A MODEST PROPOSAL  2:34 pm August 10, 2011

Wise CEO Suggests Heavier Taxes On Poor People To Help Weary Rich People

by Wonkette Jr.

Suck it, poors!Taxes on the rich would be very, very bad. All Americans learned this from our first constitutional president, Ronald Reagan, which is why his illegitimate son — the Keynesian Kenyan economist Barack Obama — keeps prattling on about the need for the top 1% to pay their “fair share.”  But as common-folk hero Eric Cantor can tell you, taxes on the rich are literally the murderers of innocent, mostly nonexistent jobs. With much of the remaining U.S. service sector now devoted to carrying sacks of Rolex watches and diamond-studded vibrators to Charles Koch’s chauffeured Bentley or sponge-bathing David Koch’s liver spots with whale oil, the redistribution of wealth from “people in general” to a handful of gazillionaires has put more pressure on the rich to keep being insanely rich. Who will make the nation’s poor finally take their medicine, for America?

A RedState blogger/wealthy CEO of some random Internet company has made up a “reasonable solution” for the country’s descent into horror: a strongly regressive tax:

You can raise taxes on high earners, but you don’t solve any economic problem that way. There just aren’t enough rich people to buy candy and bubble gum for everyone else. Plus, you kill job growth by wiping out their incentives to take on economic risk …

Let’s challenge the Democrats on this one. If they’re so committed to the idea that we need higher taxes, then let them propose a broad-based, regressive increase: either a VAT, or a large payroll-tax rate increase (which Reagan also did).

Just do it, Democrats. You want higher taxes? Then propose higher taxes that really will reduce deficits while minimizing the effect on job creation. Otherwise, shut up.

But wouldn’t a 0.012% tax on the 15,000 highest earning households buy everyone some bubble gum? Maybe, but that’s the kind of Nobama class warfare that has been ruining this country ever since the so-called New Deal.

We could spend all day listening to whining Marxist types like Alan Greenspan and the demons who run Goldman Sachs about the “risks” that “inequality” present to the “economy,” but the rich are God’s voice on Earth, and as such we cannot afford provoking their ire.

Oh look it’s another Wonkette Jr.! What will she/he come up with next?

 
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{ 201 comments }

EatsBabyDingos August 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Give me your left testicle!

Thurman Munster IV August 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Is that the one Dennis Leary had to give up after the Red Sox won the World Series in '04?

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Because the RedState blogger/wealthy CEO of some random Internet company is already a Right nut

BloviateMe August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

We heavily outnumber the super-wealthy. Seems like that could be handy for something.

Nah, probably not. More tax cuts.

Jukesgrrl August 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm

We could roast and eat them, but they are probably too fatty.

axmxz August 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

On the contrary: in this crazy post-industrial world, the wealthy are the only ones who can afford nutritious food and personal trainers, so they are lean and mean, whereas everyone else is fat and angry.

Jukesgrrl August 12, 2011 at 1:01 am

I bow to your superior analysis. Heaven knows I would be tastier than Victoria Beckham or Paris Hilton, no matter the recipe.

outragedcitizen August 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

One of these days somebody going to say WTF and all hell will break loose. Just look at England right now.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Might as well tax the poor. It's not like they can afford private jets or caviar. What the hell are they going to do with their dollars anyway?

Oblios_Cap August 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Your money's no good in Debtors Prison, I hear.

Barb August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"Who will make the nation’s poor finally take their medicine, for America?"
I thought we were against allowing them to have medicine? Did we scrap the idea of "death panels?"

Sorry poors, these suppositories, like Sarah Palin's tampons, are straight from the freezer. Here, let Speaker Boehner's ginormous gavel help to ease that bad boy up your rectum.

Tundra Grifter August 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Barb: There is a certain theme to your posts today.

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

She is on a roll, baby!

mrpuma2u August 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

"Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses – are they still in operation?"

When do we get the "decrease the surplus population" speech? Sometimes I think we already have…

Come here a minute August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Awesome ideas dude — and I'm sure you won't mind getting rid of the cap on payroll taxes.

This must be one of those fancy Harvard MBA's, because I'm pretty sure Harvard tells students to end all their arguments with "otherwise shut up!"

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It's a standard tactic in Lincoln-Douglas style debates, in which this gentleman has clearly trained. Some neo-traditionalists argue in favor of using "put up or shut up" or even "I know you are, but what am I?" as a final statement during opening arguments, but such strategies often reduce rebuttal arguments to a rubber versus glue structure.

