Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    It’s easy to explain: Lisa has no clue what she’s talking about. California has gotten rid of hyperpartisan Republicans using a new election system, and suddenly the government is functioning well for the first time in 30 years. They’re paying for education, and having budget surpluses. There’s more work to do, but conservatives HATE it when people are able to run governments well, which explains why so many of them are sending money to Ted Cruz. (As for the specific complaint in the cartoon, Lisa’s worried that if San Francisco has higher wages for barristas than Topeka, somehow the coffee shops will outsource the barristas to Kansas. Or something.)

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    It interests me to see just how little sense you make. Have you given any thought at all to what you write?

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Is “prevailing wages” the new “living wage”? That could explain why CA will smash Charter Cities.

  4. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    “Lisa has no clue what she’s talking about. California has gotten rid of hyperpartisan Republicans using a new election system, and suddenly the government is functioning well for the first time in 30 years.”


    Quite a partisan rant AR. A new election system? California has always been very liberal and they finally have a democratic super majority frantically working at new and innovative ways to bankrupt the state. The unemployment rate is higher than the national average, businesses are still leaving for less regulated and less taxed states, plus we now have the highest income tax rates in the country. Our secondary schools rate poorly yet we shovel billions into education. Cities are bankrupting at an increasing rate, primarily due to unfunded pension liabilities. I could go on but what’s the point. I live here, see it in action daily, and have to constantly listen to the great new ideas like the billions the governor spends on trains to nowhere and other notorious projects. Anyway, there is a link attached that details the situation pretty objectively.


    http://www.capitolweekly.net/article.php?xid=11f0is9fsrep0ih

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @mickey1339

    Thanks for the link. I was right. just another loony liberal who does not understand ECO 101. That does not want free market or capitalism or even profit. Nope, this is about workers and unions and what is fair. It is about big mommy government trying to enforce a false inflated value on someone else who should pay. Another example of Liberals being generous with others money.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @mickey1339

    Anyway, there is a link attached that details the situation pretty objectively.

    Thanks, that was a good link. Some charter cities are trying to use the law to push unions out of public works projects, some unions have managed to get what are really private projects considered public works, ie. a private hotel on land leased from the city.

    There are also concerns about charter cities avoiding state bidding requirements. So, it’s not all about the union/wage angle.

  7. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    “Could someone in CA explain this to the rest of us?”
    .
    - Our workers get paid decent wages; so bills actually get paid, and fewer people have to get government benefits to survive.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 9 months ago

    My only claim to precognition is leaving California in 1978 because I saw the tsunami coming. There were other reasons but that was the lead coated straw.

  9. worldisacomic

    worldisacomic said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    It is obvious that ARod lives in the land of OZ and not California. The socialist Democrat leadership is forcing cities to pay union wages and pensions for all work done. Cities lining up to file for bankruptcy with others already in bankruptcy. ARod must be related to the scarecrow (no brain)!

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    Hmm, 8 years of the terminator, a republican under which all the dire things happened. New Govenor, a democrat, things are improving. Gotta look at the big picture, not just lisa and Orange County.

  11. hancel

    hancel said, 9 months ago

    The most prevailing wage protects communities from unscrupulous contractors taking jobs from you by bringing in workers that will work for sub standard wages. Protects jobs and the communities’ economy. The right hates the thought that workers should receive good wages and take away from excessive profits.When everyone must bid a job using the same wages experience and quality take the lead.

  12. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    that surplus was because of the taking from the rainy day fund. CA is in a WORLD of Debt coming, just like the Federal Govt.
    The Farmers are about to lose their lively hoods due to a combination of high speed rail pipe dream and union

  13. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 9 months ago

    @mickey1339

    Mickey
    You have a gorgeous place to live, sorry about the Govt.

  14. grh9447

    grh9447 said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    I think you using a medical marijuana to put a positive , but inaccurate spin on this.

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