Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, almost 6 years ago

    No such thing in taxation!

  2. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    That thermometer needs to be about 40 feet taller.

  3. BlueJayRobin

    BlueJayRobin said, almost 6 years ago

    Some seem to think that the wealthy are not immune from being over-taxed. I wonder why that is? Why do the wealthy have lobbyists that they invest millions on and why do they make huge contributions to politicians if they don’t receive benefit?

  4. sleepeeg3

    sleepeeg3 said, almost 6 years ago

    For giggles, we should invert the tax pyramid, see how the lowest bracket responds to being taxed at 35%+…

  5. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    THAT’S why unemployment is so high. You can get a couple of dozen entry level workers for what it takes to buy one Congressman, but all the rich want to buy IS Congresscritters.

  6. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, almost 6 years ago

    Sleepeeg5, they already are with all the regressive taxes and the income tax. That makes us all equal in the eyes of the GOP.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, almost 6 years ago

    Back in the good old days, the tax rate for the highest earners was much much higher than 90%.

    Here’s the real question that the taxation issue papers over. In the last 20-25 years, the amounts that the ultra-rich have “earned” have gone through the roof. The gap between them and the middle class has grown exponentially, and it’s not because of the high tax rates since I essentially pay the same rate as say Bill Gates. (Unless you take capital gains into account, and then I pay more).

    So what went wrong that the shot the 1-2% into the financial stratosphere while making the rest of us worse off?

  8. lsherris

    lsherris said, almost 6 years ago

    Taxation is immoral. It is akin to slavery in which the government owns you and your labor. It doesn’t matter whether the tax rate is 30% or 90%; taxation should be abolished.

    Government doesn’t produce anything; it only steals. Citizens are in favor of the system since a majority wrongly believe they are getting more than they are paying in. Only the very few (far fewer than 1-2%) who actually control the government truly benefit at the expense of the rest of us.

    Democrats and GOP are two factions of our one party government. GOP is attempting to take over the Tea Party to make sure we have no real choices.

  9. gbrucewilson

    gbrucewilson said, almost 6 years ago

    One more time. The top 1% pays 40% of all income tax. The bottom 50% pays 3% of all income tax. The “poor” do not create job. It come down to a simple choice. Do you want businesses (the rich) creating the jobs, or do you want to government spending money and not creating jobs? High taxes on the job creators drive companies to other countries.

    Also, in the “old days” when the tax rate was 90%, the rich paid less tax than they do now.

  10. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, almost 6 years ago

    Return to the tax levels of the Kennedy administration so that the country can afford to build a decent infrastructure - including broadband that is competitive with that of most other industrialized countries. The interstate system would never have been built, nor will any other major project of national importance, under current rates.

  11. steverino

    steverino said, almost 6 years ago

    One more time. No one is creating jobs, rich or poor, because no one is spending any money. The capacity businesses have already is idle. There needs to be an injection of money into the system. The poor spend their earnings; the rich (because of the above) is sitting on theirs.

    Every week I hear about another water main break; another crumbling bridge; another decaying railroad track. Spend money: fix these things. Workers get jobs, spend money, businesses grow. Infrastructure improves: all benefit. Ask a trucker how vital his industry is; then ask him how well it works without subsidized roads, bridges, etc. This is stuff we need: we’re still living on the infrastructure built by the WPA.

  12. steverino

    steverino said, almost 6 years ago

    Oh, yeah, funny comic.

    The American response to gross income inequality is less “Outrage! Revolution!” and more “How can I get me some of that?”

  13. steverino

    steverino said, almost 6 years ago

    …and the tax rates, like the oft-quoted 90%, is marginal tax rate: your first $X is taxed at one rate, and only the last $x is at the higher rate.

    For example, Obama wanted to maintain the current rate at income below $250,000, and go back to Clinton-era rates (37% ?) on income above that. That means that everyone pays the same rate on the first $250,000; only additional income above that pays more: if you make $260K, only the last $10K is getting the higher rate.

  14. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 6 years ago

    Without paying taxes, as was said, there is no infrastructure…also, no cops (there goes crime over the top), no fire protection is(ever lose a home to fire?), what needs doing away with is two (and more) stupid wars, expensive weapons systems, perks for our politicians, and so forth.

  15. Sandfan

    Sandfan said, almost 6 years ago

    For all you “eat the rich” advocates, here are the top lobbying groups from the Senate Office of Public Records:

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