JustPixelz August 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Adjust the AMT so the everyone above the median income pays at least the effective median tax rate, including FICA/medicare. Who can complain about that kind of fairness? OH WAIT, I know who.

bureaucrap August 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Death sentences for penury! That'll teach the poor not to be poor.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

FOX News yelling "Class Warfare" in 3 … 2 . . .

Wait. who am I kidding.

PuckStopsHere August 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I will go for this, but only if they buy me a Juicy Fruit. Man, that's some good gum.

smokefilleddoommate August 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I hear the taste can be somewhat moving.

OzoneTom August 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Too bad that they don't make Fan Tan Royal chewing gum any more.

Approved by Jan & Dean.

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Juicy Fruit is good for all of one second of chewing.

mog253 August 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

Beeman's Pepsin Gum

powersuit August 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

He likes the idea of a VAT because the Bentley & Jimmy Choo VAT exemptions are already written into the model law he took from the ALEC website.

What a turd.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I'd like to drop the Red State blogger in a vat, which is also known as a cistern, which is sometimes called a toilet.

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

And stomp on his nethers in six inch Jimmy Choo spike heels. Asshole.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I Choo-Choo-Choo your ass.

bureaucrap August 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I believe the term you are looking for is "cess-pit".

Oblios_Cap August 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

How come brethern are men but cisterns are wells?

JustPixelz August 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

… which is sometimes called waterboarding.

Buzz Feedback August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Lighten up, Francis.

hagajim August 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Probably ought to raise taxes on everyone, raise the payroll tax to cover at least the first $250K of income, tax capital gains at 30% (minimum) and change the top marginal rate to about 50% (on incomes over $1 million)….then tell the rich assholes to fuck themselves. Oh – and give a tax break (or incentive) of half wage to companies that actually keep manufacturing jobs in America.

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Please to post that at fucking Francis Cunnilingus or whatever his name is?

JustPixelz August 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Go back to Clinton tax rates. Add a gasoline tax to pay for all overseas military operations. Everyone pays for war.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

You know who else thought the poor should bear the burdens of society while the rich frolic?

FNMA August 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Caligula?

axmxz August 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

Actually, Caligula confiscated property from the wealthy for the treasury.

mog253 August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

And gave it to his horse?

spinozasgod August 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Rome?

donner_froh August 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Marie Antoinette?

nounverb911 August 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Nancy Reagan?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Berlusconi?

Doktor Zoom August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Scrooge McDuck?

Oblios_Cap August 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm

And his sidekick, Richie Rich.

smokefilleddoommate August 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Rich Frolic?

BloviateMe August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

The Sham Wow guy?

jodyleek August 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Imelda Marcos?

Oblios_Cap August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

The Great Gatsby?

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Charles I of England, Louis XVI of France, and Nicholas II of Russia?

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Louis the XVI?

Whatever happened to that guy, anyway? Nothing that could serve as a cautionary tale to anyone trying to crush the poor financially to subsidize the fancies of the oligarchs, I can tell you that much.

FlyOverGirl August 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Jebus?

BTWBFDIMHO August 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Trouble, Leona Helmsley's dog?

WhatTheHolyHeck August 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Donald Trump's hair?

HelmutNewton August 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hitler?

Pat_Pending August 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Hitler's dog, Blondi?

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

You shouldn't insult Ann Coulter like that.

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

You shouldn't insult Hilter's dog like that.

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Betty Crocker?

loulouroo August 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Idi Amin?

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Marx?

Groucho, I mean.

Jukesgrrl August 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm

All of them, Katie.

starfanglednut August 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

it hadda be said.

Jukesgrrl August 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I can't believe I got to be the one! I'm usually way too late to the party.

MARCdMan August 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Update from the class war, the rich just won yet another battle. Their strategy of getting the very people they are assfucking to do the fighting for them continues to carry the day.

Tundra Grifter August 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

For an historical view of this, please see "Civil War, American."

JoshuaNorton August 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

you kill job growth by wiping out their incentives to take on economic risk …

Oh, yes! Because that "logic" has served us so well up 'til now.

Not to mention that the bulk of the "job growth" they seem to provide is in China for around .03 cents an hour.

Doktor Zoom August 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Well, after all, there was no job growth at all during the times when taxes on the rich were higher than today, like from about 1950-2001. Nobody had any incentive to create wealth during the Eisenhower administration, remember?

