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Presidentís Tax Plan Targets Rich
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 03/25/2012 11:48:46 AM PDT by John Semmens

Labeling Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “a disaster for the middle class,” President Obama offered a plan that “will make the rich pay their fair share.”

“It’s time for those who have a job, a car, a roof over their heads, and food on the table to step up and bear a bigger share of the costs of providing for those who don’t,” the President told a crowd of supporters at a campaign speech in Washington. “Those who have more than they need to live have an obligation to care for their fellow human beings. My plan helps the more fortunate to comply with this responsibility.”

The President’s plan was hailed by DC resident Jawana Johnson. “Those rich people don’t know what it’s like in the real world,” she contended. “I got four kids. One’s dad got shot last year. Another’s is in jail. The father of my youngest two only comes around to sponge off my welfare check. What’ve those rich people done to help me? I’m glad we have a President who’s taking it to them. Maybe I’ll finally get what’s mine.”

Under the President’s plan, an estimated 16% of households would end up with lower tax bills. The richest 84% would see higher levies. The 16% of households qualifying for lower taxes roughly matches the 15% of households currently living in poverty.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/03/24/pelosi-predicts-court-will-find-obamacare-constitutional/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: budget; obama; satire; taxes

1 posted on 03/25/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Of course, the president would then be praised by the press for lowering everyone’s rate in spite of the fact that the tax rate went up.

1984 is not an instruction manual.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: John Semmens

Yes, I know it’s satire. But there are people who view anyone with a job as rich, and those evil rich people who have jobs owe the ones who do not work. Marxism has become part of the culture, from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: John Semmens

Satire today, reality tomorrow.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 12:07:23 PM PDT by Catmom
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Thanks Libloather.

5 posted on 03/25/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this:

Debt Ceiling Debate in a Nutshell | Creators.com | 07/29/2011 | Chip Bok | Posted on 07/30/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper

6 posted on 03/25/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks JS. Satire, but it resonates for a reason.
Labeling Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul Ryan's budget proposal "a disaster for the middle class," President Obama offered a plan that "will make the rich pay their fair share. It's time for those who have a job, a car, a roof over their heads, and food on the table to step up and bear a bigger share of the costs of providing for those who don't,"
IOW, if you have a job, car, shelter, and food that you pay for yourself, you are rich. Thanks to Zero, you may actually *be* in the 1 percent.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: John Semmens
“It’s time for those who have a job, a car, a roof over their heads, and food on the table to step up and bear a bigger share of the costs of providing for those who don’t, voted for me.”
8 posted on 03/25/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: John Semmens

“It’s time for those who have a job, a car, a roof over their heads, and food on the table to step up and bear a bigger share of the costs of providing for those who don’t,” the President told a crowd of supporters at a campaign speech in Washington.

The standard Marxist-Leninist line; rather than free business from pathetic and binding regulations that stifle the economy - and thus allow the economy to support the indigent - the rabble rouser foments The Revolution by crippling the economy and blaming business.

In that way, the rabble rouser shifts support to the Marxist revolution - and himself to the place of prominence - for which he hungers. And the fools eat it up, motivated by jealousy and anger.

It’s always easier to steal from those who have, when backed by the government - than it is to go out and make your own pile.

Especially when the government makes business well nigh impossible.

Obama is nothing more nor less than a communist demagogue in a generation that is too young to recall where it is that this path of national suicide leads.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: John Semmens

the sharpest satire is actually pretty depressing these days ...


10 posted on 03/25/2012 2:27:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: John Semmens

the sharpest satire is actually pretty depressing these days ...


11 posted on 03/25/2012 2:27:36 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Jack Hammer

ROSENBERG:

‘Over 40% of job growth in January and February was weather-related’
By Business Insider 7:37 AM 03/22/2012

Gluskin Sheff + Associates’ chief economist and strategist David Rosenberg doubled down on his bearish call for the U.S. economy in an interview with CNBC today.

He even asserted that “over 40 percent of the job growth in January and February was weather-related.”

That would mean that more than 193,802 of the 484,504 jobs added over this time period were simply due to nice weather.

“What happens in January and February is you get a bell curve on the data because half the country is normally snowed under,” Rosenberg explained. He estimated that the household sector had saved $30 billion in lower utility bills, and that this created unusual strength in the household sector.

Without such a mild winter, he suggests, the data would have continued to illustrate what has been a deeply dismal recovery.

With all the stimulus being provided by the federal government and the Federal Reserve, “of course you’re going to have some growth,” Rosenberg admits. Even so, “this goes down as the weakest economic recovery ever, despite the government stimulus—and that tells you something.”

HIs assertion that “we’re basically reliving what happened last [year]” proved the icing on the cake to his bearish call.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/22/rosenberg-over-40-of-job-growth-in-january-and-february-was-weather-related/#ixzz1qAdRsImi


12 posted on 03/25/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

HIs assertion that “we’re basically reliving what happened last [year]”

I would suggest that we’re basically reliving what happened at the close of Tsarist Russia.

But that’s just me.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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