JERBS  5:20 pm December 7, 2012

Job-Creating Californians to Be Beheaded With Taxes

by Kris E. Benson

The very rich are different from you and me, they have more stuffDo you hear that, Californians? DO YOU? Because that’s the sound of jobs disappearing from California because our Job Creators will soon have to pay the nation’s highest marginal income taxes. They will pay the same capital gains tax as everyone else and lower property taxes than anyone in the country but still, WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE JOB CREATORS?

Thanks to passage of Proposition 30 last month, high-income Californians would pay the nation’s highest marginal income tax rates — nearly 52 percent — if President Barack Obama and Congress fail to make a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” according to a new study.
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Proposition 30 added three percentage points to the marginal state income tax rate for California’s highest-income taxpayers, bringing it to 13.3 percent. That action raised California over other high-tax jurisdictions to a marginal rate of 51.9 percent, slightly higher than New York City’s level. Hawaii was the only other place with a calculated rate above 50 percent.

Millionaires Ethan Anderson and one other guy are already thinking about leaving because they have had ENOUGH. And also, maybe Obama is doing this for revenge says Rush Limbaugh, in a blog post titled “Obama Wants to Tax the Rich For Revenge.” Maybe? MAYBE? Definitely.

[Sac Bee]

 

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elviouslyqueer December 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Pony up, motherfuckers. Pony. Up.

OneYieldRegular December 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Brony up.

BoatOfVelociraptors December 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Blingees have met their match. We are subservient to bronees. Damn.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Oh god you just HAD to go there, didn't you?

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

You said the secret word! **Wonkette screams**

Boojum December 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm

But once again, Newsmax has the answer.

Beowoof December 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I did go and look and tried to complete their survey. I guess they didn't like my answers because I kept answer that tax increases would help the economy, that taxes are okay on the wealthy etc, every time I answered, my answers were wiped out and I was told to answer the questions. Seems as if the "survey" may be rigged. I just can't imagine those nice republicans lying their fucking asses off on a stupid survey. Oh wait we are talking about republicans.

Callyson December 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm

the "survey" may be rigged

That's to make up for our side rigging the election, in their "minds" at least…

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I had the same problem. I would check to increase taxes, and it would reset and tell me that I had to answer the question.

Clearly normal Republican vote counting.

malsperanza December 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Website produced by the folks who made the PA voting machines:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2012/11

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I think you are only allowed to answer if you give Dick Morris your credit card number?

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Or let him suck your toes. Then your votes count twice.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Sounds like Dick Morris. Sucks early and often!

SmutBoffin December 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Of course it's for REVENGE. Revenge for what, you ask? Well, there's the colonialism and the…the…stuff that Bill Ayers was all like YEAH MANG KA-BOOM and then…oh yeah, there's the time Erick Erickson made fun of him for the teleprompter thing.

That's it.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

No, wait, there's the inviting all them Knee-growz to the White House so they can rap their hippity hop all over the Founding Fathers' WHITE lawns, man, you forgot THAT. And some of them even stay there, like that Jay Bee or whatever. And deal drugs and stuff.

edgydrifter December 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm

If this keeps up, they may have to resort to lighting their cigars with $50 bills. So declasse.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Money can't buy you declasse.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Indeed, not. Look at Donald Trump! He has hardly any money left, yet manages to be the most declasse of stubby-fingered vulgarians.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Trump sez: You're the vulgarian, you fuck!

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Petulant little wretch, isn't he?

An_Outhouse December 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

they can still use the $100 for their coke.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

But only then if a hooker's ass isn't immediately available.

Tundra Grifter December 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Of course, state taxes can be deducted from your income when calculating Federal income taxes owed if you itemize. Just like those property taxes and the interest on your home mortgage (up to $1M in a 1st and $100K on a 2nd).

And there is a huge spread between marginal tax rates and what people actually pay (the Tax Foundation has some dandy tables showing this for Federal income taxes).