And as we all know, unless one has an "incentive" to become obscenely wealthy, no one ever bothers doing it.

FNMA August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

The rich can be so fucking lazy.

Gleem_McShineys August 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

THAT'S EXACTLY WHY I AM REFUSING TO BECOME RICH:

Taxes are too high.

Naked_Bunny August 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Yeah, but most middle-class households only had one job back then, rather than two or three or four. Today's workers are so greedy!

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Actually, when most of the folks back in your village in the country make $50 a month, working 18 hours a day in some sweatshop factory in the city and making $50 a day must seem like an incredible amount of money…

Guppy06 August 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

You know what eliminates incentives to take economic risk? An environment of deregulation and cronyism that keeps big business firmly entrenched and unassailable in their markets of choice.

BarryOPotter August 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

So very, very well put. The hard part is encouraging people who don't understand your statement to seriously think about what you said, or at least having more "media" types translate it to boneheadese…

tawk August 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Another Wonkette Junior? I thought they were all Ken Layne.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Ken is popping out Juniors like a Palin.

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm

How old is Baby K. Smith now? I bet it's him.

BTWBFDIMHO August 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Ken Lou Layne?

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Who ARE these people?

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

"Myth: The rich get rich because of their merit.

Fact: Researchers have uncovered dozens of social factors that contribute to becoming rich:

Access to first-rate education
Training opportunities
Personality type
Physical attractiveness
Height
Athletic ability
Inheritance
Nepotism
Prejudice (and not just against race or gender)
Social and business connections
Knowing someone who is successful
Lobbying Congress
Business cycle trends
Fads
Inventions
Discoveries
Wars
Speculation
Gambling
Miserliness
Insider trading
Unfair market practices
And, last but not least, dumb luck
"
http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-richmerit.htm

nounverb911 August 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

The rich do realize that the second amendment applies to the poors too?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The poor would be lucky to have a Glock. The rich have Xe.

Tundra Grifter August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

As if the poors could afford anything more powerful than a tree branch & rubberband slingshot and free pebbles.

"The law, in its infinite fairness, forbids rich and poor alike from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges." – Anatole France

Jukesgrrl August 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Those free pebbles have been making a point in England.

Crank_Tango August 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm

a little gasoline and some empty beer bottles goes a long way.

LettucePrey August 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Hey, do you think right-wingers' brains would explode if there was a sudden rash of gun violence against fetuses?

Oh, wait. Guns don't kill fetuses. Liberals kill fetuses.

elviouslyqueer August 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

What's the difference between a RedState columnist and a constipated Siamang? At least the Siamang knows it's full of shit.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The Siamang has also evolved.

Doktor Zoom August 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I'd meet him halfway–how about a tax on poors and near-poors, accompanied by a rebate on the purchase of torches and pitchforks?

Tundra Grifter August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Let's string up the last king with the guts of the last priest.

donner_froh August 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

There just aren’t enough rich people to decorate every lamp post in the country so we will have to hang a few lackeys and war-mongering generals as well.

That must have been what Eric meant to say.

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

If you want to hang overfed Erik, you're gonna need a bigger lamppost.

donner_froh August 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

If the lampposts break under his weight we can just keep trying until we find one that works. Should be fun.

nounverb911 August 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm
soojank August 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

If anyone wants to listen to a CEO whose business is dependent on gubmint spending complain about paying taxes and suggest the poors should pay more, I have an another article…
http://marylandreporter.com/2011/08/10/tax-flight

oh, really, no one?

Crank_Tango August 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

"The move is primarily to get out of the cold weather…" but if I can blame taxes, then I will.

FNMA August 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

OK, let me see if I have this right. The guy is a dick and he's proud of being a dick. Is that pretty much what the article says?

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Only in America can you pull down $750k/year and complain that you're being punished. The mind boggles.

Dashboard_Jesus August 11, 2011 at 1:57 am

not only is the guy a dick pulling down $750K a year but it's ALL from GOVT contracts, WTF are ALL these douchebags sucking offa the gummint tit bitching about? Fuck do I hate rich white assholes like these fucktards, I'm sharpening the tines on my pitchfork right now asshole! also

snoopyfan2010 August 11, 2011 at 8:24 am

You forgot that they believe the money belongs to them. They don't have to earn what is rightly theirs.

elviouslyqueer August 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Most of these folks will admit they like Florida for the balmy weather in the winter, but as Gaver said, the tax benefits are substantial. They can eat out by the pool on their screened patios in January, and save more money than half of Marylanders make in a year.

