Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Apparently, Ms Benson is referring to a massive campaign that said voters must approve Prop 30 if they wanted California children to be educated, followed by reports (after the Prop passed) that the money might not be going to education.

  3. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    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.
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    The cartoon is, thus, accusing Governor Brown of putting on a show in order to trick people into giving the SEIU more money.

  4. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 1 year ago

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

  5. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah lady, that’s if..

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    @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.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

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

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    This right wing poli-toon depicts a blind and or stupid fat woman with too much money ……giving her excess to a monkey……
    Taxes too high at the same time ?
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    To the rest of the planet the cartoon shows a a democrat monkey/Politian doing tricks to get the public to put more money in the leftwing union thugs pocket instead of bailing out the flat broke state of California or using the money to educate/indoctrinate the children in the public schools.The dems have taxed,fee’d,and fined the small business owners/employers and tax payers/employees out of the state.All that’s left,for the most part, are the union thug state employees unions, illegal alien welfare recepients,drunks,and dope heads.Oh don’t forget the dimwit politians that got them in the deep financial stuff their in with no way out but a federal bailout.It’s the same in all the big cities where the dimocrarts are in charge.Chicago,Detroit,Philadelphia,Washington D.C.,Houston,Dallas,New Orleans,Miamior any big city.They local dems have a huge in the red buget deficit,but continue to spend more then they take in.Greece comes to mind.Or most anywhere in Europe except Germany,and Scandinavia.The tax payers there are tired of bailing out the dimwits just like they are here.
    Keep hittin’ them blunts dimocrat.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    “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.

  10. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

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

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year 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.

  12. TJ

    TJ said, over 1 year ago

    Best government money can buy.

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