Chip Bok for January 24, 2023

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    braindead Premium Member 10 months ago

    These are YOUR GUYS, Bok.

    Having second thoughts?

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    ibFrank  10 months ago

    New GOP egg, only $ 12.00 a doz.

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    braindead Premium Member 10 months ago

    BTW, Bok, this is the classic Reagan playbook. When he was elected governor of California, the first thing he did was to push through legislation to raise the sales tax by 25%.

    He used that money to finance income tax rebates the next election year.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 10 months ago

    Ant that’s just one of those bad ideas.

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    Daeder  10 months ago

    Yes, that’s what they’re doing. Except their #1 bad idea, which will sink them entirely, is the whole “Gut social security and Medicaid” thing.

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    DC Swamp  10 months ago

    Republicans will likely spend the next 2 years with endless investigations just like the Democrats gave us. Demopublicans.

    Then if they threaten SS or Medicare, which people have paid into for decades, that’s a losing issue. Then if they “shut down the government,” which never happens as the DC Swamp never shuts down, they lose too. Sigh.

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    sparklite  10 months ago

    Surely you lefties are not against a consumption task. The IRS codes are a plate of spaghetti. A GST would eliminate the need for a IRS. People without the means to consume wouldn’t and would pay no tax. Isn’t that what you want?

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    Erse IS better  10 months ago

    Sales taxes are the MOST regressive common form of taxation: Rich folks spend a small fraction of their income on things with sales taxes, poor folks spend nearly 100% of their income on such things. Because they NEED them.

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    piper_gilbert  10 months ago

    Sales tax favors the rich. They have the resources to absorb it. Fairly simple math really.

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    spats_sr  10 months ago

    You would need a so-called flat tax of about 30% to fund the federal government including SS & Medicare.

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 10 months ago

    Read the Bill. You won’t be surprised, but you will be horrified.

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    thight1944  10 months ago

    I wonder if many people realize how much they are paying out in compound interest, especially on credit cards. On a related subject, I also wonder how much total interest is paid annually versus total taxes.

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    fullplatebeta Premium Member 10 months ago

    This isn’t a cartoon, it’s a news article.

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    codak  10 months ago

    Its a bad idea at the state level also. even republican governor Noem of South Dakota must get this as she is pushing to take it off of food at least.

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    WestNYC Premium Member 10 months ago

    The progressive countries of Western Europe have National sales taxes in the form of the V.A.T. The revenue collected goes to fund universal healthcare and a host of other social programs. To offset the negative financial effects on the poor domestically, an income tax rebate can be offered in the form of a credit to those on the lower end of income scale. The US treasury would collect a huge amount of money from foreign tourists who not file a domestic tax return and therefore would not receive the credit back. Make sense ?

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    Addled Brain  10 months ago

    Neither consumption taxes nor income taxes are good ideas. Taxes should be based on net worth. Income can be manipulated too easily.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Republicans are lying bags of greed.

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    IndyW  10 months ago

    What’s wrong with a national sales tax. Everyone would have to pay?

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Republicans tax breaks for the rich increased USA debt by 25%

    The American people got nothing.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans for creating ‘economic chaos’ to protect the rich

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took aim at the Republican Party for creating what she called a “manufactured crisis” as a potential fight over the debt ceiling looms, slamming the GOP’s threats to public spending as the party works to make it even easier for the wealthy to avoid paying taxes. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Massachusetts Democrat said the Republicans are actively trying to “wreck the economy” to protect the wealthy.

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    ElwoodP  10 months ago

    This would TAX poor folks who pay little or no income tax. The legislators (Repub and Demon) would add the Sales tax and inadvertently forget about repealing regular income taxes. “Oh, Sorry…how did we miss that?”

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Regressive taxes hurt the poor.

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    Free Radical  10 months ago

    As long as it sucks every possible dollar from the proles the extremist right wing in the USA will be ecstatic. Just don’t even think about elimination of the SSI cap or increasing tax on capital gains.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member 10 months ago

    I’m surprised to see this ’toon. Pleased. But surprised. Oddly the RW commenters are not going after Bok for suggesting there were bad candidates and that this is a bad idea.

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    quixotic3  10 months ago

    Interesting how many commenters here are perfectly fine with regressive taxation, i.e. balancing the budget on the backs of the poor, and not a peep about getting corporations to pay their share from their profits.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    The Republican tax will raise food and fuel prices 30%, to support their tax cuts for the wealthy.

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    braindead Premium Member 10 months ago

    Right wingers hate the concept of progressive taxation. They propose crap like flat taxes and sales taxes in their place — AS IF lobbyists and campaign contribution bribes would not result in favorable tax treatment for the same wealthy people who get it now.

    Moreover, they are totally satisfied that wealthy people and patriotic multinational corporations pay a tiny percentage of their income and NO tax on their wealth.

    They actually believe it benefits them personally — Trump Disciple analysis skills.

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    Durak Premium Member 10 months ago

    The only way the GOP is going to redeem itself is if guys like Bok, Ramirez and Varvel start holding them accountable.

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    lawguy05  10 months ago

    What is the Demoncrat solution? Keep raising taxes, hire more IRS Agents, and keep printing worthless $.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Kari Lake fires back at Ronna McDaniel for ‘acting like we put forth bad candidates’

    Former candidate Kari Lake® lashed out at Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel for reportedly accusing some failed GOP candidates in Arizona of being poor choices for office. Lake brought up Mcdaniel’s remarks during a Tuesday interview with conservative podcast host Steve Bannon.


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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Another bad republican idea, forcing women to have unwanted children.

    GOP rep calls for ‘stronger laws at state level’ to stop women from leaving Indiana to access abortion care

    Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) is expressing interest in supporting a piece of legislation that would prohibit women from leaving the state to receive abortion treatment.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    I don’t know of ANY good republican ideas.

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    Radish the wordsmith  10 months ago

    Speaking of bad republican candidates…

    Protestors SWARM Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Home After Bombshell Documentary About Sexual Assault Allegations Premieres At Sundance

    Protestors swarmed the house of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on January 22, two days after an explosive documentary that investigated his sexual assault allegations premiered at Sundance Film Festival, has learned.

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    Sun  10 months ago

    Democrats never have good ideas, none of which is for the best interest for America and Working Americans.

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    Nantucket Premium Member 10 months ago

    Many people make decisions based on tax code. For example, the Trump / Repub tax bill of 2017 put a cap on property tax deductions; this change was aimed mainly at blue states. People have chosen their home based on the local school systems funded by those property taxes.

    Other changes the Repubs stuck in that bill – a tax cut for companies buying or leasing a private jet and Ron Johnson’s tax cut for pass-thru corporations that was for the benefit of his major donors.

    Retirees will be hit hard by this sales tax.

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    gopher gofer  10 months ago

    Democrats never have good ideas, none of which is for the best interest

    comrade sun again struggles with english as a second language. keep studying, comrade! one day, you might hope to make sense…

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