Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    A percents of whatever the ultimate number is sounds fair to me.

  2. David MCQueen

    David MCQueen GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Seriously, Darrin . . . If there’s a flat tax, say 10% on income, then the guy making $50,000 pays $5,000 in taxes. The guy making $500,000 pays $50,000 in taxes. Why is that so difficult to understand? Oh, I get it: You don’t think the guy making $50,000 should be making less than the guy making $500,000 so you’d take 90% of the rich guy’s money and give it to the poor guy. In your little utopia, that would be “fair”, because the poor guy now has $500,000 and the rich guy has $50,000. It makes sense to the socialists.

  3. tim the wizard

    tim the wizard said, almost 3 years ago

    Why do I feel like I’m at a debate? Darrin does a good job of explaining marginal tax rates (the ones we have) and David does a good job of explaining flat rates (which we don’t have). Then for some reason David gets all upset and starts with the “S” word?

  4. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @David MCQueen

    Did you read the comic?

  5. Finbar Gurdy

    Finbar Gurdy said, almost 3 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    He saw he word “Communist” and it immediately turned on his right wing blinders. Did you forget that anything they think they don’t approve of is Communist or Socialist…. Rush taught them that trick.

  6. Luciamari333391

    Luciamari333391 said, almost 3 years ago

    @David MCQueen

    Seriously, David, don’t you realize that the 1% pay less percentage wise than a teacher or waiter? B/c they have priorities: paying accounts to keep them in business by cheating the democracy they owe so much to? Like infrastructure to get their goods to market and schools to educate thier employees? STOP reading funnies, they are too far above your grade level!

  7. Luciamari333391

    Luciamari333391 said, almost 3 years ago

    Wisdom, too bad swine, like D. MCQ above, cannot appreciate pearls of wisdom.

  8. Ken Collier

    Ken Collier GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Anyone else concerned that a comic strip explains our tax code more accurately than anything we get from the news media?

  9. Andy

    Andy said, almost 3 years ago

    McQ—nobody’s saying take it from the rich guy and GIVE it to the poor guy; they’re saying take it from both, and use it to pay cops and teachers, to pave streets, to re-build crumbling infrastructure that we ALL will benefit from. See how that’s different from a parrot point Fox has been force-feeding you?

  10. fogey

    fogey GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Marginal” tax rate is the rate one pays ABOVE a certain income; below that income, the rate is lower. When Reagan worked in the film industry, his marginal rate above $1,000,000 was 94%. When he complained later, a friend said, “I never thought you were that good an actor”. (in those days, a million $ was a lot of money.)

  11. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, almost 3 years ago

    @fogey

    A million dollars is still a lot of money…just to different people. To most of us, it always will be.

  12. Lynxreign

    Lynxreign said, almost 3 years ago

    Well put Mr. Bell. A great job of describing a number-heavy concept in a visual medium. Sadly, as the first comment shows, some people just won’t read.

  13. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, almost 3 years ago

    @Andy

    Speaking as one of the working poor I can honestly say I am vehemently opposed to a flat tax on the grounds that I am barely making it now, I often have to choose which necessities I am going to pay for in a given pay period and which ones I am going to let go until another. I have no savings and forget about retirement, we live paycheck to paycheck. Currently I don’t have federal taxes taken out because of my deduction level and I get back everything that I do pay in plus EIC. If the tax system were changed to a flat tax my family and I would not make it. We would be living in a cardboard box under a viaduct somewhere. The flat tax is just another way to demand even more from the poor. But, I guess we can always “Let them eat cake.”

  14. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 3 years ago

    @Luciamari333391

    No they don’t.

  15. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 3 years ago

    @Andy

    Where in the Constitution does it say that the FEDERAL government is supposed to be funding local items?

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