And there are those American corporations that don't pay any Federal income tax at all – roughly half of them each year.

Other than all that…

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Oh so you mean it's profoundly dishonest to simply add the state rate to the federal rate? Huh! I'd never have expected profound dishonesty from those fighting to restore the trampled rights of the defenseless superrich.

ETA: let's face it, if you're in the top marginal brackets, it's a stone-cold guarantee you're itemizing; and if you're itemizing, 13.3% state tax plus 39.6% federal income tax on the remaining 86.7% makes a marginal rate of 47.63%. You're not paying FICA on those dollars, but you should add in the 1.45% Medicare tax they apparently forgot about, which gets you to 49.08%.

So, they're lying liars. Or incompetent idiots. Don't listen, either way.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

If you're in a high-income bracket and NOT itemizing, it's a fair bet that either you or your accountant IS extremely stupid, ignorant, or just plain lazy.

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I should have majored in accounting in school, since theirs are the only jobs really being created right about now.

Biff December 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Prop 13 was written for those same corporations. Not taxing granny out of her house was a clever ruse.

Lascauxcaveman December 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Has anyone else yet complained about those pernicious auto-play video ads now appearing on yr Wonkette?

They are fucking up my Beach Boys Christmas music.

I'm in the 47%; I don't deserve to be treated like this!

%$@#(*!

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I would also like to lodge a complaint!

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

As a Lodge-keeper, Lascauxcaveman is the right person to complain to.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

"You wanted the complaint lodge? That's next door. This is the argument lodge."

Lascauxcaveman December 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

No it isn't.

BoatOfVelociraptors December 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Sweet fing tart mcchrist, auto play ads and 47 dns lookups per page view? Are you kidding?

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I WILL JUST SPEND THE NEXT TEN HOURS TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE AUTOPLAY ADS AND THE DNS LOOKUPS AND RESPONDING TO EVERYONE'S FUCKING COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEM, WHEN THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE NOT INTENTIONAL ON OUR PART, LIKE I HAVE BEEN DOING ALL WEEK.

THANKS.

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

No need to yell. You're doing a great job, you job creator.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

She's keeping us off the street, ain't she?

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Then where will we get our education?

smokefilledroommate December 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I was expecting that, and I knew it wasn't gonna be pretty.

Lascauxcaveman December 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Yeah, me too. Of course Becky deserves our respect and admiration, but she'll REALLY get it if those @#%^! auto-play video ads go away. I don't even know what a 'DNS lookup' is, however.

I will continue to click the silent display ads randomly, many times per day.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

DNS is the internet's rolodex.

smokefilledroommate December 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I like to manually flush my dns toilet every now and then.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

SLOWLY backing out of the room.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

On the plus side, at least the ads here haven't freaked out my anti-virus like RawStory's did earlier in the week.

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Soooo… how's your Friday night coming along, O Great and Terrible Editrix?

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I AM VERY CRABBY.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

No! Really? Gosh, who'd'a thunk?

Care for some chocolate-dipped almond biscotti? (abandons package, flees)

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Let's just turn off that nasty ol' caps lock and have ourselves a nice vodka tonic, shall we?

Callyson December 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

If it helps, I'm not having issues with the autoplay now.

We still owe you a happy hour…feel free to collect…

bikerlaureate December 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm

It's how we show we care.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Users never read the fucking manual.

Would it help to say that I really appreciate the way the site renders on my smartphone now? No snark, it is much appreciated. At the risk of appearing obsequious, I think you've done great things with the site, and as an IT guy I sympathize. I love Wonkette, and by extension: you.

It's all these damned commenters I can't stand…

James Michael Curley December 8, 2012 at 6:21 am

yOU'RE wELCOME!

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

*Everybody's* complained. Maybe we should send BeccaLou a groveling, teary, whiny plea via email? Seems to work for Boehner and Issa (not with BeccaLou, but you get my drift).

