Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Or that money could provide healthcare for a million people.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 1 year ago

    There are opportunity costs and I guess there’s merit in opportunity savings, too.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Ted, the government created those loopholes, not Apple..

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Congress could help close some of those loopholes, but their Corporate Masters won’t allow it!
    And, YES, that applies to BOTH Parties!

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    An article in the Manchester Guardian says that if we could collect all those taxes (not just Apple’s) we could eliminate world food insecurity. Twice over.

    But no one is foolish enough to end world food insecurity when atheist Muslim terrorists want to impose Sharia Law on America, make every American woman wear a veil, make every American man go to mosque five times a day, have Americans queue for goat and pita bread, and only have one brand of Islamic tooth-cleaning stick. No, we have to kill all those terrorists. And drones are cheaper.

    But we need to learn from our efficient predecessors, the British, who used poison gas on their colonials to keep the cost of the White Man’s Burden as low as possible. We could kill far more terrorists for much less money if we armed our Hellfire Missiles with nerve gas.

    Since the big advantage of the drones is cost, why not go all the way as the Imperial British did???

  6. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t like how Apple indirectly exploits workers or how they legally avoid (I’d be surprised if they didn’t-put me in their shoes and I would too) paying their fair share, but I’d roast in Las Vegas for another 8 years before I’d give up my new iMac and start using (shudder-puke) PCs. I’m stuck because I don’t have the capabilities of building my own.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    “Ted, the government created those loopholes, not Apple.”

    No, politicians who receive campaign donations from corporations and wealthy citizens created those loopholes.

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    Rall’s math is faulty. 155,172 fewer Hellfires does not mean 155,172 fewer kills, as there would be more than 1 casualty per shot. Also, if DoD goes out and buys 155,172 missiles it should be getting some sort of discount, at least a 10% price break.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    the question is how much did they pay in taxes. second how much did the payroll they have in the U.S. pay in taxes. also how much did the people who own stock in apple pay when they got dividends. I’s sorry but quit trying to increase taxes and chase companies out to the U.S. and the jobs. Because china is buying smithville meats how much money do we get in taxes from china and that is just the tip of the iceberg Risk of being chicken little unless we make it more profitable for companies to manufacture in the U. S we will be little china

  10. James Corley

    James Corley said, over 1 year ago

    You play the game using the rules the league sets. I don’t hear too many people bitching about the home mortgage deduction, the standard deduction, EITC, etc. These are all legal deductions, or LOOPHOLES if you chose to use that term. To use the laws to your advantage is what

    When we eliminate the tax code in it’s entirety and replace it with a flat sales tax that everybody will pay, then we will all pay our fair share.

    And, BTW, corporations do not pay taxes, they merely collect it from their customers and pass it on to the governments.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    Got a chuckle out of this one. A chuckle out of a political cartoon, pat yourself on the back Ted.

  12. James Corley

    James Corley said, over 1 year ago

    Frakkin enter button!!

    To use the laws to your advantage is what everybody does. Right or wrong, the law allows it. Multiple tax jurisdictions with wildly varying rates encourages global companies to report their earnings in the lowest cost jurisdiction.

  13. truthsayer

    truthsayer said, over 1 year ago

    Rall ceased to be funny many years ago (if indeed he ever was); he’s nothing more than a far left ranter.

  14. truthsayer

    truthsayer said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    I assume your joking? Nine dollars apiece to provide healthcare? You must be talking about the future of Obamacare.

  15. truthsayer

    truthsayer said, over 1 year ago


    Uh, I assume you’re aware that it’s politicians who serve in the legislative branch of the government?

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