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Thanks for the Tax Cut! (Larry David feels guilty about his fortune)
NY Times ^ | 12/20/10 | LARRY DAVID

Posted on 12/21/2010 9:00:35 AM PST by Libloather

Thanks for the Tax Cut!
By LARRY DAVID
Published: December 20, 2010

THERE is a God! It passed! The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much. I’m the last person in the world I’d want to be beside, but I am beside myself! This is a life changer, I tell you. A life changer!

To begin with, I was planning a trip to Cabo with my kids for Christmas vacation. We were going to fly coach, but now with the money I’m saving in taxes, I’m going to splurge and bump myself up to first class. First class! Somebody told me they serve warm nuts up there, and call you “mister.” I might not get off the plane!

I’m also going to call the hotel and get another room so I don’t have to sleep on a cot in the kids’ room. Don’t get me wrong — I love a good cot. The problem is they tend to take up a lot of room, and it’s getting a little tougher in my advancing years to fold it up and drag it to the closet. I mean, I’d do it if I had to, but guess what? I don’t! Not with this windfall coming my way. Now I get to have my own room with a king-sized bed. And who knows, maybe I’ll even get some fancy bottled water from the minibar. This is shaping up to be the best vacation I’ve had in years.

**SNIP**

Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special thank you to President Obama and the Democrats. I didn’t know you cared.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; bushtaxcuts; clintonlegacy; david; dnctalkingpoints; idiot; pravdamedia; taxes
Larry should do the right thing and send at least half of his loot to the gubmint to pay down the debt his pals created. Otherwise, he'll remain a putz.
1 posted on 12/21/2010 9:00:45 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

yeah my MIL is like that. A dim always asking the government to raise her taxes like she has too much money. then she is also the biggest penny pincher around with her own.


2 posted on 12/21/2010 9:02:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

Mr. David has yet to plausibly explain why he fails to report his income at twice or three times its actual amount and pay his taxes on that basis. I can see no inherent barrier to that approach, and it would obviously make him far more happy than his current arrangement.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 9:05:52 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Libloather
To begin with, I was planning a trip to Cabo with my kids for Christmas vacation. We were going to fly coach, but now with the money I’m saving in taxes, I’m going to splurge and bump myself up to first class.

That money will help that airline's bottom line then, won't it? Good for the employees' bonus checks and the shareholders too.

Or we could just hand it over to Islamists in Palestine, Afghanistan, etc in the name of "world peace and development". Make you feel better, Larry?

Wonder if he has an accountant taking ANY deductions on his taxes. You could pay more, you know, Mr. David. It's up to YOU.

4 posted on 12/21/2010 9:06:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Libloather
Here, Larry, I'll make it easy for you:

Gifts to Reduce the Public Debt

Share this link with all your guilty lib friends!

5 posted on 12/21/2010 9:06:34 AM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Libloather

Not a tax cut, Larry. Just a reprieve from a tax increase.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 9:06:34 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Libloather

Or just compile list of the 10% poorest people in america and divide up whatever he feels the money he should be paying and mailing all of them a check.

Or just set up a charity to mimick the US government’s social programs so that rich liberals could pretend they’re paying the taxes they think they should be paying.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 9:06:44 AM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: Libloather

Larry, you magnificent putz!


8 posted on 12/21/2010 9:06:48 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Libloather

Hey Larry! Instead of “bumping” your fat, warm nuts eating ass up to first class, why don’t you “give back” and write a generous check to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital? They can spend all that money you’re trying to get rid of a hell of a lot better than the damn feds can.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 9:07:09 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Libloather
Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special thank you to President Obama and the Democrats. I didn’t know you cared.

Dear Mr. Democrapheadidiotpoopypants,

Your life has not gotten one iota "better". Tax rates stayed the SAME, that's all.

But spin like a good Stalinist dupe...

10 posted on 12/21/2010 9:07:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Libloather
Otherwise, he'll remain a putz.

Remain a putz? He tried to weasel in on the Seinfeld success, but nobody cares what he thinks or his crappy show on HBO.

11 posted on 12/21/2010 9:07:49 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: Libloather

Well, he could donate to charity if he feels guilty.

But I suppose his idea of charity is aborting third world babies or chopping them up for their stem cells.

So, maybe it’s better if he just spends it.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 9:08:10 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

There is absolutely nothing from stopping him from donating virtually all of his money to any charity, or the government or in fact anyone or anything that he believes deserves it more than he does. I wonder how I can reach him to tell him this?


13 posted on 12/21/2010 9:09:13 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if these Liberals fill out the standard 1040 tax form with Standard deductions instead of itemizing...


14 posted on 12/21/2010 9:09:42 AM PST by scbison
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To: Libloather
Is Larry really so stupid that he doesn't know the government will accept as much extra money as he wishes to give them?

