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  1. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, 9 months ago

    Someone has to make those silver spoons!

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    After the USA kicks all of its celebrities out onto the street, the UK should kick the royal family out onto the street.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    This kid won’t be able to burp, belch, fart, or hiccup without it being a huge social media event!

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    Will the British royal baby boy buoy the economy?


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

  5. avarner

    avarner said, 9 months 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

  6. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    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.

  7. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 9 months ago

    @avarner

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/the-presidency-costs-taxpayers-a-lot-but-thats-not-obamas-fault/

    There’s just one problem, Gray’s assertion that costs associated with the Presidency have “tremendously” increased since Obama took office simply isn’t true.

    Patterson attempted to do that for the Fiscal Year 2008 budget and came up with a figure of $1,592,875,254. This does not include classified outlays for things such as Air Force One.

  8. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 9 months ago

    Before we start blaming the kid lets do some Math.
    First the Current Queen has to step down from the Throne.
    Second Charles will probably stay on the Throne for 30 years or more.
    Third: William will be in his 50’s-60’s when he mounts the Throne. Add another 20-30 years.
    So its going to be 60 Plus years before that baby mounts the throne.
    Will England still be an aristrocricy ??

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months 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.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @avarner

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

  11. Corosive Frog

    Corosive Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Michyle Glen

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

  12. Corosive Frog

    Corosive Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months 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!

  13. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @PAJ

    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?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    The reference is to the novel by Mark Twain.

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months 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.

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