Tax the rich (liberals), a change we can believe in!

by editor on August 11, 2011

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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[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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Jerry Gallagher
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Marthas Vinyard must be a great place to go when you want to ignore all responsibility and your job-the kennedy family did it forever. (in between orgies,getting drunk/high, drowning women or killing them with golf clubs.As it seems,the non-American president couldn’t have chosen a better place.With all the free travel and eats ,maybe him and the missus could start a travel agency-of course,they would need government subsidies and other tax breaks.Picture this-‘folks’ in Hollywood spend a career pretending to be someone else,take drugs,and screw their ‘co-stars'(black/white,male/female/other) and then have THE FUC……KING NERVE TO LECTURE PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR A LIVING! eat my shorts.

Neo-7
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Neo-7

There is much talk about taxing services . The day that includes lawyers will be a great day. I think most “real” Americans would find this a great place to start , if the need to tax services continues.
What’s really needed is for “The Beast” to go on a diet. Most American’s have had to re-adjust their spending , due to the realities that surround us. This has been , for most , a painful experience , as most were living above their means. They no longer can .
The deleveraging beginning to be seen on Wall Street will be painful as well . Its a needed , as the true values and true worths ( actual market value ) need to be realized , as most markets were clearly over valued. Real estate is the best example of this.
The return of the STATE to a balanced reality , will be the hardest adjustment of all. It will occur. The sooner the pain is felt , the sooner we can breath again. If they print more money , so as delay this reckoning they will continue to further destroy the value of the dollar , when gas is $10 a gallon , the pain will be great .

The reality of what is needed to occur is going to occur , if we take the long road or the short road. We , as a country , have abandoned , what has made us great. We have choosen the path and principles of fools. We lift up , that which is not good and all they stand for and throw to the curb , the very thing that could lift us up.
As Tocqueville easily observed ” America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good , America will cease to be great.” How can any one be surprized here ? Believe me my friends , it is much later than you think. There is hope , but not down the path we’re on.

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

I just wanna know why all the actors, pols, pundits, etc, who are calling for higher taxes are not donating voluntarily to the gummint RIGHT NOW to fix this problem? LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP! I’d bet if President Duffer made a voluntary donation of say $10,000 to the “people” of the US, that would a lot more than a thousand stupid speeches to convince people he seriously believes “revenue enhancement” is necessary. What do you say, guys, put your money where your stupid loud mouths are!

Not so silent
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Not so silent

Thats because these spolied rich pricks want us to pay with our money. I love your Idea, When can I see Michael Moore, George Soros, and a few other liberal pricks donate their collective wealth for the betterment of America? I ain’t gonna hold my breath….

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

look at imposing similar taxes on sales of DVDs, pay-per-view movies, CDs, downloadable music, and related products.

OMG NO!!!
If you think the government is nuts over chasing down people that download music from file sharing sites now, give them a monetary reason to go after them and you’ll shut down half the internet!

deepthinker
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deepthinker

They all want more of my money, so lead by example and give over more of theirs. That will happen when Al (bullshit) Gore flies coach on a regular schedule flight.

Justin
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Justin

Ah, when pigs fly (coach)?

perlcat
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No, that pig only flies first class on his private jet.

rs
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The President is once again taking a needed break from his duties as President. He’ll be vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while many Americans continue to search for work.

“Let them eat cake.”

DefHarryMelon
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DefHarryMelon

While going after the wealth of the entertainment industry’s obscene profits, why should we overlook NBA, MLB, and the NFL? 50 years ago these entertainers had real jobs and played these games for fun and a little cash, except for baseball where you have to go back a few more decades. The whole idea that godzillionaire owners and their bazillionaire employees – who no longer have to graduate college to get those jobs like they used to – argue and strike while getting taxpayers to foot the bill for their venues (whether or not said taxpayers pay admission to go watch these entertainers, at the venues they bought for them) should be reason enough to tax them back to reality. Most of these ‘athletes’ these days are such prima donnas it is ridiculous. Most of them would never make the cut out of college. Most of them would be pimping, dealing crack or collecting past due mafia debts.

Homersdad
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Homersdad

Yo Vinny get ova here. You see dis here? Dis guy says da playas would be collectin “past due mafia debts”. Take Guido wit you and breaka his legs. Can’t have people think we allow ova due debts.

But the schmuk does have a point about shakin down da playas….ya we gatta look inta dat.

StrinaM
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NFL just spent the summer acting like little whiny bitches because they “didn’t take enough of the cut,” so I say good plan!

KimmyQueen
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Agree like always.