Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    As if the highest taxes in the country weren’t enough….

  2. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    Once upon a time, it was common to see street performance teams that consisted of a musician playing while a monkey danced; there would usually be an upturned hat or some other container for people to drop money in if they liked the performance.
    The cartoon is, thus, accusing Governor Brown of putting on a show in order to trick people into giving the SEIU more money.

  3. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Incredibly accurate…except the monkey should be fatter and bald.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Michael wme

    I have friends that live in various parts of the country and read these stories and then often ask me to give them more detail, or sometimes teasingly torment me with “what were you all thinking when???” Sometimes trying to explain the inane actions of the “SUPER-MAJORITY” can be frustrating. An example of California’s typical ineptness shows in a quote from the article Michael wme posted.

    “More than $30 billion over the next seven years will go to the service of a debt that wasn’t disclosed before the voters were asked to approve the tax increase,” predicted former CalSTRS board member David Crane in a recent Bloomberg editorial. Crane was reportedly ousted from the board about a decade ago for warning that the system’s growth forecasts were too rosy and that a large shortfall loomed." We can’t have those kind of evil people being rational and logical about the abysmal state of our economics.

  5. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    So what’s the answer? Do we have to elect Scott Walker?
    Not a rhetorical question, BTW.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “So what’s the answer? Do we have to elect Scott Walker?”

    Scott Walker couldn’t survive the California legislature. Even when there was a balance of Republicans to at least make a moderate attempt to keep things in balance this state was out of control. It is the mindset of the people and that likely won’t realistically change until more cities are bankrupted by the unions, entitlements and education. As an example, a huge amount of the California budget is for education yet our high school graduation rates are steadily declining. We have the most onerous gun control laws (next to New York) yet crime is rampant, drugs are plentiful and areas of L.A. and Oakland are like war zones. I exaggerate slightly but not much. California aspires to be the “greenest” state in the Country but at the expense of driving away industry and jobs. We now have the highest income tax rates in the country and a regulatory state that is strangling business. We keep repeating our own mistakes and not learning from history. We have a one time surplus of money from extraordinary tax collections and the legislators are practically beating each other up over ways to spend it, ignoring the fact it originated from capital gains taxes collected because of expected tax increases. I’m not optimistic about California’s long term future.

  7. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This cartoon directly and clearly addresses the bait and switch pulled by Gov. Brown. That’s how it really is.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you all! Reading all your comments validates my decision to leave California in 1978. I saw the Light in the Tunnel and ID’d it as a impending train wreck.

  9. TJ

    TJ said, over 3 years ago

    Best government money can buy.

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