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Lisa Benson for January 08, 2019

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 7 months ago

    Those poor millionaires and billionaires might loose some money.

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 7 months ago

    One day conservatives will actually have to stop barking at Liberals and form a cogent thought in order to survive in the real world. By then, of course, it will be too late. It already is too late. . .

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    hermit48  7 months ago

    Under the Re-Thugs tax plans the 1% get a 20 oz. prime ribeye every day and we get a chicken hotdog. After seven years they take away the hot dog and demand we pay for the steaks.

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    Daeder Premium Member 7 months ago

    On the front of that guy’s shirt it says “Billionaire”.

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    Stevefk  7 months ago

    That should be Trump dancing around on his ‘build the wall’ promise and that Mexico will pay for it, but instead he has to pick the pockets of the American taxpayer. Can’t wait to count how many lies we hear to justify his reasoning when he goes to address the nation, hope the military can stop this invasion until he can deliver on his campaign pledge or Rush and Sean and those other shock jock clowns might get upset, and we couldn’t have that.

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    redkaycei  7 months ago

    “Confidential legal communication. Not for publication.”— title of email sent by classified-document-publisher Wikileaks to media organizations, listing 140 things reporters should not say about founder Julian Assange

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    Judge Magney  7 months ago

    It’s certainly helpful for Ms Benson to warn us that AOC wants to bring back the socialist tax policies of Dwight D Eisenhower.

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    Radish Premium Member 7 months ago

    All the Republicans did for the last two years was give billionaires and corporations more tax breaks at the expense of the tax payer who now has to foot the 1.5 trillion dollar bill the Republicans wasted.

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    davidthoms1  7 months ago

    Caption should be “Tax Avoiders”.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 7 months ago

    Ortiz wants to waste 5 BILLION on a wall?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 7 months ago

    Dear Lisa: “While it is NOT true that most Conservatives are stupid people, it IS true that most stupid people are Conservatives”, and you are a bright, shining example of this.

    Sincerely, Thinking Americans who actually KNOW what’s going on, unlike you. Have a nice day.

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    well-i-never  7 months ago

    Some one is going to have to pay. Do we have the guts to pay it ourselves or are we going to push it off onto todays pre-schoolers?

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    gammaguy  7 months ago

    Nice job of photoshopping, Lisa.

    The original picture had Trump on our right, and his spray-painted graffito said "I’m renaming America ‘Mexico’ ".

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    nance19oped Premium Member 7 months ago

    Ocasio-Cortez is looking at the top that currently DON’T pay their fair share of taxes. That ridiculous tax cut is what has taken money OUT of the pockets of average tax payers by eliminating many of the deductions they relied on. When the top tax rate was higher, there was money for education, a space program, investment in new technology and support for those who needed it.

    The proposed 70% would be for income over $10 MILLION. There needs to be investment in renewables; fossil fuel subsidies were put in place over a century ago when it was a new industry; unfortunately they are still in place but somehow there is no money for renewables. That is why China is leading in solar; the “clean rooms” required to manufacture solar panels are a HUGE investment. Trump’s 5 year tariffs on solar panels from China won’t help U.S. manufacturers set-up, it just raises costs for construction.

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    petecocker  7 months ago

    This crazy woman is just plain dangerous!

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    walfishj  7 months ago

    Well she could hardly pick the pockets of the one percenters as they do not pay any taxes. Compared to them, she is a piker.

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    Lyman Elliott Premium Member 7 months ago

    Something to think about.

    Most people agree that the best years, the happiest years, for the country, when we were the most productive in the world, and doing marvelous things like the Interstate highway system and the moon project and so many others, was from the late 40’s to the early 70’s. During this time the income tax rates for the richest Americans varied from 70% to 93%.

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    Dave Ferro  7 months ago

    “(She says) give me, give me, give me, give me all

    That you’ve got, I want your money

    Give it to me, give it to me, I want a lot

    I want it all, I want it right now" (Thanks to the Charlie Daniels band)

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    martens  7 months ago

    And I’d like to point out that the 70% rate suggested is a marginal rate on the income above $10 million. The marginal tax rate is the percentage of tax applied to your income for each tax bracket in which you qualify. In essence, the marginal tax rate is the percentage taken from your next dollar of taxable income above a pre-defined income threshold.

