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Posted on 04/01/2011 10:41:44 AM PDT by kcvl

Springsteen writes Letter to the Editor

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has written a Letter to the Editor to what he calls his hometown newspaper.

Springsteen on Thursday thanked the Asbury Park Press for a March 27 article about how anti-poverty groups in New Jersey are facing an uphill battle as Gov. Chris Christie seeks to cut spending and property taxes.

Springsteen writes that the "article shows that the cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty."

Springsteen says it will "likely to contin ue to get worse over the next few years."

The letter is signed: Bruce Springsteen, Colts Neck.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hypocrite; liberalhypocrisy; libsdontpaytaxes; springsteen

1 posted on 04/01/2011 10:41:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

It reminds me of all the well-intended government handouts to farmers. They mostly just benefit wealthy farmers and people like Bon Jovi, who pays only $100 in state property taxes on many acres of land. Because he raises honey bees, he qualifies for a honey bee subsidy.

Bruce Springsteen also owns acres of property in New Jersey, but pays little tax on it because an organic farmer works the land.

Read more: http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2011/03/26/i%E2%80%99m-a-freeloader-fox-news-special-re-airs-today-at-3pm-sunday-at-9pm-midnight-est/comment-page-2/#ixzz1IIIMqf1D


2 posted on 04/01/2011 10:43:43 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bruce, just cut an album specifically for the causes you support, and do a concert tour with all the proceeds going to those causes. After you’ve done that, come back and try again to convince us why we should all pay more taxes.


3 posted on 04/01/2011 10:51:19 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bruce, just cut an album specifically for the causes you support, and do a concert tour with all the proceeds going to those causes. After you’ve done that, come back and try again to convince us why we should all pay more taxes.


4 posted on 04/01/2011 10:51:31 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: kcvl

Well he’s got more money than he can ever use why doesn’t he practice what he preaches and make up the difference himself? Liberals are completely oblivious to their own hypocrisy.

Cindie


5 posted on 04/01/2011 10:51:33 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“just cut an album” = lay down some digital tracks you can sell.. I’m starting to feel old.


6 posted on 04/01/2011 10:52:59 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Red in Blue PA

The USA spends approximately $315 billion a year on entitlements to help the poorest Americans.

Springstein - fourth-highest-grossing tour in 2008, bringing in $166 million

2010 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band came in at nearly $30 million

Bruce Springsteen - net worth is $100 Million

U2, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna collectively made an estimated $372 million between June 2009 and June 2010


7 posted on 04/01/2011 10:54:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

FACT: New Jersey has the highest propety taxes of any state in the Union. FACT: Springsteen is an idiot.


8 posted on 04/01/2011 10:56:15 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: kcvl

Probably heard Rush’s version of “Born in the U.S.A”.


9 posted on 04/01/2011 10:56:21 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kcvl

Just shut up and sing, Bruce...............on second thought, just shut up........I never liked your overhyped music anyway.............


10 posted on 04/01/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,698 threads and 63,835 replies, as of 03-29-2011......)
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To: kcvl
A 2007 study of New Jersey's wealthiest communities shows Colts Neck has a median household income of $166,495, up from $109,190 in 2000, and the average household income is $232,520. The per capita income for the township as of 2007 is $70,781 up from $46,795 in 2000. The average household net worth, not including equity in homes, is $1,088,351 and the average disposable income for a household is $140,507.

Bruce Springsteen- speaking for the Little Guy since 1972.

11 posted on 04/01/2011 10:59:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: gardencatz

Tax expert & faux farmer Springsteen pays low taxes on his 200 acre estate. No wonder he doesn’t care about New Jersey’s high taxes.

Farm Aid? Springsteen And Bon Jovi Pay Practically Zero Dollars In Taxes On Their 100s Of Acres

Fox News reports that due to subsidies Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi pay practically nothing in taxes for their farmlands.

Springsteen owns 200 acres in New Jersey. He pays $5K a year in taxes.

Through a trust, Bruce Springsteen owns more than 200 acres in Colts Neck. the taxes for his house and three acres are more than $138,000. But because of the farm tax break, the tax bill on a little more than 200 additional acres is less than $5,000. Town officials say he has horses and an organic farmer working some of the land. A lawyer for the trust had no comment.

In another part of Monmouth County, Bon Jovi has an estate on the Navesink River. Taxes on the mansion and some property add up to $295,68 but his tax bill on an additional 6.85 aces is $104 because he raises honeybees.

