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Tom Toles

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  1. Yekatman

    Yekatman GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Wow, Toles in color!

  2. Jack  Forrest

    Jack Forrest said, over 6 years ago

    yeah color!!! O is lQQKin for “clean”coal under that dirt….he may find the 20 trillion reagan hid when he was in the whyte house.

  3. Tom Ciborowski

    Tom Ciborowski said, over 6 years ago

    What’s up with the color ‘toon? Its been a while, so its time to say: FLAT TAX!!! I’m not quite sure how taxing airless tires will do anything, but a bunch of folks are keen on it. Cheers!

  4. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, over 6 years ago

    Obama needs to stop with all of ‘his’ ‘new’ ideas. Warming over the Bush II admin was not what we signed up for in electing Obama.

  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Sooky Rottweiler says: (digging) never quite figured why nobody ever thought of using dogs in mines… (keeps digging)

  6. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Ooo. Color.

    And that’s a cute Michelle. And we’re wearing the same hairstyle omg!

  7. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Flat tax = regressive tax.

    Meanwhile, we waited too long. It’s over.

  8. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 6 years ago

    Sooky, Isadora and Rebecca ask, are you sure you want to be so far underground that ore can be extracted?

  9. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 6 years ago

    ^Here we go again! No more tax talk unless you’re talking about rolling back the Reagan tax cuts!

    @Sooky probably the same reason they stopped sending canaries into mine shafts.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    yeah, it’s to cruel a job for a dog to do, send in the people that are stupid enough to go down there………

  11. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 6 years ago

    It used to be a good living Bruce. Not sure about today though.

    And lay off the roids!

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    Dude, I got those from DRIVIN’ 7 INCH SPIKES WITH A 10LB HAMMER! and toting 100 lb. sacks of sugar through the woods. No drugs for ME. Well, maybe a little herb now and again.

    I imagine it’s still a pretty good living. I know we hauled a lot of coal out of them hills on the railroad. But, I’ve seen how you get down to the digging and to me you would have to be just plain crazy to take that ride. But, I learned a long time ago you do what you have to do. When yer dumb ya gotta be tough……… ;0))

  13. comyics

    comyics said, over 6 years ago

    A way to eliminate Gas and tires.

    Nase builds flying cars. Cars run on electricity.

    Electricity powered by windmills surround the shoreside states from wind blown by tides and open sea.

    Cost cut. Emission cuts. and instead of your live’in saying, “Get gas and make sure your tires are aired up”, can say, “Is your vehicle charged”.

    Less work, less cost, less pollution.

    (Edit) Why is Montana suited for a clean coal industry? With a demonstrated reserve base of 120 billion tons, Montana’s coal is, in liquid terms, over one quarter the size of the entire Middle East oil reserve–enough fuel to power every American car for decades. In Montana and across the West, if even a fraction of our reserves were developed and converted to liquid fuel, we could greatly reduce the oil we now import from unfriendly and unstable countries. Or, if we moved toward a gasification program for generating electric power with IGCC plants, we could substantially reduce emissions from the utility industry.

  14. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago


    What are you smoking, and may I have some?

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I’m finishing up a biography of Ben Franklin (reading one, not writing one). He was certainly a self-made man (in more than one sense), and while he wasn’t a deep theoretical philosopher, he was an eminently practical one.

    While touring Ireland and Scotland in the 1760’s (at that time he wasn’t in favor of a clean break from Britain; he wanted the American colonies to have an equal standing under the Crown with the other united kingdoms), he was absolutely appalled by the abject poverty of the masses compared to the luxuries enjoyed by the propertied class. Nonetheless, he was distrustful of direct handouts, which he felt would lead to indolence. In that respect, his views had much in common with today’s conservatives.

    However, he also had as much contempt for the idle rich as for the idle poor, for the same reason. Wealth leads to indolence as surely as a public dole. In both the charter for Pennsylvania that he proposed early on, and his articles for American confederation later, he pushed heavily for laws preventing concentration of wealth and land in the hands of the few. While taxation of all citizens was necessary, he felt that the burden on those whose income was sufficient for moderate security for their families should be light, while taxation above that level should be heavy. In a 1784 letter, he wrote that a person had a “natural right” to all he earned that was necessary to support himself and his family, “but all property superfluous to such purposes is the property of the public, who by their laws have created it.”

    Franklin’s theories about raising the condition of the poor had much in common with what is now known as “trickle-down”, but he felt it should be driven by a thriving and industrious middle class, not by helping the rich get richer.

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