Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    That’s the problem with government, one size fits all programs that guarantee on average 5 TIMES the amount of benefits AFTER a worker retires than his annual salary while he was working.

    Ca. Just follows the Barry Plan that spends like there’s no tomorrow.

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    I retired in CA after 18 years and get 36%

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    “The US created 165,000 jobs with virtually every Republican Representative and Senator trying desperately to hold back the economy for five years with austerity, sequestration, 1% tax welfare giveaways and every form of economic terrorism they could conjure up.
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    “Imagine if there was an actual jobs program by Congress and the recalcitrant GOP to rebuild America’s decrepit infrastructure in rail, roads, internet and electric networks ?
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    “The enemy combatant is the US Congress and GOP’s spite toward democracy and the American people.”
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    Tip o’ the hat to Socrates of NJ

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    It is immoral to enter into an agreement where at some point I will force another to pay for my provision.

  5. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    wmconelly do not blame it on the republicans remember that most goverment workers are union most to them are democraps. And when they asked for thier high retirement packages they should have to the goverment to make sure they put X amount in a fund to cover the retirement you know like SS (never mind). And it does no good to make service jobs if all the money in pay goes for imports. We need manufacturing jobs here

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    This cartoon shows what happens when politicians make promises without leaving the appropriate safeguards and infrastructure to sustain the promises. Just as Congress has raided Social Security over the decades, localities and states have abused the accounts that were supposed to protect workers after retirement. Some of these promises were/are incredibly, and unsustainable.
    Businesses that have gone bankrupt after abusing pension funds have added to the problem as retirees become dependent on the gov’t for help after their pensions are lost in bankruptcy court.
    Our legislators in DC and in out states have gambled on a sunny future to pay for the risks they take with tax payer money, but then fail to work together in a way to improve the situation.
    A few months ago, a Japanese finance minister said that the elderly were a drag on the economy and they would be doing their nation a service if they would just hurry up and die.
    Is that the direction our nation is heading? How long before it is decided that healthcare for the elderly is a waste and pensions are a drag on the economy?
    The value of money has become so much more important than the value of people. The stock market keeps breaking records, employment is slowly improving, but in DC, the red and blue state loyalists refuse to fix the very problems they and their predecessors created. They have to power to fix our economy and make us a great nation… but their goal is to make their parties “great parties.” Americans just get in the way.
    Sadly,
    but Respectful to neighbors,
    C.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Dude, your “opinions” are good….but…I have to take exception to one of them.

    you say, “better education = morals, ethics, love of mankind (Jesus)..”

    Well, I beg to differ. Look at the institutions of higher learning today. Do they espouse those ideals? How about Duke. Do you think this is the best reason to raise tuition?

    “Duke University plans to raise its student fees in order pay for students’ sex reassignment surgery.”

    http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4730

    http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6790/are_atheists_the_new_campus_crusaders/

    HEy, I don’t care what you believe, who you have sex with, how much of your anatomy you remove or what you add but today education does NOT concentrate on any of the three things you mentioned first.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Just follows the Barry Plan that spends like there’s no tomorrow.”

    The spend-like-there’s-no-tomorrow plan started well before Mr. Obama was out of high school. I know it’s fun to give him credit for everything that is wrong in the universe, but he’s just not that capable.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    California is beyond flat broke all they have left is the state government employee unions and the useless and illegals on the public dole.
    The folks that want to actually work and pay taxes are leaving in droves and have been for years.Now California wants to start charging an exit tax if a bussiness leaves the Peoples Republic and go somewhere else where they have a chance to actually make a living.
    Maybe the dimtards should secede and just print their own money.Like the dimwits in Washington DC.What could go wrong?
    Think Greece,Cypress,Spain,Italy,Ireland,and all the other socialist failures in Europe..
    They ran out of other peoples money.
    Maybe they should start billing Mexico for all the money spent on Mexican citizensand all the death and destruction caused by the dope they ship to idiot dope heads in the USA.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    “So Lisa, yoy think it’s ok for California, or any corporation for that matter, to renege on a promised benefit to their employees?”

