Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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, over 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

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

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

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

  4. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 3 years 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.

  5. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, over 3 years ago

    That depends on what it did to deserve it.

    I once saw a guy try to smoke a salmon.

  6. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, over 3 years ago

    @Whatroughbeast

    And a failed canoe maker who tried to Roanoke.

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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.

  8. Jim Pallas

    Jim Pallas said, over 3 years ago

    Lisa, you draw good bad think bad.

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years 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.

  10. Nancy

    Nancy said, over 3 years 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.

  11. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    If they want higher pay, they should improve their resume^

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    So you libs think employers should ask each applicant if they are a high school or college kid living at their parents house and this is just spending money?
    OR Mr Applicant, are you trying to support 4 kids and pay for a mortgage on this entry level job?
    And then break down what each applicant should be paid based on those needs so they will make a “Living Wage”?
    Then we can all play with unicorns and rainbows?

  13. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Right!

  14. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 3 years ago

    Believe it! There are a lot of US out here who did it without a stitch of government help! We are the ones who PAY to the government so your can sit on your a$$ and collect government money.

  15. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My, aren’t WE crotchety today!
    .
    I don’t CARE whether you believe me or not. The ONLY thing I’ve ever used from that bunch is allowances for my vehicle…because it’s LEGAL! Just like everyone else that can. And even if I didn’t use the vehicle allowances, I’d still be doing what I’m doing, and would be doing it well.
    I never took any loans. I paid for all my initial tools from money I saved up, and paid for more intricate tools from the (GASP) profits that I made.
    And Gov’t DID not help me. I DID build it myself. I wasn’t working my dead-end job when suddenly Uncle Sam knocked on my door and said, this is your lucky day! We’re MAKING you a businessman today, and here’s ALL the money you need to make it happen.
    I used a skill I was good at. I built up my clients. I maintain it.
    Just like the OLD fashioned American Dream!
    .
    What’ve you done…besides be a crotchety old person with a stick up thier butt that can only see the worst in things and critisize others?

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