Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. jfromlrgo

    jfromlrgo said, about 4 years ago

    F) Only if the caddy is stupid enough to declare the “full” amount to the IRS. When I delivered furniture I never got a tip as far as the IRS was concerned.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Been using this comparison for a long time, but of course only “dividends” are actually taxed at all, RIght?? Oh but the “double down” dummies “buy” it.

  3. underwriter

    underwriter said, about 4 years ago


    That would work for someone who delivers furniture. Nowadays, “tipped employees” are taxed on 108% of income to allow for unreported tips.

  4. momsaid

    momsaid said, about 4 years ago

    The ‘Double Taxation’ is for one’s own money, not what you pay someone else. Dividends are returns on investing YOUR OWN MONEY. Not every investment brings a return…many folks lose money on them. This cartoon is bogus.

  5. Soylent Grin

    Soylent Grin said, about 4 years ago


    You might want to check your IRS forms again. You aren’t taxed on losses. They’re called capital GAINS taxes.
    The cartoon is spot on, which is kind of a sad commentary in itself. We can’t get truth from our news outlets, we have to go to the comics and comedians.

  6. tecumseh18

    tecumseh18 said, about 4 years ago

    monsaid, you’re confusing the argument against taxing dividends with the argument against taxing capital gains. No serious person has a problem with taxing dividends, or interest received on loans or bank deposits for that matter. They all involve investing YOUR OWN MONEY. Why not tax someone in the money-lending business?

    Anyway, the real double taxation issue is whether corporate profits AND dividends should be taxed. I’ve heard even left-wingers argue against corporate profits tax, but in favor of attributing corporate income to shareholders regardless of whether or not a dividend is paid.

  7. kapock

    kapock said, about 4 years ago


    By Jove, @momsaid’s right! The plumber invested his own money to set up his business, but the resulting income also depends on his hard work. Since there’s labor, it’s not double taxation.

    The shareholder’s income is just money making money, no yucky labor at all, so it deserves to be tax free. It’s all so simple once you realize the most important thing is to shft the tax burden from those with money to those who work!

  8. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 4 years ago

    lot of liberals If I own a business I report the profit to the irs and they tax it when I take it home thats it no more taxes on that profit. when you own stock you own the company and they have paid taxes on the profit and what is left is giving to the owners and then they are taxed on it again double taxes period. If you people get you head out of you butt you would see that. Not all rich people own stock a lot of retirement funds and retired people own stock and they are not rich just did not buy that 50 inch tv or ate out every day and saved some money ruben good job but some of these people can see but are blind.

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