Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Bill_Clay

    Bill_Clay said, about 4 years ago

    Only a Republican would be insane enough to make such a statement without expecting to be dragged to the guillotine. What’s next, Mitt? Let them eat cake?

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 4 years ago


  3. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Socialism is not dead!

  4. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    "What Mr. Romney was saying was – If I paid more then the minimum required would categorize me as stupid . . . "

    That’s all very reasonable. Why then, does Romney refuse to release his tax returns? If what you say is true, doesn’t it make sense that Romney would release his returns and show that he’s taking advantages of deductions like we all do?

    Yet – despite great pressure – even from his own party – he does not. What is so shameful in his returns that he cannot show them??

  5. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    “There is nothing UnAmerican about doing what you can to minimize your tax burden if you are operating within the laws.”

    Agreed. Then why won’t he release his tax returns?

  6. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    “. . . operating within the laws. I have every reason to believe that Mr. Romney did exactly that. If you have proof that he committed Tax Fraud then show it or SHUT UP.”

    NO ONE has any proof either way. He won’t release his tax returns. You have NO reason to believe that he operated within the laws OR outside the laws.

    Of course, he could end the entire discussion by releasing his returns.

  7. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 4 years ago

    So the tax return thing is the “I’ll show you!” for the birth certificate thing. Do any of you see this becoming a endless cycle that doesn’t help? I do.
    TimeWeaver- good comment

  8. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, about 4 years ago

    What Romney has done more of is reboot. Massachusetts law requires you to be a resident for 7 years prior to running for governor. Mitt had filed residency in Utah through 2002. When that was pointed out, he “retroactively” re-filed for Massachusetts. Trust much?

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    Another catastrophically clueless political gaffe from Romney, but come on … who would ever want to pay MORE taxes than they owe? The issue here is what taxes he DID owe and why he’s so desperately trying to keep them a secret.

  10. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, about 4 years ago

    Why does investment income need to be treated differently than salary/hourly income? That’s the first lie.

    If these 1%ers were to pay their full. fair share, it would still be cheaper than trying to buy politicians and elections.

  11. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago


    “why he’s so desperately trying to keep them a secret.”

    I agree, that’s the whole point.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “The top 10 percent of income earners paid 71 percent of all federal income taxes in 09……………What is their Fair Share?”

    First question: Did the top 10% receive more or less than 71% of all income generated for that year? I’m not certain, but I’d suspect it’s rather more.

    Second question: Do you object to the whole concept of progressive taxation? When shortfalls occur, is it unfair to ask that sacrifices be made by those best able to absorb them? If four people have two apples each, five people have no apples, and one person has 20 apples, which apples should first be targeted to make sure nobody goes hungry?

    So let’s define “Fair”…

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    @Adam Sperry

    Investment income is treated differently to encourage investment and capital formation. Taxing investment income at the same rate as regular income might give some people a warm fuzzy, but it would have a serious negative effect on the economy. As for making the “1%ers” pay their fair share, do you really want to give them a new huge tax break? The safest thing to do under the present circumstances is to leave things just the way they are.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    If one can state the obvious (which increasingly needs to be stated), this whole issue about Romney’s tax returns is a red herring. Totally phony. Romney’s business and political careers are fair game, but unfortunately for political opponents these are huge assets. His personal life is fairly clean (not much in the way of social and political ties to terrorists, revolutionaries, anti-Semitic America preachers, and so forth). So just invent a non-existent issue.

  15. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago


    Romney built his career by buying American companies, leveraging them for ever thing they were worth, then laying off the Americans and outsourcing the jobs. Then he paid himself 100s of millions of dollars, which he removed from circulation in the US economy to sit in cold freeze in the Caymans, Luxembourg, Switzerland. Where it sits today. And paid no taxes to boot.

    Romney has great experience in massing personal wealth. But he has no experience in protecting the best interests of the United States.

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