Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 2 years ago

    Oooooooo … Toles nails it again!

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 2 years ago

    Had no idea what “anchor putting” was until I looked it up just now. Funny how Toles still uses a caricature of the wealthy that is more suitable to 1913 than to 2013. Still there is a point here. Money is power, soft power rather than hard power, but power nevertheless. The concentration of that power in fewer and fewer hands is antithetical to American ideals and principles. Both equality and, in the end, liberty are undermined. Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, October 18, 1785: “But the consequences of this enormous inequality producing so much misery to the bulk of mankind, legislators cannot invent too many devices for subdividing property … [ One ] means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.”

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Fun fact, if you are in the USA, work, make over 34,000, you will be in the 1% of the world. How about that.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Rich people aren’t going to protect the rest of us from them. If you choose to revere wealth that you don’t have you might as well start walking around bleating “BAAAA BAAAA” and picturing yourself served as a crown roast with mint sauce.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    But I won the lotto don’t you know. that puts me higher on your list then say John Kerry who inherted his wealth and slept his way into the rest? Or how about Obama who has not worked a non public job in his life. Well there was that one time he “was behind enemy lines” but how do you feel about him making his millions on the publicity of his public office? Or how about all of congress? most come in in dept and leave millionaires? Your right I will never be as good as them.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago


    Yeah, Tigger, I think I can decide who to blame for the fact that the Bush tax cuts were extended. I was paying attention during the fiscal cliff negotiations, and the GOP was not on the side of truth, justice, and the American way.

  7. duemore4u

    duemore4u said, almost 2 years ago


    Obama’s books were published in 2007 and 2008 BEFORE he became president. John Kerry’s parents were upper MIDDLE class. You begrudge successful people?

  8. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Where’s that leader guy in this toon? You know, The President?

    That’s right it’s a typical Tommy Toles toon being a shill for the prez once again.

  9. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, almost 2 years ago


    Thanks for that amazing Jefferson quote, Doughfoot.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago


    Because we are being dragged back to the days of the imperial rich running things. They do want to now. Not all of them, just too many of them.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Genome Project

    Tim Geithner is a lying sack of shinola. Just another agent of the Plutocrats. Of course raising taxes on the rich would help end the Depression since lowering taxes helped to bring it on.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    How does this “shill” for the Plutocrat Obama?

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 2 years ago

    Tax Year 2009

    Percentiles Ranked by AGI

    Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

    op 1%

    Top 5%
    top 10%

    Top 25%
    Tax Year 2009
    for you people that pick on the top 1% this is list from the irs that shows that people making over 66 thousand a year pay 87% of the money the goverment takes in and people who make less than 34 thousand which is 50 % of the people pay only 2.25 % of the taxes the government collects. and also note that the top 1% pay almost 36.73 % of the bill. And if the top 1% would leave do you think will pick up the slack ask california

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Really stupid, Toles. Really stupid.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    it would be so much better if we had NO lobbyists at all.

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