CT Dem sponsors “hoarder’s tax”. “Rep. Betsy Ritter, a Waterford Democrat… has also proposed a hoarder’s tax. This would place a levy on liquid assets – companies with a lot of money in the bank – and dedicate the proceeds to job creation programs.” When is there going to be a “stupid legislation” tax?

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Sidekick February 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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Perfect way to encourage companies to move cash offshore. Another idiot in the Nutmeg State rears her ugly head.

jcrowley1985 February 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

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operanerd1986 February 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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Until owning too much gold and silver becomes illegal, too. Franklin D. Roosevelt made it illegal to own all but very small amounts of gold with Executive Order 6102 (this was repealed by Gerald Ford in 1974).

Bonfire of the Absurdities February 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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In point of fact, that is why so many wealthy people in countries with fragile political systems tend to keep their money in precious metals rather than currency. It is not only for inflation protection but also makes it easier to hide it from confiscation-happy governments.

GhostntheMachine February 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

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You still live in the PRC John? No reason really, just curious.

(People’s Republic of Connecticut)

poppajoe49 February 28, 2013 at 7:44 am

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He doesn’t have the money or the initiative to move.

poppajoe49 February 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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Before you know it, there will be a $10 limit on bank account balances.

danybhoy February 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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Betsy Ritter is a communist. You can find the sh!t she’s calling for in “The Communist Manifesto”.

Fenster314 February 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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So is it McCarthyism if the person you want to fire really is a communist trying to destroy the country?

danybhoy February 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

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Yes. Even if you are correct.

flashingscotsman February 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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Being correct is NOT an excuse. If you are POLITICALLY incorrect, you are incorrect, irregardlessly wise of any correctness you may be exhibiting.

danybhoy February 28, 2013 at 5:33 am

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You are right, being correct is not an excuse, but it reason enough for me, & I really don’t care when the PC types object. I never have, & I’m not starting now. If the truth is on my side, I don’t back off.

flashingscotsman February 28, 2013 at 7:32 am

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That just pisses them right the hell off, doesn’t it? I love when they say, “Yeah, but your source is a right wing lunatic site.” I admit that fact, then ask them if the information is untrue.

danybhoy February 28, 2013 at 7:57 am

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Beck said that the truth no longer matters, & he’s right.

deepthinker February 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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So the next move will be to place the funds in the Caman Islands like der leader and the wookie. These dim wits just don’t get it, you can’t tax your way to prosperity. All they will do is make everyone poor. Dumbasses. So let her gets this stupid legislation through and then get it signed, then watch how many businesses flee.

matthew s harrison February 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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In other words-you did build that, but I am gonna take it from you because I am the government and I can fuck anyone I want to!

REVOLUTION NOW!

CO2Insanity February 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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Man that’s scarier than Jerry Brown. We’ll see how fast businesses leave Connecticut.

Navyvet2 February 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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Is there a democrat politician on the planet that has ever run a business? Make that a successful business without government grants and bailouts. This dumb ass couldn’t run a pay shithouse. But people vote for her, so who really are the dumbasses?

CO2Insanity February 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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More proof libtard is an accurate description.

Not so silent February 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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Maybe it is time for a “whore tax” on liberals for selling themselves out and trying to take our cash and run while leaving us unfulfilled….

CO2Insanity February 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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The governments (Federal, State, County, City) and many of the voters who elect these idiots are getting so stupid I’m being convinced that a continental Darwin award is about to happen.

GhostntheMachine February 28, 2013 at 6:01 am

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“continental Darwin award”, heh heh, filed for future fun poking.

Progressive Hemrrhoid February 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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I’m sure this is going to do CT’s unemployment rate a world of good. So what’s next, raiding people saving accounts?

flashingscotsman February 27, 2013 at 9:50 am

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Hush! They’re listening!

GhostntheMachine February 28, 2013 at 6:05 am

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“The Obama administration appears to be proceeding with a novel way of financing trillion-dollar budget deficits by forcing IRA and 401(k) holders to buy Treasury bonds by mandating the placement of government-structured annuities in their investment accounts.”

http://www.wnd.com/2010/08/196173/

http://www.rightwingnews.com/democrats/jesse-jackson-calls-for-looting-pension-funds/

poppajoe49 February 28, 2013 at 7:46 am

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I’d close my accounts and take the penalty first. You only lose 20%, vs what the crash would do to it.
Then I’d put the money in something they can’t touch, like a mayonnaise jar in my back yard.

sa_rose February 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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Fiven the currewnt interst rates ( or lack thereof) you owuld probably make money on that!

Jim Stewart February 27, 2013 at 12:34 am

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It is truly amazing how libtards recycle crap. President Roosevelt enacted an undistributed profits tax in 1936 with a top rate of 60 percent. FDR seemed intent on prolonging the pain and misery of the Great Depression and this tax (along with all his other tax hikes) worked quite well.

But you only judge libtards by their intentions, not the results.

PsychoDad February 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

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There’s a reason it was the “Great Depression” only in the US…

Big Al February 27, 2013 at 4:34 am

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A TV series is in order. Let it be called “Corporate Preppers”. The first episode could be about a group of CEO’s afraid of socialism.

sa_rose February 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

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HA! I knew it! I have been saying that the idiots didn’t grasp that income tax does not apply to the cash and holdings already owned. I knew as soon as that clicked, they would be after the principle and here we go! I’m telling you, fire ‘em all and start over. I am not much of a revolutionary, and even I am ready to take up arms! They are destroying the US and everything we have traditionally stood for.

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Not so silent February 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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You and Ron are both past history, really Creepy Crowley, no one here gives a shit about your wrinkled old white guy fetish and your opinion, which by the way consists of two stupid and repetitive phrases. Ron Paul won’t even be a footnote in history, as for you, well I am still hoping you consume feces and expire, have you given any thought to watching “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo?” I mean that family is what I picture yours to be like and I bet you have a lot in common, plus when they run marathons of that trailer park trash it would keep you and your two idiot phrases off this site. Again, consume feces and expire dickwad.

flashingscotsman February 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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TD,……………..MO.

sa_rose February 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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Shut up creep. I knew that when your idol was still in school in the wastelands of East Texas. SOME of us have a brain and can think for ourselves. Of course, you would not understand that, lacking said brain.