WELFARE FOR ONE PERCENT MILLIONAIRES

Ted Turner and Bruce Springsteen are liberals with lots and lots of money who are big proponents of spending other people’s money.

I don’t know much about John Bon Jovi, except that he’s an Obama supporter.

Rich liberals tend to take the “I got everything I need, now the rest of you out there, you need to be forced to share your wealth” approach.  (Nancy Pelosi is a member in good standing of that club.)

They like to exalt themselves by saying that they think they should be taxed more, which, of course, is phony and misses the point.

The “rich” who think they are taxed too much are couples making $125,000 a year. Paying an extra $5,000 in taxes when you have a couple of kids in college can be a real pain in the ass.

When you’re a billionaire like Turner or Warren Buffet, you really don’t worry if you have to pay an extra million in taxes.

Apparently, Bon Jovi, Springsteen and Turner are members of the one percent crowd who are being subsidized by some of the people who are occupying cities as we speak.

 

  • Oliver Klozoff

    John, Are you going to “Light-up Nite” to watch them light the “Unity Tree”? What the HELL is that? Whatever happened to Christmas Trees? What’s that you say about growing up when we did?

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      In mt. Lebanon it’s the holiday tree. Puke material.

      • Matt

        At least they still put up the creche.

  • metalslam

    All the more reason for term limits

  • GeeWhiz

    This may enlighten you a bit about Jon Bon Jovi. His music stinks in my eyes, but he at least tries to make a difference with his money.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/20/jon-bon-jovi-restaurant?newsfeed=true

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      That’s nice but he’s being sibsidized by money that is confiscated frpmother people.

  • howard

    Further proof we are no longer a representative democracy:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7387331n&tag=re1.channel

    Plutocracy.

  • IsraelP

    The “rich” are also small businesses, with all that implies.

  • howard

    People of wealth, hypocrites? Get the fuck out.

    Next thing you’ll tell me about a tea party candidate taking the same govt, welfare checks:

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jul/01/michele-bachmann/rep-michele-bachmann-says-shes-never-received-penn/

    It’s not one side that owns the corruption or the self exhaultant nature. The corrupt nature of the system is equally shared on both sides of the aisle. When it comes to speaking out of both sides of your mouth, your presumptive nominee is the KING. And I don’t need to link to any article on and website to prove that point.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      The people you support don’t think we’re taxed enough and they don’t think the government spends enough. How could anyone see this absurdity every day and NOT be in favor of reducing the amount of money that the government confiscates from us?

      • howard

        More and more, I can’t take anyone who is running for political office seriously regarding ANY stance they SAY they have at any given moment.

        I think where you and I differ is that I don’t disagree with ideals of fairness. I think it cuts both ways, and think that your post shows how ridiculous many of the tax loopholes and benefits the wealthy take advantage of are. There needs to be a drastic overhaul of our tax system, period. I think no matter where you stand ideologically we can agree on that. For the record though, these are the same shenanigans many in the republican party have sworn an oath to Grover Nordquist to uphold. Every single G.O.P. candidate has taken the same pledge. It’s ridiculous on every level, and actually supports the complaints at the heart of Occupy protestors. The middle class is squeezed while the super rich get subsidies and loop holes. Short of Ron Paul getting elected, this is going to get worse before it ever gets better.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

          Eliminate the income tax.

          • howard

            I don’t yield that kind of power. What’s your solution to replace it?

          • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

            Sales tax. Go to fairtax.org. I think the founders were pretty smart and they had good reason not to give the federal government the power to tax our income. It’s an accepted thing now because it’s been around a long time but I don’t know how anybody could think that, in a free country, the government should have the right to know how much money you have in the bank and what you spend your money on. What happened to the right to be secure in your “papers?” There’s no discussion about fairness if everybody is paying 20% sales tax on everything they buy.

            http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer

          • Howard

            Doesn’t that negatively impact Seniors on SSI and those in the lower income brackets? 20% on goods and services is a big hit. Not to mention the progressive nature of tax implementation over time through congress, what guarantee that it stops at 20?

            I have a difficult time wrappIng my head around the fair part. In addition, I live in an area where I already pay 10% in everything in lieu of a state income tax…does that mean I now pay 30% sales tax? That doesn’t seem fair unless te federal sales tax supersedes the local. But wouldn’t that violate a conservative code of shifting responsibility on the states? It’s great on paper. Not sure it’s fair or at the least creates as many problems as it solves.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

            Everybody gets a rebate on the taxes paid on the first $20,000. Go to the site. It’s all explained.

          • howard

            Did you see this? Made me want to puke, further indictment on the loathsome individuals who are career politicians:

            http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n&tag=re1.galleries

            Both sides of the aisle are worthless.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

            That’s why I can’t understand why you support people who want them MORE involved in our lives. Rick Perry is promising to make Wash. DC less consequential in our lives. That’s why I would vote for him over Obama. I don’t care if he’s the worst debater in history. They’re all full of shit. I prefer someone who at least promises to take power away from the feds to someone who wants to give them more power.

          • howard

            First, Perry can not deliver on that sort of promise…so it’s empty from the start. Second, even if he could he would like to make D.C. less consequential in our lives and give that power to corporate donors. His track record makes the two 60 minutes segments I linked to look like amateur hour. He is the ultimate politico for hire and has been since he entered the public arena.