Chuck Asay by Chuck Asay

Chuck Asay

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  1. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 12 months ago

    Communists, our government is riddled with Communists… Get rid of them, and we solve the problem.

  2. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I gotta say, I’m of two opinions on this one. I hate the government getting ANOTHER revenue source but I also think sales taxes are one of the best forms of tax as long as they are applied equally.

    Amazon is a great company and I’m not dissing them but I think it is fundamentally unfair that they can sell something to me without tax while the local store has to charge tax thus making their product look more expensive.

    My state asks me to voluntarily disclose those purchases and I refuse to comply but still there has to be a way to level the playing field with respect to taxation.

    But Mr. Assay’s cartoon is spot on. There are plenty of taxing bodies that are just salivating at an opportunity to get their piece of the carcass. They will pick the bones of internet companies clean if they are given half a chance.

    I would also be more in favor of an internet tax if I thought the money were being spent on improving the internet throughput or some other benefit to internet consumers but you no it will all be squandered on gimmees to the poor: Obamacare, Medicaid, etc.

  3. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 12 months ago

    We must have a balance between the spenders and savers, the liberals and the conservatives.
    Extremists need NOT apply – too many of them as it is.
    The liars can go to hell.
    And we must have affordable health care..
    The German plan ?
    I ’ d like to see an end of the insurance companies.

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Actually, the playing field is pretty even. While Internet purchases are not charged sales tax, they most often do have shipping charges greater than the shipping built into the mom and pop store. The only real saving is in time and gas because I don’t have to drive to the store.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    So, if your house caught fire and burned to the ground, you would just build or buy a new one. That is what insurance is for. Or perhaps you hit someone with your car you will pay all of that persons medical bills. Yeah, you are right: we need to do away with insurance.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    It sounds like you are the extremist.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 12 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I ’ d like to see an end of the insurance companies."
    .
    Heaven forbid that we do away with the insurance companies. That would put the boards of directors and Ceo’s out of work adding to our misery. What would we do without their 6 and 7 figure salaries plus bonuses helping out our economy?

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 12 months ago

    In the cartoon, Assay shows a “mom and pop” storefront. This is exactly what’s getting hurt by Internet retailers who use the local stores as showrooms then buy stuff online. Even that asshat Grover Norquist acknowledges that THE TAXES ARE ALREADY LEGALLY OWED and therefore this is NOT A TAX HIKE.


    And the bill is written to exempt businesses under $1 million from the requirement. How big does a company have to be before it’s not mom and pop?

  9. bgarner

    bgarner said, 12 months ago

    America had a balanced budget until W took over and gave the rich huge tax breaks. Now the government is raplacing the revenue on the backs of the Mom and Pops.

  10. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 12 months ago

    @Tax Man

    You KNOW that Adrian meant health insurance companies, but CHOOSE to feign ignorance.


    The health insurance industry are by far the biggest lobbyists – even over defense contractors and the banks put together.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @David

    “Mom and Pop internet stores”?


    Old numbers for eBay put them at 1.4 million sellers. Amazon marketplace, individual affiliates (the mom and pop contingent) number roughly 1.6 million. Not insignificant numbers.


    https://www.ordoro.com/blog/2012/04/30/how-many-sellers-on-the-amazon-marketplace-how-many-sellers-on-ebay/

  12. Absalom57

    Absalom57 said, 12 months ago

    @bgarner

    It wasn’t the tax breaks, bgarner. It was 9/11 and everything that happened after it, including the recession that started before the 2000 election and continued into 2002.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @bgarner

    I think your information is inaccurate. If we truly had a balance budget, there would not be the carryover and increase in debt year after year including the Clinton years. A trip to

    http://www.treasurydirect.gov/

    will show that the government has only had a truly balance budget only a handful of times since the country’s founding.

  14. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 12 months ago

    @mickey1339

    How many of those sellers are selling over $1MILLION? No one is proposing that someone who sells a few items on eBay collect taxes.

  15. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 12 months ago

    @Absalom57

    Starting two wars, one based on lies, while giving tax cuts was NEVER done before in US history.


    Giving money to contractors like Halliburton without any tracking, sending pallets of cash to Iraq, running the wars outside of the budget, building the behemoth Homeland Security which created more layers and confusion instead of more information sharing, going on vacation for the month of August 2001 when told of bin Laden imminent attack. Medicare D without funding, NCLB without funding – more of W’s legacy.

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