Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. opednance

    opednance said, 4 months ago

    The tax rate on the books might be the highest, but no corporation pays that. Some make BILLIONS in profit and pay no taxes or even get rebates and subsidies.
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    Who is supposed to pay for the things that US corporations are able to take advantage of? US taxpayers already have to pick up the tab for the working poor at McDonalds, WalMart, etc. why should we also have to pick up the tab for ALL corporations?
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    Trucks damage roads more than cars, other types of infrastructure and shared services (police, fire dept.), education of the work force – should regular people have tpo support this and the corporations ride for free?

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 4 months ago

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

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 4 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    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.

  4. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 4 months ago

    Highest Corporate tax Rate? Not so fast there….

  5. joaquinxx

    joaquinxx said, 4 months ago

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

  6. Griff

    Griff GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months 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.

  7. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 4 months ago

    Why do you have the highest corporate tax rate in the world? Gee, I dunno; perhaps a vain effort by American citizens to keep the Corporations from stealing every last cent from the Middle Class?

  8. opednance

    opednance said, 4 months ago

    @Wraithkin

    There are a couple of problems with the flat tax.
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    First of all, there are those at the bottom of the economic ladder than cannot afford to pay the federal taxes. They have enough trouble paying all the OTHER taxes, including the new trick of assessing “fees” for everything so they don’t have to call them taxes. The county court house near me is building a parking lot where they will charge visitors. This isn’t waived even if you are a VICTIM or witness that will be testifying.
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    Secondly is the opportunity for the higher incomes to hide their money. Will investments be taxed or just income? What about stock options or other non-cash payouts?
    Facebook erased all of their tax burden by using stock options to pay their employees.

  9. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @opednance

    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.

  10. retpost

    retpost said, 4 months ago

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

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 4 months ago

    @opednance

    Tax the rich.Tax everything you don’t like.
    Trucks are the economy rolling down the road.On a recent road trip I noticed how few of them are on the road now,as compared to before 2006.
    If no freight moves it means that business’s are not buying and selling goods and raw material. So millions go on welfare because the jobs have gone away.

  12. l84lnup

    l84lnup said, 4 months 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.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 4 months ago

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

    Why do you think BRICS was formed?

  14. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 4 months ago

    They don’t pay it anyway.

  15. opednance

    opednance said, 4 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Great replies!

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