Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Mike31g

    There was a report recently that a lot of people are leaving California for other states, presumably because of high taxes and over-regulation. U-Haul is the company you hire your van from if you want to relocate (they got a nationwide network, so you can return the car anywhere). And a holiday parade is a long-standing tradition in the U.S., the most notable is Macy’s parade in New York. The cartoon combines these three tidbits of information. Hope I could be of service (I’m from Germany).

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Exactly.

  4. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 1 year ago

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

  5. Adam

    Adam GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

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

  6. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  7. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    adiablo, lisa.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year 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.

  9. mcapelle

    mcapelle said, over 1 year ago

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

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  11. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Is “The Producers” the new codeword for “Job Creators”? Because it would be ill advised. Check this out:

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    “The Producers” on IMDB

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    Has anybody actually measured the net gain/loss in people? What I mean is: why not go the whole 10 yards and make California the lefty paradise it’s always depicted as. More environmental regulation! Better social services! More unions! The communist manifesto as state constitution! Marx and Engels busts everywhere! Free surfboards for all!

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    People might think of moving there if it becomes a real workers paradise. Funding? No problem, tax the movie industry, they make too much money anyway, and what are they going to do, move to Nevada?

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    And after California’s mental secession from the union you could tackle states like Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, I hear they still want their slavery laws back…

  14. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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

  15. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

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

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