    The marginal tax rate includes federal, state and local income taxes, as well as federal payroll and self-employment taxes. This differs from the average tax rate, which is the total tax paid as a percentage of total income earned.

    pavlov and petecocker need to learn the meanings of the terms they are trying to use…

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 7 months ago

    So very true

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    Jimathai Premium Member 7 months ago

    … obsessed

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    VadimUzdensky1  7 months ago

    Yes, the Green New Deal will cause increased taxes, because anything will. Taxes in the U.S. are abnormally low by first-world standards. But the Green New Deal will also create millions of high paying jobs, improve the country’s infrastructure, and it will switch the U.S. main energy source to renewables, that can last us forever more, unlike fossil fuels.

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    Jimathai Premium Member 7 months ago

    So between the tax cuts for the rich… billions for a foolish wall… a farm bailout … 2 trillion added to the deficit. Yet we are supposed to worry about paying for something that actually benefits the rest of us and may just save our planet?? Go to bed Lisa.

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    DrDon1  7 months ago

    Amazing how L. Benson has jumped on this GOP propaganda circus wagon!

    [ Why is the GOP so afraid of this newly elected Congresswoman? Because she won’t follow the status quo? ]
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    Holden Awn  7 months ago

    As part of her orientation to the job, make her do a 6 month internship in Venezuela. That should sober her up.

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    gcottay  7 months ago

    Lisa, there’s a huge difference between pocket picking and having the courage to suggest higher taxes rather than the usual scams and deficits.

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    casonia2  7 months ago

    Of course, it’s OK for Trump to try to extract $5B from American taxpayers for his worthless wall. That $5B is money paid by taxpayers, and don’t forget it!

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    JHayes  7 months ago

    I Know the Dems what a Shocking amount of Taxes. We need to go back to the Gold old Days when IKE ran the country on such an equal basis. The top tax bracket was………91% So you republs should be ok with 80% hell that is lower than your Republican hero’s top tax bracket by 12%

    https://www.quora.com/What-were-the-rates-and-brackets-for-US-income-taxes-during-the-Eisenhower-administration

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  7 months ago

    Of course! A taxation rate that barely approaches what we had from the mid-20th century (that our “Leave It to Beaver”-loving Republicans remember so fondly) is utter socialism! Meanwhile, Trump’s wall will be paid for by the poor, because you can get blood from a stone if you just squeeze hard enough!

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    Bobbers Premium Member 7 months ago

    Fair is fair Ms. Benson. You see your cartoon as a stereotypical portrayal of progressives. Fine. Let’s see you draw the stereotypical “conservative” robbing the piggy banks, college savings, mortgages, etc. of our children and grandchildren, who will have to pay for the GOP tax gift to the super wealthy.

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    RAGs  7 months ago

    Interesting. All of the Trump-chumps bashing Ocasio-Cortez for dancing while she was a student, but ignoring Kavanaugh “boofing” while a student.

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Another reason to leave the US before it morphs into a socialist country.

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    Durak Premium Member 7 months ago

    Lisa, do you believe ALL taxes are theft? Or only things that don’t directly benefit you?

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    opsono  7 months ago

    Looks to me like she’s putting it back in.

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    jhayesd31  7 months ago

    So anyone who wants to raise taxes is a Socialist but anyone who wants to borrow 2 Trillion dollars a year from the Chinese and give it to the super wealthy….They are “Fiscally Conservative”

    The Dems balance the budget by making hard choices and the Rebubs blow up the deficit and claim to be fiscally responsible.Paul Ryan proved that no republican economic principle we will ever survive the Greed of their donors who demand action (Tax Cuts)

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    tauyen  7 months ago

    Guess Lisa has forgotten that Trumps Tax Deform Act heavily favored the wealthy, so now she weeps when the pendulum swings the other way. And by the way, the tax cut that was supposed to pay for itself has produced record deficits.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member 7 months ago

    Lisa needs a shrink who works with hopeless cases, like Bonespurs’ guy.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Ms. Cortez should take a clue on what happened to Emmanuel Macron when he tried to cram his green agenda down the common man’s throat with his gas tax.

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    rhodescartoons  7 months ago

    Gary, love your work. Hate to see Romney next to your name on the go comics site. He does not deserve it.

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    Anters55  7 months ago

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/taxes/for-a-real-world-example-of-ocasio-cortez’s-tax-proposal-look-to-sweden/ar-BBS1don?ocid=spartandhp

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