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Tony Auth

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  1. keechum

    keechum said, about 5 years ago

    I like the way you spin apples with oranges

  2. keechum

    keechum said, about 5 years ago

    That 999 is something else. Imagine someone who earns $20,000 a year. That means he would pay $1,800 income tax, then another $1,800 when he spends the rest of his income on life’s necessities.

  3. halfabug

    halfabug said, about 5 years ago

    All we needed was a balanced budget about three years ago. The dems would have nothing of it,it would spoil the spending they were used to.

  4. Mae Riot

    Mae Riot said, about 5 years ago

    @ everyone…What is your point? Yes – All politics $uck! The 999 plan is an old school marketing trick…it’s a keep it simple joke. The republicans are blowing it…. Hillary???

  5. Carolo1

    Carolo1 said, about 5 years ago


  6. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, about 5 years ago

    Dude, learn somthing about our goverment before posting. OBAMA dosn’t spend the money CONGRESS does. You know who’s running the house now? Thats right, CONservatives

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    The ’toon pretty perfectly summarizes the “real math” of the 9-9-9 plan, and comments from the right prove how education in America has failed them.

  8. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, about 5 years ago

    @Tigger – your point about a proposal having to make it through Congress is well taken, but Cain’s proposal speaks volumes about his priorities and his understanding (or lack thereof) of economics. At this point it’s about the candidate and getting to know them, and quite a bit less about whether their ideas will get through Congress and become law.

  9. dahawk

    dahawk said, about 5 years ago

    @Heavy B

    Only for the last few months! And the Dem controlled Senate still must approve.

  10. dahawk

    dahawk said, about 5 years ago


    Actually only $1548 on the rest of his income. Plus I would expect that the necessities (like food) would be exempt.

  11. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, about 5 years ago

    @human – it wasn’t smoke and mirrors – Clinton did indeed balance the budget and began building a surplus, see at:

    The GOP cut taxes – because that is what they do – with the deliberate intention of crippling govt by running up massive debts, in the future – see at:

    It’s a tactic to get people to disbelieve in govt (“see? govt doesn’t work”). Doing a pretty good job of it, I might add.

    Agree with you that the Ds are hardly innocent in all of this. Both parties work for the oligarchy. One’s just more open about it.

  12. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, about 5 years ago

    I wonder who is going to pay for all that money lost on Solyndra?

  13. Jgiffen1979

    Jgiffen1979 said, about 5 years ago


    No, the third part of that is 9% federal sales tax on top of state sales tax. So in WA state, where our sales tax is already at 9% plus, that’s 18%. That’s friggin’ ridiculous.

  14. kreole

    kreole said, about 5 years ago

    Problem with the 9-9-9 plan is the ease which it can become the 10-10-10 plan.

  15. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, about 5 years ago


    No exemptions either. Your hypothetical someone needs medical care, add in 9%, since he probably doesn’t have medical insurance, he’s paying the full bill. (But I wonder, if someone has insurance, and it picks up the majority of the bill, to which part does the 9% apply?)

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