Bob Gorrell by Bob Gorrell

Bob Gorrell

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  1. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Decrease taxes and revenues will increase.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    Do not put gasoline in your car’s tank and it will drive much further.
    I must say I wish your logic was not stupid.

  3. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Stipple

    I think he’s basing it on the idea that if taxes were lowered, it would increase consumer spending, which would raise business revenues, and would actually result in more liquidity. Not saying I agree. But that’s my guess as to the basis of the comment. My apologies to mdavis if that is wrong.

    I’m actually okay with raising taxes, as long as there is better management of funds and oversight of spending.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Of course Gorrell left out cutting the military budget.
    Wars and weapons are more important than people.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    Every economist, even those who spit when they hear the name ‘Laffer’ agree with the Laffer curve. A government that charges no taxes at all collects no tax revenue. A government that takes 100% gets (according to all modern economists, since those who said otherwise were defeated in ‘65 and surrendered at Appomattox) a very small tax revenue.


    As Laffer said, there is a tax rate between 0% and 100% that maximises tax revenue. Prof Krugman, Nobel Laureate, agrees, even though he despises Laffer (but that’s because of the Lafferites).


    Prof Krugman has used econometrics (which is math, and so must be banned) to calculate the optimal tax rate is 70%. The Lafferites say there is NO tax rate so low that cutting it further wouldn’t increase total tax revenues. Prof Krugman says he has proof that cutting taxes when the rate is above 70% increases tax revenue, but cutting taxes when the rate is below 70% reduces tax revenue. But his proofs are based on math, and no decent, God-fearing person would ever use or believe anything that involves any math.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    Abolish Medicare and Medicade. Fine with me. Reduce regulation and while we’re at it abolish several cabinet positions and departments of the federal government like HUD, Education, Energy… among others. There might be a few agencies in those that can survive but the bulk? Gone.
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    More government and particularly an activist social welfare state government with high taxes and lots of regulation are a fail. California, Detroit, Washington DC, Europe, all show the trainwreck that Big Government brings.
    That isn’t some ivory tower academic nonsense like Michael wme tries to slather on us made by an academic like Krugman but rather historical experiance and example in the real world.

  7. jane hay

    jane hay GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    And, Bob, the exception of cutting the DOD

  8. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    Of course a complete idiot can be President. We have one!

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    But wages will not necessarily increase, and it is spending money by the middle-working-class that support many businesses. No state or federal agency knows how many long-term unemployed, and under-employed are out there. For every job listed, there are hundreds of applicants. And, Human Resource people don’t like older workers, and those who have been out of work for more than a year, thinking there must be some reason that they have not been hired. It is weary always reading some drivel by right-wing pundits that the long-term unemployed are “milking it”, that we really don’t want to work, and would rather have the wealthy support us. As Colonel Potter used to say, “HORSEHOCKEY!”. We want to work, and keep hustling every day!

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Or cut corporate welfare and make the plutocrats pay their fair share.

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    One very easy rule: you can NOT get into the negative on your taxes, individual or corporate! So all tax credits fly out the window. There will be not tax returns.

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    If you hit hard times and need assistance you apply for it and the government may grant it on a case-by-case basis. But to say “all corn farmers can apply for this and that tax credit” is an open invitation to waste, fraud and abuse. Not just an invitation, it’s like a requirement, because if farmer X does it you need to to it too or you will not be competitive.

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    The U.S. tax code needs to be simplified (as does the German, we also have these “1000 totally legal tax tricks” books on our shelfs). Not every little variation in your life or your business must be met with a clause in the tax code. You overpay a bit, alright. Or underpay a bit if you’re lucky. But having accountants, lawyers, lobbyists and such people trying to bring you down to 0% is just inefficient – seen on a national level. It’s waste in and off itself, ironically…

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 9 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    “…….Normal thinking people understand that cutting taxes on business will increase profits, which will be plowed back into the business for expansion and upgrades, which results in the need to hire more employees and contractors, which compounds because those employees and contractors have more money to spend, which increases demand and businesses expand to meet the demand, which results in more taxes being paid by more people, even if the tax rate is lower…..”
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    So based on that simplistic reasoning, the economy should have been blooming in 2008 after the Bush tax cuts. But rather it was the most disastrous financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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