Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 12 months ago

    This cartoon is not accurate. CA business is not even close to be in such a stable position.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    So lets say I’m a business owner who sells shoes. I have 8 part-time employees so that there are always two workers to help customers. These are high school and college kids, who are more than happy to have an entry level job that gives them experience and spending cash.
    Suddenly my payroll expense goes up 25% during some of the worst years in history of retail. I can’t raise prices due to the bad economy and I’m barely holding on as it is. Now I will have to shell out over a Grand a month more to comply with the government mandate. What to do?
    1. Call it quits and layoff all 8 employees and go out of business.
    2. Layoff 4 employees so that I only have 1 employee working at a time.
    3. Have myself and family live in poverty.
    Unless you’re a full commie and want to force the owner to live in poverty, then options 1 or 2 will be the action taken by the small business owner.
    Doesn’t look good for the young people in Ca who already can’t find a job.
    Welcome to Liberal Land kids!

  3. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    You could simply open up a company in say Texas, or Utah, the unemployment is lower, but more people have money to buy your product while more jobs are being created. People are leaving the state, at least those who can.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    Everytime the minimum wage has been raised there has been an outcry that jobs would suffer and businesses would fail. Yett it was only in the 1980s when Michael Milkey’s junk bonds created a small recession and in 2008 when financial institutions used practices that drove us into the recession from which we are still trying to recover that jobs vanished.
    I didn’t do a lot of research on this and welcome objective counterpoints, but I personally do not mind paying more for products and services if it means that my neighbors are having a better quality of life and small business owners are able to stay in business. It’s the CEOs who award themselves 7 or 8 digit bonuses while failing to invest in business infrastructure or their employees for whom I have the least concern and most contempt.
    but just for fun…..

  5. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 12 months ago


    Then nobody buys his shoes because they’re cheaper elsewhere and then he goes out of business. Way to go!

  6. K Cummings

    K Cummings said, 12 months ago


    Now look at reality. Many seniors need supplemental income just to get by and middle aged people who lost their jobs to layoff and downsizing cant find comparable jobs , so they take whatever they can get, and frankly raising a family on the $8.25 wage you were able to get after living for years on 3x as much is deplorable. High School and college kids cant get jobs as they are going to more mature/experienced people, so stop acting like its the whiny kids driving this. The fact is this country is in a death spiral and most people keep spouting the party line, be they Dem or Rep. Rome is burning and the leaders don’t care because they are immune to our problems.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 12 months ago

    Lucky for him he’s wearing a golden parachute and there are 49 other states to move to like the 1000+ businesses that left California last year….

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Do not forget Obamacare, or is that the vulture circling above?
    Yep, the highest unemployment for teenagers ever.
    Hope change hope change, laser like focus on jobs……..

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

  10. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Not if the wage increase is universal, then the cost increases equally for all. Don’t you understand economics? Respectful Troll is right, historically the jobs scene and prices did not fluctuate dramatically with the minimum wage increases as the CONservatives would try to con us into believing.

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    “Today I whole heartedly disagree with you.”
    So you disagree with facts? That is what RT stated. And your opinion is based on your one company? I worked for low wage when the minimum was raised from $3.35 – $5.25. I had received raises to a little over $4.00 an hour. And when the minimum went up the new guy and I were both getting the same wage, $5.25. No it didn’t feel good nor was I happy, but you know what, I was making more money anyway. And I had been there longer, knew more and in the end was worth more. My wage increases from there were higher than the new guys’ were. So even though the new guy got a raise to the same wage I was making once, my increases outstripped his from there on out. My experience with one company means no more a trend than does yours. And if your company could eliminate positions and add those responsibilities to other positions AND get the work done, that’s just called being more efficient. Nothing to do with the minimum wage hike. I know your mind is made up, but please don’t insult us with your totally meritless drivel based upon completely inadequate sample sizes. One a trend does not make.

  12. bgarner

    bgarner said, 12 months ago

    It looks like Ms Benson is geeking for the one percent again. The minimum wage workers have seen their real incomes shrink by 20 percent since Reagan.

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 12 months ago

    Soon all the flat broke libs in California will have left are government union employees and the useless,the lazy,dopers,and illegals on welfare.
    The dims also want to charge an exit tax to those with enough sense to leave.
    Is the CHP going to be manning road blocks to get everything they can from the folks leaving?

  14. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 12 months ago


    Lisa forgot to include the enviromental laws bear in the ’toon, those are why no shoes are produced in CA, the regs on leather or plastic are incapacitating.

  15. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 12 months ago


    If the wage increase were to be “universal” which is physically impossible, the end result is only hyperinflation.

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