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Gary Varvel

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  1. avarner

    avarner said, almost 4 years ago

    Take it all.

    It won’t make a dent in the mess we have now.

    Thankfully, it’s Bush’s fault…

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    If this generation of rich can’t survive a petty tax cut, they lose the right to be called rich anyway and someone more resourceful will quickly fill that void.

  3. Hamstersbane

    Hamstersbane said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not that they can’t survive. They will. It’s the steps they take as businessmen to survive. If costs increase on a business, expenses have to be cut. The biggest expense for just about any company is payroll.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Let’s see. The top 1% has ten times the wealth it had thirty years ago, while the bottom 50% is poorer. Let’s make sure that the budget is balanced ENTIRELY by cutting programs for the poor, and let’s give more money to the top. Ever wonder why you’re losing the argument? By the way, Obama doesn’t hate the rich (he’s one of them, his books sell well). He just doesn’t see why they should be the ONLY demographic who are off-limits.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    Obama lives high on the Taxpayers’ Expense….a news item quoted by Rush this week said that the UK taxpayers pay for Her Royal Highness living expenses at $58 million a year.
    But US taxpayers foot the bills at $1.4 Billion a year for Obama.
    Emperor Obama. Everybody else making over $250,000 annually is “rich” and must be taxed to the Nth Degree according to Scrooge Obama…..who leads the enthusiastic democratic smear of “it’s all Bush’s fault”…..
    (IMO it is the voters who drink the Jim Jones Koolaid and vote for Obama the Marxist)

  6. wbr

    wbr said, almost 4 years ago

    french raised taxes on rich — the rich noved to belgian and uk next ca raised tax on rich and nevada gets refugees soros does not care he has a treaty to protect him

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    I hope you understand the pain this causes me.
    You are correct, the rich did not get there stealing from the poor.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago


    The bottom 47% do indeed pay in. They do not make enough in wages to be required to pay federal income tax. However, just like everyone in every other tax bracket, they pay utilities taxes, excise taxes, tolls, sales taxes, “9/11fees” (check your airline ticket stub), gasoline taxes, etc. Those are a much larger percentage of their income than that of those making, say, $250,000 per. I’m sure you’d agree that it would be nice if these people could make enough money to qualify to pay income taxes, and I’m pretty sure a lot of them would like to be in that position. And the government would be happy to have more people contributing. Not to worry, though, the job creators will take care of everything soon enough.

    I would go so far as to recommend that anyone who thinks that those who don’t earn enough to pay federal income taxes has it so well off should voluntarily reduce their income to that point. Take the highest pay that’s allowed that doesn’t require federal income taxes. Live on that for a year, and see how well off you are. Go ahead, get some food stamps. You’re still eating vienna sausages. And if you happen to have a bad spell, don’t expect anyone other than a predatory lender to help. If a person making more than a quarter mil runs into some trouble, a simple phone call to the bank VP is usually all that is needed.

    Seeing life from the bottom is educational. I got to live it for a while; it’s painful, but I learned a lot.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    @Trusted Mechanic:

    Good synopsis of the situation. Easy to understand. Thanks.

  10. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago


    You really should look at the Bush tax cuts you hate so much. The rich paid more, but that won’t penetrate, will it?

  11. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s justice to steal from someone? I smell a big load of hypocrisy in your post.

  12. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago


    There is a fallacy there. Consider what happens in a company that is profitable and has enough workers. If their taxes are cut, they have more money. They don’t spend it on hiring more workers, it goes into dividends for the stockholders, and the stockholders pay a lower tax rate.

  13. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The joke is, the election proved that the rich aren’t “wanted” — at least, we don’t want them in power.

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