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Gary Markstein

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Hmmm, is that economics, or their I.Q.s??

  2. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    I am ashamed of Markstein.
    this ’toon is a Low Blow….mis-construing a truth Romney spoke…..about 47% of income tax filers that do not pay IRS taxes….maybe the government website should identify upfront for every viewer the categories covered that pay no income tax….and add the category that receive IRS checks to them!

  3. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 4 years ago

    And how often do you quote “…you didn’t build that…” out of context?

  4. Mike Greenwood

    Mike Greenwood said, about 4 years ago

    10 plus years ago, I was in the 47% percent, as I didn’t pay any Income Tax. I worked in a nursing Home looking after the elderly with Alzheimers, so my pay was so low my income was effectively tax-free. I paid my rent, for my food and my bills, and never received any assistance from the Government. I never felt dependent on Government or believed I was a victim. The president, as an elected representative of all the people, should care and worry about all the people.
    Why is it called the House of Representatives, because your represent your constituents, all of them, not just those who voted for you.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    Of the 47% who “don’t pay income tax”
    - 28% DO pay payroll taxes
    - many are in the military
    - many are retired people who don’t have an income.
    I am getting really tired of this meme…

  6. hotsie

    hotsie said, about 4 years ago

    nor does Willard pay income taxes…..

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    47% of the country do not pay FEDERAL income tax.

    Most of these people actually work.

    They do pay state, payroll and local taxes.

    But the reason that they do not pay federal income tax, is that they do not have enough income from their jobs to pay federal income taxes. People can’t pay what they don’t have – and if you are taxing people to the point that they cannot meet basic bills, then the country is officially Doing It Wrong. That’s why there is no tax up to a certain income level.

    “Conservative” voters like to make a big thing about how the small percentage of people in the top income brackets pay most of the federal taxes. Well, duh. If only 1% of the country made over $25,000 a year, then that small number of people would pay 100% of the taxes. What people don’t seem to understand (and this is so basic, I honestly don’t understand how you miss it) is that this does not represent unfair taxation, it represents income distribution.

    The smaller the number of people who make sufficient income to pay taxes, the bigger the proportion of taxes that small number will pay. You want more people to pay federal income tax? There is only one answer: ensure that more people make a sufficient income to tax.

    Given that most of the people currently not paying federal income tax actually DO work and have jobs, what it means in practice is making sure that jobs pay well enough that they bump people out of poverty enough for federal income tax to kick in without forcing families back into poverty. Unfortunately, Republicans rail against guarding families against medical bankruptcies, workers’ rights, and minimum wage a lot, too.

    Sorry, but you can’t have it both ways.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

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    Mike31g said, about 20 hours ago
    @Harleyquinn ….Mike I read your post, and thank you for not trying to be supported by the government.
    @motivemagnus…I am sick and tired of all you Democrats and Liberals, when the SUBJECT OF DEBATE is “income taxes” and who pays what percentage of IRS taxes…..CHANGE THE SUBJECT to payroll taxes which are nothing like income tax.
    workers pay a portion of FICA due, I was an employer at one time and I did the bookkeeping and I know from experience…both worker and employer pay payroll taxes, and those taxes are credited by the government for benefits to the worker at retirement. Income taxes are 100% to support the operations of the federal government, with no credits for the future for payers. It is a stupid and deceptive argument IMO.
    P.S. Romney was talking about not caring that the 47% would vote for Obama’s Welfare State re-election and never vote for Romney….he was not talking about the fact that as President, he also would care about ALL CITIZENS.
    You Pro-Obama posters and MSM are totally unreasonable.

  9. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    We’ll just ignore that o just had a fundraiser at $40,000/plate.

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    First: Payroll taxes are explicitly part of the federal budget. They are not saved in a bank account for the future of the taxpayers, which is part of the problem, as you should very well know: they go in a very immediate way towards covering current federal obligations.

    Second: You are still ignoring WHY people don’t pay federal income tax.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 4 years ago

    If Romney would release ten year’s income tax like a good ethical candidate with nothing to hide would, it would be known if he was one of the 47%. Or more likely, how many years in the last ten he was a 47 per-center.

  12. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    Only a conservative would vote for someone who disrespects him.
    Now that’s funny since you are such a fan of o. How much respect does he have for you? You’re not a voter, so I’d be willing to guess, none.

  13. ThePupUnbound!

    ThePupUnbound! said, about 4 years ago

    @Mike Greenwood

    I do not believe Mitt said he didn’t care about the “47%” ; only that he told possible campaign contributors that the likelihood is that at least 47% of available voters would probably vote for Obama. Since Obama only won by a comfortable margin in the last presidential election – I guess we can assume he doesn’t care about the 45% or so who didn’t vote for him either.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    Not only do you make empty, childish threats on an internet forum, you cowardly state you cannot fight your own make-believe battles? I’m impressed.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    “If Romney would release ten year’s income tax like a good ethical candidate with nothing to hide would, it would be known if he was one of the 47%. Or more likely, how many years in the last ten he was a 47 per-center.”
    Yeah, but then he would have to retroactively edit his returns, pay additional taxes along with penalties and interest, and maybe face some voter fraud charges for voting in a state that was not his principle residence.
    not to mention having to retire from politics.

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