Skip to comments.Obama Calls People Earning $250,000 a Year 'Jet Owners'
Posted on 06/29/2011 1:03:55 PM PDT by Nachum
President Obama has a new term for the people he wants to tax more: jet owners.
In his news conference today, the president said: I think its only fair to ask an oil company or a corporate jet owner thats doing so well to give up that tax break .I dont think thats real radical.
(Courtesy of JetSuite Air)
Asking private-jet owners to give up tax breaks may not be that radical. And it probably would be supported by the vast majority of the nonjet-owning voters.
The problem is that most of the people that would be subject to the higher taxes the president wants arent likely to be private-jet owners. Someone earning $250,000 a yearamong those scheduled for a tax increase in 2012is unlikely to afford a jetor even a few charter trips on a jet.
For those, like the president, who may not be well-versed in Jetonomics, here are some of the basics. The numbers come courtesy of Jay Duckson at Central Business jets:
COST OF BUYING A JET
New Citation CJ (entry level jet)$5 million. Annual operating costs (fuel, hangar space, pilots) about $500,000.
Cheapest Used Jet$100,000 to $500,000. Annual operating costs (hangar, pilots, mechanics, fuel) about $1 million a year.
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Pretty soon $250K is going to be known as “working poor”
Mmmmm, too close to the 4th. I’m keeping my mouth shut.
Maybe Chris Wallace will ask him about this flaky gaffe.
Well he's certainly done more than his share to reduce the number of people in that bracket.
Tyrants generate class warfare.
Well, seeing how Hussein flies around on a jet he doesn’t own or pilot, but which goes wherever he says on pain of severe punishment for the crew if they disobey, I’d call him a jet hijacker.
But B-HO probably wouldn’t take that as an insult.
Chris Rock quote: "I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity."
All your money are belong to us.
Meanwhile, ‘Shelley just returns from vacation, oops, I mean, serious ambassador of good-will trip to Africa on Air Force II with a couple hundred friends and attendents at the expense of the American taxpayer. Some of those taxpayers might actually own jets too.
Here's a thought ~ TAX FOUNDATIONS.
WOW. Wonder what the Hollywood liberal types who WUV Hussein think about this? People like Travolta, Ford and others who have hangars full of aircraft are zipping around, using all that fossil fuel, lecturing the common folk about ecology should be outraged. Right?
And....I wonder. Of those who do make $250,000 a year, for how many is it a once in a lifetime deal? Those that come to mind are:
...The real estate agent who sells that once in a career property.
...The neighborhood attorney who has a once in a lifetime settlement.
.. The inventor who sells his once in a lifetime patent.
.. The business manager who makes a once in a lifetime bonus for making a great deal for his company
.. Or, Someone like my husband, the chemist, who invented a product for his company.
( Just wondering)
The above people are NOT rich and never will be rich, but why should they knock themselves out working 80 hours a week just so a socialist can make them a slave to the government? Can anyone spell *J*o*h*n**G*a*l*t*?
Then there are many people who may make $250,000 a year but only for a short time in their careers:
** The surgeon or dentist who may have a high income for only 5, 10, or 15 years of their 25 to 30 year career.
** The professional athlete
** The successful entertainer
How about a really big bundle of helium balloons, like the guy who went up in a lawn chair - is that a jet in Bambi’s world??
McCaskill didn’t pay taxes on plane
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) failed to pay $287,273 in personal property taxes on a private airplane for the past four years and will immediately repay St. Louis County for back taxes owed.
he really is stooopid