Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 3 years ago

    A D that’s nothing Michigan under Snyder rated an overall F


    STANLEY DLUZIN GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Let ’s see, Michigan is not bankrupt or near bankruptcy.
    Snyder eliminated the job killing Michigan Business tax.
    Made Michigan much more job friendly.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    Prop 13 bankrupted California and has kept it that way. But conservatives do not like to talk about that. After all facts and logic have a liberal bias.

  4. blackash

    blackash said, over 3 years ago

    Prop 13 was in 1978, 35 years ago for those of you with arithmetic deficiencies. California’s problem isn’t lack of revenue, it’s lack of spending restraint. The Federal government isn’t too far behind.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Peabody and Radish:

    What a foreign concept, push government to be fiscally responsible. Prop. 13 passed by a 2 to 1 margin in 1978 when Jerry Brown (Moonbeam) was governor. Obviously you don’t live in California, because even with Prop 13 property taxes are high.

    Peabody, what has "bankrupted California are a combination of public sector unions, expansive entitlement programs and a declining tax base because businesses are being driven out of the state due to high taxes and regulation.

  6. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    Everyone seems to have forgotten the ‘fake energy crisis’ of 2000-2001.

    California had a comfortable budget surplus after the Internet Boom of the late ‘90s. But artificial shortages, selective grid and power plant ’failures’ and market manipulations allowed Enron and other energy companies to jack up electric rates by 800%. They plundered 40 billion dollars from the state treasury, while VP Cheney winked at it all.

    CA has been struggling to recoup ever since.

    California Electricity Crisis 2000-01

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Transparency is for the other guys.”

    Yes, that’s always been the Republican motto.

  8. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Prop 13 was necessary to contain rapidly escalating property taxes. It allowed my mother, with a little help from us kids, to remain in her home. It encourages neighborhood stability and provides a known cost of property tax for responsible owner budgeting and forecasting.

  9. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    A “D” is mighty generous. California government generally gets an “F-” in all categories.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago


    Exactly hp. Prop 13 was meant to limit the amount people’s property taxes could rise. Whatever you bought your house for, that would be the base point at which your taxes would always calculated at despite increasing home values.

    The Lefties on this board should talk to some of the tens of thousands of seniors that were forced out heir homes in New Jersey and elsewhere. These people spent most of their life paying off their houses and then because their houses increased in value, they were taxed as if they were millionaires. Property taxes for many went from a few hundred a month ( still alot if you’re on SS) to then several THOUSAND A MONTH! They were forced to move out of the very neighborhoods they helped build. All because of greedy politicians.(mostly Dems).

    Prop 13 is the only reason Ca is still an option for seniors and families to live. Every other tax from sales tax to gas tax to state income tax are all the highest in the country. Yet somehow the politicians there say they need MORE money!

    Sounds like a typical Dem Ponzi Scheme.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago


    And really socks it to the buyer. The Prop 13 tax fiasco is incredibly unfair.

    I own property in California. My neighbors pay over 10 times as much simply because they bought later. Prop 13 should be repealed and replaced with a fair property tax code.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago


    Oh, and I don’t live in my California house. So much for neighborhood stabilization

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “My neighbors pay over 10 times as much simply because they bought later.”

    Does this mean that Prop 13 is just a different way to stick our kids and grandkids with today’s bills? The more things change….

    And isn’t it time we tried to learn from mistakes and correct them, rather than to continue to find blame?

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