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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 3 years ago

    This headline Burns my Bart.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    During Republican administrations, which since Reagan have been cutting taxes on the rich and shifting burdens to the poor, the gap between rich and poor increase.
    Right now, we have a gap comparable to banana republics. Historians agree that this is a bad thing — if you believe in opportunity for all.
    There are several different definitions of a good economy. Lately some have overdepended on a good stock market. A more sensible definition would be whether EVERYONE gets ahead, not just the tiny percentage who are already rich. And by that definition, we are doing very poorly indeed.

  3. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Invested in JOBS? What jobs? It’s being invested in vacation homes, lawyers, payoffs to Congress, GOP election year PACs – but not jobs. And the middle class did see their incomes rise during the Clinton presidency, but that ended under Bush, thanks to the idiotic tax cuts that preceded the tanking economy after 911. The rich continued to get richer during those Bush years, but job creation was anemic. Then came the Bush Depression of 2008, when he bailed out the rich but nobody else; the rest of us investors lost a third of our net worth, but the 1% walked on our backs all the way to the bank.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, and the Democrat answer is “More government regulation! That will fix everything!”

  5. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    trickle down??? exactly WHAT trickled down?

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    The problem with the evil rich is that as the gap gets wider the definition shifts, at the rate we are going if you have a job your the “evil rich” and need to be taxed senseless.
    Was Jimmy Carter this inept?

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Say what you will Burns has supplied Homer and friends with jobs, and the of Springfield with electricity.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Income gap is greatest since the 1920s. (And let’s not forget what happened at the end of the 1920s It’s not too late to restore Glass-Steagall.) Not saying rich people are evil, but I will say that poor people can become desperate. This has already happened in Jamaica, for example: those in gated communities had better decide whether they are keeping the riff-raff out, or fencing themselves in.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    Are we talking about the same Ronald Reagan who raised the debt ceiling eighteen times? Under whom government spending hit 22.4% of the GDP? Who saw the IRS reach a record number of workers?
    The modern-day GOP would run the REAL Ronald Reagan out of Washington on a rail before they ever let him see a Republican primary. They prefer to worship their imaginary version of him, who single-handedly beat up the Soviets, only ever cut taxes, and strangled the government into submission.

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    I look around at the mess we are in and thank God we made the correct choice, imagine how much worse it wold be.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Heard Current 2012 report found top 1% controlled /received 20% of all capital generated in 2012?
    Also heard wages for the middle class dropped by 1.4% in 2012.
    The rich get richer and the poor get to pay for it.

    And who has been President for the last four and a half years.

  12. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, about 3 years ago

    It’s more likely the 1% invest their money in Treasury bills, bonds, and notes in order to draw interest from the taxes paid by the middle class.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    50+ million participants in 401k plans have also recovered well.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Running investments to foreign corporations, through Cayman Island accounts, doesn’t build either jobs, or the tax base, here at home, period.

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    “And this will continue as long as the conservatives can “buy” elections…and people buy the conservative lies.”
    Exactly how much Kool Aid are you slamming down? I think your suppose to drink it, not try to drown in it. Reality tip: A Democrat is in the white house and a whole poopload in the 2 houses, so pretty much this mess of an economy is owned by Democrats who have had 5 years to get it going again.

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