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  1. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 8 months ago

    i would give up a few deductions to get a tax system that i could understand. my accountant likes it though.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Naw, the Infernal Revenue System needs to go to the proposed G.O.P. Tax Forms.
    Form 1040P (For the Poor)
    Line #1. How much did you make last year?
    Line #2. Send in Line #1
    Form 1040R (For The Rich)
    Line#1. How much did you make last year?
    Line #2. Keep it!

  3. pcolli

    pcolli said, 8 months ago

    I’m glad we don’t have to do this in the UK.

  4. acsdaddy

    acsdaddy GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    See now wasn’t that easy?!

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 8 months ago

    “Thank you sir. May I have another?”

  6. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 8 months ago

    As usual, the IRS’ flawless Tax Return…NOT! ;)

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 8 months ago

    Just like Donald Rumsfeld, you’re blaming this on the IRS. The fault lies with congress. The IRS doesn’t create the tax code or its complexity. Perhaps if elections were funded by taxpayers instead of tax evaders, the complexity of the tax code would become an issue of importance. Did you see how fast the GOP ran from poor Dave Camp’s relatively sensible plan once it became clear that some rich people’s tax breaks might be affected?

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 8 months ago

    @masterskrain

    That’s so funny dude, you do know that the stats just out is that the top 1% or earners paid 30% of the taxes, right?

    And forgive me for being blunt, the “poor” – uh those under the poverty level – don’t even have to file a tax return.

    http://familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines

    http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/who-has-to-file-taxes-1.aspx

    Soooooo you may be wrong.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 8 months ago

    We the people – both republican and democrat or better yet liberal and conservative (since they ARE different) – are very tired of and agree with each other on this.

    We need to change the tax code.

    It is way to complicated. On purpose.

    A national sales tax, a fair tax, a flat tax where you can either eliminate tax forms altogether (think of the savings in paper alone) or make it a one page form.

    Yeah, Masterskrain has an idea.

    You made “X”

    You own “X%”

    The average guy pays somewhere between 10 – 20% (our pres paid just over 20%, seems fair)

    Now cut out all the subsidies, ALL of them. Business should be in business to make a profit not pay taxes but neither should the little guy pay when the big guy gets a subsidy or a tax break for being in business which is why he is in business to begin with.

    Our government has one job, to protect and defend the USA and it’s citizens.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    The vast majority of the tax codes are EXEMPTIONS, mostly corporate, rich, or “connected” parties. One of the funniest I read was the convolutions to get the owner of a dry cleaning establishment a tax dodge. It got so detailed in making it apply to only one individual in the world, the Congressman writing it almost got down to counting how many hairs in the guy’s mustache.


    Nobody loves paying taxes, but may I remind the chickenhawks who keep giving slight of hand compliments to our military folks that indeed, freedom isn’t free, and neither are highways, or bombs.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    All of us who have served understand that Trout. Some (like you) more than others.

    Maybe it would be a good idea to require some form of service as a young person.

    But wait, what could they possible do……

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    @ARodney

    Excellent post, A-rod. The Republicans are slippery, all right. They’ve been gradually chipping away at the IRS, loading up favored, weird loop-hopes so they can protect their money – and then blame the Democrats for it, or scream about “Big Government” being the problem. Their billionaire plutocrats fund the candidates who enable their fortunes. The Koch brothers grew from $38B to more than $100b during the Obama administration – and it’s not enough. They want more.

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