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Katy Perry Teams Up With Anti-Taxers to Fight Big Government
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | Capitol Confidential

Posted on 11/28/2012 9:51:24 AM PST by BO Stinkss

A coalition of 125 celebrity musicians, including pop singer Katy Perry, have joined forces with anti-tax advocates including Grover Norquist and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to oppose an intellectual property "reform" bill that critics charge expands government to the detriment of the free market. Opponents say the Internet Radio Fairness Act, being pushed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would mandatorily lower the licensing fees paid by Internet radio giant Pandora, moving the royalties system further away from a free market and instead entrenching a system in which government sets compensation rates while picking winners and losers. It has anti-tax and free market groups including Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), NTU, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, the American Conservative Union and Citizens Against Government Waste crying foul on those grounds. In his letter to members of Congress, ATR's Norquist asserts "the standard in IRFA moves in an even worse direction towards forced below-market rates." Artists are concerned that if passed, the bill would amount to government artificially limiting the earnings that musicians - celebrity and not - are able to make from their trade in the marketplace. That has Perry and others including rapper Ludacris, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, Pink Floyd and Rush speaking out via a letter published this month in Billboard magazine. In that letter, the musicians assert that Pandora is "asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon." The signatories note that for over a decade, they have accepted a discounted royalty rate from Pandora because they are "big fans" of the service. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed legislation this week, and proponents

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LOL!
1 posted on 11/28/2012 9:51:29 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

She must be bi-polar............really.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 9:53:37 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Is this for real? Didn’t Katy Perry hit the campaign trail with Obama??


3 posted on 11/28/2012 9:53:56 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: BO Stinkss

Katy must be schizophrenic! She just campaigned for the biggest Tax lover ever! Wow,,I don’t think Hollyweirdos have even one collective brain cell to share between them.

I still wouldn’t pay to see her. I wouldn’t go for free either. I wouldn’t go if she paid me!


4 posted on 11/28/2012 9:54:02 AM PST by austinaero
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To: BO Stinkss
...tax that guy behind the tree.

What complete idiots.

5 posted on 11/28/2012 9:54:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: No Socialist

This idiot was indeed a big Obama supporter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/03/katy-perry-obama-singer-forward-dress_n_2069274.html


6 posted on 11/28/2012 9:54:57 AM PST by PGR88
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To: BO Stinkss

I don’t know the political persuasion of all of them, but didn’t Katy perry endorse Obama?


7 posted on 11/28/2012 9:55:19 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: BO Stinkss

As if anyone cared about her opinion.....


8 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:12 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: BO Stinkss

“Artists are concerned that if passed, the bill would amount to government artificially limiting the earnings that musicians “

Oh,,,NOW I get it! It’s all about the money,,,,one of the biggest excuses they gave for NOT voting for Romney or any Republican,,,and now lookee here. When the subject affects THEIR pocketbook all of a sudden someone pays attention.

Sickening bunch, all of them!


9 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:12 AM PST by austinaero
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To: BO Stinkss

Chaffetz? Why is he aligned with these other whackos?


10 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:17 AM PST by surrey
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To: BO Stinkss

If they were only brains.....


11 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:17 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: BO Stinkss

Karma is a bee-otch.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:56 AM PST by TADSLOS (Welcome to the new Plastic Banana Republic- We''ll Make You Feel Good to be Poor)
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To: BO Stinkss

All these ‘caring celebrities’ should be taxed at 90% on income. They are such damn hypocrites. They want the “other” rich people to pay, the ones that didn’t earn it in their view.

Too bad they can’t be taxed to the point they feel like giving up.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 9:57:08 AM PST by Monty22002
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To: PhiloBedo

Katy Perry supported Barry


14 posted on 11/28/2012 9:57:35 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: austinaero

Bingo!


15 posted on 11/28/2012 9:58:06 AM PST by Obadiah (What if the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash?)
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To: BO Stinkss

Strange bedfellows,huh?
This will give them more money to channel into their
Lib causes, since most of those names listed would’ve been
obvious Obama voters.This is one of those rare and quickly
disappearing areas where our interests might actually “coincide”, but it’s clear what their personal motives are.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 9:58:22 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: BO Stinkss

Now there’s a high-income group that needs to be taxed into sobriety.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 10:00:10 AM PST by lurk
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To: BO Stinkss

Remember Miss Perry USED to be a “Christian” “Singer”. There is a verse in scripture(that Katy USED to “sing” about) that states:James 1:8
King James Version (KJV)

8 A double minded man (or women) is unstable in all his (her)ways.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 10:00:10 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BO Stinkss

Crony Socialism in action.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 10:00:53 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: No Socialist

You’ll notice that 3 of the 4 sponsors of the bill were
Dems. So is this just high profile (R)Chafetz’s incursion into
bipartisanship?


20 posted on 11/28/2012 10:01:02 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: BO Stinkss

I like Pandora in part BECAUSE it pays high fees to artists.

I think the artists deserve the money.

The freeloaders who steal music should be the target.

I’m not excited about iTunes’ pricing either; I think artists should set their own prices through Apple’s store.

If we’re to have a thriving music industry, artists need to be able to set the wholesale price of their music. Apple or Pandora can mark up the price as necessary. But screwing artists because of your monopoly position (Apple) or attempting to screw artists with Congressionally mandated pricing (Pandora) is all wrong.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 10:01:55 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: BO Stinkss

As confused as her politics are, she is unabashed in her support of our men and women in the military - especially the Corps.

