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Is cannibalism going to be the new in thing for Democrats? We only ask because now we know what the Democrats really want thanks to Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

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Frank Lautenberg: Older than dirt, dumber than Joe Biden. A bad combination.

He let the meat out of the stew pot about the real Democrat agenda when he said, “It’s a tough fight but we got to eliminate the rich.”

That reminds us of the song I’d Love to Change the World by Ten Years After.

Tax the rich, feed the poor,

Till there are no rich no more

When the rich are eliminated Frank’s going to have a big problem because his campaign donations will drop faster than the stock market did after President Downgrade and the Democrats cost the United States its AAA credit rating. Not to mention the fact that having no rich will certainly put the kibosh on Obama’s jobs plan and further screw up the budget.

We do find it amusing that President Downgrade is at Martha’s Vineyard hob-knobbing with those very same rich people he supposedly wants to eliminate. Perhaps we should henceforth refer to him as President Oxymoron, with special emphasis on the third and fourth syllables.

Something tells us the Democrats are going to need some antacid after eating all those rich people.

– Written by CO2Insanity

If you want to hear the song here’s a link to a video.

YouTube Video for post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Q1WmvQnJo&feature=player_embedded

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Neil Cavuto treated Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen like a bulldog treats a bone. He latched onto the Congressman with his teeth and wouldn’t let go, arguing that the intelligent way to raise revenue is to squeeze a few tax dollars out of the millions of Americans who currently get a free ride.

Mediaite has the details:

Rep. Cohen came on the program and argued that a tax reform bill without revenue increases was near worthless, and railing against the “intransigence” of the Tea Party. Cavuto wasn’t buying any of that, however, telling him that when he “said shared sacrifice… none of you ever mention the 51% of Americans that don’t pay taxes at all.” Rep. Cohen argued that that’s “not the issue” and, anyway, “most of those people don’t have any money” to pay taxes with, and argument Cavuto described as a “red herring” since there were far more people not paying taxes than small corporations getting breaks. “Before you start demanding that some people pay more, maybe get everyone to put skin in the game?” he offered.

Cavuto continued his bulldog impression:

“You keep hitting up the same group and you leave more than half the people in this country out of it entirely.” Rep. Cohen argued that it made no sense to make people who had little money pay taxes. “You go where the money is,” he argued, asking facetiously if, instead of banks, they should go after pawn shops. “It’s not balanced when you leave a whole group out,” Cavuto concluded, exasperatedly. “It drives me nuts.”

As Mrs Editor said, “We need a flat tax. Everyone pays the same percentage no matter how much they make.”

Let’s put your hands together for the lovely and effervescent Mrs Editor.

Source: Mediaite.com

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President Sandtrap and his White House of Horrors insist tax increases are needed to dig the nation’s golf ball out of the divot he’s hacked. Believe it or not, there’s one revenue-raising plan we endorse.

Glenn Reynolds urges restoration of an excise tax on movie theaters’ gross revenues enacted briefly after WWII:

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Eisenhower was not only a better President than Obama, he was a better golfer

[Republicans should] be agitating to repeal the “Eisenhower tax cut” on the movie industry and restore the excise tax… [as well as] look at imposing similar taxes on sales of DVDs, pay-per-view movies, CDs, downloadable music, and related products.

I’d also look at the tax and accounting treatment of these industries to see if they were taking advantage of any special “loopholes” that could be closed as a means of reducing “tax expenditures.” (Answer: Yes, they are.)

Mr. Reynolds highlights another rich vein of spreadable wealth to mine:

Obamacare drafters went to work for the health care industry at inflated salaries. And drafters of the Dodd-Frank financial bill have gone on to big-shot lobbying and consulting jobs at high salaries.

Because much of their value to their employers comes from their prior government service, I think that the taxpayers deserve a share of the return, say in the form of a 50 percent surtax on any earnings by political appointees in excess of their prior government salaries for the first five years after they leave office.

Why stop there? We’d also like to see a tax on the fair market value of all travel, vacations, parties, etc, taken at public expense by President Obama and Congress (i.e. the guys who fly around on corporate jets they don’t pay for) deducted from their paychecks.

That’s what we call “shared sacrifice”.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Washington Examiner

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Damn, we love that line. And it’s about time someone – anyone – said it. In this case the quotee was Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador.

After Cokie Roberts reflexively spewed a litany of Democrat talking points, Labrador asked the simple question, “Why is it that compromise always means increasing taxes today and doing cuts ten years from now?”

