Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 3 years ago

    Still amazingly funny that Bennett has no clue as to how to stop the fiscal fiasco we are in.

  2. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “…“Cut Entitlements…EXCEPT for mine, of course…”
    “Raise Taxes…EXCEPT for MY constituents, of course…”
    And so forth, and so on, Ad Infinitum, Ad Nauseum…” Well Said.

  3. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Clay summarizes the perspective very well. Today, the Top 5% pay 60% of IRS collections. US is headed towards having them pay 80% of taxes collected and borrow the rest.
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    Take a page from the history of Unions muscling Business to the point factories are outsourced overseas and the Union’s children are jobless and Michigan has ghost towns.
    Push too hard, and the rich will move their tax shelters around and IRS collections will drop like a rock and the National Debt will sky-rocket. Around the corner will be the US $Dollar Devalued.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Part of the solution is an economy that generates more cash flow and more revenue in the process. The point of stimulating the economy is precisely to get to the point where more revenue will come in automatically. Under certain circumstances, more spending will create more revenue. Circumstances change, and what works in one situation won’t work in another. When the economy is in reasonably good shape, then lowering taxes is often a good idea. When the economy is in bad shape, it’s often a good idea to go into debt in order to get things moving. There is no single policy that works all the time. Budgets should be balanced, but not necessarily year by year.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Yes it has. Do you remember what everyone was saying about the state of the economy back before the election in 2008? Did their dire predictions come true? No? Why not? The least you can say is that the stimulus did not make the situation worse, and I think it’s reasonable to say that it helped. Perhaps a bigger stimulus would have helped more.

  6. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 3 years ago

    “There aren’t social assistance services for the rich – "
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    I guess that depends upon one’s definition of “social assistance services”! Does that include tax breaks for the oil companies? Does it include subsidies for big pharma? Does it include farm subsidies for those who do not grow certain crops?
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    I’m Just Curious – but it seems to me that a lot of public monies are channeled to those who are rich and really don’t need it.
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    ??

  7. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 3 years ago

    The repubturds on their pedestal.

  8. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 3 years ago

    @Jim Guess

    It is called satire…sometimes wisdom. The solution you can’t see is implied.

  9. Just Curious

    Just Curious said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    “Take a page from the history of Unions muscling Business to the point factories are outsourced overseas and the Union’s children are jobless and Michigan has ghost towns.”
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    I don’t claim to know anything about anything, so let’s get that clear from the start. I am Just Curious!
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    So I wonder: Would a solution to the “outsourcing” of U.S. jobs be a surtax on those companies who move jobs overseas?
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    What I’m thinking is that, since companies are increasing profits by moving U.S. jobs to China or to Pakistan or to India (wherever) why shouldn’t the U.S. government enforce disincentives? A company that moves offshore should be hit with taxes hat discourage such moves.
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    In other words, tax the companies that want to move U.S. jobs overseas – in such an increment that would negate their “profit” by using off-shore labor!
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    Is this so difficult? (Sorry, but my mind is simplistic and I look for easy answers. That might not be possible, because the politicians wouldn’t get the pay-offs that they now get. I don’t know. It’s just a thought.)

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Increasing the Capital Gains Tax will punish Middle Class Retirees who are drawing income from their pensions, 401K’s, and IRA’s, as all of this income is from capital gains on their investments.”
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    EASILY resolved by including a means test.
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    So, anything up to say, 100,000, taxed at 20%. Anything between 100,000 and 250,000, taxed at 25%. Anything over 250,000 becomes ordinary income — and subject to SSI and Medicare taxes as well.
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    If you don’t like my numbers, make your own, but the concept is simple enough for most taxpayers to understand.
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    IF you disagree with the concept I’d like to hear the conterargument.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    This cartoon shows the willingness of humans to be self destructive. The shovel is tearing out the ground underneath itself. Dems blame Reps, Reps blame Dems, but both sides are led by extremists who don’t care who falls as long as “they” “win”.
    The ones who end up being ‘right’, can be self righteous as the lights go out on all of us.
    What a wondrous work is man….
    Sadly,
    C.

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Just Curious

    “…Would a solution to the “outsourcing” of U.S. jobs be a surtax on those companies who move jobs overseas?…” I would favor making it expensive to do ‘outsourcing’. We can add those tariffs to the business cost of shipping American raw materials to the overseas factories and then shipping the products back to American for sale and also the additional cost of running the business thru translators and Export/Import regulations of 2 countries.
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    But, the bottom line is Business does not want to operate in America anymore and ghost towns are the result. Until America makes investment attractive, $5 Trillion more will be spent by Business to build other countrys’ economies over the next year.

  13. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    “…EASILY resolved by including a means test…” Sounds reasonable to me. There are a lot of Republicans that would support this idea. Don’t tell the rich Democrats until after they vote for ‘reducing taxes on Middle Class’.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Just Curious

    “… farm subsidies for those who do not grow certain crops?..” ONE of the reasons that you see govt attempts at manipulation of farm commodities is the history of boom/bust cycles and crazy prices for food. Stable consumer food prices are ‘local politics’ and the cliche applies: ‘all politics are local politics’.

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    “… There is no single policy that works all the time. Budgets should be balanced, but not necessarily year by year…” Agreed. The Obama Economists have been fired because they have been wrong too many times. Obama mentioned in the debates that Jobs have been added to the Exports Sector of our economy. The future for 23 million looking for a good job is Exporting American-made products using the empty factories.

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