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Mike Luckovich

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  1. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If we are “all in this together” , shouldn’t EVERYONE pay higher taxes ? And shouldn’t everyone share in the sacrifice of reduced spending ? Or we will we continue to pile up debt beyond 16 trillion dollars and rising ?

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Cartoon does seem to reflect the GOP attitude at this time. I heard Warren Buffett suggest raising the amount upon which higher taxes would be applied to 500k. This makes more sense to me as well, expecially since they are talking about the “joint pay” of a two wage earning family. 250k each. There are many other places where compromise could be made and I look forward to seeing the product our leaders concoct.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    How about everyone pay their fair share?

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    As far as I’m concerned, this current batch of mega-rich that we have are HURTING America and not helping it. “Job creators?!” PUH-LEEEEESE! “Self-sufficient?!” No. “Profitable?!” How could they not be when they have teams of lobbyists writing personal laws for them?
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    As it stands, the mega-rich are now a conspicuous giant fat slaughter-cow demanding more and more food from the plates of others.
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    And they have nowhere to go. As much as they say they hate this country and despise our government, they sure spend a lot of time in Washington and only their money ever seems to be expatriated.

  5. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @JmcaRice

    No, not everyone should share in the sacrifice. Because not everyone has shared in the benefits of the last several years. Virtually every single dollar of the growth since the theoretical end of the Great Recession has gone to the richest. Therefore,virtually every single dollar of tax expenditure on behalf of our country should come from them. When they’re ready to accept policies which release the stranglehold and allow the middle class to see some of that money, we’ll be happy to pay our share of the taxes from it. But I’m not expecting that to happen anytime soon.

  6. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    @JmcaRice

    JmcaRice said, about 4 hours ago

    If we are “all in this together” , shouldn’t EVERYONE pay higher taxes ?

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    Since ‘the rich’ are so determined to pay the ‘un-rich’ no more than the minimum wage, where would EVERYONE (except the ’rich)
    get the money to pay higher taxes?

  7. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 3 years ago

    @JmcaRice

    I am constantly amazed at the inability of some to see that everything can not be reduced to a flat tax. The guy making 10,000,000 may not like it, but he can get by quite nicely on 9,000,000. But to the guy only making 10,000, losing 10% of his income means the difference between barefeet and no shoes for the kids. How is that so hard to understand? In addition, it is in keeping with the Christian teaching so many here claim to espouse.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    I used to pay my fair share until a Republican bought the company, dissolved it, and laid me off.

  9. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Ima said, about 3 hours ago:
    “If we didn’t have O spending like a drunken Kennedy the debt wouldn’t be beyond 16 trillion.”
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    As I recall, Clinton left our country with a surplus.
    What did Bush leave us with?
    Oh, right! A deficit.

  10. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @goweeder

    47%! 47%! Squawk! Squawk!

    Poor, dear Mr. Ima…still sitting at the country club with all the glassy-eyed Romney cheerleaders….

    SQUAWK! SQUAWK!

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Ima put the Mr. in to avoid confusion with the late Houston philanthropist, Ms Ima Hogg, who was not anything like a hog.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    “How about everyone pay their fair share?”


    Define “fair” and we’ll talk.

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Red nosed Republicans support the rich because the poor have no lobbyists to kick back some of the profits.

  14. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    To be more specific, 60 % of the toys

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Iceland was the first country to melt down (for the same reason we all did, recklessness from the banking industry), but has recovered faster and better. Why? They bailed out the citizens and put the bankers in jail. We choose to do the opposite.

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