Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Mike Greenwood

    Mike Greenwood said, almost 4 years ago

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

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 4 years ago


  3. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, almost 4 years ago

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

  4. Adam

    Adam said, almost 4 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, almost 4 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, almost 4 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, almost 4 years ago

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

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


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

    or this one that supports your view.

    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.

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

  9. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 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 said, almost 4 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?

  11. josefw

    josefw said, almost 4 years ago

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

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

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

  13. Richard Rider

    Richard Rider said, almost 4 years ago

    Consider this: If you rent a U-Haul from California to Houston, you’ll pay about 3 times more than if you rent a U-Haul from Houston to CA.

    The reason? U-Haul needs people to drive the U-Hauls back to the “Golden State” for the next wave of departing refugees.

  14. Richard Rider

    Richard Rider said, almost 4 years ago

    Consider California’s net domestic migration (migration between states). From 2000 through 2009, California lost a NET 1.5 million people.

    Net departures slowed in 2008 only because people couldn’t sell their homes. But more people still leave each year — in 2011 we lost about 100,000 net people to domestic out-migration.

    Again, note that this is NET loss.

    These are not welfare kings and queens departing. They are the young, the educated, the productive, the ambitious, the wealthy (such as Tiger Woods) – and retirees seeking to make their pensions provide more bang for the buck.

    Too often these departing seniors are retired state and local government employees fleeing the state that provides them with their opulent pensions – in order to avoid the high taxes that these same employees pushed so hard through their unions. And once they move out of California, our state can no longer tax their California-paid pensions.

  15. Richard Rider

    Richard Rider said, almost 4 years ago

    If you are seriously interested in a wonky explanation of why people are leaving CA (almost 4 million NET net domestic OUT migration in the last 20 years), visit my updated dreary fact sheet, comparing CA with the other 49 states. Each fact is verified with a URL.

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