Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Obamacare is the free jar of sugar pills in the pantry.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I hear Texas gives Cal. a thank you card for Christmas each year. Thank you for the taxes so high that those with means and ambition flee California and come to Texas to make the money.
    How are those sanctuary cities doing? Get much tax revenue from them?

  3. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    Too bad, so sad the high speed rail corruption you dream about has nothing on the waste, fraud, abuse and corruption in the military supply, procurement, contracting industry.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    High speed rail, wind and solar pipe dreams, environmentalism from hell, highest taxes in the nation, California is just a high speed train wreck today.

  5. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 10 months ago

    Keep an eye on California, they are leading the nation in corruption (with the exception of DC) and what not to do. They are also stealing money from the taxpayers on a national level to the tune of 3 billion dollars with their phony “high speed rail.” Trust the Obamanation to waste money on something so corrupt and stupid.

  6. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 10 months ago

    We shall see how the future plays out. CA can only raise taxes and chase people away. Soon it will be left with no industry. Look at Illinois, Detroit, your own cities. Bankrupt and all for a socialist dream.
    If a man wants to eat, a man should work.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    those evil liberal states of New York and California for being home to Forbes 500 companies.


    You might want to do some research about that.Why would Moonbeam Brown and other dems want to put an exit tax on businesses leaving California if it were such a great place for business?You know,bussiness,jobs and taxpayers.People who didn’t drop out and get high. That are unable to fend for themselves because they are dumb butt dopers, drunks,and criminals.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    TTM, California is rated by Forbes as being the worst state for business ranking 50th. In the last 10 years over 28,000 companies have either left or gone out of business. The entirety of aerospace manufacturing has left the state now where once California was the world leader in that market.
    Companies are fleeing the state left and right. Between all the problems caused entirely by government there those companies find no reason to stay.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    California has shot itself in the foot, thanks to public proposition voting. Long ago, the citizens decided that personal property taxes could never be raised. (Tell me with a straight face that that is a liberal concept.) It’s still that way. Property values have skyrocketed; the tax base that protects those properties have not. Such is the consequence of the idea that all taxes are bad.

    Texas has been stealing everyone’s business. Low taxes, low regulations, no health care. A robber baron’s dream. Sooner or later, though, the uppity people who move to Texas will want good schools, clean water, and a modicum of health care. When that happens, we’ll see how wonderful Texas looks.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Not true Play One. Property taxes are only fixed for an owner of a property for the time they own it. Upon sale or inheretance the taxes rise to the new assessed or sale price value of the property. It also doesn’t protect commercial or industrial properties.
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    The concept that Prop 10 made was that someone who had bought and paid for a home in say 1960 worth $20,000 which now had a potential sale value of $1,000,000 should have to only pay on the $20,000 value so long as they didn’t make major improvements, additions, etc., to that property. That is and was fair.
    To assess on the potential selling price in a fast rising market is just wrong.

  11. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Enoki

    Just a couple corrections. It’s Prop 13 not Prop 10 and the basis is allowed to rise 2% per year. Knowing what your property tax will be allows the owner better financial planning. I’m biased in favor of Prop 13 because it allowed my mother to remain in her home until it was time for a nursing facility. Then with some help from us kids the rental income kept her off welfare.

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 10 months ago

    @Enoki

    “……To assess on the potential selling price in a fast rising market is just wrong….”
    .
    Just about every other jurisdiction in the civilized world has decided otherwise. Freezing assessments to purchase price protects the current owner at the expense of succeeding generations by incentivising real estate inflation. A $20,000 house should not become a $1,000,000 house, and one older owner should not be paying taxes on a $20,000 house while a younger owner pays on a comparable $1,000,000 house.

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 10 months ago

    You can ID a smart native Californian by their address. It isn’t in California anymore.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @Enoki

    I apologize for my misunderstanding. Thank you for setting me straight, as well as hphundt and Gypsy8.

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    @hphundt

    Thanks hp, that’s what I get for not fact checking rather than just doing an off the cuff post. At least I had the majority of important details correct.

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