There is no need for guilt, Larry! Write that check, right now!

Or is your real objection about OTHER PEOPLE being allowed to keep what they earned?

15 posted on 12/21/2010 9:10:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

You are talking about the same crapmonkey who was the basis for George Costanza’s irrational outbursts on Seinfeld.

You want to debate a man who’s idea of humor now is to show a portrait of Jesus getting urinated on and crazy Christians thinking that it’s suddenly a miraculous “crying Jesus”?


16 posted on 12/21/2010 9:10:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Libloather

This smug b**tard can laugh about it,yeah?
Try living on $20,000 a year LARRY instead of $20,000 a month.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 9:11:12 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Libloather

Funny, I’ll benefit, and I think of it this way:

None of that money will now go to support welfare mamas with 10 kids.

None of that money will go to support those b*stard GM workers and management who sold me that g*dawful cr*p that I was stupid enough to purchase during my previous life.

And none of that money will go to pay for the Dung Beetle in Chief and his sleazy wife to jet off to somewhere that they can both avoid reality.

Hey Larry sleezeball...I earned my money. You can shove your tax savings up your smelly Obama.


18 posted on 12/21/2010 9:12:00 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

That’s weird, I went to the link once, no problem. I tried to go again and now it wants me to log in.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 9:12:25 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Libloather
If you feel that you have received more money than you've earned, Larry - feel free to make any donation you like to the federal government or any other charity of your choice.

But while we're on the subject, Larry, you should admit that the bulk of your fortune is squirreled away in tax-advantaged trusts that are completely unaffected by changes in income tax rates.

20 posted on 12/21/2010 9:12:54 AM PST by wideawake
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To: All

Well, Larry David, instead of being a horses patooty, why don’t you write an article asking people to nominate a family who REALLY deserves vacation or trip home?

You could spend your saved tax dollars for that, instead of showing your arse.


21 posted on 12/21/2010 9:15:41 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Libloather

Hey, Larry, tell your accountant to lose the deductions and pay taxes on ALL your income.
These folks are sooo clueless!
You know what would make these liberals heads explode next? Asking for the Reagan tax rates of 28%!

The 35% would look like a tax increase then. Just wait until this tax rate expires. It’s going up to 43.6% on the ‘wealthy’.


22 posted on 12/21/2010 9:16:04 AM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: peteyd
Try living on $20,000 a year LARRY instead of $20,000 a month.

By my calculation, Larry David's income is likely $1.25 million per month, assuming a 5% rate of return on the money he has in the bank.

23 posted on 12/21/2010 9:16:31 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Libloather

Being Humorless shrews is bad enough.

Openly advertising it...Gee Whiz.....

In all honesty...Larry is probably getting chuckles at having seduced the Slimes to print that.

For you humor challenged types, I’ll give you the clue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cartoon

This episode was also notable for his subtle criticism towards the cartoons published on The New Yorker, which none of the characters seem to understand.

You don’t dissect gossamer.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 9:18:17 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: Libloather

Of course you realize, if no one posted Slimes on FR & sites like it, no one would actully read it.

And that would be great.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 9:19:32 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: Libloather
"but now with the money I’m saving in taxes, I’m going to splurge and bump myself up to first class. First class!"

Alhough he claims to be all about compassion for the less well off the first thing he thinks of to do with his extra money is spend it on himself. We know all about your kind Larry. They talk it but never walk it.

26 posted on 12/21/2010 9:20:06 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Libloather

Libtards, if and when they are compelled to realize that altruism is irrational, that it cannot be practiced consistently, that they must act against it some of the time in order to live - even then, the majority of libtards feel obliged to pay it lip-service as a noble ideal, and feel guilty over the failure to practice it more fully and to relinquish their desire for “selfish” happiness.


27 posted on 12/21/2010 9:25:23 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Libloather

If a$$holes had their own country, Larry David would be their King.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 9:25:39 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: yldstrk

Obviously Mr. David thinks all wealthy people are profligate loafers, but more than likely he’s just projecting.


29 posted on 12/21/2010 9:25:39 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Libloather

I made the mistake of watching that horrid Woody Allen movie that Larry starred in last year. I had no idea who he was until then. His annoying arrogant liberal stridency is so awful that he even outdoes that other loud-mouthed moron Sam Waterston. He’d make a good partner for that other Hollywood idiot, Cameron Diaz. Have James Cameron make their next movie and you’d have the Total Trifecta of Hateful Liberal Lunacy.


30 posted on 12/21/2010 9:29:17 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Libloather
Larry David never flies coach. Anyway, his lame attempt at sarcasm points up the obvious - - he and his fellow rats have no problem walking into a polling place on election day and voting for big government to confiscate at gunpoint more money from other people, people they don't even know. I cannot imagine any behavior more selfish and rude than that.
31 posted on 12/21/2010 9:30:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather

Well Barney says his heirs don’t deserve half his money when he dies since they didn’t earn it.