A spokesman for Bon Jovi issued a statement saying, “Jon is scrupulous about paying his fair share of taxes. The exemption for raising honey bees existed long before he purchased that land, and he continues to employ a beekeeper and raise honeybees…”

Max Weinberg, E-Street Band drummer, and former band leader on Late Night With Conan O’Brien owns 36 heavily wooded acres near Bon Jovi. Taxes on his home and two acres are $49,068. But the tax bill for the additional 34 acres is $122 because he sells wood.

http://tinyurl.com/3z5qc3p


12 posted on 04/01/2011 11:01:22 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
My suggestion to Springstein......Donate Your own money
13 posted on 04/01/2011 11:02:06 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: kcvl

If Springsteen REALLY cares about the middle class, he could turn over ALL of his royalties from the Born to Run along with Born in the USA LP/CD sales to charitable organizations but we all know Bruce doesn’t REALLY care about the middle class anyway.

He lost his working class roots right around the No Nuke concert of ‘79.


14 posted on 04/01/2011 11:03:06 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: kcvl

I am glad he is keeping his opinions to an obscure op ed in NJ instead of putting them to music and blanketing the US airwaves. This guy is way overrated.


15 posted on 04/01/2011 11:04:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

2004

Bruce Springsteen says that President Bush only lowered the taxes for the rich and now the middle class and the poor pay most of the taxes in this country

Springsteen’s “No Surrender” became the main campaign theme song for John Kerry’s unsuccessful presidential campaign; in the last days of the campaign, he performed acoustic versions of the song and some of his other old songs at Kerry rallies.

Springsteen supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, announcing his endorsement in April 2008 and going on to appear at several Obama rallies as well as performing several solo acoustic performances in support of Obama’s campaign throughout 2008


16 posted on 04/01/2011 11:07:07 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Sh*t, Bruce, why don’t you get out your checkbook if you’re so concerned?

It’s douchebags like you that put Christie in the position he’s in in the first place.


17 posted on 04/01/2011 11:10:09 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bruce Springsteen is upset because patriotic Americans object to his anti-victory music. (Drudge Report 20 September 2007). In this twerp’s political world patriotism is wishing defeat for your country. Now where did this ignoramus get his anti-American views? He got them from Brandeis-educated Jon Landau, a vicious America-hating leftist. A man who supported the communist conquest of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The same loathsome creature who is working to subvert the war against al Qaeda. No wonder Springsteen supports the Soros-Heinz funded anti-American groups MoveOn.org and Americans Coming Together. He also supports the vicious Christic Institute, the same lying leftwing outfit that backed the Soviet Union during the Cold War and every leftwing Latin American goon you can think of, including Chavez. Without a doubt these creeps thoroughly deserve each other.

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John Kerry and Bruce Springsteen have one basic thing in common: They are both liars. Springsteen is organising a ‘music tour’ in the hope of raising $44 million for the John Kerry election campaign. (So much for Springsteen’s respect for Campaign Finance Reform). The extreme leftwing organisations ACT and MoveOn.org are the apparent principals behind Springsteen’s political charade. However, standing behind these hate groups is the Bush-hating George Soros, the man who equated President George Bush with Adolph Hitler.

Springsteen tried to weasel his way out of his brazen hypocrisy by claiming that recent events politicised him and until then he had “always stayed one step away from partisan politics.” Not only is Springsteen a liar he is, like John Kerry, also a moral coward. Springsteen has always been a leftwinger who never hesitated to politicize rock. From day one of his career he supported leftist causes. In the eighties he, like John Kerry, opposed President Reagan’s foreign policy, the delicious fruit of which was the collapse of the Soviet Union and the freeing of Eastern Europe.

If Leftists like Springsteen and Kerry had succeeded in stopping Reagan an aggressive, though aging, totalitarian Soviet Union would still be threatening the world. But in the “progressive” eyes of Springsteen and John Kerry it was America and not the Soviet empire that posed the real threat to world peace.

