Skip to comments.Katy Perry Teams Up With Anti-Taxers to Fight Big Government
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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She must be bi-polar............really.
Is this for real? Didn’t Katy Perry hit the campaign trail with Obama??
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!
What complete idiots.
This idiot was indeed a big Obama supporter
I don’t know the political persuasion of all of them, but didn’t Katy perry endorse Obama?
As if anyone cared about her opinion.....
“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!
Chaffetz? Why is he aligned with these other whackos?
If they were only brains.....
Karma is a bee-otch.
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.
Katy Perry supported Barry
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.
Now there’s a high-income group that needs to be taxed into sobriety.
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.
Crony Socialism in action.
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
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