Via the Blogfather, Alec Baldwin calls for higher taxes. I could link you directly to the Puffington Host comments, but I don’t like getting that stuff on my hands.
Prof. Reynolds proposes ending subsidies and tax breaks for Hollywood, which I believe Baldwin has, naturally, opposed. Instapundit is right that proposing this would be a winner for Republicans.
My idea is both serious and tongue-in-cheek. It assumes that anyone calling for higher taxes needs to be paying higher taxes. Naturally they’re not taking their available deductions…oh, wait, they are?
Eliminate them. If they still keep wanting higher taxes, start raising their rates or charging a fee for every public request for more taxes.
Alec, you pathetic baby, you probably take more in deductions than I even make. Lead by example first, or be known as a tyrant by anyone whose opinion actually matters.
I love this meme. Pay more in taxes. Funny thing about dems and the likes of the loser Baldwin. They will never do it willingly, they must be forced. I would pay willingly if I could insure that the gov’t practices were as sound with my money as I am. Since they have failed miserably, they get no love from me and Alec old boy can go eff himself. How many dems that whined about the 600 dollar Bush welfare check gave it back? Answer? None.
Everyone agrees that “actions speak louder than words”, then they get all huffy when we hold them to it.
I say all those people need to move to the UK or Germany and “enjoy” the taxes there. Ironically, both the UK and Germany are effectively bankrupt, despite the criminally high taxes. I know what libs will say “No, they’re not!” Germany’s national debt is now above 2 trillion Euro (and growing), the annual deficit is bad enough to make me want to headbutt a kitten. Germany is what I would call illiquid. And not just Germany. The entire EU is like that. We’re holding the Euro up only with debt, there is, as of now, not a single cent of actual safety behind it. If Germany would decide to jump off the Euro-train, the entire Euro would collapse. And “the people” are getting more and more annoyed by the Euro.
Of course Alec Baldwin, if he was in the EU, would quickly move his money to Monaco, Europe’s tax paradise for people like him. It’s funny. Our governments bitch and moan about people who, officially, “evade” taxes with the help of Switzerland, the governments even buy stolen data of those accounts, but they’re all very silent when it comes to Monaco and the billions stored there.
This is so depressingly familiar.
I can’t see that name in print without hearing inside my head: “Ah-rik Bahd-rin.” A la Team America, of course.
You’re breakin’ my braws, Hans Brix!