Watch this mess.
I won’t waste my time on the idiot who wanted tort reform, but didn’t know what it was called.
At about 2 minutes in, some dummy said you have to make over $700,000 to be in the 1%. Wrong.
In 2009, it took just $343,927 to join that elite group, according to newly released statistics from the Internal Revenue Service.
So really, most people aren’t against making lots of money. They are against certain professions making lots of money.
It’s, apparently, bad for hard working Wall Street workers to make money, but it’s ok for less hard working actors, singers and doctors to make money. What about giving federal tax dollars to the already super-rich?
Wealthy celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Quincy Jones and Ted Turner have received federal subsidies, according to “Subsidies of the Rich and Famous,” a new report from the office of Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified several individuals receiving farm payments “whose professions had nothing to do with farming or agricultur[e],” says the report.
Well, I guess it would depend on which political ideology they belong to.
- Hypocrite Warren Buffett owes $1 billion in back taxes (bellalu0.wordpress.com)
- Welfare for the rich: Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Ted Turner get over $30billion in tax subsidies every year (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Tom Coburn: $30 Billion In Millionaires Aid Is ‘Sheer Washington Stupidity’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Millionaires at the Trough (caelumetterra.wordpress.com)
- Who Knew Bruce Springsteen Was A Farmer? (He’s Not, But He Gets Farm Subsidies) (outsidethebeltway.com)