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  • Video Shows Hillary Saying She’s Happy To ‘Get A Little Breather From Iowa’

    01/30/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Title: Video Shows Hillary At New York Fundraiser Saying She’s Happy To 'Get A Little Breather From Iowa'. Video has emerged showing Hillary Clinton telling attendees at a fundraising event in New York on Thursday that she appreciated being able to take "a little breather from Iowa."
  • Hillary Clinton Doing Finance Industry Fundraiser Just Before Iowa

    01/30/2016 8:03:30 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 1-26-2016 | Zaid Jilani
    Despite being dogged with questions about her ties to Wall Street, Hillary Clinton will take a detour from the campaign trail in Iowa to do a finance industry fundraiser on Wednesday. Clinton will appear in Philadelphia at a "gala" fundraiser hosted by executives at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a $17 billion investment fund. Rocker Bon Jovi will reportedly play an acoustic set for "friends" who pledge $1,000 and hosts who bundle up to $27,000. (Giancarlo Stefanoni, a Clinton campaign staffer, confirmed that as of Tuesday afternoon, the event is still on.) The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that "Franklin Square employs Ivy...
  • (Los Angeles) Airport Commission Approves a Private LAX Lounge for the Rich and Famous

    11/19/2015 5:34:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dan Weikel
    Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area. The Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the exclusive facility, which would cater to wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and anyone else seeking privacy while waiting for their flights or after arriving at LAX. Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a...
  • New Yorkers Furious With Obama's Triple-Fundraiser

    11/30/2011 10:52:48 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    fox news ^ | November 30, 2011
    <p>Obama is visiting the 0.001%, the 0.0001%, and the 1% respectively, as he begins his evening at a private gathering in Manhattan with "25 to 30 people, each of whom paid $10,000" to giggle and make small talk with a man whose brain is processing the implications of a possible ground war with Pakistan.</p>
  • Why You Don't Want To Be In California's One Percent

    06/30/2015 4:27:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/30/2015 | Rex Sinquefield
    Tax reform isnt exactly something we associate with California. With the highest income-tax rate in the nation (and the third-worst overall state business tax climate, per the Tax Foundations most recent rankings), the Golden State offers plenty of practical lessons in how not to run an economy. However, California State Controller Betty Yee recently suggested tax reform that shows a clear understanding of the peril facing Californias economy and offers ideas that could restore energy and momentum to a sluggish state business climate. Yee, a Democrat, wants to broaden the state tax base. California bureaucrats have grown far too...
  • Ex-Im Bank Is Welfare for the One Percent

    06/01/2015 4:52:47 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 June 2015 | Ron Paul
    This month Congress will consider whether to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im Bank is a New Deal-era federal program that uses taxpayer funds to subsidize the exports of American businesses. Foreign businesses, including state-owned corporations, also benefit from Ex-Im Bank. One country that has benefited from $1.5 billion of Ex-Im Bank loans is Russia. Venezuela, Pakistan, and China have also benefited from Ex-Im Bank loans. With Ex-Im Banks track record of supporting countries that supposedly represent a threat to the US, one might expect neoconservatives, hawkish liberals, and other supporters of foreign intervention to be...
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces Hell Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 216 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • De Blasio Releases Tax Returns; Paid Effective 8.3% Rate

    04/16/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/16/2014 09:46 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is the first New York City mayor to release his tax returns in 12 years, according to the WSJ. de Blasio earned $165,000 as public advocate last year and brought in an additional $52,000 in rent on a second home he owns in Park Slope, according to his 2013 tax returns. Mr. de Blasios effective tax rate was 8.3%. As WSJ reports, Mr. de Blasios predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who served as mayor from 2002 through 2013, released highly redacted copies of his return that gave scant information about his net worth. In 2001, during...
  • THE ONE PERCENT SET TO FLEE NEW YORK CITY

    03/04/2014 10:06:50 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    According to the New York Post, New York Citys mad cap Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio is about to find out a truth that conservatives have known all along, that bashing the rich can only go so far. It seems when he is not throwing little children out of charter schools or banning carriage rides in Central Park, de Blasio is on full class warfare mode and is going after New Yorks one percent with a vengeance. It seems that the wealthy elite are starting to have had enough and are getting ready to decamp en masse, to Florida it...
  • 1%: Average Annual Economic Growth Under Obama

    07/31/2013 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2013 - 11:39 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the 21st century, during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the U.S. economy has not shown the ability to grow that it did in the last two decades of the 20th century, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In fact, real average annual economic growth has been nearly cut in half so far this century compared to the last two decades of the last century; and specifically during President Obamas time in office it has dropped to an average of just over 1 percent.
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • We have met the 1%, and he is us

