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Tom Toles

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  1. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, about 2 years ago

    Someone has to make those silver spoons!

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    Will the British royal baby boy buoy the economy?


    “Probably not” – FT assesses the impact of the prince’s birth

  3. avarner

    avarner said, about 2 years ago

    Our monarchy costs 20 times more to support than theirs..

    http://now.msn.com/president-obamas-family-costs-the-us-20-times-what-royal-family-costs-the-uk

  4. algurka

    algurka said, about 2 years ago

    Our celebrities may be annoying and at times stupid, but at least they’re not living off the public’s taxes. They’ve either earned it or inherited it.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @algurka

    The amount contributed per capita by the British populace is not particularly significant. The Royal Family gets most of its income from holdings dating back hundreds of years.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @avarner

    The British Royalty don’t actually run the country either. Sp that is an illogical comparison.

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    For the same reason, I don’t think that kid will ever get to rule Canada.

  8. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Beebee Doodle says:
    You humans should leave that poor pup alone! His grandma would still be alive if it was not for stupid tabloids!
    Sooky Rottweiler says:
    Another corgi!

  9. algurka

    algurka said, about 2 years ago

    Let’s see: the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears . . . I could go on, but none of them are on welfare or living off the public dole. Like I said previously, they’ve either earned it as singers/performers, or they inherited it (Paris Hilton comes to mind). Who are you thinking of that are famous slugs?

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    The reference is to the novel by Mark Twain.

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    "The amount contributed per capita by the British populace is not particularly significant. "


    Correct. The “amount” often bandied about is annually “the price of one loaf of bread” per capita (pop 63 million, not sure how many are tax-payers.)


    That’s about £38 million annually (US$58 million).
    They do now pay taxes on their estate earnings as well as income tax so I imagine the tax-payer might break-even.

  12. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    One thing the baby has in common with his parents: none of the three of them are noted novelists, poets, artists, composers, musicians, actors, scientists, inventors, explorers, doctors, medical researchers, archaeologists, or even athletes. Why are they famous, again?

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    All over, the tiny few rich have something like over 90% of the money and 90% or more of people get less than 10% of money, property, and other things.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @avarner

    All recent presidencies have been insanely expensive.
    If you go to Forbes.com you will see that Obama has spent less than ANY recent president.
    Check it out.
    Because I do know you won’t believe me.

  15. algurka

    algurka said, about 2 years ago

    Thank you for proving my point. As for that killer on the cover of RS, that is a small exception, but I wouldn’t call him a celebrity—just a glamourized psychopath who will soon disappear into nothingness, like Charlie Manson and his followers.

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