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BOO F’IN HOO

Filed at 2:29 am under by dcobranchi

I’m sorry, but a $4,000 tax increase on $300,000 income is not exactly a “laser-like strike aimed straight at their wallets.”

8 Responses to “BOO F’IN HOO”


Comment by
Nance Confer
February 28th, 2009
at 9:23 am

Seems like the right wallet to me. The rest of them are pretty empty.

Nance


Comment by
lori
February 28th, 2009
at 6:09 pm

“These HENRYs are already strapped by a combination of high income taxes, soaring property tax levies, and college savings for the kids.”

And $50K/year in mortgage interest! Give me a break – it’s not the property tax or income tax, it’s the McMansion!!


Comment by
speedwell
March 1st, 2009
at 8:10 pm

Of course, they didn’t do anything crass like WORK for the money, or INVEST it, or , God forbid, EARN it. That might mean they were entitled to keep it as their own property, wouldn’t it? Can’t have that, oh, no.


Comment by
dcobranchi
March 1st, 2009
at 8:15 pm

Yeah, speedwell. But hiking the tax rates to somewhere slightly lower than they were at the end of the Reagan Administration hardly seems punitive.


Comment by
speedwell
March 1st, 2009
at 10:50 pm

Did I miss the big meeting where all the “rich” people agreed to change the amount of their “voluntary donations?”


Comment by
dcobranchi
March 2nd, 2009
at 4:08 am

Apparently. It was an all-day mtg on 11/4/08.


Comment by
speedwell
March 3rd, 2009
at 12:18 am

Have a copy of the minutes handy? I’d love to see a show of hands on that, broken down by who’s a net contributor to the economy and who’s a net liability.


Comment by
dcobranchi
March 3rd, 2009
at 2:14 am

Here’s the minutes: cnn.co...ident/

Sorry, we don’t have them broken down by net contributor to the economy. But we do mostly have them broken down by net contributors of federal taxes. On the map the contributors are mostly the red ones; the takers, blue. (c.f. query....9C8B63)