    01/13/2013 6:02:17 PM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 6 replies
    Watt's up with That ^ | 1/13/2013 | Willis Eschenbach
    I have told these three tales in order to provide a context for a couple of quotes. The context that I am providing is that there is an almost inconceivable distance from the top of the heap to the bottom of the heap. The top of the heap is the 1%, not of the US, but of the global population. That 1% is made up of the people like you and me and the folks who read this blog who live in the western world, the top few percent of the global population who enjoy the full benefits of development,...
  • Let Us Now Praise the 1 Percent (They pay their fair share and much more)

    12/15/2012 10:41:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The scariest thing about lies is that if they are repeated often enough, people eventually assume that they are true, especially when they go largely unchallenged by the victims of those very lies. The president of the United States has lied so often about the 1 percent that even House speaker John Boehner, and some wobbly Republicans, have swallowed Obamas toxic fiction that fairness requires the rich to surrender more of their money to Washington albeit through narrower deductions rather than higher tax rates. Washingtons problem is not a paucity of revenues but a nicotine-like addiction to blowing through...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Flight of The Millionaires: Reasons to Give Thanks For The One Percent

    07/25/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT · by DrC · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2012 | Chris Conover
    According to the report, those in the top one percent had an average pre-tax income of $1,219,700 in 2009. Of this, they paid $353,000 federal taxes. Despite having earned 13.4 percent of the nations income, these individuals paid 38.7 percent of federal income taxes that year. To put it more starkly, this group makes less than 16 times as much as the average household but pays more than 40 times as much in federal income taxes.
  • One percent Pelosi: Minority leader richest in House

    06/14/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Heidi Przybyla
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are the wealthiest members of the U.S. House leadership, according to financial disclosure forms. Pelosi, 72, of California tops the list of House leaders, with $40 million to $187 million in financial assets she reports with her husband, San Francisco commercial real estate investor Paul Pelosi. Most of their assets are listed as rental properties in California and partnership income in companies including investment management and restaurants. ... Pelosi, who yielded the speakership to Boehner after Republicans won control of the House, and her husband [also] own...
  • Occupy's anarchists seen as both divisive, crucial

    05/07/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/7/12 | Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Every time windows are smashed and clashes erupt with police at Occupy protests in Oakland and San Francisco, one group is in the thick of it: masked, black-clad anarchists known as the Black Bloc. Police say they are pure trouble and point to conflicts at last week's May Day rallies as the most recent example. Most pacifist protesters wish they would go away. Hard-core Occupiers say they like having them around to diversify their movement's tactics. Exactly who makes up the Black Bloc is, by design, a bit of a mystery. Adherents rarely reveal their identity and say they aren't...
  • Obama's Biggest Donor Under Investigation

    04/26/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    he Hollywood studio run by one of President Obamas biggest donors is under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission for bribing Chinese officials to secure exclusive film rights in the communist countryrights secured in secretive negotiations that included Vice President Joe Biden. The SEC is investigating at least five Hollywood studiosincluding 20th Century Fox, Disney, and DreamWorks Animationfor allegedly making illegal payments to Chinese officials, Reuters reported Tuesday. DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is the largest donor to the Obama reelection super PAC Priorities USA... Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/obama-donor/2012/04/26/obamas-biggest-donor-under-investigation#ixzz1tBZxsEcC
  • Yep, Its Official: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Pay Voluntary Higher Tax Rate in MA (It Figures)

    04/21/2012 8:15:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Earlier this week Elizabeth Warren was asked by the Boston Globe a seemingly simple and straightforward question about her taxes: In 2011, did she pay the 5.85% rate (which is voluntary) on her Massachusetts state tax form? Since 2001, as I explained in a previous post, residents of the Commonwealth have had the option if they so choose to pay a higher tax rate than the 5.3% minimum. And since the former consumer advocate raked in more than $700,000 last year, the Globe believed their inquiry was an appropriate and reasonable one. At the time, however, she refused...
  • CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

    04/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/13/2012 | Georg Szalai
    UPDATED: Executive chairman Sumner Redstone made an unchanged $20.3 million last year, while his CEO overtook Viacom's Philippe Dauman to become the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards. The total pay package, details of which were disclosed in a regulatory filing, was up 21 percent from the $57.7 million the media mogul had made in 2010 and makes him the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. In 2010, the highest-paid CEO in the...