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Cigar
01-17-2013, 09:53 AM
Ok folks ... you have to admit ... this is funny.

A couple of weeks ago the Wall Street Journal ran a story explaining the details of the fiscal cliff tax increases. Today it got new life as several bloggers united to mock the graphic that goes with it. Brad DeLong (http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2013/01/wanted-sf-w-2-kids-10-making-260kyear-weblogging.html) wants to know just how many single mothers with two kids and an income of $260,000 even exist. Xenos (http://readingisforsnobs.blogspot.com/2013/01/these-are-people-wall-street-journal.html) is amused that everybody in the graphic looks as though President Obama "ran over the family dog." And I want to know why even the retired black couple looks so miserable despite the fact that their taxes didn't go up at all.


In any case, I thought I'd help out by demonstrating why all these well-to-do wage slaves feel so brutally treated. It's because their taxes have gone up by a whopping 1-3 percent of their income. Where are the torches and pitchforks when you need them?

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/01/americas-brutal-treatment-its-struggling-wealthy-class
http://www.motherjones.com/files/blog_wsj_tax_increase.jpg

Chris
01-17-2013, 10:09 AM
Seems to me the fiscal cliff tax increases hurt the wrong people.

patrickt
01-17-2013, 10:21 AM
Brutal isn't a term to describe Americans except by the liberals who hate them. It's President Obama and the socialists who are brutal in their treatment of all Americans.

GrassrootsConservative
01-17-2013, 10:29 AM
Cigar sees nothing wrong with the federal government taking $20,000 from a married couple with 4 children.

What a waste of air.

nic34
01-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Cigar sees nothing wrong with the federal government taking $20,000 from a married couple with 4 children.

What a waste of air.

With an income of $650,000, +20k seems reasonable...

Cigar
01-17-2013, 11:09 AM
With an income of $650,000, +20k seems reasonable...



Notice how he left that part out ... I'm sure GrassStains has firsthand knowledge of $650 Gross

Agravan
01-17-2013, 11:10 AM
With an income of $650,000, +20k seems reasonable...
To whom, besides thieving socialists?
Who the hell are you people to decide who has enough money?

Cigar
01-17-2013, 11:16 AM
To whom, besides thieving socialists?
Who the hell are you people to decide who has enough money?


Then reprogram your phone to to dial our best friend when depressing 911 ...

The next time you eat a Stake ... have it shipped in from Mexico ... your water also.

Why not just bypass those repressive FAA requirements when flying next time.

Drill your own Oil and refine it to Gas ...

Just go it alone ... why don't you. :)

nic34
01-17-2013, 11:32 AM
Who the hell are you people to decide who has enough money?

Who the hell thinks they can get rich in this country without an infrastructure to make it?

Chris
01-17-2013, 11:35 AM
Who the hell thinks they can get rich in this country without an infrastructure to make it?

And how'd that infrastructure get built?

GrassrootsConservative
01-17-2013, 11:36 AM
And how'd that infrastructure get built?

Not by Americans. Obama seems pretty damn sure of that.

Chris
01-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Then reprogram your phone to to dial our best friend when depressing 911 ...

The next time you eat a Stake ... have it shipped in from Mexico ... your water also.

Why not just bypass those repressive FAA requirements when flying next time.

Drill your own Oil and refine it to Gas ...

Just go it alone ... why don't you. :)

None of which says those services couldn't be provided privately better.

nic34
01-17-2013, 11:51 AM
None of which says those services couldn't be provided privately better.

But would most likely cost more than the average worker could afford.... so who is it that makes slaves?

Cigar
01-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Who the hell thinks they can get rich in this country without an infrastructure to make it?



Remember ... they built it. Ha Ha Ha