“Homina, homina, homina,” Roberts said in response.

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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Well, that was quite the little debt limit press conference President Obama held on Monday, wasn’t it. He made several comments he probably wishes he could take back.

Like when he admitted that he’ll jack up taxes in 2013 if America should be stupid enough to reelected him.

Interesting campaign strategy, President Obama. Let us know how that works out for you.

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Here’s Florida Republican Marco Rubio speaking Thursday on the floor of the United States Senate. We love what he says and how he says it. We love his suit, his hair, his boyish smile.

Oh, crap. This must be what Chris Matthews means when he says Obama gives him a thrill up his leg.

“We don’t need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. Then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again.”

Have your way with us, Marco. Treat us like the dirty little groupies we are.

http://youtu.be/zAsgFcFj0ls

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Our president once remarked “…at some point you’ve made enough money.” Apparently those Mr. Obama was alluding to are not dealers of his favorite automobile, the Chevy Volt.

Some Volt purveyors have concocted a unique strategy to win the future:

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It looks like car salesmen's reputations are well deserved

“Many Volts with practically no miles on them are being sold as ‘used’ vehicles, enabling the dealerships to benefit from the $7,500 credit supplied by the American taxpayers on each car,” NLPC’s Mark Modica said in a blog post on the practice. “The process of titling the Volts technically makes the dealerships the first owners of the vehicles, which gives them the ability to claim the subsidies. The cars are then offered to retail customers as ‘used’ vehicles.” 

We wondered why buyers accepted such shoddy treatment instead of seeking out less conniving sellers. Quickly came a clue:

…Chevy has been selling less than 500 Volts a month, fewer than half the number of Leaf battery-electric vehicles sold by rival Nissan. But GM has insisted all along that there would be a slow “ramp-up,” reflecting the complexity of the vehicle and the need to ensure both line workers and dealers can handle the new technology.

Suspicious types (including us) might wonder if the slow “ramp up” of a car our celebrity president has spent a lot of time hyping might have more to do with milking suckers for all they’re worth than with slow-learning assembly line workers. But such things only happen in banana republics.

Be careful of that peel.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: MSNBC

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Perhaps our earlier condemnations of Charlie Rangel were too harsh. We assumed he was corrupt, but this video clip leads us to believe he is merely stupid.

Here’s ol’ Charlie spouting Keynesian nonsense (pardon our redundancy) with Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News.

“We have to really cut back in our spending,” Charlie said. “Everyone knows that, and we have to raise revenue in order to do it.”

Sit back and read that sentence again. Luxuriate in its utter stupidity. Swim in its ignorance.

All brought to you courtesy of Charlie Rangel, D-NY.

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Just as young Mexicans flee Mexico looking for jobs and better lives, young New Yorkers are fleeing the Empire State in search of the same things. The only real difference is that Janet Napolitano doesn’t greet the New Yorkers with milk and cookies when they cross the border.

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Red states are now taking her tired, her poor, her huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.

The New York Daily News reports the emigration information:

A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years — and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.

The New York City suburbs, with their high property values and taxes, are leading the exodus, the poll found.

Of those preparing to leave, 62% cite economic reasons like cost of living, taxes — and a lack of jobs.

“A lot of people are questioning the affordability of the state,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

Cost of living. Taxes. Lack of jobs. Sound like lyrics from a song called The Blue State Blues. Look for it on new albums from Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks and Barbra Streisand.

Source: New York Daily News

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It is said that only two things are certain in life. Those two things are death and taxes. This statement is not entirely true. Any number of Americans don’t pay taxes. We call the majority of those people Obama supporters.

To make things a bit more fair the Obama Administration has started looking into the possibility of instating a mileage tax.

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Some cars will undoubtedly be exempt from Obama's mileage tax

The Hill drives home the point:

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration’s Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.

The White House, however, said the bill is only an early draft that was not formally circulated within the administration.

“This is not an administration proposal,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said. “This is not a bill supported by the administration. This was an early working draft proposal that was never formally circulated within the administration, does not taken into account the advice of the president’s senior advisers, economic team or Cabinet officials, and does not represent the views of the president.”

News of the draft follows a March Congressional Budget Office report that supported the idea of taxing drivers based on miles driven.

We hope the Obama-bots won’t be too worried though. It seems entirely likely that a significant portion of the funds generated from this mileage tax could be used to provide bus passes.

– Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com

Source: TheHill.com

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Another member of the Obama administration has joined the long, distinguished list of Democrat tax deadbeats. This time it’s the Honorable Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, who talks the talk, but walks out when the bill arrives.

