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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Bush tax cuts have been made permanent for those making below $400k, so this toon is BS.

  2. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    Bok has this 100% correct!
    First, the Democrats conned the GOP into voting to pass TAX HIKES on “the rich” but as Dems celebrated, Obama and Democrats in congress promised TAX HIKES to lower tiers of taxpayers!
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    the Democrat-passed Obamacare and other legislation is already raising taxes BIG TIME! Much of the increased cost for medical devices and treatment will TRICKLE DOWN to patients and insurance companies.
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    Nothing done by the US Congress is “permanent”….

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    FOUR LOUSY PERCENT ON THE "RICH’ isn’t hardly a back-breaking attack, get real! (And “permanent” in Congress IS a bit of a joke, agree with your there dt.)

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Bok’s sock puppet.

  5. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lest we forget…this alludes to the story told to little children that concludes "…and then, they came for me " at which point there was no one to defend yourself because you never stood up for anyone else.

  6. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    Par for the course with Bok.

    The analogy itself is offensive, equating the holocaust and losing ones life with requiring the wealthiest individuals to pay a slightly higher tax rate. Are there no intelligent cartoonists on the Right?

  7. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry. I didn’t mean to repeat what you’d said. I posted before reading all of the comments.

  8. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 2 years ago

    When ObamaCare fully kicks in everyone- including those earning less than $50,000 will have to pay.

    If you totally confiscated all the wealth of the upper 1%, not just the 75% tax the liberals here fantasize, it still wouldn’t pay even one year’s 3-4 Trillion dollar budget. That money must come from the middle class paid by our grandchildren. Do the math.

  9. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    @Libertarian1

    Man, your arguments can’t get past 2008, can they? No one is confiscating anything. Name a law or provision that does. Obama wants the rich to pay a higher tax rate, not turn in everything that they worked for. Currently the rich pay a tax rate of 17% on their income. Everyone else pays 35%. How’s increasing their tax rate unfair to the rich?

  10. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    @Libertarian1

    Your point is not relevant to this toon, which uses an inappropriate and offensive metaphor to suggest the wealthy are being “killed” by the higher taxes.

    But even if we take your numbers at face value, they’re not as dire as you suggest. In a country of 300,000,000 people a budget of $4 trillion would require, $13,333.33 from each person. We can argue about whether the budget should be that large, but it is fundable using a progressive tax system without putting anyone to fiscal "death.

  11. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 2 years ago

    @Craig Linder

    So you are content with every family of 4 in this country owing $53,000 a year in taxes? Since 98% of the population cannot pay that just where do you think the money is coming from?
    BTW, as is typical “legendary” above has his facts wrong. The “rich” pay a tax rate of 35% on their income. That is after they have already paid 35% corporate tax. So convenient to forget about that. Capital gains taxes and dividends were lower, not any more. See Al Gore.

  12. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    @Libertarian1

    Like I said, we can argue about whether a $4 trillion budget is desirable, but it is possible to fund it using a progressive tax system without fiscally killing anyone. The median tax bill per family would be vastly different and lower than the mean bill due to the strong skew in incomes.

  13. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 2 years ago

    Let me see if I understand your math. The total US GDP was $15.8T in 2012. If we tax the upper 1% at a 50% tax rate to fund our budget you are saying that they have a net “profit” of $8Trillion. Obviously that is impossible. Many companies have a 1-3% profit margin and the GNP is gross product including corporations. You are proposing that individuals, not corporations, net $8 Trillion. Suggest you redo the above comment.

    Bottom line there is no system, no way we can fund a $4T budget via income taxes. Impossible.

  14. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    @Libertarian1

    You use many number without real explanation of your assumptions, but if I read what you wrote correctly, you’re assuming the wealthy will pay the entire budget, which is, of course, not the case.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Here is the point of the toon:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/275815-democrats-looking-for-up-to-1t-in-new-tax-revenues-this-year

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/6/obama-supporters-shocked-angry-new-tax-increases/

    And the best is yet to come. 2014 will bring on the full effect of the so called “affordable” health care act.

    But hey, raise taxes. If you don’t stop the politicians from spending it all and borrowing more for their pet projects you can tax all the money and never pay a penny on the debt.

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