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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Bill Maher’s Class Warfare Chickens Come Home to Roost
During a discussion Friday on Paul Ryan’s budget, a whining Bill Maher spoke up in opposition to Barack Obama’s “tax the rich because they’re not paying their fair share” scheme. H/t Presstiution.
“….Pointing at Virginia's former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, ‘You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country.’
‘I just saw these statistics,’ he continued, ‘I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous….’
Consider that in California, millionaires on top of the 39.6 percent they'll pay to the federal government in 2013, there's an additional 14.63 percent that now goes to the state.
Add in payroll taxes, local taxes, and property taxes, and I've seen estimates that the total tax bite could exceed 60 percent here….”
In 2010, short of demanding a public flogging, Bill Maher wrote an article for the Huffington Post lambasting Republicans for their policies and the rich for being rich; in particular, those who publicly opposed Obama’s tax the rich scheme.
“New Rule: The next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by the Obama administration must be publicly vilified by the Obama administration. It's so hard for one person to tell another person what constitutes being ‘rich’, or what tax rate is ‘too much.’ But I've done some math that indicates that, considering the hole this country is in, if you are earning more than a million dollars a year and are complaining about a 3.6% tax increase, then you are by definition a greedy asshole….”
Funny how Progressive hypocrite and one of Obama’s major boot lickers who has for four years, ridiculed the rich and Republicans while enthusiastically espousing his messiah’s class warfare myth now takes issue with the Progressives' tax the rich scheme because it is downsizing his wallet.
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