See here: http://youtu.be/uuwfgXD8qV8


22 posted on 11/28/2012 10:02:12 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: BO Stinkss

Methinks that Hollywood just had (though will never admit it) a come to Jesus moment as to the tradeoff/cost of their support for Gay causes.

They ‘had’ to vote Obama to keep their gay issues moving ‘forward’ but WHOOPS!!! that comes with all these financial strings attached...

What IS a good liberal to do?

Personally I hope they pay dearly via a heavy tax burden. Elections have consequences.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 10:03:23 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: BO Stinkss
Why wouldn't every GOP senator and house member sign on to this bill?

In doing so, let it be known that the Entertainment industry start paying its dues to the GOP or face legislative tyranny. This is how the system works.

If you can't beat 'em, extort 'em.

24 posted on 11/28/2012 10:04:57 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: BO Stinkss

Didn’t Obama SAY HE WOULD TAX YOU GUYS??????

DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 11/28/2012 10:05:30 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Monty22002

Eggzaklee! When their ox is gored, they re-act. F’em. GORE their asses EACH and every one of these cult of personality fad lovers.

I agree with Mark Levin, my GR8 pleasure is knowing that tax increases and Obamamania policies ALSO effect these short-sighted gimme gimme parasites.

Gore the F out of ‘em


26 posted on 11/28/2012 10:05:35 AM PST by apostoli (Obama stash now includes FREE healthcare! oh, and OBAMAPHONES!)
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To: PGR88

Ha..Ha...Ha!!!! All these idiots are in for a cold shower!

They’ll never wise up!


27 posted on 11/28/2012 10:05:57 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Perdogg

28 posted on 11/28/2012 10:06:04 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Blueflag

she seems a compassionate and thoughtful young woman in her private life. Does a lot of benefits and charity work.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 10:06:48 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: BO Stinkss

Dumb b!tch!

30 posted on 11/28/2012 10:08:12 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: BO Stinkss

Tax these hypocritical Hollywood scumbags til their eyes bleed! They voted for this. Confiscate every damn dime they own. They can go burn in hell.


31 posted on 11/28/2012 10:09:47 AM PST by greene66
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To: RitchieAprile
Sorry ... she's a skanky 0bamorrhoid bitch. See post number 30, in which she is flacking for:

1) Murder of the unborn.

2) Homosexual perversion.

3) Theft.

4) Covetousness.

5) Disrespect for legitimate authority.

6) Blasphemy.

32 posted on 11/28/2012 10:11:36 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: greene66

Ditto!


33 posted on 11/28/2012 10:12:44 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: PhiloBedo
She must be bi-polar............really.

No, I just think Katy Perry is what is known as a "low information voter" --someone who supported Obama because he's cool, opposed Romney because he isn't but doesn't really know the details of what either man stood for.

34 posted on 11/28/2012 10:12:48 AM PST by Drew68
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To: BO Stinkss

I wonder if it actually HURTS to be that stupid?


35 posted on 11/28/2012 10:13:18 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: BO Stinkss

Rich liberal mantra: Taxes for thee, but none for me.


36 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:05 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Nowhere Man

Yes and did some concerts for him on the campaign trail. I think her cupcake bra is too tight it is affecting hr brain.


37 posted on 11/28/2012 10:15:04 AM PST by funfan
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Talk about whoreing yourself out!

I hope she gets all of her wealth confiscated by her boy-god.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 10:15:48 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: PGR88

“This idiot was indeed a big Obama supporter”

With a face, body and bank account like that, she’s my kind of idiot.


39 posted on 11/28/2012 10:17:20 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Perdogg

40 posted on 11/28/2012 10:17:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Perdogg
!!!!!


41 posted on 11/28/2012 10:18:20 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: BO Stinkss

I am sorry but this is just to fn funny.....


42 posted on 11/28/2012 10:19:54 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: VanDeKoik

She just got caught up in that ‘gay black man sexual fantasy’ thing.. Ideology isn’t important to her until it hits her in the pocketbook.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 10:20:00 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: BO Stinkss

FOAD, Hollywood idiots. You reap what you sow.


44 posted on 11/28/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: BO Stinkss

yuck

45 posted on 11/28/2012 10:24:02 AM PST by Troublemaker
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To: BO Stinkss
Then why did you campaign for Ubama Katy!?!?!?

GAH!

46 posted on 11/28/2012 10:26:12 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SMARTY
Her type is likely too dumb to even know that stupidity at her level of hypocrisy BURNS like acid.

BUTT watching her pain as her man-god is confiscating her wealth that she knows she earned with her own talents and time, well, that is PRICELESS!

TAKE their money and the other 50% who do not agree with her man-god QUIT $upporting her in ANY way.

Stupidity may not burn, butt it has consequences.

47 posted on 11/28/2012 10:26:51 AM PST by apostoli (Obama stash now includes FREE healthcare! oh, and OBAMAPHONES!)
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To: BO Stinkss

HAHA!


48 posted on 11/28/2012 10:27:13 AM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: EEGator

I’m with Laz on this one. NOT GUILTY!!


49 posted on 11/28/2012 10:27:38 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

50 posted on 11/28/2012 10:35:41 AM PST by EEGator
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