Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 4 years ago

    And grandkids.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago


    Nah, next week the world ends.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    So if you don’t like the money raised from the Chinese, raise it from Americans.

  4. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, almost 4 years ago

    This is what I find ironic about this whole situation. The Democrats keep screeching about how the “middle class” and “small businesses” will be hurt, and of course the endless refrain about the “1%” or “2%” (depending on the week). But if we hike taxes on the rich, what will really happen? Will they suddenly become altruists and billions of dollars will magically flow into the middle class? Nope. Yes, the rich are greedy. . . And they will promptly pull their wealth from circulation and start stashing it cozily away in Switzerland or the Caymans. Job creation? Screw that, they have their third yacht funds to think about! So much for job creation there. Oh, wait a minute—“rich” by the Democrats’ definition means $250,000 per year. . . The category many (if not most) small-business owners fall into. So they will hike prices, slash employment, or shut down altogether. Leaving only the big, evil corporations like Wal-Mart cheap enough or available to do business with. So. . . in the end, the middle class is screwed (doubly when the government inevitably hikes taxes on THEM to compensate), small businesses are screwed, and the rich gather in Zurich to toast governmental stupidity.

  5. Butch Glover

    Butch Glover GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t worry about our kids future—eventually we’ll elect a Republican pres, and he’ll start a war in order to kill off many of the kids you worry about.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    The Republican’s are against kicking the debt can down the road, but have no problem letting future generations deal with climate change, foreign oil dependency, pollution, crumbling infrastructure, lower education standards, dometic hunger, dwindling resources, etc., etc., etc…

  7. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow, Matt Damon reads my stuff. Can Greg Kinear be far behind?

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mike Lester

    Do you read his?

  9. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sorry. If you can’t tell from my post, I don’t have the highest opinion of human nature. Greed’s pretty much part of our racial makeup. Few are those who truly overcome it.

  10. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    No, but he should have won half an Oscar for “STUCK ON YOU”.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    Employers have been using whatever excuses they need to reduce full-time employees and their benefits while raising prices. There will never be a shortage of excuses for same. We need to consider this fact whenever we start to get cowed by big business saying the world will end if something changes. If massive tax increases were being proposed, that would be one thing. Letting a tax cut expire is not the same.

    Similarly, health insurance premiums have been going up an average of 5 – 10% per year, sometimes more, and this has been going on for decades, despite the experiments with HMOs, PPOs, etc. At the same time, coverage is decreased. But, if we do anything to change the system, “premiums will have to go up”.

    Lewis Black said: “Anyone who can convince people who are too poor to have a pot to piss in that rich people need a tax cut is a true leader.” So, you have to respect the Republicans for their leadership.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    I am self-employed, thanks, in answer to your first question, although it makes me curious as to why it matters.

    To answer the second: who else? Republicans. Let’s take the Estate Tax, or “Death Tax”, in Republican-speak, as an example. First I’m told that it’s a tax on money that’s already been taxed. So friggin’ what? When I go to Burger King to get a deathburger, I am paying the taxes that Mr. King paid on the ingredients with money that has already had my income tax taken from it. I also pay a prepared-meals tax on it. We all pay taxes with money that has already been taxed. The Repubs hope you don’t pay attention to that.

    Also, the first $1.3 million inherited is exempted from the tax. If it’s a family farm, this doubles to $2.6 million. So this means that the family farms the Republicans are united in stating are doomed if the “death tax” is not repealed (not even considering how Republican-sponsored tax breaks for agribusiness are doing more damage to family farms than any taxes on the family farmers) are allowed to keep the first $2.6 million tax free. The only estate tax currently on family farms is charged only to moneys greater than the first $2.6 million. Sorry; I don’t see this as a national crisis that must be solved today.

    Re-reading this, I see that maybe there’s truth to the concept that facts have a liberal bias…..

  13. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, almost 4 years ago

    The only comments I put stock in are those not on a polar opposite ideology bank. Well put Mr. Damon. I wonder how many who worry about those rich “job creator” productive, hard working 2 percenters are actually in that class, or are they regular joes and josies like most of us. Some are lazy, and some are hardworking at every level. Untill we all pull in the same direction we are lost. That includes all the cuts, revenue raising, loophole closing, belt tightening, forward thinking, education investing, eficiency developing, vulnerble protecting tactics necessary from all of us on a personal as well as national level.

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    We just went through 4 years where the only things Republicans cared about were making Obama a one-term President, taking away womens rights, and 30 votes to repeal Obamacare, which the Supreme Court ruled is the law of the land..
    Not to mention 300 filibusters in the Senate.
    Republicans now want to completely destroy the country, arguing over a 4.6% increse in taxes on those making $250,000 or more.
    49% of Republicans blame ACORN for their loss and that org hasn’t existed for almost 2 years. Brietbart is dead, too, but he myths live on.

  15. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I liked your food analogies!

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