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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

hoosierheart Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:34 AM
As long as P. Obama has the media in the tank for him, hiding the facts, the American public is screwed. The truly wealthy (the fat cats Mr. Hanson speaks of) have the means to avoid paying taxes or to take advantage of every imaginable tax loophole. It's the rest of us who will be paying the increased taxes, or who will lose our jobs because our employers get hit with increased taxes. And don't kid yourself. This president knows this is the case, and he doesn't care. This is his plan for "transforming" America.

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...