Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 2 years ago

    On a recent trip to Southern Cal, I went into a national chain and had the same breakfast that I have in the same chain in North Georgia. Cost in GA = 8.95. Cost in CA=12.95. Why would I want to live there?

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Northern Redman

    Why would I want to live there?

  3. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 2 years ago

    How is pointing out a higher cost of living a false premise? Or do you think that higher taxes on the “wealthy” have no effect on the overall cost of living for everyone. :-)

  4. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Hey, Uncle. We’ve got plenty of them here too, just as nice, and they’re a lot friendlier to us old guys. :-)

  5. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 2 years ago

    Real life example. Our company shut down all our California offices and moved the HQ from south SF bay area to Wisconsin. Our C-levels were all eager to move. Taxes, regulations, employee salary demands, commute and quality of life all factored into this decision, along with rent. Office space was so much cheaper. As people quit in California, we rehire in Wisconsin. It’s a no-brainer.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Northern Redman

    I suppose this means you wouldn’t live in New York, either. Big cities provide big salaries, big rent, increased costs for necessities. Goes with the territory, regardless of geography.

  7. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Absolutely correct! I grew up in New York City, left when I was 32 for a better life in Atlanta, and would not lower my standard of living to go back.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Florida, Arizona, and California all have the same basic problem, all the whiny, cheapskate, right wingers, who moved from the east to get the “lifestyle”, then screwed it all up because they didn’t want to pay any taxes. they just wanted to maintain the services and benefits, for FREE!


    BTW: sure glad those folks moving to Wisconsin will never have to shovel any snow in the winter. New York advertising for businesses to move there, free of taxes for years,is also an indicator of how much “Corporate America” wants to “share the wealth”, with the actual “persons” desrving of “personhood”.

  9. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 2 years ago

    Your analogy works just as well if the egg farmer is the state government, the chickens are the tax payers and the sawdust is tax increases.

  10. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Right wingers in CA? Better double check your demographics.

    And corporations do share the wealth with those that invest, it’s called capital gains and dividends.

    Why are you always complaining about corporations wanting more but never about government?

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    Amazing that even senile Brown can’t see they have the worst business climate of any state in CA. And he marvels at how they are not producing. The only ones as senile as Brown are those who voted for him.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Orange County, John Birch Society, Nixon, Reagan, George Murphy, Shwartzenegger, Central Valley nuts like Pombo and his follow-ups, there’s moe than adequate reason to recognized that a larger percentage of California is very conservative, including almost all the businesses that got Reagan to cut their taxes when he was Governor, and they haven’t really gone up since, especially corporate property taxes. San Francisco is always considered a liberal bastion, but I wouldn’t say that for Anaheim, Fresno, or many other areas.

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