I hope to doG the Maryland Reporter blogger wrote this with tongue firmly in cheek. If not, I hope real hard-working, barely-scraping-by, taxpaying Marylanders track down exactly where in Florida this self-satisfied asshole now lives.

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Not surprisingly.

"Why in heaven’s name isn’t someone paying attention to us? Is it because they are trying to attract the “new Americans” (otherwise known to most of us as “illegal aliens”)? We are the backbone of this state and it is becoming fairly obvious that not many in Annapolis are the least bit interested
in our opinions."

When all else fails, blame the brown people.

smokefilleddoommate August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The problem with class warfare is that it doesn’t give us growth and jobs.

? You outsource all the jerbs anyway.. Oh fuck it–there's too much bullshit in that statement to even begin. The problem is YOU and your ilk, moneygrubbing fuck.

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Funny how the words "Class warfare" are only mentioned when the little people fight back.

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

"Then propose higher taxes that really will reduce deficits while minimizing the effect on job creation"

That's what they did. Why do you say you want this, but then propose regressive taxes which would lower consumption by the poor and middle class and thus hurt job growth while opposing raising taxes on the rich which wouldn't hurt jobs at all?

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Shhhhhh. The truth has no place in this discussion.

donner_froh August 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Dear Eric Cantor:

Do you really think that the wealthy and powerful whose interest you serve so loyally won't kick you to the curb when they no longer have use for you?

Good luck in hell.

Signed,
Your biggest fan

gullywompr August 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Why is Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" stuck in my head?

orygoon August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Cuz there's a revolution in the street?

Not on our side of the pond, of course.

FlownOver August 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

"We Can Be Together" resonates a little better for me:

Up against the wall, motherfuckers!

Jukesgrrl August 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I'm partial to "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep, it starts when you're always afraid, step outta line the man come and take you away." I know it was just written to dispute a curfew, but it's had a long life.

Guppy06 August 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm

From the people who brought you "We Built This City!"

Respitetini August 11, 2011 at 9:43 am

Oh, that's just unfair. They had coke dealers bills to pay in the '80s. They had to release that crappy song.

Guppy06 August 11, 2011 at 10:49 am

Not trying to begrudge them their "bills," just saying, as a (relative) young'un, that the whole "Revolutionary Sixties" thing didn't really work out all that well for y'all, did it?

gullywompr August 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

No. No it didn't. Your turn.

Eve8Apples August 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

RedState blogger would be wise to gaze across the pond at the British rioters. Us peasants may be poor, but we can still get our hands on metal pipes, matches and kerosene. For us, a few weeks in an air conditioned jail for vandalism, looting, etc. would be comparable to a Red State blogger spending a few weeks at an all-inclusive resort.

Doktor Zoom August 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Maybe Barbara Bush could visit and explain how it's worked out so well for us.

Dashboard_Jesus August 11, 2011 at 2:01 am

my guess is he's not too worried, NFL season is about to start and so is another edition of American Idol so the morons will have plenty of reasons/ distractions to NOT give a shit…how do you expect them to rise up against the man when the poors got shiny new big screen teevee to soothe their nerves?

spinozasgod August 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Actually a well structured VAT tax and upping the cap on SS plus an increase in medicare contributions are not terrible ideas, but this dick just ruined it for me……they take ideas that could at least be looked into and turn them into hateful shit….shitheads.

Oblios_Cap August 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

If they’re so committed to the idea that we need higher taxes, then let them propose a broad-based, regressive increase: either a VAT, or a large payroll-tax rate increase

Yes – finally someone that realizes that regressive taxes are what has made this country great! Plus, it'll result in a healthier – or at least a whole lot skinnier – population when malnutrition afflicts the great unwashed.

Better put Madison Avenue to work getting people to think skinny folks with protruding bellies are sexy! I can see it now – Wage Slave Barbie will be this year's new hot toy.

JustPixelz August 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

If high income people should not pay higher taxes because they're "job creators", it's not a big leap to say they should pay NO taxes for the same reason. Your move Tea Party.

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Maybe they could get a tax break after they prove they've actually created some jobs? And not in the Peoples Republic of China or the Peoples Republic of Vietnam, but here in the US.

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

"You can raise taxes on high earners, but you don’t solve any economic problem that way."

