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Pat Oliphant

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  1. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Taxing the rich isn’t class warfare, neither is it socialism. It’s only one part of a necessary restructuring of how the federal government takes in revenue, and needs to be matched with plans to reduce spending, including entitlements. It’s important to note Warren Buffett’s recent editorial that, at no point in his long career of recommending investments, has anyone (including many wealthy investors) ever expressed concern about how much tax they would have to pay on their resulting incomes. They just wanted good investment strategies that would produce more wealth, even back in the 50’s and 60’s when income tax rates were much higher than today.

  2. Let Shell

    Let Shell GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Fine, if you guys are against the rich paying their fair share of taxes, then cut taxes for the rest of us so that we’re paying what the rich currently pay…

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    when did it become sin to help the poor?
    I’m not jealous of what they have, it’s that they should be taxed at the same rate as the rest of us.

    the post just above this said something that makes no sense.
    It sounds backward,

  4. T.E. Lawrence

    T.E. Lawrence said, about 4 years ago

    Wealth is concentrated in the top 5% at the highest it’s been since the 1870’s, and still Congress wants to extend their tax cuts. Why? Supply-side economics don’t work. Reagan proved that. So why go with a losing strategy?

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    Because it benefits the rich, silly. And they’re the ones who pay for McConnell and Boehner’s campaigns.

  6. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah you are so superior to Pat Oliphant.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ‘oh yawn, got to keep this class warfare going till we fall off the cliff. If we do not tax these guys we all are going to die..right?’
    …if we do not tax these guys we all are going to die..
    So, if we don’t tax them we all won’t die!
    Gosh, I never thought of it that way before. It all makes so much sense now. Don’t tax the rich and we will _all _ survive.
    Thank you, thank you for that eloquent, informative commentary.
    I look forward to your next treatise on the definition of class warfare, both in theory and practice.

  8. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, about 4 years ago

    oh yawn, got to keep this class warfare going till we fall off the cliff…

    This country didn’t fall off the cliff in the 1960s, when the top tax rate was 90%.

  9. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 4 years ago

    I see that they won’t stand for it.

  10. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 4 years ago

    “We were all poor…..the maid was poor, the butler was poor…..” (I think Benny Hill originated this but it might actually have been Plato……..)

  11. MiguelC

    MiguelC said, about 4 years ago

    Welcome back Pat , we need you in this mess sistem.

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I am aware of a simple tax change that would balance the budget. It would be a small 10% tax. It would bring in $1 Trillion extra every year. It would Not affect the low-income earners. It won’t hurt the economy. When Obama sits down and names specific program cuts, then I will reveal it.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Nonsense. There are several budget calculator sites that allow you to figure out for yourself all sorts of shifts. I managed to balance the budget in ten minutes, given closing of tax loopholes, expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts, reform of a few programs, cutting Pentagon spending, stopping the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and raising taxes mildly (and I mean MILDLY) on the wealthier. It’s actually not hard, if you ignore Grover Norquist.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    For once, I might just want to somewhat go along with you on that. Especially, as I formerly worked for aerospace on the space program, and still heavily support NASA and its efforts.

    NASA now only gets some 0.3 % of the federal budget, but during the 1960’s NASA got an average of 2% of the federal budget, and in 1965 got an actual 4% of the federal budget.

    And with that kind of a budget NASA did what many thought was impossible, and put Americans on the moon and brought them back alive and well!

    I can not even begin to imagine just what incredible and wonderful things NASA could do with a budget that would be some 7 times its current budget!!

    To say nothing of employing at least several million Americans in jobs with both reasonable wages and good benefits. Just why do so many Americans consider the time from the 1940’s through the 1970’s to be the greatest single period in American History?

    Not only did we have higher taxes, but we were also ready and willing to do incredible things with those taxes!

    And now we have the “ME!” generation instead, sad, truly sad!

    Regardless of our various opinions, Have A Truly Great Day!

  15. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman said, about 4 years ago

    @Kirk Sinclair

    No, but the interest rate in the 1970’s and 1980’s was a direct result. Watch what happens next.

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