It must be a very seductive thing to be a Lefty--never being held accountable for ones actions, being protected by the media--no matter what you do the only folks that cover it in-depth are right-wing talk radio and 1 out of 3 networks. Never having to explain yourself to your own base--they won't ask and if they do they will "buy" anything you tell them.
Its kind of a tribal worldview. Those "of the tribe" can do no
wrong and those not of the tribe can never
be correct. No matter what.
Look at the whole "tax fairness" trope--according to the Left everyone
must pay their "fair share"..........great sound bite, looks good on a bumper sticker and sounds powerful when you say it with that holier than thou attitiude.
But what about:
-Investors Business Daily reports that 36 of the Obama's executive staff own over $800,000 in back taxes. to quote"These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
You would think that would be an issue for the President and those that support him--but nope. You might think that the President and those around him might be a little embarressed by their failure to meet the basic standards they demand from everyone else...but again, nope.
Its also worth mentioning that the Presidents 437 aides pull down more than $37 million a year--not exactly chump change. 1/3 of them make more than 100K a year with 21 of them pulling down $172K.
Turning to IRS data:
-100,000 Federal workers and contractors owe over $1 billion
dollars in unpaid
Maybe the President could start with getting Federal
workers and contractor to pay their
How about John Kerry--currently on the short list for a major promotion---he
certainly mans up and pays his
The Boston Herald reported back in 2010 that the mega-rich Kerry, whom repeatdly voted to raise other peoples taxes BTW, "dodged a whooping six-figure state tax bill on his multimillion-dollar yacht by moorring her in New Port Rhode Island."
Of course the President addressed Kerry's "do as I say, not as I do" behavior.......not
Of course his Lefty base was up in arms over "one of their own" outright attempt to cheat paying his "fair share?".......not so's you'd notice. Nor has his attempt to cheat paying his "fair share" seem have hurt his chances of getting promoted by the President.
Gotta love being a Lefty.
Lets not forget Chalie Rangel--back in 2009 WSJ reported that he "forgot" to pay 75K in taxes on a home he owns in Dominincan Republic. He also "forgot" that the developer of his DR home had converted Rangels $52,000 mortgage into an interest-free loan.
Again, you would think the President and his "tax fairness" and "pay your fair share" base would be up in arms over such absentmindedness---but nope Rangel still has his job.
Or how about Jim Sinegal--co-founder and former CEO of Costco. Big supporter of the President and even a major speaker at the DNC convention for the 2012 election--he of course takes the issue of "tax fairness" and "paying one share" to heart?
As you may have guessed, not so much.
The WSJ is reporting that Sinegal is pushing for a special dividend for Costco shareholders totalling some $3 billion
It's important that this dividend be paid now because it will be taxed at the current rate of 15% instead of next years rate of 43-44%, plus another 3.8% in Obamacare surcharges.
Oh, he also plans to "borrow" the $3.5 billion dollars he needs to finance the payout.
Also worth mentioning that Sinegal will personally
pocket some $14 million
dollars--which at the 15% rate means he will get to keep roughly $12 million bucks instead of the 8 or so he might get in 2013.
Another Lefty geting all preachy and pious over "shared sacrifice" while he runs to the bank with his loot.
And is the media, his base and the President ripping him apart for doing so?????
Hey, he a fellow Lefty
...so you all you get is the sound of crickets chirpping.
Like I said, its very
seductive being a Lefty.
But still you would think that at least someone
one the oh-so-easily-outraged Left would be up in arms over these kinds of issues.
But nope, just crickets.