Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 2 years ago

    Explain please!
    I’m assuming it is because I live in the UK, but this ‘toon’ makes no sense!
    Thanks
    Mike

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 2 years ago

    Exactly.

  3. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 2 years ago

    Actually its all the conservatives who are moving to Texas to be there when it cedes from the Union.

  4. Adam

    Adam GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    48 states actually. I can’t think of one good reason why anyone in their right mind would move here to Illinois. LOL :~)

  5. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s the producers that are leaving. Those that stay behind love to get a free handout but there’s no one left to produce that handout.

    California is fast approaching the tipping point where it cannot sustain itself.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    California isn’t suffering so much a mass exodus as a slow bleeding to death. As a company’s loans are amortized and equipment is depreciated, rather that stay or expand in California, they look for locations with with lower taxes, (or get tax incentives), less restrictive environmental laws, better demographics, etc.

  7. mcapelle

    mcapelle said, over 2 years ago

    Um, California had the highest job growth of any state in the past 12 months.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @mcapelle

    hahahahahaha….yeah……. oh wait. Maybe you should look at this article.

    http://visual.ly/us-employment-growth-state

    or this one that supports your view.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-06/californias-job-growth-outpaces-texass

    Bottom line from the article that supports your view?

    “The bottom line: California is beating Texas in job growth, though at 10.7 percent, its unemployment rate remains the third-highest in the U.S.

    And how did they get the job market going? They went to TEXAS to see what they were doing right.

    Then, the voters not wanting to see the end of the gravy train did this.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2012/11/08/california-voters-sock-it-to-the-rich-and-the-fate-of-other-state-tax-ballot-measures/

    It will be interesting to see how that affects job growth in 2013 and beyond.

  9. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Plus, California’s job growth is going to tank one those self-imposed tax increases (via Prop. 30) kick in.

  10. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I posted this on Joel Pett but felt it was appropriate here as well.


    Do you live in a “Death Spiral” state? More takers than makers?


    http://www.therealestatemedia.com/death-spiral-states-forbes-says-11-states-are-in-a-downward-spiral-with-more-takers-than-makers-2777.html

  11. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I live in Las Vegas, NV and yes, they are slowly migrating here.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Careful, your ignorance is showing. You have no idea how wonderful the quality of life is, here.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Golden State’s population ticked up during the most recent fiscal year by 256,000 residents, or 0.68 percent, bringing the state’s total to 37,826,000 people.
    .
    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/14/5053712/the-buzz-californias-population.html#storylink=cpy

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Despite all the right wing yapping, California is a very conservative state. Think Nixon, Reagan and Arnold.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 11.5 percent in October, down from 11.8 percent the previous month and its lowest since May 2009.

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