Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    But think about all the jobs the 400 create: nannies, chauffeurs, private security, cocaine dealers…

  2. ANQuixote

    ANQuixote said, about 5 years ago

    I like movies with happy endings!

  3. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago


    Hope to see you here in the upcoming week.

  4. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, about 5 years ago

    IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE meets BRAVEHEART? Didn’t Mel Gibson do that on The Simpsons? Oh wait – that was MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.

  5. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, about 5 years ago

    It’ll make you forget about Thermopylae, and the ascendancy of Western Civilization.

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I’m not sure who Jon is.


    I can’t imagine the 400 top families being spartan.

  7. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 5 years ago

    The sequel could be called “The 1200”. It would be all about the ex-wives of the 400.

  8. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, about 5 years ago

    An excellent strip: We should enact that movie in real life right away, firstly, in our voting. Elect only candidates who will tax “The 400” and use the money to help the other 300 million

  9. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, about 5 years ago

    Not without capital they can’t.

  10. sammysock

    sammysock said, about 5 years ago

    Trudeau’s far left wing hackery is getting boring. How many jobs are being created by those 50% who pay no taxes?

  11. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 5 years ago


    “50% who pay no taxes”? When did this conversation enter an alternate universe?
    It started with a handful of families who control more wealth than half of everyone else put together — an awkward comparison of debatable meaning, which has little to do with taxes as such. It then morphed into remarks about tax reform, with “47% who pay zero taxes” appearing out of nowhere (and laughably untrue). And now 47% has magically grown to 50%.
    The ones who pay no taxes are either the very poor, who have neither wealth nor income to tax, and the very rich — including corporations, which as a legal fiction are considered “persons” — who have enormous wealth and income, but who can take advantage of tax breaks and other loopholes to balance against the taxes they otherwise would pay and end up paying (relatively) little or nothing. Neither group is 47%, or 50%, or anything.
    And the point isn’t the percent of the population who don’t pay taxes, but the structure of the legal code and tax code — which are set up to encourage the very wealthy to spend and invest in ways that, ostensibly, promote general economic growth, employment, etc. for society as a whole, by crediting what they spend and invest against the taxes they would otherwise pay. It’s a lousy system that needs fixing, but let’s not get distracted with made-up numbers that agitate for a political agenda.

  12. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, about 5 years ago

    tigger: don’t forget about taxing the 60% of CORPORATIONS who pay zero taxes…

  13. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    America was founded on a rejection of traditional European class structure which was bad enough for being hereditary but worse for being a literally ruling elite via monarchy and the nobility.

    Of course there is a class structure in America, but it was a ruling class only in the imagination of those stuck with a European mind-set, and it remains a class system in which people rise or sink on their merits or mistakes. It is strange to see a mere cartoonist who has earned his status as one of the upper class turn on them like this.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 5 years ago

    Shucks. I was hoping it would end with the US turning into another Argentina or Zimbabwe. Now that would be social justice.

  15. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 5 years ago

    We’ll see less and less of them as they move to up and coming places, like Brazil and China to use their money more wisely.

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