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Or maybe you could do like I've asked in at least 5 threads: if you see an autoplay ad, click through and forward me the URL so I can send it to the ad company and get it blocked.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

We could, huh? But see, then we'd totally risk our street cred for being whiny assholes, and where's the fun in THAT?

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Plus that sounds like a lot of work.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

FFS, people, just hit the pause button.

iburl December 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Actually, some of the ads don't allow you to hit the pause button, but you can turn the volume all the way down.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Wuts a URL?

memzilla December 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Erm… isn't there some coding genius who could build an autodetect script for this function, which would intercept an autoplay ad before it got served and autorespond back to the originating company? Someone who, instead of munniez, would work for weed or Wonkette swag or a wonkette jr. byline? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Not really. The ads themselves appear in their own little magic boxes, the contents of which are wholly independent of Wonkett. Think of these boxes as tears in the space-time continuum. Wonkett only opens the box itself and tells your computer how to reach through the box and pull the ads through. It's the ad server itself, on the other side of the stargate, that puts the ad into your blindly-groping hand.

Now, such a script could probably be done on the ad server's end, but screening ads before serving them gets in the way of Ye Olde Profit Motive, and it's cheaper and easier for them to have Wonkett and the commentariat do that work for them, for free.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Naw mang. It's like an onion – there's layers.

Callyson December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I complained about this on the union thugs story and got this reply from the Wonkette powers that be:

Dudes, I know there's a fuckton of ads now, but they are NOT supposed to be autoplay. When you see one, you need to click through it so we can get the URL and fire them.

Let's get 'em!

MissNancyPriss December 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I literally almost threw my crummy old and only laptop against the wall because I couldn't figure out where the fuck the audio was coming from. LODGING COMPLAINT

YouFail4eva December 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Ah, the sweet smell of justice in the mornings. These idiots will run off to South Carolina then. But jokes on them. South Carolina sucks even worse than California!

Barbara_ December 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

No need to threaten to secede the union California. Give it a few years and the tectonic plates will take care of this for you.

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Unlike certain other states, California only tried the whole secession thing once, from Mexico. And it wasn't about trying to protect a "peculiar institution."

PubOption December 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Is that shaking an earthquake or a stampede?

BaldarTFlagass December 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I just hope those tax exiles move to Texas so we can make fun of their accents.

BaldarTFlagass December 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm

How will this affect our California-dwelling job-creating Editrix?

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Not a'tall. Not even a'tall.

Hammiepants December 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Maybe Obama isn't, but I totally voted for Prop 30 for revenge.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:17 am

Well, you know what they say; revenge is a dish best served atop a tax filing.

SayItWithWookies December 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Jesus fucking Christ — I might get the impression that the rich don't suffer along with the rest of us during recessions, except for the fact that they spend millions of fucking dollars hiring fucking lobbyists who tell us how much it fucking hurts them every single fucking day. It almost makes me regret all the fucking bad decisions I made that caused this economic slump in the first place.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

YOU caused all of this?
I told you not to take your finger out of the dyke.

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Wait. You caused the mortgage crisis? DAMN YOUR WOOKIES!

SayItWithWookies December 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Well sure — what with my profligate homebuying, my conspicuous consumption, my liar loans, my reckless speculation on Egyptian cotton and how I tried to hide my billions in losses by investing in the Drachma — well, one thing just led to another.

It was a slippery slope — like how one night a pretty lady at a bar smiles at you, you start up a converstion, and then a week later you find yourself in the hold of a cargo ship in international waters doing Mexican midget-wrestling porn with two gibbons and a capybara in a ring lined with bricks of cocaine. Coulda happened to anyone, really.

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The capybara is a nice touch.

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Do you have both of your kidneys or did you wake up in a bathtub full of ice with a note and an abdominal scar?

SayItWithWookies December 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Oh, that kidney thing is just an urban myth. They take the gallbladder, and boy howdy, it hurts.