Oh look, it's this argument again.

Gleem_McShineys August 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Same shit, different asshole pooping it out.

JustPixelz August 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

But if you lower taxes on high earners leading to deficits, you most certainly can create an economic problem that way.

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm

As we've seen for the last decade. Which I why I still don't get why America thinks this shit sandwich tastes great.

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Actually, too low taxes on corporations destroys jobs, because they have no economic incentive (high taxes) to encourage them to reinvest their profits back into the corporation, thus creating jerbs…

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Please, no As Bible Erik tells us, no one works for the satisfaction of working, they just work for the money. Henry Ford didn't want to make all those cars, invent the assembly line, become a magnate, he just wanted enough to plow into the stock market.

BarryOPotter August 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

"You can raise taxes on high earners, but you don’t solve any economic problem that way."

Uh, one of the govt's problems is the lack of revenue growth. By raising taxes on the rich, the gov't would increase its top line growth, i.e., generate revenue. So, technically, that douche bag is wrong. Higher taxes on "high earners" solves that economic problem, plus it hits them where it hurts, so it's a two-fer…

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

This douche bag is way more than technically wrong.

mavenmaven August 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

They used to say that lotteries and gambling were a tax on people who didn't understand math or statistics. Now they can add Repub "economics".

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Tax the poorest 4/5ths at 95%! It will almost, but not quite, get you enough revenue as making sure the rich had to pay the 30-40% of income the rest of us pay right now!

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

"Tax the poorest 4/5ths at 95%!"

Why be so generous to even pay poor people at all?

//snort, snort

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I feel like the West has tried that system once or twice before; we talked about it in History class, and I could swear that we had a word for that sort of system, but for the life of me, I can't remember what we called it.

Sue4466 August 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

If the poors were smart, they'd spend their candy & bubblegum money on healthcare.

smokefilleddoommate August 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Maybe someone can make a healthcare trading card game similar to Pokemon– "Collect 'em all and get a 70/30 PPO!"

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

The poors waste all their money on having a phone and a TV, instead of giving that money to insurance companies so they can pay their CEO's hundreds of millions…

metamarcisf August 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I actually read much of this dumb-ass screed on RedState yesterday until I realized what it was. It's the old "well if the democrats were CONSISTENT in their Alinsky beliefs, then they would raise taxes and then, while we might not agree with them, at least we would worship their integrity…" which is eaten up by some of the fat boys over there. What I want to know is what is this "Alinsky" of which they speak and does it go well with my shit sandwich?

Crank_Tango August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

monica alinsky, she blew clinton a few times and ruined america.

BZ1 August 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

"There just aren’t enough rich people to buy candy and bubble gum for everyone else." That's right, we gotta make more rich people, great plan…. (sarcasm invoked, in case you weren't sure…)

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

God sure must like rich people because he made so many of them…

MissusBarry August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

So, potential fetii and fetii seem to have a lot in common with potential jobs. The uncreated job must be protected at all costs, while rethugs don't give a flying fuck about a post-creation job (or the silly un-super-rich schmuk working it).

It seems like I say this with such regularity: [insert, kochsucking asshole], fuck off and die.

Edit: I know there's an inappropriately placed comma above, but I kinda like the effect.

x111e7thst August 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Sounds like another pusillanimous fratboy somehow escaped the course of beatings he so richly deserves and therefor feels a great need to mouth off.

orygoon August 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

"Let’s challenge the Democrats on this one."

Time for our especially elected officials (D-Spineless) to fold.

BTWBFDIMHO August 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm

It's the tycoons vs. the raccoons, and Marx is rolling over his grave.

SoBeach August 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

At least the guy making $10 mil a year has a reason to not to want his taxes raised.

It's the talk radio fan making $25k a year who thinks it makes sense to lower taxes on the wealthy and raise them on everyone else who scares me.

Rotundo_ August 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

You have to love people who really believe that *they* should pay higher taxes so that the wealthy can make more money. Then those rich job creators are going to miraculously hire them and then they win. They really do believe. P.T. Barnum was right, and were he alive today would be partnered with Roger Ailes selling this shit to the masses (or is it them asses?).

SoBeach August 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

They do it because they're willing to take a pounding if it means the shmuck a few rungs down takes an even bigger one.

Chet Kincaid August 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I call bullshit on any kind of wealthy CEO actually blogging on RedState. Why would he/she bother? This is just anonymous, false, credential-fluffing to impress the other mouthbreathers on that site.

