Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, about 4 years ago

    Romney was the best candidate the GOP could muster—think about that. Go ahead, take your time. Just think about it.

  2. kapock

    kapock said, about 4 years ago

    I knew the minute I saw the Romney video that there would have to be a moment of reckoning with Lucky Ducky. Of course now that he has been made obsolete by “real life”, Lucky Ducky may be permanently out of the workforce, and won’t even have to pay payroll taxes, let alone income tax. If he starves or freezes to death, he’s even off the hook for sales taxes. Gotcha!

  3. kapock

    kapock said, about 4 years ago

    P.S. I wish the strip had noted that not only does Romney pay hardly any tax, his success in private equity and his entire personal financial picture have been specifically structured around tax avoidance.

  4. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @icky mung-mung

    Not exactly.
    There was Ron Paul, but he’s “not Republican enough,” and thus un-electable.
    Other than that, Romney’s the best that was WILLING to run for president this year.
    Tea Party Extremism makes good headlines, but the GOP Core would rather have a level playing field in 2016 than to go up against an incumbent with a solid 47% base now.

  5. Zyreenesque

    Zyreenesque said, about 4 years ago

    they have to pay a lot to be the image of that party

  6. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 4 years ago

    what I can not figure out is why he is not paying his fair share. He paid2 million in taxes. I did not pay anywhere near that. So isn’t it me and everyone else that does not pay 2 mill not paying thier fair share.

  7. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago


    Now be fair. There were other choices. We had Newt and Perry of Texas….oh…..,never mind.

  8. Will.Rubin

    Will.Rubin said, about 4 years ago

    Here’s your percentages: Romney paid roughy 2000000% more in federal taxes a bit under half of America. I think that’s more than fair!

  9. tecumseh18

    tecumseh18 said, about 4 years ago

    Have to agree with the critic. This was Daily Worker-level satire. Thank God he stopped it.

  10. micromove

    micromove said, about 4 years ago

    Awesome strip!!!
    @Will.Ruben: Romney also made 1000000000% more than 99.9999% of Americans, by shipping their jobs to China, still going on (go google Sensata Technologies). You should also google “Plutocrat” while you’re at it.

  11. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 4 years ago


    If I paid 14% in income taxes on $30,000 it would leave me $25,800.

    I guess I would have to forgo that new car this year.

    If I paid 14% in income taxes on $14,000,000 it would leave me $12,040,000.

    I guess I could add to my already obscene fleet.

  12. Will.Rubin

    Will.Rubin said, about 4 years ago


    Romney found a gross inefficiency in some businesses and corrected it. This would have generated more American profit that would be used to create more and better American jobs if only Barack Hussein Obama would let Free Markets (Google that) work and not tax the economy to a standstill. Watch Fox news for a change and have your socialist blinders removed!

  13. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 4 years ago

    Perhaps Ron’s point was that there is a certain progressive aspect to percentages… 14% of more is more than 14% of less. And that in straight dollars, Mitt paid a lot more than pretty much anyone to use the same roads, highways, national defense system, etc that the rest of us did.

    Then there’s the other side of the argument saying a) the marginal utility of a dollar is much lower in Mitt’s stratosphere. $1000 means a lot more to someone making $30,000 than $30,000,000 and b) Mitt did not make all his money in a vacuum. It’s predicated on a stable, prosperous society with good infrastructure and lots of incentives and tax breaks for his activities so it’s right and proper for him to support that system at a higher rate.

  14. Will.Rubin

    Will.Rubin said, about 4 years ago


    Your “car” might barely feeds one person for a month or so. Romney’s “fleet” helps employs hundreds of people with quality jobs all year round. Almost every great advance in America has been because of wealthy people running wealthy corporations!

    Even the author of this fine comic would not have a job were it not for the Trickle Down (Google that) effect of the wealthy media corporations that pay Mr. Bolling’s (sometimes misguided) works.

  15. mrblonde_314

    mrblonde_314 said, about 4 years ago


    I am in awe at the stupidity of those that believe that a completely free market would open up more business. We live in capitalism. These business owners don’t open up a factory solely for the purpose of “creating more American jobs durrrr”, they do so to make a profit. Mark my words if there weren’t motivation to become filthy stinking rich there would be no businesses. Opening a Wal Mart and providing 100 piddly ass minimum wage jobs IS NOT helping the economy grow. And are we forgetting the literally only thing good about capitalism? In markets when there is a demand it will be met with supply. So all your saintly business owners who you think are doing a favor to the American economy are merely filling a vacuum and becoming filthy rich while shipping jobs overseas, not paying workers enough, destroying the environment, all whilst not even paying their FAIR SHARE of taxes. Oh but I suppose we should be thankful for creating a bunch of minimum wage jobs nobody can afford to work. Get a clue.

    When you’re entire economy is shaped like a pyramid it makes sense to firmly support the base or else the entire thing will crumble.

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