Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 7 months ago

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

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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…..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ogQ0uge06o
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 7 months ago

    @rvernon

    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, 7 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    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. me9970

    me9970 said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Today I whole heartedly disagree with you. The last few times they raised the minimum wage, the company that I was working for froze the skilled labors wages for a year or better. Raising the wages of the ones that don’t strive to earn more by merit does nothing but cause contempt and discourse. And yes jobs did suffer, some of the lower positions were eliminated, and the tasks were added to other job descriptions.

  8. me9970

    me9970 said, 7 months ago

    @K Cummings

    Good point.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 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….

  10. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 7 months ago

    @K Cummings

    ConserveGov also didn’t take into account that the “worst years in history of retail” would improve as more consumers have more money.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 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……..

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/02/Black-Teen-Unemployment-rate-is-416
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/youth.nr0.htm

  13. me9970

    me9970 said, 7 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Just as long everyone remembers that you’re the one that’s right and everyone else is wrong or labeled a conservative.

  14. bgarner

    bgarner said, 7 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.

  15. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 7 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?

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