Bill Maher To Liberals: You Could Lose Me

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The panel discussion began with a conversation about the various budget proposals currently on the table in Washington.

    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow predictably slammed Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) plan.

    "The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not have enough money," she mocked. "They need relief from confiscatory tax rates."

    "Well," Maher unsuccessfully tried to interrupt as Maddow continued. When she was finally done, he surprisingly pushed back.

    Pointing at Virginia's former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, "You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country."

    "I just saw these statistics," he continued, "I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous."

    So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.

    Consider that in California, millionaires on top of the 39.6 percent they'll pay to the federal government in 2013, there's an additional 14.63 percent that now goes to the state.

    Add in payroll taxes, local taxes, and property taxes, and I've seen estimates that the total tax bite could exceed 60 percent here.

    But the rich aren't paying their "fair share."

    Regardless, it sure was nice to see a liberal - especially one that contributed to Obama's reelection campaign! - complaining about his taxes.

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  2. Bill still has a little Libertarian blood left in him, but he made his bed filled with leftists when Obama got elected. Now he's paying the price, literally. Sorry Bill, paying "your share" isn't enough to appease your leftist friends. They want it all.
  3. pspr


    He has to help them win the House next year so they can get the Maher Tax Exemption through Congress and the Buffet Tax Exemption through, too.
  4. i wish i could have seen that ugly little boy maddows face when maher said that. haha, look at this dude pushing for socialism and then complaining that it costs him to much. like lucrum says, the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.
  5. RedDuke


    Rich pay way too much, no question about it. It is the ultra rich that do not pay their fare share. It is as simple as that.
  6. jem


    maher is a complete self centered douche.

    complain about taxes after your leftist friends lead all the stupid people down the path of almost no return to their previous standard of living.
  7. IOW: That million dollar check is just the first of many that's expected of you.
  8. I'm with Maher ,50 % state and federal is enough.Close the loopholes and add a min 30 % tax over a million and thats a wrap on tax increases on the rich.If they ask for more rate increases on the rich even rich Dems will start to leave the party
  9. Better watch yourself AK. You might need a weekend at the leftist re-education camp if you keep talking like that.:eek:
  10. LOL !!!
    #10     Mar 18, 2013