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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

Robert2514 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 9:24 AM
Why not get the Congress to work for nothing as our Founding Fathers did in the inception of our Republic? That's not asking too much from the fat cats who have legislated to have never ending retirement entitlements, lliberal expense accounts, unlimited employees, and all the frills that go with the office to which they are elected to fill and represent their constituents. Now that would certainly bring about some discussion across the aisles and really show the public they are interested in reducing the deficit and keeping the fiscal cliff at bay.

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...