Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Come on, Vista Bill, I’d rather see you in first place, but “winning” (no thanks to Charlie Sheen) first post is just too tempting.

  2. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yep! I betcha’ the caller is an American citizen!

  3. rayannina

    rayannina said, almost 4 years ago

    If not a very good one.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    R.Rascal’s remark in panel 4 — “So 10% is still in play” — is pure genius! It “cracked” (again, no thanks to Charlie Sheen) me up. And who said Jeff was “stupid” or an “idiot”? Huh? Huh?

  5. palos

    palos said, almost 4 years ago

    And somehow, if personal tax rates are increased for the wealthy, it will hurt the economy. However, most large companies are operated as corporations or similar business entities where there is a fiduciary duty to the shareholders. Evidently, if the people who manage these entities are wealthy, they must be legally and ethically challenged, and will abandon their fiduciary duties.

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    @palos

    Abandon like there’s no tomorrow, Palos. And maybe there won’t be!

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I saw that companies were spending four per cent of their money on new employees and twenty five per cent on new machines so they wouldn’t have to hire people.

  8. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    At first I thought Trudeau was working a Wisconsin angle (yesterday’s reference to “teachers”), but the third and fourth panels prove otherwise:
    - WI is a state, not a nation.
    - All Americans know about loopholes.
    I’m utterly confused by this week’s series. Nobody who has the power to amass 90% of national wealth without inviting outright insurrection lacks the power to get the 10% in play. Because only governments have that much thieving power.

  9. ANQuixote

    ANQuixote said, almost 4 years ago

    My well-established company used to pride itself on not ever having any RIFs (Reduction In Force). The first one happened in 2008. Then another one in 2009. Both with preparatory announcements to the employees. I guess they are not proud anymore, because nowadays our RIFs are somewhat regular, and not ever announced. It’s like we are not even supposed to notice, let alone know. Shhhh! It’s a secret! Those employees who still have jobs there go to work and notice that some people just aren’t there anymore. When you ask where did they go, you get the generic “So-and-So doesn’t work here anymore,” and a meaningful look that says “end of subject.”
    I can’t believe how some Americans still believe that tax breaks for the wealthy create jobs. Well, the wealthy have had their very-generous tax breaks for many years now, and they still aren’t creating the jobs, but they ARE getting significantly wealthier. Anything good trickle down on you today?

  10. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually, most of that 10% isn’t REALLY in play, because we owe it to somebody else — banks, credit-card companies, student loans, parents, Jolly Guido the knuckle-cracker, …

  11. mroberts88

    mroberts88 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    What about the people to fix the machines?

  12. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, almost 4 years ago

    @AKHenderson

    You’re only confused because you have the strange idea that the rich aren’t the real power in this country.

  13. roctor

    roctor said, almost 4 years ago

    The victime of RIF-RAFF? Watch R.I. for latest test.

  14. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @bdaverin

    I agree

  15. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    I’m here for the pleasure I receive from the comic strips. Too old and tired to race anymore, Dylan.

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