For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 4 years ago

    And the expression on Elly’s face says, “Yes — someone finally GETS it!”

  2. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I HATE when things aren’t marked the actual price you have to pay.

  3. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 4 years ago

    This is the truth about taxs

  4. Tog

    Tog said, over 4 years ago

    You know its true. In the UK the official line is if it moves then tax it but if it doesn’t move then tax it anyway, Then waste all the revenue.

  5. Randywriter

    Randywriter said, over 4 years ago

    @hildigunnur: I believe in Europe (some countries anyway), the price marked INCLUDES tax. Wish they would do that here.

  6. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Sales tax is what the Gov Mint charges you for the Privilege of buying.

  7. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @hildigunnur

    The problem there is the tax is based on:
    Where it’s sold, (tax rates vary by town, province, state, county, warlord, etc.)
    When it’s sold, (what else the tax is supporting this month)
    What is being taxed (what can we tax today?)

  8. CDykes1208

    CDykes1208 said, over 4 years ago

    I’ll never forget my stepchildren visiting from Wyoming where it is 4% tax to Alabama where it is 10% tax. The look on their faces the first time when they had to pay more money than they were expecting to was priceless.

  9. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 4 years ago

    Might as well learn at an early age. Well done!

  10. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’ve always wondered why they call it a Sales Tax when it’s obviously a Purchase Tax.
    A Sales Tax would be paid by the store when they Sold Something, and would be included in the Selling Price.
    A Purchase Tax would be paid by the buyer and would be added on to the Selling Price.

    Expecting retailers to be unpaid Tax Collectors is another problem.

  11. Grumley

    Grumley said, over 4 years ago

    Out of the mouth of babes!

  12. James

    James said, over 4 years ago

    The kid’s got it exactly right.

  13. Wendy

    Wendy said, over 4 years ago

    I live in Northern Canada, and after we get a good foot of snow dumped on us, I like to see that the highway is ploughed so that I can get to where I’m going. I also like that when I’m sick and need medical attention, I can just show up at the hospital ER and they will look after me, and I don’t have to worry about getting a bill that tells me I need to quadruple mortgage my house. Do you know what makes these kinds of priviledges possible? TAXES. Whenever you want to complain about them, just think of the literally thousands of ways that you benefit from paying taxes! Trouble today is everyone wants everything but they don’t want to have to do anything to get it. The story of the Little Red Hen, no one would help her bake the bread, but they sure as hell wanted to eat it after she had done all the work. Taxes are not the enemy people!

  14. Albertaguy

    Albertaguy said, over 4 years ago

    This strip would have come out about the time the GST (often called the gouge and screw tax) first came out. Most provinces had a povincial sales tax, then the federal gov. introduced the GST at 7%, it is now 5%. Alberta is the only povince that only has the GST.

  15. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 4 years ago

    a sales tax is when it sales out of your hand to someone ele’s

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