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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 5 years ago

    Good thing he prepaid his health insurance by contributing to a national pool for so many years.

  2. Jim Hicks

    Jim Hicks GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Thanks President Obama and the democrate controlled congress.

  3. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Trickle Up, indeed. Who was it, Dick Gephardt, who first said that he prefers Trickle Up? Thanks, Stuart for admitting that under Obama, it’s not been Trickle Down. Finally some liberals quit trying to make him Reaganesque.

  4. Patrick JB Flynn

    Patrick JB Flynn said, over 5 years ago

    What trickles up must come down. Just get yourself and your loved ones out of the way. CRASH!

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    Tigger, the GOP has also failed to support small businesses - just big ones. It takes money to make money. jmattadams, HOWGOZIT, have you completely blanked on the Bush and Reagan years? This is EXACTLY what happened under them. The liberal beef with Obama is that he is acting like a Republican and failing to defend the actions necessary to save the economy for ALL Americans, not just the rich.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Those new millionaires came from the same herd of brokers and traders as the last bunch. Small business is still barely hanging onto the rim of the same toilet “Reaganomics” threw them into.

  7. keechum

    keechum said, over 5 years ago

    I’m glad they can’t take it with theim. Boy, I bet it will be so hard for them when it is time to leave.

  8. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Panel 4 is pointing out the flaws of “Trickle down” economics. The rich get richer at the expense of those with whom the “excess riches” are supposed to trickle down onto. Wages for the middle class have remained very stagnant while wages for the top one percent continue to increase. “Trickle down” has not worked, and the middle class continues to get crushed while we CONTINUE the war on the middle class and the poor.

    The facts simply do not support trickle down. The wage disparity and the distribution of wealth clearly display evidence that everything has actually “trickled upwards.”

    In fact, with the taxes on Capital Gains set at 15%, we actually tax the top 2% LIGHTER than we tax the majority of the population. This is a fact. They may pay most of the taxes, but that’s just due to SIMPLE MATH, not due to heavy taxation. For the mathematically challenged: 15% of 90 is greater than 20-25% of 10.

    Understand that I am not saying “OMG tax teh [sic] rich like crazy.” I am stating facts, and advocate closing tax loopholes and simplifying the tax code.

    As for Panel 3, I sincerely doubt it has to do with “small businesses” (since 98% of small businesses make less than $250,000 a year), and more to do with manipulation of the stock market – the ‘financial weapons of mass destruction’ “hedge funds” – and betting against bad loans. It also didn’t help that taxpayer dollars went to funding multi-million dollar bonuses for bankers who made bad decisions while we bicker amongst ourselves about whether or not we should compensate teachers.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 5 years ago

    The Repugs still don’t get it. LOL!

  10. Carolo1

    Carolo1 said, over 5 years ago

    Repugs are stupid

  11. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    “Didn’t Obama tell us that good government jobs will trickle down and help us in the communities they are in”

    • Before or after all of the jobs are taken away? After all, everyone who works for the government is just “evil greedy scum not worthy of a pension or any sort of compensation.”*

    “But if you like the idea of punishing those who create the wealth, ”

    • Create wealth for who? The wealth has been focused into less than 10% of the population. I believe the last statistic was 400 Americans hold more than 50% of the wealth. So … who is this wealth created for?

    “unlike 35% of Americans who get there paycheck straight from the government,”

    • 35%? Welfare? It’s certainly not that high. Even when factoring in unemployment on top of that. Are you counting Social Security?

  12. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    “Look up “Trickle up Poverty.””

    • A crushed middle class moving further and further toward poverty as they are no longer able to even send their children to school, while we continue to pander to the wealthiest few among us, cut off breaks that would benefit the middle class, and invest only in the top 2%, claiming that even the well-to-do among the middle class, such as upper-end teachers (because the average teacher is NOT well-to-do), are “greedy and undeserving” while taxpayer dollars are used to fund the purchase of an extra yacht or two for a banker who made a poor bet. “Trickle up poverty.”

  13. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, over 5 years ago

    Harley, prove to us that there will be no loopholes in a “fairtax”, and I might support a progressive version, say 0% on food and medicine, 10% on purchases up to $500,15% for items $500 to 2500, 23% for any purchase over $2500. But what’s to keep a well to do individual from avoiding the tax by buying everything from the Cayman Islands or some other off-shore market? It will happen. Or a CEO will hide behind his corporation’s purchasing department, and call all of his cars and yachts business supplies. Show us the safeguards.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    The whole reason why rich people love flat taxes is that they get off more lightly than they do today - especially since there are often all sorts of exceptions – as there are with today’s tax laws, which is why Warren Buffett pays lower taxes than his secretary. Some sources of income are not taxed the same way!

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