In his New York Times article (also published in the Melbourne Age) Springsteen asked: “Why is it that the wealthiest nation in the world finds it so hard to keep its promise and faith with its weakest citizens?” But exactly what promises have been broken and who broke them? Springsteen does not say. He evidently finds it easier to pose vague sneering questions than to produce a solidly reasoned argument.

http://www.brookesnews.com/041608-john-kerry.html

According to Springsteen John Kerry and John Edwards would give Americans “an administration that places a priority on fairness, curiosity, openness…”


18 posted on 04/01/2011 11:10:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Well, Bruce, you talentless communist, pay your “fair share” of the taxes. Or better yet, donate some of your millions to the charities you want the taxpayers to support and deduct your donation from your taxes.


19 posted on 04/01/2011 11:12:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: kcvl

If there was a 100% tax rate; these people would still say people should be taxed more.


20 posted on 04/01/2011 11:14:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: kcvl
I can't imagine The Boss would be caught slumming in Colts Neck. That's not how folks from Rumson behave. Has he really left Rumson? Maybe the husbands of all those women finally got wise and he had to move for his health.

It's more appropriate that Bruce sing his songs against capitalism from his $7 million Bellevue mansion in Rumson rather than from some "farm" in Colts Neck.

21 posted on 04/01/2011 11:17:58 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: kcvl

Yes sir/ma’am. He’s like the rest of the liberal maniacs who have money. Want to give everyone elses away while they support the very agenda that causes the problems to begin with.

I’ve never liked that guy. Other than a couple of songs in the 90’s, he can’t hold a tune in a bucket.


22 posted on 04/01/2011 11:20:20 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: kcvl

Colts Neck is one of the most beautiful residential neighborhoods probably in the world. The image of it comes to mind while reading this. What Mr. Springsteen apparently does not imagine is that he likely has the power and resources available to him to simply raise foundational money himself (he and his social/business circle)to assist the less fortunate. This would give him something to do, besides.

If he would interview his accountant and asked for an honest detailing of what percentage of his income and weath he, Springsteen, is giving to the IRS, perhaps he would get a surprise and would refocus. I don’t know, of course . . . just saying.


23 posted on 04/01/2011 11:23:25 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did the douche from NJ write anything about the war in Libya?


24 posted on 04/01/2011 11:24:02 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: kcvl

If we spend all our social work money on administrators and government bow-wow’s, there will be no money to help the truly needy, Bruce.

If you had a brain larger than a grain of rice, you’d know that.


25 posted on 04/01/2011 11:26:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: kcvl

If there was a 100% tax rate; these people would still say people should be taxed more.


26 posted on 04/01/2011 11:30:39 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: kcvl

Christie has been to over 100 Springsteen shows.


27 posted on 04/01/2011 11:33:16 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: kcvl

I’d take him seriously if he were paying the same property tax rate as his neighbors.


28 posted on 04/01/2011 11:42:16 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: kcvl
Yawn.

Did "the boss" write the letter himself or did some flack "write" it?

If wrote himself ... was it penned from his posh California estate? Or maybe while he was shopping for 6-figure $ jumping ponies for his daughter?

29 posted on 04/01/2011 11:53:59 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: kcvl

Chris Christie can cut an album anytime he wants.

And Bruce Springsteen can run for governor of New Jersey anytime he wants.


30 posted on 04/01/2011 12:19:28 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: kcvl

He can write?


31 posted on 04/01/2011 12:19:32 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Trajan88

Bruce Springsteen and his wife are being sued for allegedly backing out of a contract to buy a horse worth $850,000 for their teenage daughter.

Olympic equestrian Todd Minikus filed the breach of contract lawsuit Thursday in Florida’s Palm Beach County. It claims Springsteen and Patti Scialfa reneged on a deal to pay Minikus $650,000 for the horse, named Pavarotti, and give him their horse named Scarlett, worth $200,000.

The lawsuit says the couple, who live in Monmouth County and own Stone Hill Farm, put a $25,000 deposit on Pavarotti in July, but later had second thoughts about whether the horse was right for their daughter Jessica.

Minikus, a former member of the U.S. Equestrian Team, claims the Springsteens had a change of heart after he rode the 10-year-old gelding at the Pan American Games in Brazil. That event was held after the contract was signed but before the transaction was complete, he says.

Before the competition, Minikus described Pavarotti as the least experienced horse on his squad.

“This case involves a simple matter of parties on one side of a contract getting cold feet and attempting to avoid their obligations,” the lawsuit says. “The cold-footed parties are entertainers Bruce and Patti Springsteen.”

http://tinyurl.com/42rmp75

Springsteen house -

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/bruce-springsteens-house/view/?service=1


32 posted on 04/01/2011 1:55:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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