    So Mr. Jester, you think it’s ok for California to go bust because they won’t be able to afford state funded pensions before long?

  11. corzak

    corzak said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “California ……….Go!! California and take Washington State with you……Good Riddance.”

    lol, lol! Personally, I’d love to see what would happen if California was independent. 12th largest economy in the world. With Washington and Oregon, the US would instantly lose 15% of its economy.

    Sadly, New York would have to work twice as hard to pay for all the government handouts to the taker red-states. Texas, of course, wouldn’t give y’all red-staters the time of day . . .

  12. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    Wow, so you’re going to get hissy about a “renege on a promised benefit to an employee” . . . like the promise to keep a foreign amassador safe after they’ve already put out the call to help??. .. .like that, huh? . sheesh

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    So now you are for the federal government taking the property of individual cities? The cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco own their individual ports. And all this time I thought you were supposed to be a conservative, and now you are talking total federal socialism (as long as it would benefit those that actually do not own something)!


    And we in California do also have our own states rights people that would want to have their own state of California succeed from the US! If they would have their way, not only would California (or at least its major cites) own their own (which would considerable reduce the federal tax burdens of Californians as they pay $1.00 in federal taxes and get only some $0.78 back in federal tax benefits) ports, but California itself could then charge its own taxes to have goods (at least 50% of all items entering the US) shipped across this state, thus having prices on such goods raised in all the other states to the East of California to help pay those extra taxes. If this would be what you wan,t then please join the ultra conservatives of California in trying for it!!


    Then there are a few facts that conclusively show that if California were either to succeed from the US, or even to have its own economy totally fail, the US economy would soon also totally fail. Such facts as the economy of California is the eighth largest economy in the world, And with a GDS (the equivalent of the federal GDP) of some $2.2 trillion dollars California is not only the largest economy engine in the US, but is the only one generating over $2 trillion per year. If all of the other 49 states had anywhere near as good an economy. the US GDP would not be just $17 trillion, it would be over $100 trillion, and be almost twice as much as all of the rest of the world’s economies put together. Heck, the value of just the agribusiness economy of California is more the the values of the next three states values put together. So please go ahead and spite the nose on the faces of all the other states and continue to say that California ought to go down. Be my guest!!

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, I guess according to corzak, we in California have come down a bit in the economies of the world from 8th largest to only 12th largest. Of course that also leaves the other states even further behind in the world’s economic race.


    Another somewhat interesting economic world fact, is that those socialists in the EU are actually doing quite well as far as economic indicators are concerned. The US does indeed have the largest GDP of any individual country in the world (again, at some $17 trillion), but as an aggregate the EU has an even greater GDP at some $23 trillion. And even more interesting (and even somewhat frightening) by about 2040 to 2050 the combine of China and India will be the leaders in the world. So perhaps we should all (including California) concentrate on such economy building factors as education and infrastructure before we really do become third world countries that have fallen far behind in the economies of the world. If that means a greater socialism by the federal government (and even such state governments as California) then so be it (at least for the economic sakes of our children and descendents). Is that economic reality even learn-able by the more ultra conservative element on this site???

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    OK, I was talking about a specific university with a specific increase in student fees to fund a specific medical procedure (included on the student health care policy) as reported by Sunny Frothingham, the outreach chair for Blue Devils United. So you can opine all you want but until you have this guy saying it ain’t so….well.

    Further, There are 37 universities in America that cover sex change operations, according to TransgenderLaw.org.

    Now ok, so a teen is confused about his/her sexuality. Gee, really? How odd.

    Is it the best thing for a confused person to decide to radically alter their body while in that frame of mind? Shoot, we as a people don’t advocate young people marry until out of university. “OH! They are just too young to understand what is in their own best interest”

    So a radical change in your mental and physical state is the thing to do if you just aren’t happy being a guy/girl?

    Whatever.

    That increase in fees should be put into research facilities. IMO. LOL

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