Fairtackle December 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I am pretty sure Pol Pot said much the same thing.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Nah. The only thing that worthless motherfucker ever read in his life was Stalin's defense of the collectivization (and ensuing murdering) of his reign. Pol Pot, not being known for intellectual depth of any sort, decided to apply the same lesson to the hapless natives of his land.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:18 am

I lost all my wealth in tulips. Damn the Dutch! Damn the Dutch to hell! KHAN!!!1!

MilwaukeeKent December 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

If all of you whiners had just chosen the right parents at birth, like Chuck and Dave Koch did…ah, fuck it, I can't defend the rich even as a joke.

BlueStateLibel December 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Pardon me, but speaking as a 1 percenter, these $3,000 Italian high heels HURT. They hurt me everyday. How is a poor trophy wife to manage?!

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Vengeance. A dish best served by an accountant or tax lawyer.

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

First public nudity and then tax increases. Costanza shrinkage outrage.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm

The emperor haz clothes?

Disassembly December 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Vengeance is mine, sayeth the moor.

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Acting like an adult by paying your bills is so un-American.

bibliotequetress December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Anything you do is patriotic as long as do it while wearing a flag in on your lapel.

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Will our Editrix now relocate to Washington State so that she can take advantage of no state income tax and free(ish) pot?

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Plus, is there anyone she might possibly like to gay marry?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

What about Mr. Hutz, Esq.? Oh, I imagine he'd be ok with it as long as he could join in now and then.

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I'm sure Mr. Hutz wouldn't mind being the meat in a Me-Rebecca sandwich.

However, I was merely enquiring if there was anyone Trix might want to gay-marry.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Well, I didn't mean to imply you were offering your hand.

Actually, that's exactly what I was implying. Oops!

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

But if you two gay-marry each other, won't I just be your boy toy?

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

You just broke my brain. But in a good way.

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Free-ish? Obviously you didn't notice all the taxes on it. I think regular dealers will stay in business as long as they sell cheaper than the 25+25+25+25% tax.

Troglodeity December 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I have to admire the awesome, mind-blowing cynicism of the guy who invented the term "Job Creators" to describe rich fucks. It's even more delightfully cynical than "Death Taxes."

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

That would be Frank Luntz. I don't think you should admire him.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The guy who perfected the application of the Republican notion that words have no meaning, they serve only as tools to win elections.

Chichikovovich December 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Even worse than "Job Creators" is "broaden the tax base" for "tax the poor".

OneYieldRegular December 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Nothing is so unbecoming as a California rich person complaining not having enough money.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Especially considering what a royal fuckload of money it takes to be able to afford to fucking live here in the first place, the cheap shit bastids.

Biff December 8, 2012 at 12:10 am

Guess I'm picking a tough time to relocate to the Golden State, then?

Weedlord BonerHitler December 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

NEVER! Get your ass over here, there's a lady-love somewhere waiting for you. Plus, geeze, think of all the fun you'll have. (Hugs the Biff most fondly)

Biff December 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Trust me, I'm working on it! Got the lady-love/lust thing going already, just gotta find the right house. Got a realtor working on that, the same one I used to sell the place I already had in CA. Wish I hadn't done that…

FeloniousMonk December 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Except a California rich person not complaining about not having … oh, shit, that doesn't work, does it? It would be quite becoming of them to shut the fuck up and pay their taxes gladly. Er, your Regularity is like a stream of bat's piss.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I only meant that you shine like gold when all else is dark.

WinstonK3 December 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

California has a very progressive tax system, so for folks around the median income taxes are lower here than they are for people in "lower tax" states. But, yes, if you're a jahb creator like Lindsay Lohan you would be taxed less in Texas.

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Lindsay and Texas are made for each other.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

To be fair, Lindsay Lohan is creating lots of jahbs – for lawyers, judges, bailiffs, court stenographers and soon, corrections officers.

Guppy December 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

You forgot distilleries.

Callyson December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I thought the only jobs she was creating were the blow kind.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Yes, I'm sure her cocaine dealer is kept very busy.

