Adam@Home by Rob Harrell


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s actually $8 and 33 and a 1/3¢ per hour, but for casual conversation $8 per hour will do.
    The math, using the $8.33…, says that the tax rate Adam and Laura pay on their (presumably) combined income is just under 35.9%.
    If Basset and Harrell are remotely accurate with their tax-rate-mathematics, then the rumours of “lower American tax rates” on this side of the border are untrue.
    Going to the Federal tax rates of the Canada Revenue Agency someone earning $135,054.00 will pay a combined tax rate of just over 21.1% and 26% on any dollar earned over $135.054.00. (I’m too tired to figure adding in the provincial rates, but even between 26% and 35.8 something % there’s a big spread.
    But this is, after all a comic strip, and Basset and Harrell
    probably make better cartoonists than tax accountants. (I just do the math, I’m not a tax accountant either.)

  2. TimmyF

    TimmyF said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought Adam didn’t work? Certainly haven’t seen him write in a while….

  3. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, almost 4 years ago

    Okay we’re back to the present. It’s 2013.

  4. Iron Handed

    Iron Handed said, almost 4 years ago


    Remember what Jefferson said about remaining silent?

  5. shades_is_here

    shades_is_here said, almost 4 years ago


    please no math leasons this early in the morning , I HATE MATH I could never keep the numbers in my head.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 4 years ago


    Adam works from home and cares for the baby. I’m not sure exactly what he does but it’s on the computer.

  7. starlilies

    starlilies said, almost 4 years ago

    Nowadays, it’s at least $10 an hour…

  8. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, almost 4 years ago

    Saw on a program the other day that the average pay for a baby sitter in NYC is $12.50/hour. Told my boss about it, he just grunted. Here in the midwest, $10/hour is not great, but it is a living wage.

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