Tom Toles for May 15, 2019


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    DD Wiz Premium Member about 1 month ago

    The über rich few wealthiest elites and ginormous corporations who already have the most got all the benefit of Trump’s tax bill, they got it up front, and they will continue to get it as long as this pernicious evil is allowed to stand.

    The tax hit for everyone else came later — when they did their taxes and saw that the teensy weensy increase in their take home pay was at the expense of future refunds, that they would lose many middle-class exemptions and benefits, actually raising their taxes and now, of course, as Toles rightly notes, in the tariffs that will be paid by small farmers, small businesses and consumers. (And unlike tax giveaways and corporate welfare for the rich, what nominal reductions in the tax RATE for workers are temporary and, in any case, are offset by lost deductions and the costs of increased deficits that force interest rates up — good for those who COLLECT interest, not for those who pay interest.)

    And many of the products hit hardest will be agricultural products produced in Trump-supporting states (the Chinese have targeted their retaliation to hit Trump supporters). Many markets that sold to China are now seeing RUSSIA pick up those sales, which will never come back. PUTIN WINS AGAIN.

    And middle America farmers will be put out of business or suffer enormous losses.

    While Trump was LYING about “cow farts” in the Green New Deal to scare farmers, he was busy working with Putin to take over the sales of products that used to be grown, harvested and sold by Americans.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Just shut down all Evanka’s operations in China, cancel her Patents/copyrights.

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    brwydave Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Not to worry, China will have all the increased costs the tariffs engender. We, Americans are winning bigly.

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    braindead Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Trump Disciples will not understand this cartoon. They still believe that they got a huge tax cut, and that the Chinese are paying for the tariffs.


    Analysis skills.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 1 month ago

    Gosh, it sure seems like PяesiDunce Brokahantas is doing everything he possibly can to mess the U. S. up for as long as possible. You don’t think he could be working for someone like Vlad the Poisoner, do you? ’Cuz it certainly appears that Benedict Donald is doing his best to poison just about everything. In fact, come to think of it, not even “just about…”

    Not only do the tariffs ginned up by PяesiDunce Very S. Genius effectively raise taxes on businesses, farmers and consumers, the tariffs also very substantially reduce their markets. Lose, lose for everyone it seems…

    In any case, the farmers and rural folks in general are between a rock and a hard place. They can either support the GOPigs and Failure-in-Chief tЯump☠, who altogether are screwing them to the wall, or support the humiliating “liburel elletes” who are laughing at them yet evermore subsidizing them. Which?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Just remember the “Driving Rule” when voting! Choose “D” to go FORWARD, choose “R” to go backward!

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    mourdac Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Bigly logic.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member about 1 month ago

    “Tax” is such an ugly word.. think of it as the price you pay for believing in trump and his profound wisdom..

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    Cerabooge  about 1 month ago

    Even if a tariff is applied to my individual purchase, I suspect that ordering directly from China now, may very well be cheaper than paying the giant corporations’ “tax”/profit on their imports before the tariffs. That’s certainly true for eyeglasses (a market dominated by Luxxotica).

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 1 month ago

    He’s just playing catch up.

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    Dianne Lee Premium Member about 1 month ago

    There’s not much you can’t buy directly from China on EBay. The shipping is usually free and the prices cheap. You just have to wait 6-8 weeks for it to get here, which usually isn’t a great option.

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    Radish Premium Member about 1 month ago

    We buy everything from China because they can make American goods so much cheaper than we can. Thanks Richard Nixon.

    China only buys soybeans from us cause we don’t manufacture so much, now they don’t want our beans because of Trump’s stupid mouth.

    So the Republicans will increase the debt and borrow money from China to pay the American farmers who can’t sell to China.

    So you see why Social Security and Medicare must be cut to give billionaires tax breaks, its inescapable Republican logic.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 1 month ago

    “I hope this teaches you stupid poor people to stop wasting your money on dumb things like food and shelter, and give it to us rich people so we can spend it on important things, like trips to my luxurious golf courses.”

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