Oh wait, that's not what you meant…

Geminisunmars December 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Pretty soon there will be a few more caretakers off the unemployment rolls.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

The way that poor doltish gal is going, it'll be the undertaker soon enough.

kittensdontlie December 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

An exodus for some, for others, a time to enter.

Callyson December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The more Wonketteers the better!

http://www.ca.gov/homefamily/movingtoca.html

kittensdontlie December 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

The vast and impressive natural wonders of CA has lured me into an extended visit before…

Weedlord BonerHitler December 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

C'mon back!

Schmannnity December 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Silicon Valley is now Galt Gulch? I'm thinking that the widow Jobs is not moving to Kansas.

FlownOver December 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Not as long as most of our benighted neighbors think the cordless mouse is an instrument of the devil, anyway.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

They know that you sinful computer types use demons to do your filthy work. (I was actually told this by a hyperXtian erstwhile colleague, more or less.)

bobbert December 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Well, we do use daemons for a lot of the repetitive shit, so…

Oh, wait, you already meant that, didn't you? Sorry, slow today.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

For a while, some very strange people were making the argument that daemons needed to be renamed because they were somehow causing those who used computers to become tools of Satin or open to possession by Satin, or some such shit. I always say you've got to be really skinny to go with Satin, anyway, so, you know, why bother?

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Computer pun humor is the best humor. Fuck anyone who says different.

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Just in time for Mitt to relocate to La Jolla.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Bwahaha!

CindynEncinitas December 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

He's already here.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

That's OK, he's unemployed, remember?

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I thought he just became a bellboy or room service waiter or something for Marriott.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. What's the betting his salary will be $1 and they'll manipulate the price of some stock so they can give him a "bonus" of not very much which miraculously realizes a 2,000% capital gain in the first year.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

That's not fair, Sully. You TOLD.

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I'd say they might get a hand cramp writing such a large check, but then again, they probably have "people" to do that for them.

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Apparently California has joined the nation in a suicide pact.

FlownOver December 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Aliester was so proud when his little girl got her degree.

doloras December 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

The Eleventh Degree of the OTO?

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Are they fucking with our minds again, dol? Seen any FNORDS lately??

sullivanst December 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Might explain what went wrong in his head.

memzilla December 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The funny thing is, if it were the poorz and middlez being asked to pay more in taxes, the 1% would simply tell us that we had to work harder.

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

We need to give until it hurts, nu?

Beowoof December 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

The 1% has been giving it to me so much that it does hurt.

WinstonK3 December 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Have some compassion for the Rich. They are working as hard as they can! Without them what would happen to all the maids, yacht builders, gofers, personal trainers, personal chefs and other hangers-on? We all know it's the poorz who are lazy and need to be beaten more frequently so they can support their betters.

bikerlaureate December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

You've been paying attention.

Having less available munniez does make the poorz work harder.

Just like it makes the 1% go Galt.

Joshua Norton December 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm

OMG. Who will buy all those multi-million dollar estates? Oh yeah. OTHER rich people. So SUCK. ON. THAT. Ethan Anderson.

Frankly, we'd be better off if the "rich" people all left and stopped jacking up the property values. I mean, 2.5 mil for a 3 BR "fixer upper" in San Francisco. Gimme a break!

CindynEncinitas December 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I hope these motherfuckers will forgive my insouciance.

Joshua Norton December 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Funny how these conserva-dicks like Rmoney all piss and moan about taxes and "soshalizm", but they flock to the blue states when given a choice where to live.

bibliotequetress December 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm

They like a well-funded police force to keep the poor in the appropriate neighborhoods.

qwerty42 December 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Oh, the suffering these folks will go through.

bikerlaureate December 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I can't even eat my ketchup soup. That's how awful I feel for them.

snowpointsecret December 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Currently, I'd settle for them taking jobs away. From the AT&T people who took 4 days what they said would take 4 hours.

Baconzgood December 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Mark Baconz words: One day, when FOX and the right wing noise makers think of it, they will change the word "tax" and make it "tribute". Just like how they changed "torture" for "intensive interrigation".

