Joe Walsh - Oh, BURN!!!

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    Town Hall Attendee Tells GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: ‘Let’s Tax The Rich’ | ThinkProgress

    And over on Twitter,

     
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    IRS: Not enough rich to cover the deficit

    Soak the rich, eh?

    They do not have the money.
    A report from the Internal Revenue Service found that the rich — 8,274 people with incomes of $10 million per year or more — earned a total of $240 billion in 2009.

    Even of you confiscated every dime they earned, you would barely have enough money to cover government spending for 24 days.

    Of course, about a quarter of that money already goes to the federal government for federal income. So make that 18 days.

    Another 227,000 people earned $1 million or more in 2009.

    Millionaires averaged taxes of 24.4% of their income — up from 23.1% in 2008.

    They, too, did not earn enough money to come anywhere close to covering the annual deficits that are $1.5 trillion a year.

    Individual tax collections totaled $1,175,422,000,000 in 2009 — or 15.4% of all income.

    Doubling federal income taxes for everyone would still leave us $400 billion or so shy of balancing the budget.
     
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    Please don't interject facts into the scapegoating of others. It's much easier to pretend we can solve our problems by pointing the finger of blame at others.
     
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    too funny

    I must admit, it is nice when you can bang them right out of the gate
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    It wouldn't be enough?

    So let's take everything they own!


    /Progressive
     
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    Look at the posts underneath the video. They're hilarious.

    The day after the Teabirthers "won", I said that I couldn't wait until all those Republicans get back to their "constituents". That the end of this year was going to be "hilarious" and already it's started.

    USMB board Republicans don't understand that when 80%, or more, of Americans want taxes raised on the rich, they aren't kidding. It's time for the GOP to start treating all Americans equally and stop pandering to rich people who only see you as crawling, simpering sycophants.

    syc·o·phant - ass kisser, toady, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveler, cringer, brown noser, yes man, adulator
     
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    It's going to be an interesting election, that's for sure!
     
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    Is it a crime for Joe Walsh to have stupid constituents... if that moron was even a constituent of his?
     
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    Your numbers smell like poo again, Hairnet. Are you pulling them out of your ass or the grease trap at your work?
     
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    And still fall 400 billion short of this year's deficit? Naw. That won't have any adverse affects on everything else now, would it?

    That would just be an event occurring in a vacuum.
     

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