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
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.
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
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.
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.
Didn’t Obama SAY HE WOULD TAX YOU GUYS??????
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
Ha..Ha...Ha!!!! All these idiots are in for a cold shower!
They’ll never wise up!
she seems a compassionate and thoughtful young woman in her private life. Does a lot of benefits and charity work.
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.
1) Murder of the unborn.
2) Homosexual perversion.
5) Disrespect for legitimate authority.
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.
I wonder if it actually HURTS to be that stupid?
Rich liberal mantra: Taxes for thee, but none for me.
Yes and did some concerts for him on the campaign trail. I think her cupcake bra is too tight it is affecting hr brain.
Talk about whoreing yourself out!
I hope she gets all of her wealth confiscated by her boy-god.
“This idiot was indeed a big Obama supporter”
With a face, body and bank account like that, she’s my kind of idiot.
I am sorry but this is just to fn funny.....
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.
FOAD, Hollywood idiots. You reap what you sow.
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.
I’m with Laz on this one. NOT GUILTY!!