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Mr. Meddler



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:03 am    Post subject: March 3: What a dick Reply with quote



He took everything! How is Squig going to get that burrito now?
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Homeslice



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not how taxes work.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't, but it is true that the poor do end up paying more in taxes at least percentage-wise since they often can't afford fancy accountants to find loopholes and get them tax breaks. And if the comic is trying to be analagous to America's system, Uncle Sam will probably then indirectly subsidise Dman's corporations by giving it to his underpaid workers who can't live off the wages they're earning.

How do I know so much about America when I'm not even American
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ennis wrote:
How do I know so much about America when I'm not even American


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read articles about the state of "the economy" on the internet and then halfway through I realise it's actually just "America's economy". This also happens with other issues ranging from medical resources to where to buy fabric online. America does in fact seem to think it is the entire world.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well places outside America are just places to which we have yet to bring democracy and freedom don'tchaknow
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's not how taxes work.


Perhaps not in the real world, but it would appear to be how they work in the Sinfest universe.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forsee a Robin Hood scheme sometime in the future. Possibly with Sisterhood help.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way Squig made even remotely enough to pay taxes at all. Even America's tax system isn't that messed up
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all kinds of taxes you can still wind up paying even if you don't make enough to have to pay income tax.
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Rune



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
all kinds of taxes you can still wind up paying even if you don't make enough to have to pay income tax.


Yeah, Medicaid (which my family does actually benefit from, from time to time) and Social Security (which I don't have a reasonable hope of ever actually seeing a dime of) take a fair chunk out of each paycheck every month.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a subject I haven't heard from in a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys I'm pretty sure this is more about income redirection to the 1% than tax mechanisms in the US.
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zarus



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's about how most of the money goes towards paying for bombs and roads to nowhere and the "zomg we need to help the poor" is a token expenditure that exists solely to justify everything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ennis wrote:
It isn't, but it is true that the poor do end up paying more in taxes at least percentage-wise since they often can't afford fancy accountants to find loopholes and get them tax breaks. And if the comic is trying to be analagous to America's system, Uncle Sam will probably then indirectly subsidise Dman's corporations by giving it to his underpaid workers who can't live off the wages they're earning.

How do I know so much about America when I'm not even American


I mean, ok, there's plenty to be said about the disparities of the US tax system and how those with more wealth are benefitted by the tax code more than the poor. At the same time, though, I don't really like the characterization of the tax code as "we take 100% of your money if you're poor." That's a little too much hyperbole in my mind.
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