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Joe Heller

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Like the 2% increase is going to send anyone to the poorhouse. Cut back to ONE Starbuck’s coffee a day and you’ll make up the difference.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago


    I lost ~$40 to FICA and resulted in a reduction in state income tax by $9. More than offset by getting an increase in public transportation incentives for federal employees.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    No one is wet or in a bikini or speedos, so they are all reacting to their paychecks.
    I recommend a 5 year tax of .0001 on stock trades, especially hypertrades, until the Social Security Fund is stable again, and legislation preventing future congresses from raiding pension funds as has happened in the past.
    Ellen Schultz’s ‘Retirement Heist’ shows how corporate America did the same thing.
    Politicians and businessmen say pensions are crippling them, but until 1998, pension funds had massive surpluses. Read how politicians made it easy for donors to rob the funds. Had those funds been left alone, We would not be having many of the fights we’re having now, and some of our retirees could actually be enjoying their retirement instead of finding new jobs at the tender age of 60, 65, 70….
    Make a New Year’s Resolution to write your legislators once a month or more. The country you save might be your own.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “… and while you’’re at it, be sure to work harder. Millions on extended unemployment benefits are depending on you.”

    It’s not like they can depend on the so-called job creators to stop moving jobs to China.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago


    Sure they can! Americans just have to accept lower pay, worse conditions and more pollution than the Chinese. I mean, who are WE to argue with the sainted rich?!

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    You and your buddy Jase need to think about it more. The rich. Who is that exactly in your mind? Is it a person that has millions or billions in the bank? A corporation’s CEO that employes thousands of people? A person that has millions in investments? Who is it? If it’s any of those people, the new tax doesn’t hurt them. It also does not do one darn thing to lower the deficit or reduce the debt.

    The people you love so much that you put into office are stealing your children’s future and putting your grandchildren into chains of servitude to the countries creditors.

    Proverbs 22:7

    And me not even a believer.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Bruce, it does $600 billion things to reduce the debt. Not enough, of course, but the only thing the GOP was willing to alllow to come to a vote. In the past 30 years, earnings have been flat except for the top 10%, which has soared. A huge wealth gap is bad for any economy, it’s even bad for the people at the top in the long run. Taxes need to go up, and those who have benefited the most are the ones who can’t be allowed to escape tax-free, whether individuals or corporations.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    My brother. You need to think again. The new tax increase nets 62 billion dollars a year in new revenue. As a comparison, the bill put forth for hurricane sandy relief totaled 62 billion dollars. So if it passes (the next 51 billion section to be voted on in the house on the 15th) it will wipe out the entire gain from the tax increase on the rich.

    That does not take into account that the president has a plan to spend 1.6 trillion dollars MORE THAN the estimated take from taxes. And do the same thing over the next 10 years.

    So how does 600 billion over 10 years in cuts/revenue increase measure up against 10.6 trillion dollars in DEFICIT spending?

    Come on Arod, put your thinking cap on.

  9. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been waiting. When are the Bush Tax Cuts going to start building the job market?

    Oh, sorry. I forgot that Bush can’t be blamed for ANYTHING because the statute of limitations has run out on HIS high crimes and misdemeanors.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Wait wait….are you saying that cutting taxes for everyone – including the rich but mainly the middle class – that Bush did had no effect whatsoever on the economy?

    If THAT is true, then contrary to what Pelosi and many other democrats say, the influx of welfare/unemployment /EBT dollars also has no effect on the economy.

    You can’t have it both ways. More money to spend – no matter who you are or how you get it – generates cash flow, a need for goods and services and therefore jobs. Right?

    And remember Obama voting for it? And remember Obama saying it “had” to be renewed? And remember Obama signing it into law? And remember Obama giving a 2% tax cut as well by lower the indiviual contribution to the welfare of the elderly and infirm?

    Yep, Bush is a criminal… putz.

  11. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, almost 4 years ago

    Right — addicted to stuff like, oh I dunno, new job creation . . . . sheesh!

    Plus, you know as well as I do that most people nowadays who are paying in will NEVER see one thin dime out of those SS benefits. It’s just money taken away and wasted.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    “Right — addicted to stuff like, oh I dunno, new job creation . . . . sheesh!”

    Are you serious? The Bush tax cuts were supposed to create jobs, yet the unemployment rate at the end of his 2nd term was nearly 10%.

  13. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    So you’re admitting that the Tax Cuts didn’t improve the economy, but you’re also complaining that letting the Tax Cuts expire will ruin the economy.

    You can’t have it both ways.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Seems kind of harsh Doc. In recent history the best performers have been Reagan and Clinton, Yeah the Bush’s did NOT do well but Obama has not done any better.

    Universities and Corporations should be working closely together to train young people for the jobs of the future.

    The greed of both organizations will keep that from ever happening.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Some reference for the above

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