Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, almost 3 years ago

    Ouch!…That hurt!

  2. jfb 1129

    jfb 1129 said, almost 3 years ago

    The president should read today’s strip.

  3. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 3 years ago

    If they hwve employees they pay taxes they pay unemployment state and federal,fica tax. And the employees pay taxes. the corp payes taxes and then what left over they pay in dividend and the people pay taxes on them And you are right they just pass the tax on and like in france when they taxed the rich most of them moved to denmark where the taxes were cheaper

  4. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, almost 3 years ago


    Finally, someone posting a comment that makes sense!

  5. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Except, none of that is true. Sweden chose a right wing government in 2006. They promised to put more people to work, stop the abuse of the welfare system and do it without changing the way Sweden works.They lowered taxes for the well to do, stopped taxing capital, sold off railroads,hospitals, schools and on and on the whole rightist litany (oddly enough, they are called ‘liberals’ in Sweden). And they sold it all cheaply, so their buddies could turn around and sell it on to venture capital companies with headquarters in Isle of Man, for up to 10 times the amount paid to ‘we the people’. They put a limit on sick leave, to ‘weed out the cheaters’ since shown to cost a vanishingly small amount (now rising as ‘private carers’ have learned how to game the system).
    So the people who are too sick to work,still have to report to the unemployment office for jobs that no longer exist. I’m just glad my wife died of her cancer before she was put through that mill.
    So now the university campus in my town is closing. Sweden’s school system has falling results in international comparisons. Private schools are essentially selling high marks to compete. Private care companies close down clinics that don’t make enough money, private pharmacies don’t carry certain medicines that are too cheap to make money on. Private train companies buy trains that don’t run in the snow. Essential maintenance on roads and rails is done on the cheap by private firms with damaging and even deadly results. It was any interesting experiment but now, even the 2/3 of the population that ‘won’ economically are seeing the results. The 1/3 who didn’t are sinking deeper into relative poverty. And worse, just like the last time we had a right wing government, we have a racist party in the parliament, one that has roots in the neo-nazi movements from the last decade of the 20th century. I don’t buy your reasoning. But I do understand that you consider government to be something other than you. Odd thoughts in a democracy.

  6. Dave Richard

    Dave Richard said, almost 3 years ago

    Okay, so let me get this straight… Higher taxes cause prices to go up. So people will have less money to buy higher priced stuff. Great “stimulus” idea there, Barry-O!

  7. Johnathon Handy

    Johnathon Handy said, almost 3 years ago

    You tell them John and I’m sorry about your loss. But what I find strange in today’s litany of responses, is that no one commented on the corporations as people zinger at the end.
    I guess that’s because both you and your corrupt parties, want to forget all about that corrupt legislation.

  8. Dave Richard

    Dave Richard said, almost 3 years ago

    John, I’m sorry for your situation, but American Free Market economics is far different than Swedish Neo-Nazism. Here, it works and would work better if our delightful governmet would stop spending beyond its means.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    another great comic! Scott you should get a raise!

  10. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, B.S. Products cost as much as the market will pay, not a nickel more. Taxes are a part of production cost, but if you think production cost has anything but a tiny relationship to price, you don’t understand basic economics. Taxes come out of profits, and only if the market will bear it can they be passed on to consumers. Corporate profits are the cause of the stagnation of the economy – we have a lack of circulation due to clotting in the fatty tissues.

  11. Dave Richard

    Dave Richard said, almost 3 years ago

    I find it funny that libs are always whining about “corporate greed” until their own 401k loses value or they lose their job.

  12. catzilla23

    catzilla23 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I think the corporations as people idea came out of a SCOTUS decision to allow a corporation to be sued; only people can be sued, ergo corporations must be considered people. I am relying on my faulty memory here so, corrections are appreciated.

  13. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    They not only “not pay taxes” but some get billions from us to drill for oil. I won’t say which ones.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Dave Richard

    Companies have found they can’t just foist off the taxes onto the customers. They just won’t buy their products anymore. But the largest ones pay little or no taxes anyway.
    It is stupid not to pay your workers a wage that can’t afford the cost of living. That is called the working poor. There are millions of them.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Dave Richard

    You don’t get it, they went your way and it has lead to the extremists coming in after them. The same happened to Germany 1930-1933. It is a failure for the majority usually.
    Austerity during a Depression leads to dictatorship.

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