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Attorney General Eric Holder has just been so darn busy battling terrorists and fighting voter fraud that he completely forgot to pay those darn taxes

The New York Post has the deadbeat details:

US Attorney General Eric Holder and his brother failed to pay the property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, which they inherited last August after their mother died, The Post has learned.

And because their ailing mom, Miriam, was already behind on two quarterly tax bills when she succumbed to illness on Aug. 13, the charges went unpaid for more than a year — growing to $4,146.

It wasn’t until The Post confronted Holder last week about the delinquency that he and younger brother William Holder finally paid up Friday, including $73.14 in interest.

The siblings “weren’t aware of the initial missed payments, which happened in the last months of their mother’s life when she was battling illness,” said a Holder spokesman.

The subsequent unpaid bills “occurred during a time period in which the disposition of the estate is still being resolved,” said Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller.

“They just weren’t aware.” Next time the IRS comes after you for non-payment of your taxes, we suggest that you simply invoke the Holder defense and tell them that “you just weren’t aware.”

Source: New York Post

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Why are some states growing and other states lagging? Don’t ask the liberals, because they’re busy covering their ears and saying, “La-la-la-la-la-la” to avoid hearing the truths revealed in the 2010 census.

Michael Barone explains the economic facts of life at Investors.com:

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Cover your ears, liberals. You're not going to like what the 2010 census has to say.

The eight states with no state income tax grew 18% in the last decade. The other states (including the District of Columbia) grew just 8%.

The 22 states with right-to-work laws grew 15% in the last decade. The other states grew just 6%.

The 16 states where collective bargaining with public employees is not required grew 15% in the last decade. The other states grew 7%.

If we’re not mistaken, this is what’s called a trend.

Meanwhile, Democrat strongholds like California, New York and Illinois are engaged in a race to see which state can be first to declare itself insolvent.

And we believe this is what’s called another trend.

Source: Investors.com

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Interesting, isn’t it, that most Americans think they’re overtaxed, but that the political class doesn’t?

Rasmussen reports on the taxing situation:

Roughly two-out-of-three voters think Americans are overtaxed, and nearly as many say any federal tax increase should be subject to a vote by the American people. Complicating things for would-be budget cutters, however, is the belief by even more that any changes in Social Security and Medicare also should be voted on by the public.

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Funny that those who pay the taxes think they're overburdened, but those who live off the taxes disagree

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America is overtaxed. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree, and 11% are undecided.,,

This is virtually unchanged from this time last year.

But the Political Class strongly disagrees. While 79% of Mainstream voters think Americans are overtaxed, 87% of those in the Political Class don’t share that assessment.

Unfortunately, we think the wording of Rasmussen’s question was problematic. “Are Americans overtaxed?” was almost guaranteed to get a different answer than “Are you overtaxed?” Especially within the political class.

The first option allows the respondent to talk about some vague, unidentified, amorphous group. You know, the little people in flyover country who wave the flag and obey the law and work hard for a living.

The second option goes directly to the individual respondent’s wallet. And we’re willing to be that the political class thinks they are personally overtaxed, but that all those other so-called Americans don’t pay their fair share.

Source: Rasmussen

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Mark Twain said, “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” But in the case of Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, her political death is imminent. Or in 2012, whichever comes first.

First, she supported ObamaCare when 71% of her state voted against it. Then she was hit with an ethics complaint after being forced to pay more than $88,000 to the Treasury Department after she used taxpayer funds from her Senate office account to pay for nearly 90 flights on her own airplane. And now she has more ethics problems with the same plane.

Politico has the story of McCaskilll’s rough landing:

In a conference call Monday afternoon, McCaskill revealed that after her own review of the plane’s records, she had not paid personal property taxes on the aircraft over the past four years.

“I have discovered that the personal property taxes on the plane have not been paid. There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this plane. There are people I could blame for this, but I know better. I take full responsibility,” McCaskill said to reporters, after revealing she had conducted her own audit of all 89 flights she had taken.



“This was a mistake, It should have been reported in Missouri. It will be paid in Missouri today,” she said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrCa5909UuQ

Yes, of course, it was a mistake. Same kind of mistake Tim Geithner made on his taxes. Same kind of mistake John Kerry made when he saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by docking his new yacht in Rhode Island instead of Massachusetts. Same kind of mistake Charlie Rangel made when he didn’t report income on his Caribbean hideaway.

