Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I spent 15 years in dead-end nowhere jobs. Tired of paycheck to paycheck. I got tired of it. Worked hard. Built up a business from scratch, without Gov’t help, and now a successful busnessman tuning and restoring pianos commanding good pay. There’s a difference between skilled and non skilled work, and getting paid for what you’re worth! But, YOU have to do it! Don’t expect others to carry your load just because you think you deserve it!

  2. worldisacomic

    worldisacomic said, 12 months ago


    You blew it piano guy. Now Obummer is going to sick the IRS on you because your a greedy entrepreneur

  3. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 12 months ago much does the clown make!

  4. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @capndunzzi…there a difference????

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago


    You are free to tip the workers as much as you want.
    But, I bet you don’t.

  6. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago


    Sure you did. You took no government loans, no government guaranteed small business anything, no tax breaks, no ASCS or VA or entitlement money during that time, no unemployment, no military retirement, no social security, no medicaid, no medicare. You did no accelerated depreciation, and took no vehicles off the taxes of that business. In case you want to fuss, tax breaks are just as much a government handout as giving you a check.

    To be blunt, I don’t believe a word of it.

  7. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago


    It kind of amuses me to hear these guys fuss about people who want a wage high enough to get them off welfare. Either their wages go up, or they get food stamps. So they’d rather see these guys get paid through the public purse than see them paid enough to get off the dole. We are a very odd country with some very odd attitudes.

  8. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, 12 months ago

    They ARE being paid what they are worth.

  9. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, 12 months ago

    Most of those $7/hr part time workers are on food stamps and other forms of welfare even though they work. Kind of like the uninsured who go to emergency rooms, we pay for them. So you wags get a choice, pay a little more for that Big Mac or continue to pay higher taxes.

  10. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, 12 months ago

    @Genome Project

    That depends on what it did to deserve it.

    I once saw a guy try to smoke a salmon.

  11. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, 12 months ago


    And a failed canoe maker who tried to Roanoke.

  12. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    It’s not about skilled vs. unskilled. Have we come to see that kind of work as a punishment for not having education?Lovely!

    It’s about the insane wealth that’s gathered by those corporate empires, how much goes to those paid just to hold board meeting and how much goes to those who actually do the work.

  13. Jim Pallas

    Jim Pallas GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Lisa, you draw good bad think bad.

  14. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago


    First, you have to define “livable wage.” Then you will have to recognize that people make choices. If they choose to work in this industry, then they have to accept the pay that the job is worth. If they can make more they would move to the higher paying job. But this is an entry level position. It is not designed to be a career.

  15. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I would pay 15.00 and then give them 15 hours a week…minus income tax and ss. Our son works construction about 27 hours for 15.00. Company won’t hire full
    time so no health benefits. He has to work 2 pt jobs to pay bills and now health ins. Other job is 11.00 and he works 25 at that one. At 43, college educated,he is stuck and worried about helping 9 yr old daughter.

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