WhatTheHolyHeck December 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I'd better brush up on those archery skills.

nounverb911 December 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Is Mark Baconz your brother?

Baconzgood December 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Well played good sir or Madam…well played.

bibliotequetress December 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

"Rich People" is to "Job Creator" as "Slimy Bread Molds" is to "Penicillin"

snowpointsecret December 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Well rich people are slimy in many cases, after all…

mrblifil December 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I'd be happy to let them keep more of their pre-tax income if they would simply agree to pay my cable/internet fees (excluding prøn, though covering that would go a long way as a demonstration of good faith).

BZ1 December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

At the rate the fiscal cliff discussions are going, everyone will feel the crunch in the new year…

Lot_49 December 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

That's it. I'm leaving California, as soon I as I can find another state with 1500 miles of coastline and beaches, two or three great wine-producing regions, snow-capped mountains and hot dry deserts.

Or to quote Bill Maher: We can drink a Mudslide and a Sex on the Beach during an actual mudslide while having sex on the beach!

bibliotequetress December 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

You forgot to include "men unembarrassed to oil up and lift weights in public."

Lot_49 December 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm

As Maher was saying:

You know, the rest of America feels about California the way the rest of the world feels about America. They hate us because we do what we want. They think we’re too blessed and too free, and it makes them nuts in the dreary hovels of Kabul and Tikrit and Lubbock, Texas. They pray to their threadbare gods that we’ll get what we deserve. But it won’t happen. Because you never know what we’re going to do here next. We elected Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

in the dreary hovels of Kabul and Tikrit and Lubbock, Texas.

One of these things is exactly like the other. lol

christianmuslin December 8, 2012 at 5:13 am

Chile- Valparaso

Lot_49 December 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

Been there; it's a funny place that used to be the biggest seaport on the west coast, but got frozen in time when the Panama Canal opened.Chile is beautiful, though.

Beowoof December 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Rush is lucky Obama hasn't proposed an asshole tax as he would be paying the top rate.

Blueb4sinrise December 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Awl yer jerb creatures r blong too uz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
–Arizoani

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Fuck me, that's still about a third of the rate I pay. Please deitiez don't let me run into these people and hear them blabber this shit right into my face because by god and by gum I will thwack them mightily about the head and balls with my iron hiking stick of retribution.

What a miserable bunch of whinging fuckers. They didn't mind in the least when the rest of US were picking up the tab.

bibliotequetress December 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

If the rich people move away from the poor people, will they get all Lord Of The Flies with each other?
"Donald! When you're done with my laundry, Pigboy, give me a pedicure!"

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 7, 2012 at 7:21 pm

"Sucks to your ass-mar!" (sorry, just my favorite LotF quote.)

Slim_Pickins December 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

What I don't understand is why aren't all Americans already living in the lowest tax states, Alaska, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

Blueb4sinrise December 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Weedlord BonerHitler in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FeloniousMonk December 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm

"All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If they'd just take that tax away"

– The Matrons and the Patriarchs

Aridzona December 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

You made Mama Cass choke . . . again.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Forcing the rich to pay their fair share is so un-American. What is the use of even becoming rich if you can't piss on the little people.

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I know all the ambition has just been sucked out of me, by the thought that, should I suddenly move up the class ladder, I might have to pay my fair share.

Guess I'll just lie on the couch and eat my Cheetos, then.

BlueStateLibel December 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

"This is the end" – California musician Jim Morrison lamenting 1960s marginal income tax increase.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

"Riders on the Storm" was really about auditors from the IRS.

Freewayblogger December 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

The only "jobs" created by the uber-rich are stupid shit like valet parking and peeling grapes.

Oh yeah, and prostitution.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Cowboy up?

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Giddyup cowgirl?