McCaskill said she would be sending a check for $287,273 to St. Louis County Monday for the back taxes she owed between 2007 and 2010. She also said she had campaign lawyers looking into the flights to determine if any more in-kind contributions needed to be reported to be in compliance.

Asked if this would hurt her reelection bid, McCaskill replied, “I don’t know, I’ve tried to handle this like I handle anything else,” citing her advocacy for transparency and accountability in Congress.

Far be it from us to write any premature political obituaries, but Claire McCaskill’s political career is as dead as Knut the polar bear.

Source: Politico.com

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We’re not quite sure what polling company the Democrats in Washington, DC are using, but they may want to put their research contract out to bid again.

We think these two stories, found side-by-side on Drudge, explain the risk they’re taking and the political realities they’re ignoring.

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Fomer Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez learned a painful lesson: Raise taxes, raise the voters' ire

Here’s story #1:

Miami-Dade mayor ousted in recall vote; Anger over tax hike…

Voters swept Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office by a stunning margin Tuesday, capping a dramatic collapse for a politician who was given increased authority by voters four years ago to clean up much-maligned county government but was ushered out in the largest recall of a local politician in U.S. history.

The spectacular fall from power comes after two years of missteps, ranging from granting top staffers big pay hikes to construction of a publicly funded stadium for the Florida Marlins to implementation of a property-tax rate increase that outraged an electorate struggling through an ugly recession.

Souce: MiamiHerald.com

And here’s story #2:

Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule…

We have now gotten to the point — as I noted yesterday — where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, we’d still have a budget deficit.

The White House Office of Management and Budget projects that in the current fiscal year (2011), mandatory spending alone will exceed all federal receipts. So even if we didn’t spend a single cent on discretionary programs, we still wouldn’t be able to balance our budget this year — let alone pay off any of the $14 trillion in debt that we have already accumulated.

Source: WeeklyStandard.com

Raise our taxes to compensate for your profligate spending, Democrats and you could soon find yourself standing behind Republican former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez in the unemployment line.

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“They’re sitting on the money,” Moore said, “They’re using it for their own — they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with our life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this, we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzfd_sNw2-Y

Michael Moore is wasting his time making documentaries. He should really try his hand at comedies, because based on that economic theory, he’s the funniest man who’s ever lived.

“Take my money, please.”

“A rich man walks into a bar with a duck under his arm…”

“Slowly I turned progressive…”

“Is that a wad of cash in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

“Lenin, Trotsky and Ronald Reagan are in a boat…”

Ahhh, you crack us up, Michael. Stop it, Michael. You’re killin’ us. Our sides ache from laughing.

But wait. It was reported last week that “On Feb. 7, Michael Moore filed papers claiming he was owed at least $2.7 million on 2004 doc ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’” Considering his desire to confiscate wealth, we assume that he wants those millions only so he can donate them to the United States Treasury.

Holy hypocrisy, Fatman!

Source: Variety

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Libs seem to be completely flummoxed by the tax revolt that’s going on in this country. Take new Democrat Governor Neil Abercrombie, for example. Much like the Kenyan Hawaiian boy he knew who grew up to be President, Abercrombie’s solution to soaring debt is more spending and higher taxes.

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Two peas, one pod: The solution to debt is more spending and higher taxes

The Hawaii Free Press has the taxing tale from the Aloha State:

After campaigning on a promise not to raise taxes and specifically not to raise the GE [General Excise] Tax, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie this week has promised to sign any GE Tax hike approved by the Legislature. Abercrombie says it is up to the legislature to decide “if some want to benefit at the expense of others.” And he is blaming the public for not rallying behind his proposed pension tax and Medicare Part B cuts without which he says “every body’s taxes will go sky-high”.

A recently released Democrat-run People’s Pulse poll shows 68% oppose GE Tax hike—including 49% who “strongly oppose” a GE Tax hike. But the news of Abercrombie’s latest broken campaign promise is drawing the slimmest media attention.

Christina M, a Hawaii resident who sent us this tip, said it best:

Does this remind you of anyone in particular? Maybe his “best friend” the President? At least that is what Ambercrombie keeps saying every chance he gets.

This is the same guy who promised to find Obama’s birth certificate, then admitted it probably didn’t exist.

This guy, within 5 seconds of being governor, released $30Mil that the last gov had in savings so that furlough Fridays would end. Then, not 8 weeks later, was asking the legislature for money because now the state can’t pay its bills. He also wants to raise taxes on alcohol 50% and taxes on non-diet sugary soft drinks by like 10 or 15%!

