Funny Illustrations Show How To Trick The Rich Into Paying Their Taxes, By Disguising Them As Various Things (10 Pics)

 Tax evasion is really trendy among the rich; Google ads probably suggest them legal packages titled ‘Not A Dime’. Take their idol Jeff Bezos and his company Amazon, for example. In 2018, Amazon posted an income of more than $11 billion, but the company paid $0 in federal taxes. Just like the year before. Yes, it was on the hook for a $162 million bill in 2019, but that was still just a fraction of the $13.9 billion in pre-tax income Amazon reported for 2019 — about 1.2%. Glorious. Why contribute to health, education, infrastructure, and other common goods when you can buy penthouses and private islands?

However, Polish artist Kasia Babis has an idea on how to get these people to pay taxes. Five, actually. And she has put them all in a humorous satirical comic that cleverly pokes fun at the shortcomings of our elite.

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Image credits: kasiababiscomics

Image credits: kasiababiscomics

Image credits: kasiababiscomics

On the Internet, everyone has their opinion. Especially when it comes to politics. Mix it up with the fact that sharing thoughts over a wire thousands of miles away from their recipient gives some people an excuse to become hella toxic, and you get quite the setup for political artists. Kasia, however, isn’t bothered by it. She has already grown a thick skin.

Kasia started dabbling in political satire while she was still in college and it became her job right away. “It’s really hard for me to imagine doing anything else,” she told . “There’s a lot of hateful messages and comments to deal with, but I guess it’s just a part of being on the Internet, especially as a woman, and especially a woman with political views. I have become immune to it after all these years.”

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“I prefer progressive tax, which I explain briefly in another comic of mine,” Kasia said. “Basically, I think it’s absolutely absurd we allow people to accumulate billions while workers who produce their wealth are paid barely enough to survive. Nobody’s worth a billion times more than anyone else. If people were taxed accordingly, they could still live wealthy and comfortable lives, while the whole society would benefit immensely too.”

Interestingly, the income tax system in the United States is considered a progressive one, although it has been growing flatter in recent decades. In 2020, for example, there are only seven tax brackets, with rates of 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% and 37%.1 while in 1985, there were 16 tax brackets. That being said, many individuals and companies exploit legal loopholes and employ various tax credits and deductions to reduce their bills.

Here’s what people said after reading Kasia’s comic

Funny Illustrations Show How To Trick The Rich Into Paying Their Taxes, By Disguising Them As Various Things (10 Pics) Funny Illustrations Show How To Trick The Rich Into Paying Their Taxes, By Disguising Them As Various Things (10 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:19 Rating: 5

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