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Let the Real Fat Cats Pay Their Fair Share

Tekov Yahoser Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 4:16 AM
Five percent excise tax on entertainment coupled with a tax hike on $1,000,000 incomes. Not $250,000. Twenty percent tax on $4.99 Costco chickens as well. Watch those blanking hypocrites scream bloody murder.

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...