NY's Chuck Schumer: Tax Mississippi Rich But Not NY Rich

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    (The ultimate in forked tongued Devils, Chuckie Schumer says you can't regard New Yorkers at 250,000/year as rich)

    "Schumer said the $250,000 limit is unacceptable since it will hit the metropolitan area disproportionately because of the high cost of living here.

    “$250,000 makes you really rich in Mississippi but it doesn’t make you rich at all in New York and there ought to be some kind of scale based on the cost of living on how much you pay,” Schumer said"


    Schumer: Obama
     
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    he happens to be correct.

    Thank God some idiot liberal ass kissing Senator picked up on this.

    Afterall, none of Obamas "top economists" did.
     
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    COLA. It's an acronym.
     
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    Schumer may not know any high-rise owners who have to spend $35,000 on a new tractor with mower, hoer, lifter, hitch, trailer, tiller, baler, sower, picker, seeder, weeder, etc. plus a $30,000 steel building to house it all in. And on top of all that, a 50-year drought that broke all records for heat and dry days. :rolleyes: Not only that, but the county had to raise the taxes at the rate of $600 a year for every 15 acres you own because THEIR gasoline costs went through the roof two years before the damn drought. :evil:

    And a trip to New York City this year to visit the theater district this year is out of the question because nobody's gropin' our groins, so we have to drive, which is out of the question because gas prices tripled, and hotels had to raise their rates because of too many vacancies because gas prices rose.

    Did I say gas prices are outta control, buddy? :rolleyes:
     
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    farm subisides, tax write offs
     
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    are all new yorkers as stupid as schumer? I know one weenie who is.. :lol:
     
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    Of course, you won't pop up with a cogent reasoning about how this particular statement of his is stupid, though. Guaranteed. Wish I could throw money on it.
     
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    This is nothing new. Some here imply that it's only Republicans that are responsible for crony capitalism (I call it crony Fascism). Yet, they conveniently forget that Wall Street is in Democrat Shumer's district. It's not Fascism when they do it I guess???
     
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    I don't call that building on Capitol Hill the "Clown College" for nuthin..

    Just a skirmish in the class war.. A little bit of "friendly fire" tragedy..
     
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    I do not like Schumer....but his argument is exactly what I have been saying all along.

    You can not simply say "250K is rich"..

    In NYC, for one to earn 250K one must pay unusually high rents or large costs for a house; simple cup of coffee is 6 bucks....crossing a bridge is 12 bucks.....lunch at a diner for 2 is 50 bucks (assuming you didnt order anything with meat in it).....

    All things being equal, a family of four in NYC earning 250K is a lot less rich than a family of 4 in Idaho earning 250K.

    You MUST take cost of living into consideration...

    and to be honest...you shouldnt tax the "rich" anymore to begin with.
     

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