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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:15 AM
I'm betting, if we went to Tim Robbins, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Moore and Warren Buffet, and told them "They had enough money" I'm betting they'd change their politics real quick.

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...