misfire is exactly the type of thing the Democratic Socialists use to make us look foolish.
    3) Mrs. Benson was pointing out the fact that Prop 30 is a joke and no where near what is needed.
    4) When you spend money you don’t have, you have to find ways to pay for it. First step…stop the spending. Second step…generate higher revenue to pay your debt.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    You are right about Ms Benson, She is the best satirist artist that we liberals have. I don’t knpw how you figured that out.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 2 years ago

    @flake-67121

    “You want fair? Everybody pays ONE rate. You want my taxes to go up, that’s fine, yours too. You can bet a lot of that 47% will care a lot more about spending cuts then!”

    Just as long as that one rate is applied equally to payroll, investment, and capital gains taxes alike. You’ll also need to eliminate tax shelters and close the loop holes the rich use to get out of paying their fair share.

  10. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @denis1112

    You were lucky, I was making $1.10 an hour.

  11. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    So why would anyone take the risk to invest at that point. If they have to pay the same rate for long term investments as short term then there will be no long term investment. See how that hurts the economy then. There are some people that understand that tax rates effect behavior.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The rich already pay more per year than most Americans make in a year
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    The rich alread make more in a year than most Americans will make in a lifetime.
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    Maybe multiple lifetimes.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    Would you also bring back the various exemptions and deductions that went with those tax rates?

  14. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Clark doesn’t know anything about that he is just spewing his bile to anyone that makes more than he thinks they need.

  15. jamnarama

    jamnarama said, about 2 years ago

    The latest figures were something like: the top 1% control/recieve about 40% of the wealth while the bottom 60% of wage earners split about 2% of that economic pie.
    Henry Ford knew if he paid his workers enough they could also buy the cars they were making; thus increasing buyers. i.e. growing the economy. He and others of that time are credited w/ creating the middle class that has been shrinking for the last 40? years.
    The trend lines for the same time period are: corporate profits and the wealthy have had INcreasing income, while the common hourly wage worker’s income has been DEcreasing.
    And it hasn’t been taxes that has spurred ‘outsourcing of jobs’. It’s been the riches gained by going from paying US hourly wages w/ benefits to paying overseas wages of $2-6 per DAY, w/ no benefits, no work safety rules and no child labor laws.
    My question: if someone making $20,000-30,000/ yr. pays a 10-15% what should someone pay that makes 1000 times that? (that’s $20-30,000,000/yr)

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