Pray for me, I have to live in this state with this liberal whack-job!

H/T: Christina M

Source: Hawaii Free Press

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You know everything you need to know – absolutely everything – about the current state of New York politics when you learn that liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo is now considered an conservative extremist.

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We suppose that Charles Barron's "Tax the rich" chant is an improvement over the 1960s chant of "Eat the rich."

The New York Daily News has the slant on the chant:

Gov. Cuomo’s speech on Sunday night to the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators was interrupted with chants of “Tax the rich!” led by City Councilman Charles Barron.

Cuomo received a warm welcome as he began to address the group, but within moments Barron (D-Brooklyn) did a Kanye West and stole the spotlight.

“Shame on you,” Barron yelled at Cuomo after walking from the back of the Albany Convention Center to the front.

“Stop the cuts,” Barron said.

“How are you tonight, Charles?” Cuomo said to Barron after the interruption. “I can’t see who it is, but I know who it is.”

Barron, a known rabble-rouser, seized the moment, yelling, “Tax the rich!”

Soon the chant caught on with a small but vocal group in the crowd of more than 500.

Cuomo’s budget calls for deep cuts to education and health care spending to close the state’s $10 billion deficit. He also opposes extension of the state’s so-called millionaire’s tax, which expires at the end of the year.

Why, next thing you know they’ll have signs comparing Cuomo to Hitler. You know, the little moustaches, the hair down across the forehead, the little swastikas.

Give it a week or so. We’ll be the first to say, “We told you so.”

Source: New York Daily News

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We’re a bit old school here at IHatetheMedia.com.  So much so that, until recently, we didn’t realize there were any barriers to breastfeeding. You know, once the breasts and an appetite had been provided for. But apparently there are and Her Imperial Majesty Michelle Antoinette is planning on milking it for all it’s worth.

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Any story about boobs has to be accompanied by a photo of these two

Politics Daily has exposed the subject:

First lady Michelle Obama will be speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding, Politics Daily has learned, throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood obesity.

This comes as the Obama administration in the past year has made several moves to encourage breastfeeding — including a push for more flexible workplace rules and an Internal Revenue Service ruling on Thursday that breast pumps and other nursing supplies qualify for tax breaks.

The article goes on for a bit after that. But you know the old phrase, anything more than a mouthful is wasted.

We’re not entirely sure what a “push for more flexible workplace rules” will look like. Perhaps instead of cubicles companies will have to provide lactating females with more private accommodations. These accommodations might very well come to be affectionately known as Boobicles. But only until HR gets involved.

In any case we cannot help but marvel at the moxie of this administration. Not content with their voters figuratively suckling at the government tit, they’ve gone off and found a way to subsidize the real thing.

– Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com

Source: PoliticsDaily.com

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There’s a line in James Michener’s Hawaii about the Christian missionaries who came to save Hawaiian souls and ended up owning most of the islands: They came to do good and they did very well. The same can be said for the charlatan Reverend Al Sharpton

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The Reverend Al Sharpton ministering to the needs of one of his flock

The New York Post has the details of Sharpton’s deficit:

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.

Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.

Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back “well over seven figures” as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as “a matter of bureaucracy.”

Sharpton made $250,000 as head of the nonprofit National Action Network in 2009, a year that ended with the group owing $1.1 million in taxes and having just $36,397 cash on hand.

The organization also pays for first-class or charter travel for Sharpton and other NAN staff, according to its 2009 tax return. Noerdlinger declined to say for whom.

Apparently doing the Lord’s work is very taxing.

Sourc: New York Post

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He’s only been in office for two weeks, but Jerry Brown is already making people long for the good ol’ days when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor. His State of the State speech on Monday night must have been the most disjointed, poorly-delivered political speech in history. And we’d say that even if he hadn’t used the situation in Egypt to push another tax increase.

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Jerry Brown makes a point. We're just not sure what it was.

Let’s just let the Los Angeles Times take if from here:

Citing the pro-democracy unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, Gov. Jerry Brown called it “unconscionable” that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask voters to extend tax hikes to balance the budget.

“When democratic ideals and calls for the right to vote are stirring the imagination of young people in Egypt and Tunisia and other parts of the world, we in California can’t say now is the time to block a vote of the people,” Brown said in his first State of the State address in nearly 30 years.

He said the budget has tough choices but that the people “have a right to vote” on the package.

Let’s see. Mubarak’s been in power for 30 years and Egypt is a corrupt state on the verge of collapse. California’s Democrats have run the state legislature for 30 years and California is a corrupt state on the verge of collapse.

