Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Big 10-4 to Tom.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    This guy is a toonist’s tooner. No one’s better at summing up current events in a picture and a couple of lines. Kudos.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 9 months ago

    Probably closer to the truth than we all like to admit.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    Exactly!

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I believe they are already sacrificing people’s lives to make a profit.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, 9 months ago

    Corporations have become a monster never intended by the early leaders of the country. They were weaker and could be dissolved by the state on short notice. Now they run the government.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 9 months ago

    Legislation aimed at protecting the interests of the East India Company, one of the earliest mega-corporations (too big to be allowed to fail), brought on the American Revolution. Efforts made to eliminate or curtail the slave trade were thwarted in Parliament by the Royal African Company. In the 19th century the raiilroads and mining companies bought and sold congressmen.


    Ambrose Bierce, a hundred years ago, defined a corporation as “An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.” The real problems of capitalism rarely seem to arise because someone acts irresponsibly or immorally in regard to a business he owns. Perhaps this is because large enterprises are rarely owned outright by individuals, or small groups of partners. Usually they are owned by innumerable and anonymous stockholders, while control is vested in persons who are thus enabled to wield the combined vast resources while shield themselves from actual responsibility or liability.

    All this is made possible by laws (laws that are in no way new) which recognize these “ingenious devices” as persons with standing in the law, persons that may avail themselves of laws necessary for the protection of real persons, while immune from other laws that serve to control the reckless behavior of real persons.

    Perhaps there is more truth than jest in the old one “I will believe that a corporation is a person when Texas executes one.”

  8. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, 9 months ago

    @Doughfoot

    And it continues to this day by lobbying by :

    - the asbestos industry

    - the tobacco industry

    - the oil and coal industry

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    The cartoon is wrong. It’s the result of giving government lots of power.

  10. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, 9 months ago

    If the Supreme Court decides companies can refuse to cover birth control for their employees because of management’s religious beliefs, I wonder how many CEOs will suddenly convert to Christian Science and declare that providing workers with any form of health coverage is against their religion…?

  11. paynetom

    paynetom GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Yes wmconelly I agree with you. In my opinion, Toles is the best political cartoonist out there today.

  12. jlc

    jlc GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Leave it to Tom to tell me what I was thinking but couldn’t find it in the mess. Each time, every time.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    oh, please, loony liberals have been doing that at the feet of mommy nanny government for a long time now.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Christopher Shea

    If you are getting your self worth and free stuff from your employer, then you have a problem.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Next up, employers firing a women for getting knocked up because she did not take her mandatory birth control pill! Is that what you loony liberals want?

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