Gleem_McShineys August 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Gosh, Chet, just because "Not intended to be a factual statement" is what powers 99.9% of what passes for Conservative thought, doesn't automatically mean this guy is a fake!

WHAT HAPPENED TO BEING OPEN MINDED, LIBTARDUNATICS!?

Chet Kincaid August 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

THAT'S "LIBOCIDAL LIBANIAC LIBVERICATOR" TO YOU!!1!1!

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

OT, but must be said – cool website.

Chet Kincaid August 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Thanks! Grew out of sharing funny pics over AIM with a co-worker/former Jazz Record Mart clerk a few years ago.

BlueStateLibel August 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Yes, you're correct, this is some unemployed teatard living at home with Mom. You can usually tell on Internet boards who the real business owners are because they tend to say things like, "I hire people when demand for my products and services increases. Lowering taxes on the wealthy doesn't create demand."

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

A 200$ filing fee to your state dept of incorporation and you too can be a "ceo"

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Kind of like your prototypical Yahoo commenter that gnashes their teeth over the concept of people making over 250k a year pay more in taxes. Seriously? If you're bringing down 250K, you ain't spending your time hanging out on the Yahoo comment boards, let alone RedState, BigAsshole, Stormfront, etc.

Ken Cuccinelli August 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I'm gonna say that he probably has a skeevy Internet marketing business to either pay child support or to shut up his corporate-lawyer wife who complained he did nothing but sit at home all day and masturbate. Or both.

Jerry Fjord August 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

And Republicans are still doing well with their base using 'thinking' along these lines? Okay, well good for them, I guess. Just…WOW. There must be a lot of folks who really hate the black guy in charge in order to swallow this much santorum.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

You know, when you all whine and gripe about Obama and the Democrats, just remember this is what they have to negotiate with. Hell, After a few hours of this, wouldn't you rather just give in than have to deal with it any more? Basically the Republicans have adopted the Bush torture principals to all aspects of governments, not just messing with the Muslims.

BarackMyWorld August 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Suck it, Lady Trebek!

BTWBFDIMHO August 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

There just aren’t enough rich people to buy candy and bubble gum for everyone else.
It's not that there not enough riches, but they're rich enough to buy candy and bubble gum.
The top 20% of households earns 50% of the U.S. personal income (circa half of the GDP, or about $8 trillion). Let's say we tax the rich so their share of the cake would drop to 45%. That 5% of GDP taken from the rich would amount to $800 billion, enough to finance another stimulus package, and the rich would still be rich. Can we do it? Not with the hobbits in Congress.

Come here a minute August 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

$800 billion in Juicy Fruit is enough for 25,000 sticks of gum per person. That would be a good deal. I'll take that deal.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Read in the voice of Saint Reagan.

There you go again making sense with math, elitist think and stuff. Don't you know that government is the problem and not the solution?

*Thunderous mindless applause*

BklynIlluminati August 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Red State where brain cells go to die

HelmutNewton August 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” – Warren Buffett

sati_demise August 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

So, lets put a gambling tax on third party derivatives, Mr. Richy Rich. that is a 60 Trillion dollar market. Problem solved.

WhatTheHeck August 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Under the new guidelines, soon to be provided by the Dept of Homeland Securities and Excange, it would be a felony for someone making under $50k to marry outside of his/her monetary caste.

Nostrildamus August 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm

And as the ranks of the poor continue to swell, the revenue will increase even more !!!

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

And as the ranks of the poor continue to swell, the revenue income to the rich will increase even more !!!

//Fixed Since 1981…

Darthhippy August 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Why is that the rich get richer and poor get fucked. I mean the rich don't even have the curtosy for a reach around.

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Why is that the rich get richer and poor get fucked?"

Because something called "power laws" arise from the feedback introduced by "correlated decisions across a population"

I.e., the rich get richer, because the playing field is not level, and they have more resources to use to get richer.
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-

sati_demise August 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Let me get this straight: instead of investing money in the real economy and hiring people in good jobs (say in R&D, the sciences, health and education)

they want to be able to take their record profits & continue to gamble in the commodities market, driving up the cost of food and fuel for everyone- and then they want to put a tax on those commodities on top of that? Bullshit.