On second thought, maybe the comparison isn’t so outlandish.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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If you thought politicians were to blame for the spending frenzy that put us in our current economic situation, you’re wrong. And CNN contributor Roland Martin is there to set you straight.

It’s not the politicians’ fault. It’s your fault. You and the rest of the greedy American people.

The Daily Caller points out Martin’s finger pointing:

On CNN’s pre-State of the Union address coverage on Tuesday, Martin explained politicians are not completely to blame for the dire straits of entitlements. But instead he said it was the American people – since they’re not either willing to accept spending cuts or higher taxes.

“It’s not just they when we talk about politicians, it’s also the people who send them to Washington, D.C.,” Martin said. “When you look at the CBS poll where they laid out where they said, ‘Oh no, we don’t want taxes raised, but we don’t want cuts made to our Social Security or Medicare benefits. And again, the American people also want their cake and eat it as well. They’re also part of the problem. We can’t just sit here and say it’s 535 members in Congress.”

Understand? It wasn’t Congress’ 75 years of vote buying. It wasn’t their 75 years of selling drugs down at the economic junior high school. It wasn’t their 75 years of fixing free lunches. It wasn’t their 75 years of redistributing work ethic as well as income.

It was you.

And don’t forget it.

Source: Daily Caller

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Will the real Alec Baldwin please stand up?

Is he the “Father of the Year” who called his twelve year old daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig” for having the audacity to not be waiting by the phone when he took a valuable minute out of his uber-important time to call her?

Is he the closet-Muslim who fantasized about killing Republican Congressman Henry Hyde and his family by the traditional Sharia method of stoning?

This week the New York Daily News gave us an insight to the real Alec Baldwin when it broke the story that he’s on the list of elite New Yorker City dwellers targeted by a small army of city auditors in a tax evasion scam for claiming out-of-city properties as primary residences.

Baldwin’s Manhattan residency comes as a complete surprise to ihatethemedia.com. We thought he was living in Paris. We would have sworn he swore he’d move to France if W. got elected to a second term.

The IRS investigation comes one week after Baldwin appeared on Client #9’s show on CNN (at the one minute mark of the video below) and lectured Obama for extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires. Baldwin boldly states “Over a million – you HAVE to pay more.”

Seems that at the heart of it, Baldwin’s just a typical liberal – he wants the rest of us to pay higher taxes, but as to his own money, he’s singing Pink Floyd – “Keep your hands off my stack.”

Baldwin also told Spitzer that hypocrisy defines the GOP. We suggest that if Mr. Baldwin truly seeks the definition of hypocrisy all he need do is look in the mirror. We’re sure his house has plenty of them.

– Written by Sonny Palermo

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Nine percent want to raise taxes. Nice freakin’ percent. This is about as one-sided a poll as you’re ever going to see. More than nine percent believe in Sasquatch and UFOs, for god’s sake. Nine percent probably think Lindsay Lohan should be president.

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Nine percent think we need to raise taxes. Our guess? Nine percent of the country is also insane.

CBS News has the bad news for big spenders:

A new CBS News poll finds that Americans strongly prefer cutting spending to raising taxes to reduce the federal deficit. While 77 percent prefer to cut spending, just nine percent call for raising taxes. Another nine percent want to do both.

Yet most Americans could not volunteer a program they’d be willing to see cut in order to reduce the deficit – only 38 percent could name a program they would support cutting. The top responses were military/defense (six percent), Social Security/Medicare (four percent) and welfare/food stamps (four percent).

How about starting with these simple steps: (1) Freeze spending. (2) Free hiring until the Federal workforce is 10% smaller via attrition. Maybe 20%. (3) Then require each department to cut its spending by 10% on top of that. (4) Then go in and start cutting specific programs. And (5) End baseline budgeting.

Crap. We’re pissed off now and don’t even have a punch line for this story.

Source: CBS News

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There’s only one possible explanation for the fact that Eliot Spitzer continues to invite Dana Loesch on his CNN program: He enjoys being slapped around.

As Breitbart.tv summarized:

Eliot Spitzer attempts to frame an argument on deficits and tax cuts with Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch with faulty logic and premises. Despite the fact that his argument is built on the unstable foundation of falsehoods and errors, Loesch still knocks Spitzer around the studio a few times.

Our favorite moment is when Dana says the words “beaver management” and the famous former john doesn’t blink an eye. C’mon, Dana, that was intentional, wasn’t it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ0KMcQv_I8

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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