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  1. grayhares01

    grayhares01 said, over 3 years ago

    What taxes? You have to work to pay taxes…

  2. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 3 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Yeah. Did Biden say everyone should have skin in the game?

  3. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, over 3 years ago

    Folks, here in Texas everyone pays taxes. There is an 8+% sales tax that covers everything except certain foods. Even if you are unemployed, you pay those taxes. And, even worse, you only get a small deduction for those taxes.

  4. Frodo59

    Frodo59 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Excellent cartoon, both politically and artistically.
    Love the menacing crowd in the alley.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wish the people complaining about how the poor pay no taxes would understand that “No Income” equals “No Tax”. The working class has been in a class war since Reagan took the oath. They are just now realizing it. Go look at historical income distribution in the U.S. & tell me where you think this is going…

  6. steven02345

    steven02345 said, over 3 years ago

    @comix2000

    are you sure trickle up doesn’t work ? I mean if you have a general populace that’s well off you find it’s easier to make money in a market where there are more potential customers…

  7. steven02345

    steven02345 said, over 3 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    when you say profit from their returns are you talking about tax refunds (isn’t that where you’ve over paid during the year and are getting back some small portion of the money you paid in taxes (deducted from your income ) ?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, Grey! If you get blown up enough times you get VA comp and pension, and pay no taxes on that! Oh, right if you have sales tax, I guess you ARE taxed even on that slight “income”. But if you’re super-wealthy, or “connected”, you never had to consider that “income option”, like so many of those “taxed enough already”, like Cheney and his friends the Koch brothers.


    You then also wouldn’t be those unemployed vets hiding in the shadows, trying to get by in the economy that “Bush built” and then ran back to Dallas, not that icky small-town part of Texas and the “ranch”.

  9. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 3 years ago

    @steven02345

    Howzie’s talking about the earned income credit, and other programs that can allow an income tax refund to exceed income tax paid. The intent is to incentivize work, even though that work is part-time or for low pay. Typically these benefits require that there be children in the household. It is part of the social safety net.

  10. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 3 years ago

    BTW:

    Disparity of wealth tends to be a destabilizing influence.

  11. steven02345

    steven02345 said, over 3 years ago

    @charliekane

    thanks that helps explain his position

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Compassionate conservative? Nah, no such thing.

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