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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

Edward463 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 6:56 AM
Most of the middle class can't afford the pricy tax lawyers and accounting firms that save the liberal 1% all that money. That's one reason the luxurious liberals can get away with being venal hypocrites; they can afford them. When you watch Brian Williams, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, or Michael Moore yakking away about how the really productive people in this country should pay their "fair share" of extortion, remember that they're not talking about their own squirrellled away fortunes and income.

Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? Neither seems to have heard the president's earlier warning that, "at a certain point you've made enough money."

Could both zillionaires simply have quit making money at $10 million -- and thereby given their poorer audiences a break on ticket prices?

With all the talk of raising taxes on the supposedly conservative wannabes who make $250,000 per year, why not additionally levy a $3 surcharge on discretionary tickets for...