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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Love Paying My Taxes!'
Politico ^ | 12/13/12 | PATRICK GAVIN

Posted on 12/13/2012 2:35:06 PM PST by nickcarraway

In a new interview with Esquire, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reflects on his time in public office and shares what he’s learned about politics.

“You can’t learn charisma,” said Schwarzenegger. “The power of influence is one of the most unique powers that you can have. It’s not the power of controlling people. It’s developing a certain skill of communicating what you want to accomplish so that people will follow you.”

Schwarzenegger also said, “Be a public servant. Not a party servant,” a statement that isn’t surprising given the fact that his own views weren’t always in line with Republican doctrine.

Speaking about taxes, Schwarzenegger’s got no problem paying them, he says. “I always tell my accountant, If you’re in doubt about taxes, pay more. No Cayman Island offshore investments. No gimmicks. I love paying my taxes!”

There were a number of moments during Schwarzenegger’s time in office that caused him to scratch his head.

“I remember when I went into politics, the legislature wanted to create a blueberry commission. Who’s gonna say no to a blueberry commission? Well, I said no. I thought they should fix the budget before they do the fu—king blueberry commission.”

And: “Politicians admire the military people who go to Iraq and risk their lives. Well, how about having just 10 percent of that courage?”

“We must teach the future leaders that political courage is not political suicide,” concludes Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger is making a return to movies: “Last Stand,” in which he plays a sheriff trying to prevent a fugitive from entering his town, hits theaters in January


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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1 posted on 12/13/2012 2:35:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

You also love to give your good friends son time off for murder too.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 2:37:45 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m glad this phony never fooled me like he fooled some around these parts.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 2:40:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

Great, you can pay mine too!


4 posted on 12/13/2012 2:40:35 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Does he like paying child support too?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 2:43:57 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: nickcarraway

I do to! Just not 60+% of my income. I would pay 25% with no exemptions.We should have a choice.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 2:44:40 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: nickcarraway
Then pay my taxes Ahnold!
We need government (God does not like Anarchy), and thus we should all pay taxes (give tribute to whom tribute is due), but when the government refuses to balance their budget, and continues to waste, waste, waste, and to be at open warfare with the United States Constitution -- I will seek every legal means to avoid paying this tribute to the alien Caesars in enemy occupied Washington D.C (and to their toadies in Sacramento)...
Cayman Islands, ya say?
7 posted on 12/13/2012 2:44:45 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, he also likes shtupping the hired help, so I’ll take his opinion with a healthy bit of skepticism.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 2:47:39 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway

hey arnold, want to pay mine?

didn’t think so


9 posted on 12/13/2012 2:47:39 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: nickcarraway
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Love Paying My Taxes!'

Good! Then kick in double or triple and maybe in twenty years the California tax payers will recover the money spent on your daily jet-commute between Los Angeles and Sacramento.

10 posted on 12/13/2012 2:48:53 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger must have little of the trouble with money that the cost of taxes makes us peons feel. Here is a man that with an estimated wealth between $500 million and $750 million. Because he fathered a child with a member of the couple’s domestic staff, he found himself divorced from Maria Shriver and a divorce settlement between $250 and $375 million. Because for him money is no object, he is willing to throw away his marriage, his money and, of course, his high California taxes.

I wonder what Governor Arnold’s call-girl bill comes to each month?


11 posted on 12/13/2012 2:56:28 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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RE: SchwarzenKennedy's daily jet-commute between Los Angeles and Sacramento

Don't let that get out of this thread.. if the Obamas see it they just liable to start living in Chicago and commuting on Air Force One and Air Force Two at a cost of $180,000 an hour to operate each -- plus a wide-body for the kids and another one for grandmother.

12 posted on 12/13/2012 2:56:39 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: nickcarraway

it’s posts like these that test my profanity proclivities.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 3:01:29 PM PST by onona (Former Plattsburgh AFB Survivor)
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To: nickcarraway

Paying taxes for Arnold is probably right up there with “schtoopin” the maid.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 3:04:34 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: nickcarraway

When you are in your sixties and you have 100+ million dollars, it’s easy to offer to give away a big chunk to buy safety from mob anger.

When you “made” 200+ thousand last year, as you busted your ass in a small enterprise startup, working 100 hour weeks for years, it looks a little different.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 3:21:23 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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I love paying my taxes!”

Every liberal who has more money than time will likely say the same thing as long as they have the remaining bucks to sustain their exhorbitant lifestyles.

Me, I cherish every dollar I receive and detest giving a single dime to a government that really has no right to it........

16 posted on 12/13/2012 3:27:51 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway
I hate paying my taxes, but I pay them honestly and on time. I've been audited far too many times to play games with the IRS. This year will be a comparative pleasure. Ten years ago, I paid far more in taxes than I made in total five years ago. Five years ago, I paid far more than I made this year. I am now retired, effective the week after this most recent disastrous election, and my taxes next year will be trivial.

What bugs me the most though isn't the amount of money that the IRS steals from me (yes, it's stealing when my money is taken disproportionately and under threat of force based on a majority vote), but the fact that Congress wastes that money and no one minds because they see the wasted money as tax dollars from the rich.

BTW, just like the "rich" doctors and lawyers, I passed my tax rates on to my customers, who passed the cost on to theirs, so that the middle class ended up paying the taxes that they thought would fall on the rich. It's a shame liberal voters are too stupid to learn from the real world.

17 posted on 12/13/2012 3:34:36 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

go back to Austria you communist piece of shit!


18 posted on 12/13/2012 3:36:07 PM PST by dalereed
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To: nickcarraway

I suppose if I had an endless supply of money like Arnold taxes wouldn’t bother me too much either.

Arnie, try getting by on about 1/10,000 of what you have and you’ll find that taxes aren’t so pleasant.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 3:58:02 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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Speaking about taxes, Schwarzenegger’s got no problem paying them, he says. “I always tell my accountant, If you’re in doubt about taxes, pay more. No Cayman Island offshore investments. No gimmicks. I love paying my taxes!”

He invests in a lot of real estate, so he doesn't need Cayman for tax avoidance. He has a big mouth like Buffett. Let's see a real accounting statement. Talk is cheap.

20 posted on 12/13/2012 4:02:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: nickcarraway

Schwarzenegger - I lived under this jerk as governor for 7 years. He turned out to be a gutless wonder who couldn’t run away fast enough from the union leaders and Dem legislative leaders after he lost his first battle to them. What a POS.

Hey Arnold how did you enjoy screwing your ugly housekeeper in the same home as your wife and children? Then you go on TV talk shows trying to get your reputation back. Well Arnold, you sure do have one hell of a reputation, and you will never live it down as it is justly deserved.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 4:06:23 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: nickcarraway

He must have a guaranteed waiver


22 posted on 12/13/2012 4:06:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

Ahnold was supposed to save the CA GOP from itself, but the hapless vehicle is still sinking in the quicksand of defeat for as far as the eye can see.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 4:14:22 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Pollster1

It is just impossible to explain to the American people that it is the “little people” as Leona Helmsley may have called them, who pay the costs for the elites. People truly think they can become happy by “taxing the rich.”


24 posted on 12/13/2012 4:20:29 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: nickcarraway

Even AHHHNolds Tax Payment will not fund Mochelles next Vacation. just sayin

TT

Love That Asshat


25 posted on 12/13/2012 4:23:07 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: nickcarraway
I've always paid my taxes out of fear.

Since I really have nothing to fear at present, I may very well stop doing that.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 4:42:14 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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