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Rich Lefties and Their Taxes

samplin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:53 AM
One of the reasons the super rich have money is that they know how to keep the government's hands off of it, by spending some of it to use tax law in their favor to retain more of it.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 4:32 PM
Perhaps not as brilliant as many a rich person, but I think I can spend the dollar I earn more intelligently, honestly and responsibly than our Government can, and will not part with it to buy free cell phones for some ignorant person, if I can help it.

Ah, the hypocrisy of tax-hikers who do everything they can to avoid the taxes they wish to impose on others.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: He tried to avoid $500K in his home state's sales and excise taxes by docking his newly purchased $7 million 76-foot yacht in Rhode Island.

Massachusetts lowered its state income tax in 2001. Given the presumably large number of rich people who pine to pay more taxes, the state allowed tax filers to check a box and voluntarily pay the old, higher rate. In a liberal state of over 3 million tax filers, how...