Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yes indeed, a whole 4% increase in taxes would sure kill ’em!

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    4% percent is 100%! I hear it from the right wing all the time and they are never wrong!

  3. william sharpe

    william sharpe said, over 3 years ago

    Millionaires already pay over half of all taxes received in Washington. Even a Junkyard Dog knows not to bite the hand that feeds him. Our President demonizes and criticizes those who pays his bills. He needs to help make twice as many tax paying millionaires (If he cannot find it in his heart to stop his big spending ways).
    Right now he is betting on a Chinese fortune cookie, and as we all know when the cookie crumbles – then the bill comes due

  4. tod4

    tod4 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The 1% pay less in tax than you do

  5. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 3 years ago

    Yep, he found that wallet alright. Too bad he’ll have to use it to pay part of that 16 TRILLION DOLLAR BAR TAB….

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    This implies there are no rich Democrats.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Here is an explanation of the debt using (gasp!) math.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LcvLHHMC4iI

  8. Griff

    Griff GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Defense is spending as much now as at the height of the Cold War with the USSR, and that’s just the White Budget they admit to. Put in the “Black” budget and see what you get. Military-Industrial-Congressional complex.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Who cares about math? We should go by feelings and slogans.

  10. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    raise taxes like 1938 and kill the recovery

  11. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    Why not leave the current tax rates alone and close the loophole that allows short-term capital gains to be taxed at 15% rather than as ordinary income. Then guys like Mitt would be paying 25%-30% (after deductions) rather than 13%-14%. Since he’s not creating jobs anyway, why shouldn’t he pay at an “ordinary” tax rate.

  12. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @wbr

    So you admit there is a recovery under Obama?

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wrong! All his money is in the Caymans.

  14. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I still say heavily tax them, then give them fat deductions for investing AT HOME. That way if they don’t want to pay the taxes, they have to invest in something that actually helps the US rather than some off shore bank account.

    Yeah, I know they’ll scream about the taxes, and the left will scream about the deductions, but to quote some famous guy “a good compromise is where neither side is completely happy”.

  15. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 3 years ago

    In the United States, the first progressive income tax was established by the Revenue Act of 1862, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. Annual income of U.S. residents, to the extent it exceeded $600, was taxed at a 3% rate; those earning over $10,000 per year were taxed at a 5% rate.

    For comparison…
    …………….
    1862 dollars ………….$600 ………………$10,000
    …………….
    2008 dollars ………..$13,259…………….. $220,993
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_tax

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