Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Oooooooo … Toles nails it again!

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 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. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 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.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 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.

  5. duemore4u

    duemore4u said, over 3 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?

  6. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  7. lafayetteann

    lafayetteann said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for that amazing Jefferson quote, Doughfoot.

  8. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 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

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    @ronald rini

    So poor people are doing well because they pay fewer taxes?

    Let’s get something straight that you don’t need to be a communist or even have taken college economics to understand …

    You will not become wealthy if you do not claim the fruits of another person’s labor. Period. It is impossible. Anyone who believes that rich people get rich purely through their own hard work have gravel for brains.

    Progressive taxation is intended to mitigate some of the damage done to masses of working people by an extremely small class of people who control industry and government.

    In America, we are unique in that an oddly large number of working people JUST DON’T GET THIS. They are okay with having their labor stolen and not being given anything in return for it. They bristle and rage when the people who steal their labor tell them to on Fox News or the Drudge Report or conservative blogs. Rather than lashing out at the people who eat them alive, they direct their rage at the person next door with a slightly more dilapidated house.

    PLEASE save your tears for the persecuted rich for that moment when you are lying in a pillow on their floor next to their caviar-eating poodles.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    And once again you compare our way of living to third world countries cuz comparing apples to apples destroys your argument.

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