32 posted on 12/21/2010 9:30:22 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: Milton Miteybad

I wonder if he files a 1040EZ. I KNOW he doesn’t.


33 posted on 12/21/2010 9:52:41 AM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Libloather
Dear Larry,
Thank You from the airline employees, resort workers, maids, restaurant workers, souvenir sellers, and other “little people” whose livelihoods depend on tourists spending like you describe.

I guess we should feel guilty you are splurging on upgraded vacation luxuries instead of donating a chunk of your excess wealth to the miserable souls dying of cholera in Haiti, to do mitvahs with your temple or Synagogue, to the Red Cross, the SPCA or any other number of deserving causes.
But we do need our jobs at the airlines, resorts, limo services, and restaurants etc, to support our families.

So Mr David, Thank You! For flying first class and helping the airline profits, for upgrading to two rooms and keeping a maid employed, and for everything you will spend on. And Merry Christmas from the little people who will wait on you and your family during your vacation.

34 posted on 12/21/2010 9:55:55 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Libloather

Dear Larry David - Don’t want to keep more of your own money? No problem! Just give it to whomever you want! It’s called “charity”, and it works pretty doggone well. Just find some well-deserving individual who needs help, and give the money to them! Problem solved.


35 posted on 12/21/2010 10:05:16 AM PST by opus86
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To: opus86

Thanks Dave, Your purchase of extra produce, more hotel rooms and paying airlines top dollar ALL contributes to the economy.......! You MADE the case for the BUSH TAX CUTS!


36 posted on 12/21/2010 10:20:10 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: Libloather

No one is stopping Larry David from paying what his taxes were after the Clinton tax increases.

He can even pay more if he wants, the U.S. Treasury will accept all the money he wants to pay them.

Does he really not know this?


37 posted on 12/21/2010 10:40:31 AM PST by reaganator
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To: Libloather

Two questions for Larry:

1. Do you have an accountant?

2. If so, Why?

(If you do, fire him and just pay 50% off the top.)


38 posted on 12/21/2010 10:42:28 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: peteyd
Try living on $20,000 a year LARRY instead of $20,000 a month.

$20k a month is chump change for this guy. He's worth over $350 Million!

39 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:13 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Libloather

Larry is a smarmy fool. If he thinks slaving for his government masters is a good thing, he’s perfectly welcome to write them a check.


40 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:59 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Libloather

When was the last time Larry David flew commercial, let alone coach. Sleep on a cot in the kids room? This is a slap to the little people kind of like Babs telling people to turn down the air. David’s wife was a character in State of Fear.


41 posted on 12/21/2010 11:41:22 AM PST by sharkhawk (Stanley cup champs The Chicago Blackhawks)
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To: Libloather

“Otherwise, he’ll remain a putz. “

Larry, go put a million bucks in a Salvation Army kettle.

Go ahead. Try it.

It’s tax deductible!

He won’t do it ... see, you can’t fix ‘putz’.


42 posted on 12/21/2010 12:07:28 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: Libloather
This is the same mentality that gave us the phrase "jobless recovery."

What it means is "I've got mine. Ska-rew you."

43 posted on 12/21/2010 12:26:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: yldstrk
yeah my MIL is like that. A dim always asking the government to raise her taxes like she has too much money. then she is also the biggest penny pincher around with her own.

Nice to know she can afford to fork over. /wry

44 posted on 12/21/2010 1:37:22 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: Libloather
There's a cult amongst the new breed of Wall Streeters which glorifies taking the supposedly spoiled n' dumb prep-school alums to the poorhouse (through smart trading) because they purportedly have more money than sense.

I can't help but wonder if the tax collectors vierw the likes of Larry David in the same way: as people with more money than sense. Warren Buffet may bemoan the fact that his own tax rate is lower than that of his secretary, but he still uses the dodges.

45 posted on 12/21/2010 1:43:32 PM PST by danielmryan
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The wealthy whiners on the left who want to take more from us who do the work that keeps this country moving could give as much as they wan, BUT DON'T!

In Massachusetts they have some sort of higher bracket option for those who wish to pay in a little more to help the state. I understand that very few do and statistics are hard to come by. I do know from the last elections disclosures that Kerry doesn't opt for thee higher bracket. Neither does Bawney Fwank, nor did Teddy.

46 posted on 12/21/2010 5:33:38 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Note: this was posted 12/21/2010. Thanks Libloather. He also didn't want a show on Fox because "I don't like their politics" -- when in fact, Fox was at that time the one network news which *didn't have any politics*. He's usually pretty funny, but not here:
Life was good, and now it’s even better. Thank you, Republicans. And a special thank you to President Obama and the Democrats. I didn’t know you cared.

47 posted on 12/30/2012 3:49:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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