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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    I don’t think a lack of spending money is the problem government is having.

  2. piobaire

    piobaire said, 11 months ago

    I think the concentration and wealth and the purchase of political power is the biggest problem our country is having.

  3. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    This seems to reflect the Liberal Mantra: The wealth and earnings of individuals doing well should be confiscated and redistributed to the Liberal politicians followers to buy votes.

    Personally, I don’t subscribe to the “Never raise taxes ever” but I do think that taxes should be raised on everyone equally if they are to be raised on anyone.

    I’ll pay 5% more in taxes if the rest of the country is also willing to pay 5% more. But instead the 47% +/- that don’t pay taxes want to raise taxes on me and my fellow taxpayers so that they still don’t have to pay taxes.

    We have a country that is almost half full of people who are countrymen and not citizens.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    Back in the ‘50s, the tax rate on unearned income was 91% in the top bracket (but only 50% on earned income), and the taxable incomes of CEOs were generally less than 10 times the median income of their employees. Raising taxes to 100% on the idle rich wouldn’t have brought in a significant increase in revenue, so, if we wanted to prevent the Commies from closing all the US churches and making us queue for bread, we all had to contribute.


    But them’s the numbers we has, so raising taxes on the top 1% from 15% to 70% still wouldn’t amount to a significant increase in revenue.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Seriously…what in the world can people spend that kind of money on?
    I mean…really…who needs $4000 a MINUTE??

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    It does strike me as funny that some people here want to go back to the 50’s in every respect except for tax and income rates….

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, 11 months ago

    @piobaire

    Actually between you and conservegov you nailed it. Damn well.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    “Liberals love to spread misery equally.”
    .
    Lie. The rich aren’t hurting.

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Actually, the Elephant’s sign is not quite complete. It should read “Ever! On Anyone…Making more then $5.000.000 a year! Less then that, go for it!”

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    I often hear about the 47% that don’t pay taxes. I often chalk it up to ignorance, but I know you to be anything but ignorant.

    I am quite sure you know that we are only talking about federal income taxes, as everyone pays sales taxes, excise taxes, and on and on, including but not limited to disposal fees for used-up tires. I’m sure you also know that the reason these people don’t pay federal income taxes (excepting the “people = corporations” like GE, who don’t pay taxes because of the loopholes that were put there just for them) is because they do not earn enough to be required to pay them.

    This either means that we aren’t taxing poorer people enough, or we aren’t paying them enough. View it through whatever prism you choose, but please do not perpetuate the lie that all of them are lazy takers. I expect that from other posters, but I believe you are better than that.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    “Liberals love to spread misery equally.”

    Whereas conservatives love to target misery to only affect certain groups.

    I’m sorry. I fed the troll. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    True, but it’s unclear whether those same people want to return to the “good old days” of “Whites Only” and “Colored Only”. A lot of people seem to conveniently forget about the fact that the fifties were not ideal in many aspects.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “I don’t think a lack of spending money is the problem government is having.”

    Absolutely correct. You only need outrageous cash if you spend outrageously. Now, if only we could choose to cut the fat out of our budget with a scalpel rather than a machete…..

  14. nate9279

    nate9279 said, 11 months ago

    Prett is awesome; always so spot on with humor too.

  15. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 11 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    It’s not 47% of wage earners. It’s 47% of the general public. My son is one of those moochers. He refuses to get a job and just keeps going to the second grade on the public dime.

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