Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    Why? Because we have communists running our government, that’s why!

  2. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 2 years ago

    Mechanic, had to pull this out of your comment:
    " the Democrats talk about smoothing out the bumps, closing loopholes and lower the upper tax rates and making the tax burden more equal for ALL citizens."

    Equal means flat tax. I’ve been arguing this for a long time. Flat tax, no exemptions, no loopholes, no credits. Everyone then is equal.

  3. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, over 2 years ago

    Highest Corporate tax Rate? Not so fast there….

  4. john spence

    john spence said, over 2 years ago

    Corporate rate maybe high, but they only pay 9% – the lowest of G7.

  5. Griff

    Griff said, over 2 years ago

    One out of four pay NO taxes, GE on billions of profit paid no tax and had something like $135 million in tax REBATES on top of that.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    On the other hand, regular people wouldn’t be paying for much of anything without the paychecks they get from those corporations. The tax code gives them lots of loopholes yes. It also gives them plenty of incentive to move their money and ultimately their jobs out of the country. It needs to be reformed. Loopholes need to be closed. And tax rates needs to be competitive in order to keep business in the country.

  7. retpost

    retpost said, over 2 years ago

    Their rate is the highest, they just don`pay it , anyone in congress know why?

  8. l84lnup

    l84lnup said, over 2 years ago

    what seems to be missing in the learned replies is the fact no business of any size pays taxes, the customers always pay the tax. all prices are jacked up to cover a businesses tax and other expenses. every time you liberals try punishing the earners you punish the poor. the cost is always passed to the consumer. and what satisfaction does punishing these companies give you? how does it better your lives. you know a philosophy of hate and envy is an empty life.

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    “We’re supposed to be the model for free market economics”.

    Why do you think BRICS was formed?

  10. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, over 2 years ago

    They don’t pay it anyway.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    1. Nobody with an accountant pays that still measly 35% POSSIBLE maximum, and when oil companies overseas in western African countries pay over 47% in taxes, no exceptions, it’s all the more interesting as they basically CONTROL those countries and the terms of their contracts. It’s just at home that companies can’t see the need to support the “homeland”.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    I am not as learned on economics as well as some other posters, but I do know this:
    After the Great Depression, bi-partisan congresses enacted legislation to tightly control the free-wheeling, loosely-regulated banking industry. Up through the 1970’s, depite setbacks (a war fought on a credit card, the oil embargo, etc) Americans prospered. My parents, yours, you yourself were able to afford higher education, buy a house, work for a company that paid reasonably well enough for you to afford a decent standard of living, and if you worked hard and were loyal, had reasonable security in working until retirement. A WORKING middle-class prospered, and spent money, supporting many businesses, large and small.

    Enter Ronald Reagan, Alan Greenspan and Goldman Sachs. 1981 ushered in the age of de-regulation. Every year, through Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II saw all the safegaurds in the investment/banking industry repealed.
    Cheney allowed the energy/oil interests to run wild. NAFTA rammed down our throats. Despite promises of “a rising tide”, American jobs were moved elsewhere. Whole companies claim their headquarters in other countries. Taxes and energy costs go up for the 99%. National wealth has accumulated at the top of the economic pyramid. A congress unresponsive to the plight of millions of LEGAL American citizens. Political, social and economic divisions widening. A political/economic system hijacked and rigged, with the connivance of Washington D.C. Pols.

    And here we are.

  13. SergeitheAntagonist

    SergeitheAntagonist said, over 2 years ago

    Corporate taxes are high but no one pays them because the tax code is so complex no one can understand it. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s excuse for not paying his taxes is that he didn’t understand the code. If he can’t, what hope does anyone else have?

    The best tax reform plan I’ve yet seen is the Fair Tax. Changes all taxes to a 23% sales tax on all new items, with a prebate of 23% of whatever is judged to be the poverty line given to all citizens at the beginning of the month, so those at or below the poverty line effectively pay no tax. It wouldn’t bring in any less or any more than the current system, but it would make cheating a lot harder.

  14. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 2 years ago

    " To the free-marketers yes, the people should pay it all"

    Net-net, corporations Do Not pay corporate income tax. Why? Because those taxes are passed on to the customers in inflated prices. So, while it may make you “feel good” by socking it to the corporations, you’re only causing your own self to pay higher prices due to the friction involved in passing those taxes on to you. d’oh

  15. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 2 years ago


    Re flat tax. No, I’m not for it. I’m for a consumption tax. Make as much as you like, but pay taxes on everything you buy. No exemptions, no exceptions, no cut-outs for the poor, no business incentive tax cuts, nothing. You buy it, you pay taxes on it.

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