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Who is the hottie second from the left in that pic? I'd do her in a second…

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I believe the one you are checking out is Lois Chiles. She was easy on the eyes, still is, actually. As a teenager, I thought Karen Black was the hottest woman in that movie, but now I'm not so sure.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Is that from The Sting? Last movie made in Technicolor?

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

That, sir, is The Great Gatsby, 1974. Left to right is Bruce Dern, Lois Chiles, Mia Farrow, and Robert Redford. Awesome fucking movie, and one of the greatest stories ever.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Good thing I have friends like you. I thought that didn't quite look like Paul Newman, but I recognized Momma Mia from a mile away…

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Hah! Lois Chiles was in Moonraker too(Dr. Holly Goodhead…indeed)- a '70s film I saw at the theatre more than once, but I sure don't care to see again. Excuse me while I do some more…research…on her other 70s pictures.

TribecaMike December 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Meanwhile, George Deukmejian laughs in your face and spends his sweet mimosa smelling pension checks at the Whiskey A Go Go every single night night digging the Doors and Johnny Otis, suckers.

ttommyunger December 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

"Job Creators" is just an abbreviation for their full title: "Blowjob Creators". I know this because I overheard a couple of these types discussing the lofty issues of life at a party I had no business attending; it went something like this: "Fucking is for truck drivers, the blowjob is the thing."

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Droid.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

It's a little weird – the home page renders the full site just like a desktop, but once I click into a story, and thereafter, it renders as a mobile app. Much easier to use (and read).

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Well, tonight, it's acting up again, but today it worked well.

commiegirl99 December 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

That is absolutely BIZARRE. I have never seen a mobile Wonkette app before. I wonder who put it there???

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Never saw it before yesterday, so I was thinking the Varnish cache thing was doing it, but of course I don't really know. My best guess is the software tries to detect if the device is mobile, and render it differently if it is, but it probably only allows a second or so to do it, so a blazingly fast connection is required. My daughter is Skyping right now, so that is probably slowing my connection down – it's not rendering as a mobile app for me at the moment.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

My daughter just finished with Skype, so the bandwidth is freed up, and it's rendering as a mobile app again (I've got my Droid connected to the home network at the moment). So yeah, it seems to be a speed thing.

Biff December 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

This has always worked for me, courtesy of neoyorquino: http://wonkette.com/?nomobile=1

gullywompr December 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Rebecca, I've been able to discover that it is a plugin to WordPress called WPTouch that is doing the mobile device rendering on my phone. I like it, but you should know: no ads are displayed in this mode.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

Label this thing the "Kardashian Tax" and everybody will support it.

shawnthesheep December 8, 2012 at 6:04 am

Mr. Luntz, is that you?

drstrabismus December 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I am reminded of the New Yorker cartoon from 1936, depicting, "A caravan of California millionaires, fleeing eastward from the state income tax, encamps for the night in hostile Wisconsin territory."

emmelemm December 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yes. We'll make you our houseboy, like Hank Azaria in The Birdcage. You can wear Speedos and bring us drinks.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:28 am

What do you think you are, sweetie? Some kind of human being worthy of dignity? Bwahahahahaha!!! No, you will fan them and bring them fancy drinks and listen to them talk about their day and have sexytime with them only when and where they want it…take me with you!

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

And we're all averse to work and shit, on GP. (scritches your ears all friendly-like)

LibertyLover December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Aren't you home schooled?

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Not all assholes are rich, but he is.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

It's a series of cards.

Weedlord BonerHitler December 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

And not all rich people are assholes, but he most certainly is.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Agreed.I always say: Nothing is an excuse to be an asshole.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Yep, Dr. Goodhead. ("Take me around the world again, James.") She ain't a bad Bondgirl at all.

glasspusher December 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

“Even a 70 year old can handle three gees” – or something to that effect.

gullywompr December 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

And more legal, also too.

Negropolis December 8, 2012 at 12:05 am

Well, unless you're a sphincter. Then, not only do you have an excuse, but it's the law (of nature).

glasspusher December 8, 2012 at 12:16 am

Well, that definition, yeah, sure…

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