Tom Toles for May 23, 2013

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    Hawthorne  almost 11 years ago

    Oooooooo … Toles nails it again!

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    Doughfoot  almost 11 years ago

    Had no idea what “anchor putting” was until I looked it up just now. Funny how Toles still uses a caricature of the wealthy that is more suitable to 1913 than to 2013. Still there is a point here. Money is power, soft power rather than hard power, but power nevertheless. The concentration of that power in fewer and fewer hands is antithetical to American ideals and principles. Both equality and, in the end, liberty are undermined. Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, October 18, 1785: “But the consequences of this enormous inequality producing so much misery to the bulk of mankind, legislators cannot invent too many devices for subdividing property … [ One ] means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.”

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    Chillbilly  almost 11 years ago

    Rich people aren’t going to protect the rest of us from them. If you choose to revere wealth that you don’t have you might as well start walking around bleating “BAAAA BAAAA” and picturing yourself served as a crown roast with mint sauce.

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    ARodney  almost 11 years ago

    Yeah, Tigger, I think I can decide who to blame for the fact that the Bush tax cuts were extended. I was paying attention during the fiscal cliff negotiations, and the GOP was not on the side of truth, justice, and the American way.

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    s_roberts99  almost 11 years ago

    Obama’s books were published in 2007 and 2008 BEFORE he became president. John Kerry’s parents were upper MIDDLE class. You begrudge successful people?

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    Cinci Steve  almost 11 years ago

    Where’s that leader guy in this toon? You know, The President?

    That’s right it’s a typical Tommy Toles toon being a shill for the prez once again.

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    rini1946  almost 11 years ago

    Tax Year 2009

    Percentiles Ranked by AGI

    AGI Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

    op 1%

    $343,927 36.73 Top 5% $154,643 58.66 top 10%

    $112,124 70.47 Top 25% $66,19387.30 Tax Year 2009 for you people that pick on the top 1% this is list from the irs that shows that people making over 66 thousand a year pay 87% of the money the goverment takes in and people who make less than 34 thousand which is 50 % of the people pay only 2.25 % of the taxes the government collects. and also note that the top 1% pay almost 36.73 % of the bill. And if the top 1% would leave do you think will pick up the slack ask california

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    pam Miner  almost 11 years ago

    it would be so much better if we had NO lobbyists at all.

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    d_legendary1  almost 11 years ago

    And once again you compare our way of living to third world countries cuz comparing apples to apples destroys your argument.

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