Louis Dunn comments on the shootings in Newtown


"Pupils were all shot multiple times with a semiautomatic, officials say."  New York Times Sunday edition (December 16, 2012).  Guardian artist Louis Dunn comments. Click on the artwork to view the full-size image.


Unless of course you want to move all share-dealing offshore, which is exactly what would happen if you tried to introduce frictional taxes on equity trades.

Better put your thinking cap back on.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 23, 2012 @ 8:56 am

No surprise. Repugs are so utterly full of crap.

Posted by lillipublicans on Dec. 23, 2012 @ 9:08 am

understanding. A flat tax is an idea for income tax.

We already have a flat tax for other forms of tax e.g. cap gains tax, estate tax, corporate tax, sales tax and so on. Income tax is the only major tax that has bands, which is why the term "flat tax" applies to income tax, and only to that.

Lesson over.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 23, 2012 @ 9:48 am

clumsy attempt at intellectual sleight-of-hand. Failed-Sadist-Guest attempts to make a point that can't be made.

Tax the rich and everybody will be better off.

Posted by lillipublicans on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 10:57 am

capital to a lower-tax jurisdiction. That's what happened before the Reagan tax cuts, which of course raised tax reveues, just as Laffer had predicted.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 11:10 am

increase on working people. The greatest tax increase in U.S. history was his massive hike on Social Security withholding taxes -- monies which were folded into the general fund year after year but still didn't enable the federal government to run a surplus until Bill Clinton was president.

Bill Clinton, if you recall, *raised* income and corporate income taxes to balance the budget.

The recent history of the George Bush massive tax cuts on the wealth *once* *again* proved the exact contrary to what Bold-Lying-Guest, above, is trying to suggest.

Posted by lillipublicans on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

now. Reagan, so far, is the only Prez who has actually taken on that problem. Obama keeps putting it off and even Bush didn't tackle it, altho he should have done.

The next president will have to address the massive deficits for SSI, medicare and medicaid, and those debts are so large that it can only be fixed by higher contributions again, lowering benefits or entitlements, or all of the above.

The entitlement programs were designed for a different world, and are killing us.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

raised the taxes on working folks to keep taxes low and/or make them even lower for the rich and corporations; to fund illegal wars of aggression enriching amoral U.S. master bomb makers and other weapons dealers; and to prop up dictatorial or genocidal regimes around the world.

Now, the completion of the heist awaits with adoptation of "non-partisan" Simpson/Bowles Commission prescriptions or other "grand bargains;" thereby cheating those who paid the taxes so that those who evade taxes can continue to do so.


Posted by lillipublicans on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

without nary an ounce of gravitas substantiating any of it. Do you ever stop to examine your own premises and agenda before spouting yet more of these hopelessly liberal class warfare shibboleths?

I suspect not. So here's a clue. We are in debt up to and over our wazoo's. You've maybe heard of this cliff thingy. And, before you trot it out, no, we can't solve all our problems by "taxing the rich". There aren't enough of them and they don't have enough - moreover their liquidity is - shall we say -liquid, as in "mobile".

So, let's hear your great solution to the "entitlement programs deficit" and, in so doing, explain why Obama is so stupid to have not already thought of that and rejected it?

Posted by Guest on Dec. 22, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

gun activists, like the NRA, who claim that personal gun ownership is necessary to prevent a police state, propose police state solutions to social problems like school shootings. Or restricting the media's portrayal of violence.

Posted by Eddie on Dec. 21, 2012 @ 10:00 am

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne La Pierre explaining why everybody is politically opportunistic except the gun lobby and that more guns will make for less mass-shootings. A wonder to behold the pompous duplicity of the NRA mouthpiece.


@5:22 "The truth is..."

Posted by lillipublicans on Dec. 23, 2012 @ 9:20 am

ability of criminals to carry and use guns.

Posted by Guest on Dec. 23, 2012 @ 9:53 am