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Robert Ariail

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  1. 3pibgorn9

    3pibgorn9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Quite right. We have a kind of faux democracy; it’s more a plutocracy or oligarchy, whatever. ;-)

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @1opinion

    Sure, you MUST be right. Government doesn’t want it all from corporations, just MOST of it. How many times has someone on here said “go back to the 70% max rates” but even then the tax code made it possible for businesses to take deductions and reduce the “effective” rate to 15% or less.

    Now since I basically agree with your original premiss, how about YOU be the one that shows how the federal government makes it possible for businesses to operate. By saying that you contend that without government regulation there would be no business. And say something besides infrastructure or law enforcement since both of those items are paid for at a local level with local taxes.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @3pibgorn9

    Dude, we do NOT live in a “democracy”. We have “:democratic REPUBLIC

  4. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t get it wither. If the income declarations were true and the tax strategy was legal, they’ve done nothing wrong. Why are people mad at that?

  5. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    B. S. The tax code was written by, for and with the rich in mind. Why do you think it’s thousands of pages long?

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    F-35: $1.3 TRILLION obligated so far, and it doesn’t work, but hey, that’s not “overspending”. Eventual cost of Iraq: $3-4 TRILLION, but hey, that’s cheap for getting even with a “contract” taken out on your “poppy”.

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    “Its very variety, subtlety, and utterly irrational, idiomatic complexity makes it possible to say things in English which simply cannot be said in any other language.”

    Socialism has no definitive form, every economy thus far on earth has been mixed.

    The usage of a single quote bares no more weight than a tachyon

    “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism” Karl Marx

    " Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism" Benito Mussolini

    Trying to summarize a debate in a quote for humans is alas analogous to using a laser pointer to distract a cat – Myself

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Dumb cartoon. The government is spending less under Obama than it did under Bush (actually, it always spends less under Democrats). And paying less than 2% taxes… if you’re going to make tiny tax rates available to Apple and Mitt Romney, why not to those who make a lot less than they do? Can we agree that Apple and Romney really shouldn’t be paying a lower tax rate than, say, a hamburger flipper? Who actually works harder and doesn’t even get insurance and paid vacation?

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh you are wrong . Liberals also got targeted, but the rich run the papers, and the t-party cries and screams about everything, they live with a spirit of fear and paranoia.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @rightisright

    “Apple pays 16 million dollars a day in taxes. Too bad taxocrats can spend even faster than that.”

    What was their reported profits? What percentage of those profits did they pay in taxes?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    This is one thing that baffles me. Here you go saying " Liberals also got targeted" BUT not a word of protest about it.

    It is wrong for the “government” – the servant of the citizen – to target anyone and so IF liberals were targeted and they say NOTHING then they deserve to be taken advantage of by their servant.

    Damn straight the TEA Party raised a stink. Just like YOU would if you were on the receiving end of government scrutiny.

  12. vhouse0

    vhouse0 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As one who relies on Apple technology, it pains me to see Apple hiding its profits. If I made $1 million this year, would you pat me on the back if I reported only $100,000 to the IRS? If what I did was legal would you admire me? You would not call me a cheat? You wouldn’t care that I am a lousy citizen?
    Apple is a corporation so I don’t expect it to be a good citizen, but I do object to rules written so that Apple and other corporations can avoid funding the system that makes them possible. Yes, Apple pays huge tax bills, but it fails to share the load.

  13. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    How many USA employees are there ? They pay income tax, no ? Since they are a Corp., pay out for stocks/bonds, those receiving pay via capital gains section of income tax return, no ?
    I’m sure Apple is paying the lowest taxes they can, DON’T YOU ?
    When did Profit become a dirty word ? Educate me.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    “Can we agree that Apple and Romney really shouldn’t be paying a lower tax rate than, say, a hamburger flipper? Who actually works harder and doesn’t even get insurance and paid vacation?”
    .
    The difference is that Apple, Romney and other rich folks (many are liberal just like Apple) contribute to buy politicians, something the burger flipper can’t do. Another problem is the burger flipper is usually not educated and doesn’t know that when taxes are raised, the rich can avoid it while he gets stuck with it. He just buys the “have the rich pay their fair share” bullsh*t fed to him along with the lefty Kool Aid.
    .
    Ignorance is the most treasured resource of the left.

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