Taxes so high even Liberals are complaining!

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  1. Barefootfae profile image60
    Barefootfaeposted 8 years ago

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/18/b … -too-high/

    Here's Bill Maher actually admitting, to the chagrin of Rachael Madcow..that the wealthy pay most of the taxes and he is having a hard time dealing with his taxes in California!!!!!

    Now how can that possibly be??????

    1. junkseller profile image82
      junksellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure there are many liberals around who would actually call Bill Maher a liberal. Politically, he can be all over the place. And the idea that the wealthy in general pay most of the taxes is of course completely wrong, but it's always nice to see rich people whining about their great troubles. And considering effective tax rates are internationally and historically low, both for individuals and corporations, any claim that taxes are too high is somewhat bewildering.

      1. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
        BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Junkseller is an appropriate name, however I'm not buying. Here are the statistics on who pays the majority of tax and it shows you to be completely wrong. By the way, Bill Maher is an ultra-liberal.

        http://www.ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays- … taxes.html

        1. Barefootfae profile image60
          Barefootfaeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          As long as Bill Maher is the big draw on HBO I will not have HBO in my home.

          Period.

          1. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
            BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have HBO I have like 8 different HBO's. His presence does not keep me from enjoying Trueblood and many other shows.

            I just don't watch his show, I'm not a big fan of whiners.

        2. Soul Man Walker profile image60
          Soul Man Walkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this


          Bill Maher is just a sleazy comedian with a lame audience. California is shot.

        3. junkseller profile image82
          junksellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Being that you start out with an insult, I guess you aren't really interested in a conversation. The statistics you provided show only information about federal income taxes. You do realize there are many more categories of taxes, right?

          As for Maher, I didn't say what he was. I just said that I don't know that liberals would call him one. I can't speak for liberals as a whole, but the ones I know would not be very welcoming to him.

          1. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
            BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I didn't really mean it as an insult I apologize. Yes, there are many other taxes than just federal, but rest assured the rich pay the majority of those as well.

      2. profile image60
        Education Answerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Bill Maher is definitely a liberal.  I'm not sure why you wouldn't consider him one.

        1. junkseller profile image82
          junksellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          What Bill Maher is, isn't a terribly worthwhile discussion, in my opinion. It's pretty easy to say he's a Democrat considering his large monetary donation to Obama. Policy-wise, as well, he often falls into the Democratic camp. However, as far as I know, he has only self-professed to being a libertarian. Whatever his true heart is, I don't know, or really care, but I doubt you know either. He has in the past made far too many derogatory comments about women for me to personally consider him a liberal.

          In some ways I think it is comparable to Rush Limbaugh. Though technically a Conservative, I am sure there are plenty of conservatives who don't really want to be in the same tent as him. Not necessarily for having disparate views, but for having a distaste for the way he goes about things.

          You are of course welcome to put these types of individuals in whatever tent you want, but when someone goes around calling women sluts and bitches, the tent which I personally put them in, is the douchebag tent. Additionally, equality is an important element of liberalism, so even without having personal distaste for his comments, it probably is a legitimate reason to say he doesn't really belong.

          1. profile image60
            Education Answerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            junkseller,

            You make some good points.  However, I don't really consider somebody more likely to be conservative if they make derogatory comments about women either.  I just consider them to be a jerk.  There are jerks on both sides of American politics.  Still, good points.

    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He's a satirist for pities sake!

      1. Barefootfae profile image60
        Barefootfaeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The point being he is a rbid liberal and here he is complaining about his taxes! he is supposed to want to pay more taxes!

        Right!

        1. junkseller profile image82
          junksellerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Liberals want to advance the social good and social equality and justice. Taxes are a potential tool for accomplishing said goal, no different from virtually every other political philosophy in existence, including conservatism.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            And even though some of us will willingly pay taxes for the common good, that doesn't mean we don't complain about it once in a while.

            1. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
              BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Do you ever watch Maher? He is constantly complaining that the rich don't pay enough obviously he entered into a new tax bracket and is discovering that they are the only ones paying.

            2. Soul Man Walker profile image60
              Soul Man Walkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              There is nothing to complain about in Canada  but the long winter.

          2. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
            BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            There idea of social good looks like social bad to me.

      2. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
        BuckyGoldsteinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So? He has a political opinion also, we don't like his political opinion and therefore seek to ridicule him about his hypocrisy whenever possible!

        Problem?

      3. profile image60
        Education Answerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        John Holden,

        I agree with you too.  Some leeway must be given to people in his profession.  For what it is worth, his actions, in his own free time, suggest that he is a democrat, regardless of whatever he says he is.  Follow the money, and you'll find that he donates money to democrats.  Few republicans would do that.

  2. profile image60
    Education Answerposted 8 years ago

    I don't know about the rich, but I can certainly say I'm paying too much in taxes.  If it's not a federal tax, it's a state tax, local tax, sales tax, land tax, phone tax, air tax, electricity tax, garbage tax, death tax, etc.  The government gets more of my money than I do, and I'm far from rich.  There's a problem with that.

 
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