Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Just returning control of the House to sane people, would help.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Gonna be a scary place that Cali.

  3. alcors3

    alcors3 said, almost 4 years ago

    I hope they’re not depending on Obamacare.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, California just had a gov who had promised to ‘blow up de boxes’, meaning he was going to eliminate a bunch of appointed sinecures for retired or defeated legislators and other vips. He made one attempt and the legislators threatened to take away his ability to fill the same kind of positions, so that was the end of that.
    He promised to put the state on the path to eliminate its deficit, but got basically nowhere. He did cut a dashing figure in that Hummer, though.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    Yeah scary, with the best high education colleges and universities in not only the USA, but quite possibly the world. And we Californians want to keep it that way, which is why Prop 30 passed. Our high tech millionaires (Silicon Valley comes to mind) know that a well educated work force is essential to their continuing to make their millions (and in some cases billions), so they are indeed willing to pay more in taxes to see to it that the opportunity for a superior college education is affordable to the middle class workers so essential to their success.

    The high tech industries in California are competitive with any in the world because we have a far better educated work force. This gives California the leading economy of the USA, and even the eighth largest GDP in the world itself. In fact, it is the blue states such as California that pay more to the federal government that we get back to help out the real economic drags on the US economy in the red states, not the other way around!

    Sorry, but I do get tired of all the lies about California on these comment boards.

    And even with leading in industry, the agribusiness of California is still worth more than the combined agribusinesses of the next three states in agribusiness economic amounts put together!

    ALL states have something both good and bad within their borders, and California is no exception to this, however, I am very proud to have been a working Californian in the greatest aerospace industry the world has ever seen (and it IS coming back in more private forms out in the Mojave Desert). We also have the three busiest entry ports on not only the West Coast, but possibly the entire Pacific basin.

    So, for a state which many of the more conservative types on these boards seem to think does nothing, we seem to be doing just fine, thank you. Come out and visit sometime, we also have more tourist attractions than just about any other state in the USA (with the possible exception of Florida). There are not many other places in the world where you can both ski in the ocean and then move up to the mountains and ski in the snow on the same day!

    One such tourist attraction just got considerably better even with its former excellence in obtaining the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour. Whose main engines I have the incredible pleasure of working on at Rocketdyne. Come on out and enjoy, I think it is essentially free to all Americans. more than glad to pay my local taxes for such a wonder!!

    Have A Great Day, Wherever You Are!

  6. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 4 years ago

    You folks in the USA are a little short on world knowledge, so you may be pleased to know that Markets overseas have been anticipating an Obama win.
    That’s why global stock markets didn’t move any more than a quiet day’s fluctuation either way.
    Frankly, we’re relieved.

  7. carandken

    carandken said, almost 4 years ago

    Amazing how you left wing types can spend so much time justifying insanity. Put down that burger and get out of your Mommie’s basement.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes the comment is true. So what’s your point?

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “We are here on Earth, Mr. Landers.”

    And WE are here in California, Mr. Zit. And with what part(s) of Mr. Landers’ post do you take issue? From my viewpoint, he’s pretty much spot on.

    Jerry Brown has had his struggles, but he’s a rare politician who’s been willing to propose necessary cuts in programs that he nonetheless supports. He’s socially liberal but fiscally conservative. He’s very smart, and he’s very thoughtful, and he’s not rash. Leading Democrats is like herding cats, but I’ll vote for him again.

  10. blackash

    blackash said, almost 4 years ago

    Californians evidently believe that they can tax and spend their way to utopia.

    It will be interesting when they start begging the rest of the country to bail them out when they go under. And the rest of the country won’t be able to help. We are only a few years behind in the process.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course we are here on the Earth, and it IS our only space ship! But, just what that has to do with my post on the good of living in both the USA and California?

    By the way, what you stated (besides being at least somewhat obvious) fully supports why we should be listening to our trained scientists on such areas as Global Climate Change, and NOT those behind the very industries that are exponentially polluting OUR spaceship!!

    Thanks for the opening!!

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago


    No, “Obamacare” doesn’t take effect for another 13 months.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 4 years ago

    Sorry guys, but it was the Senate that refused to act on the 300 bills passed in the House. They need to be replaced with common sense.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago


    I can’t wait. I guess then we’ll find out how much it will actually cost each of us. Just let us know how much we owe Nancy P. when you find out.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Robert your optimism is noteworthy, but I fear a little unrealistic. I live in the Central Coast area and I do concur that we live in a beautiful area. Good tourism, sure. We also have public sector unions that openly participate in the the state budget process. We have several cities that literally have one foot on the banana peel for solvency. I pay real estate taxes that stagger your mind while I drive on roads that can rival wagon tracks. Our primary and high schools score abysmally when you consider the money we pour into education. The state is constantly struggling to cope with the expense of illegal immigrants, grossly underfunded union pensions, a dangerously aging infrastructure, and growing welfare programs. Business in California is increasingly leaving the state because the burden of workers compensation, taxes and regulation make it prohibitively expensive to do business here. The high income tax base they count on is rapidly relocating themselves, their money or both to more tax friendly states.
    Meanwhile, the governor is once more excited about expanding his pipe dream of a bullet train that is billions of dollars underfunded and not wanted by the majority of Californians. Oh yes, Silicon Valley is a shadow of it’s former self. Propositions? They are California’s answer to budget mismanagement. I have to laugh when Brown says this is temporary increase in sales and income taxes. They always get renewed or expanded. I too love this state but it really makes me sad to see what it is becoming.
    Quality of schools? I volunteer to tutor kids in grammar, composition and math, I see it first hand. We are not gaining ground…

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