A few blood-sucking vampire billionaires feel so entitled that they believe they should be able to pay LOWER TAX RATES on investment profits (capital gains) on their accumulated billions, gained either by inheriting it from Daddy, or exploiting — preying upon — workers and consumers and our shared environment, since it is impossible for one person to single-handedly produce that much of real wealth. Not only do they pay a lower tax rate, they also get many special loopholes, deductions, exemptions, exclusions, shelters, corporate welfare or Cayman Islands tax havens not available to the rest of us.
They depend on an educated work force; they depend on roads, bridges, infrastructure, protection by law enforcement and military against both domestic and foreign threats. They depend on orderly systems of transportation and communication to make that system work. They depend on an economic system that has given THEM the greatest advantage and the greatest wealth and helps them preserve it, often at the expense of others who produce their wealth for them, while participating in a tiny fraction of a percentage of the wealth they create.
Elizabeth Warren is not trying to punish anyone. She just wants those who have benefitted the most from the economic system and who have the most assets and resources being protected by it do have a moral obligation to contribute the most towards maintaining it.
If Warren’s proposed taxes on the wealthy were to be enacted, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett would all still be worth more than a HUNDRED BILLION after paying the taxes. Michael Bloomberg would still be worth more than FIFTY BILLION after paying the taxes.
If they find trying to survive on fifty or a hundred BILLION DOLLARS distressing, then boo hoo, too bad, so sad for you.
Warren, Barney, and cortez need to shut their mouths and lister to Obama or their going to put trump or a trump look alike right back in office. And that is guaranteed!!!
Is there any connection between the male character in this toon and Jeffrey Epstein? The female character really 13 – she looks older.
Another great toon, Mike! Right on the money…. have you noticed how establishment Dems are getting so fidgety? They even got Obama to go on record for reining in the liberal agenda!
Hey, let’s show some compassion for these Billionaires. Do you have any idea how expensive it is to keep a yacht in good shape? Not to mention the Condo overlooking Central Park, the home in Vale, the villa in Provence and on and on. It never ends. So please say a prayer for these poor suckers. Exactly what you pray for, is up to you.
If they can keep up with that plus maybe a wife, kids and maybe a couple girlfriends and Run a successful business with several hundred or thousand employees, they deserve everything they make!!! Try that life on you’ll appreciate these people a lot more.
I recently decided to take a stab at Bram Stoker’s “classic” novel. It didn’t take long to conclude that vampire lit was just as tedious and boring in 1897 as it is today.
I can only imagine how they feel about Bernie there-shouldn’t-BE-any billionaires 8%-wealth-tax Sanders.
Smack him in the face, take away the vampires republican tax breaks for billionaires.
Stop Republicans from stealing all the tax dollars, running up the debt, and giving the USA nothing in return.
Let’s be clear, here. Warren has proposed a tax where AFTER you make TEN MILLION DOLLARS, then you have to pay 2¢ on the dollar – an increase of 2%, and they already pay LESS than the middle class.
If you can’t live on $10 million + 64% of the money above that (I think that’s right, I’d have to check my numbers), then I feel no sympathy for you in any case.
Damn, Mike, great toon! If something akin to Warren’s and/or Sanders’ ideas don’t start to come to fruition pretty soon, there’s likely to be some wooden stakes being put to use.
And there are still way too many idiots spreading the lie that it’s unrealistic to change anything.
Isn’t it nice that the 1% has found their own fairy godfather in the White House? Their wish is his pleasure (as long as he gets his cut).
Another great toon, Mike! Love the Monopoly moneybags guy with his top hat and fangs! Then there’s the babe (us) being sucked dry…..Brilliant!
What a great visual; brilliant ♥
Quit spending all the money on war BS. There would be plenty of money for health care.
How can so many of the people on this forum be so ill informed? (rhetorical)
this was BERNIE all the way, just saying.
May 31, 2017