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Mutt and Jeff Discuss Taxes

December 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mutt and Jeff discuss taxes, in this daily strip from 1926.  Jeff has it all figured out.

(Posted by Doug Skinner.  From The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons, Book 11, 1926.)

Tags: Cartoons · Politics

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  • 1 Win // Dec 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Kind of a Krazy Kat payoff image going on in the last frame of this strip.

    I just read that after the passage of the Revenue Act of 1926 alluded to in this cartoon, only the richest 2% of taxpayers in the country paid any federal income tax. Nowadays, of course, the richest 2% are the only ones in the country who pay no federal income tax.

  • 2 Doug // Dec 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Ignatz wasn’t the only cartoon character to throw things!

  • 3 Win // Dec 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    George Herriman was one of the people who helped Fisher produce Mutt and Jeff in the 1920s, so who knows, perhaps that back-of-the-noggin blow was part of a shared repertoire…

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