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Thursday, September 16, 2010

That damned Tax

What's Mallard raving about today?

Taxes, President Obama.

For the first time, Mallard's asterisk was helpful.

If you go to the Tax Policy Center, you will find an article discussing this statistic and explaining, for lackwits such as Mallard, that "rarely has a bit of data been so misunderstood, or so misused."

Mallard, follow your own asterisk, you might learn something...ah, who am I kidding?

14 comments:

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

That's fantastic. But even if it WERE true, I just love the "thought" process: POOR people aren't paying taxes!?!? THE WORLD IS ENDING!!! MAKE THEM PAY!!!!11

Wait, you say RICH people might experience a small marginal tax-rate increase?!? FASCICOMMUKENYMARXOISLAMISM!!!!1111eleventybillionone

Tog said...

I can't even figure out what Batshit's trying to convey here, anyway.

I thought Batshit equated not paying income tax with patriotism, job growth, and economic super-recovery. What's the deal?

deepbeep said...

Hard working people like us are being taken for suckers! It's the poor who have it great in this country!

dlauthor said...

A large duck constantly spouting enormous canards -- if it weren't Tinshley, I'd call that a clever meta-joke.

Anonymous said...

I've worked all of my life, even before I was born, and am sick and tired of poor people living high off the hog with servants and mansions and everything! We're mad and are willing to crawl across broken glass to vote Mr. No-Birth-Certificate out in November or even earlier. Did I mention we're mad?

Word Verification - sheti, a dung-covered yeti (abominable snowman)

Rootbeer said...

Um, what?

I thought Damn Liberals wanted to RAISE taxes on everybody. Wouldn't that make those lucky people who pay zero tax* more likely to vote for Republicans who will keep taxes low?

*bullshit

rewinn said...

DavyK - thanks for the link.

Mallard - doesn't think poor people should vote.

Maybe we should go back to the days of the "poll tax" or even better, explicit economic royalty.

Toots McGee said...

Wait, is Obama an evil mastermind or is he as dumb as you, Bruce?

exanonymous said...

This joke fails.

I'm not sure where the jab is. Democrats, poor, Obama, taxes, undocumented workers, wherever this joke is supposed to stick, it's utterly destroyed by everything else in the strip.

Bill the Splut said...

So...only poor people don't pay taxes, and poor people only vote for Obama? Is that it? Because I have no idea otherwise. All those giant corporations that pay no taxes don't vote? What? The poverty rate in this country is 47%? Huh?

I know we beat the "Ducky is a drunky" drum too much here, but I'd like to hear any other explanation why else he thought this gibberish was worth sending off to the syndicate.

Frank Stone said...

No, Brucie, you wingnut welfare sponge -- the "problem there" is that those people don't earn enough income to pay income taxes. See how that works? No, of course you don't.

Kip W said...

President-thing, thinky think, word word word, look at audience, make facial expression. Something, something, Profit!

That's all I've got. And yet, I feel I've already spent too much time thinking about it.

rewinn said...

Today's "comic" is about the meme that only shiftless, lazy welfare bums vote for Democrats. Which is completely nonfactual but it does stir the reichwing blood. Like any Two-Minute Hate, it doesn't have to make sense to stir outrage.

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wavydavy said...

@Kip --

Certainly more time that Tinkley spends on any of his strips.