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  1. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 5 years ago

    Perfect!!!

  2. hlp54

    hlp54 said, almost 5 years ago

    The “trickle down” theory never worked and still won’t. The poor get poorer and the rich get richer. When 1 or 2% of the country has 83% of all the wealth - doesn’t leave much for the rest of us.

  3. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    ^ Why do you advocate class warfare?! Everything is obviously doing just fine. Just stay the course, the rich will eventually want to hire people. Just give them more tax cuts. *

  4. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely correct, because it is a zero sum game!!!

  5. treered

    treered said, almost 5 years ago

    let the tax cuts lapse, that’s how they were written by the mastodons…

  6. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 5 years ago

    You all must have missed the latest Democratic party PR campaign. The “Bush” tax cuts included a provision that allowed millions of middle class Americans from not having to pay increased taxes because of the AMT.

    If the Democrats allow the Bush tax cuts to expire these millions of Americans, including many many blue state liberals, will pay extra taxes. So the campaign is the GOP wants to raise your taxes and we won’t let them. We will continue parts of the Bush tax cuts.

    That doesn’t fit in very well with what some of you have been writing above. Better change your tactics.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    The farmer feeds his stock from the “perfect storm” trough, low pressure, low IQ, low ethics, and a low regulatory environment, and the fence gate remains open.

  8. rresnikoff

    rresnikoff said, almost 5 years ago

    When the Bush tax cuts for the “rich” expire, the middle class will be reminded that everyone who works is part of the “rich”!

  9. Pup of Cognition

    Pup of Cognition said, almost 5 years ago

    “That’s Some Pig!”

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    ^ 1.8 Trillion.

    So about 2x the failed stimulus package… which also was about 50% tax cuts, by the way.

    Overspending is indeed a major concern, though. For example, from Clinton to Bush to Obama the DoD budgets, for example, are: ~< $280Billion –> $670 Billion –> $550 Billion.

    So Obama’s reigned it in some, but not much.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 5 years ago

    Here you go, Libertarian: I am absolutely willing to pay more in taxes (I make well into six figures), because I believe the Bush tax cuts – during a war at that – were a reprehensible step against all that Americans supposedly believe in, and a giveaway to the rich, at a time when we needed to support our government’s efforts. No one would have said a thing in WWII. Let me say it again: I’m all for it. The amount I will have to pay is trivial compared to my total income and will not cost me anything significant in terms of my standard of living, but will help balance the budget – something Republicans claim to believe in, but have sabotaged repeatedly when actually in charge.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    mm- (not really aimed at you, but YOU know who you are) I’ve never earned close to 6 figures, but my brother did, working on “defense contracts” his entire career for “private corporations”– sucking the government teat. I worked FOR “government”, protecting resources, saving people’s lives- I paid higher taxes than he did. Granted, he croaked last year with lots of toys and debt for his widow, and I get a pension and benefits for getting blown up by the weapons he designed, but MY pride comes from the “taxpayers” whose lives I saved.

    Taxes? We don’t need no stinking taxes! Save your own property and life- we people paid to protect you have had enough of your tax cheat insults.

    (oooooh, I AM in a bad mood!)

  13. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, almost 5 years ago

    So if you cut taxes the people who earn money get to keep what they earned but if you raise taxes the parasites in government get to confiscate money from the people who earned the money. How did the huge debt arise? It wasn’t from no one paying taxes but stupids who spent money they didn’t have, to pander to voters and stay in office.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 5 years ago

    You’re missing the point, Dale. Why should rich people not have to pay taxes – even on inherited money they did nothing for but be born – but working people do? For that matter, why should corporations – who can now be treated as people for vote-buying purposes – be able to dodge taxes just by rearranging their official cash flow across several companies?

  15. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 5 years ago

    MM

    I think this is a difference that will never be reconciled.

    Many libs believe that every penny I earn in reality belongs to the government - every penny and if they let me keep any of it, it is a gift from them to me equivalent to welfare for the poor. So to them a tax cut or an increase in welfare is exactly the same thing. If they cut the rate from 90% to 50% it is criminal because why should one person actually have more money than another. You may deny that but read here over and over- wistfully “remember when tax rates were 90%” confiscatory

    To me every single penny I earn belongs to me- every penny. If we have taxes I should pay at exactly the same rate as everyone else. If I have more I will pay more but graduated is socialistic. It goes along with the philosophy that any money the government lets me keep is a gift from them to me.

    I work and my corporation earns money and we pay taxes on it. What is left over I take home and pay more taxes on it. I take what is left over and invest and pay more taxes. I then take money that has already been triple taxed and want to give it to my children and you say another 60% should be taxed. In reality you think every penny I have earned should belong to the government.

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