Go fuck yourself Mr. Wise CEO

VinnyThePooh August 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

There's only one way RedState believes in wealth distribution.

mrblifil August 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

At least Heywood Jablowme still has a job…

BlueStateLibel August 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I still think there's plenty of rich people to hang, draw, and quarter. Which at this point, I am absolutely sure is going to happen.

rileywaggs August 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Today we are all French lady statues giving Mr. Monopoly a nasty "nobjob" :(

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

The least he could do is diddle our freedom. But no.

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Hey, we miss you here, though Kirsten and Blair have been doing great.

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm

That people get away with this is the sad stunner. Chisel the pathetic media in as the cause of the U.S. decline so future historians can know.

90% of employment is services. Demand for services is driven by one thing and one thing only: Disposable income of the middle fucking class. The rich sucking down income at 300:1 relative to the average worker does actually rob the middle class not only of jobs, directly, but also of knock-on employment when better paid workers contract more services.

Yeah, taxing the middle class and thereby reducing the disposable income of the middle class will increase employment. What a joke.

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Well, it certainly makes The Onion all the more timely.

Dumbedup August 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hey judge, London's calling.

Come here a minute August 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

After all this, won't you give me a :-)

Dumbedup August 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hey judge

anniegetyerfun August 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

"There just aren’t enough rich people to buy candy and bubble gum for everyone else."

That's OK, we all have diabeetus anyway.

genxr August 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

"Hey look! Thanks to these lower tax rates I have a million extra dollars. What should I do with it?"

"Why don't you hire someone and create a job?"

"That's a stupid idea."

fuflans August 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm

oh that's ok, i don't want any candy or bubble gum.

i would however like a fucking job.

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm

"Plus, you kill job growth by wiping out their incentives to take on economic risk …"

After ten years of tax cuts, when are we going to see these fuckers take on some economic risks, you know, like hiring people?

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

"Wise CEO Suggests Heavier Taxes On Poor People To Help Weary Rich People"

Well, duh!

Rich people don't get rich by spending their money on taxes, like stupid poor people do…

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

The Gospel According to Leona Helmsley.

Troglodeity August 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Jesus: "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

RedState: "There just aren’t enough rich people to buy candy and bubble gum for everyone else. Plus, you kill job growth by wiping out their incentives to take on economic risk."

Jesus wept.

DoktorThompson August 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Isn't that one of the Beatitudes? Blessed are the rich, for the poor just want to buy candy and bubble gum.

Come here a minute August 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Blessed are you that weep now: for ye shall snark.

genxr August 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

"Plus, you kill job growth by wiping out their incentives to take on economic risk …"

Yes, because having millions in an account earning dividends taxed at 15% is REALLY going to make me want to take a risk on starting a new business. Or maybe he expects them to hire people out of concern for the public good.

No, you hire people when you need to make money. You go on vacation when you don't need to make money.

Fucking teatards learned economics from watching cows fuck.

imissopus August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I wonder if this doofus has seen this.

SenileAgitation August 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

That dude is so wrong. Howard's Lavendar Gum is what rich people should hand out, it just smells like old money. It isn't that expensive.

proudgrampa August 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Goddammit. It's NOT the taxes that bother me. It's how the government SPENDS the revenue that pisses me off.

Simple solution: put an end to US imperialism. Save a whole lotta money.

Callyson August 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Sure, raise taxes on the poor. That will just be another bill they won't be able to pay, hence no increase in revenue.
Idiot.

Wonderthing August 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Poor people have tv's, though. They're not poor. I saw one driving a car today, "looking for work". If they can afford gas, they can afford a tax hike.

ttommyunger August 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I recall Elvis and Sinatra living pretty high on the hog while paying North of 90% of their income to Uncle Sugar. These whining pussyfarts just won't be happy until everybody but them is subsisting on cat food.

Warpde August 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm

What I want to know is how he can have Kock in his mouth, up his ass, ears, bodily entry way and type at the same time?
Damn that's talent.
I'd give him a thumbs up but apparently every hole is covered by Kock.

DustBowlBlues August 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

OT–we're going to mostly cell phones. In the country in OK, we have limited coverage and I'm so fed up with ATT for failing to fix a phone for the past ten years that we've complained. It's gotten progressively worse, but it's cable and they're never going to dig it up. No profit in bullshit like that.

I would have chosen Verizon, because of their coverage and the fact I'm pissed at ATT, but ATT it is. Verizon's on strike. Fuck CEOs and their overpaid corporate minions. Fuck them, fuck them, fuck them.

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