TOM the rich do have more votes
The class war is over, the rich have won.
Billionaire tech mogul Tom Perkins, who compared the treatment of the one percent to the Holocaust, says the Americans who pay the highest taxes should get the most votes in elections.
“The Tom Perkins system is: You don’t get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes. But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How’s that?” Perkins announced during a meeting at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Thursday.
He repeatedly told the audience, however, that the one percent is severely underrated.
"I don't think people have any idea what the 1 percent is actually contributing to America," he said.
One thing they definitely contribute to is political campaigns. In 2012, one percent of the one percent contributed more than 40 percent of all the money spent in the elections. In 1980, they gave only 15 percent, according to ThinkProgress.
In a Wall Street Journal piece last month Perkins alleged there is a war on the one percent of Amerians who control 35.6 percent of the nation’s total wealth.
“I would call attention to the parallels of #$%$ Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich,;” he wrote.
From 1979 to 2007, the top one percent of families had a 278 percent increase in their after-tax income. Middle class families saw an increase of less than 40 percent, according to the White House Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Alan B. Krueger.
LOL world class stupid, LOL but you can thank Bush for not allowing any terrorist attacks on U.S. soil while he was President right?
They understand that they need actors to make up false stories cause all the other "real" stories they have used have been proven false.
Americans for Prosperity is up with a new ad ripping Senator Landrieu over Obamacare. It features a number of people lamenting lost coverage and higher premiums. But as ABC News reports, all those folks were actors.
That would be par for the course — lots of political ads feature actors — but for one thing. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity is also planning to lobby state legislators hard to oppose the Medicaid expansion, which is supported by Senator Landrieu and will be debated by the state legislature this spring. Supporters say it could expand coverage to up to 300,000 people.
In short, Americans for Prosperity is up with a major TV ad buy featuring fake victims of Obamacare, while planning a major lobbying effort to block Obamacare’s benefits from reaching untold numbers of real people.
This sort of thing seems to happen again and again in various forms. Obamacare foes hyped the CBO report as proof two million victims would be thrown out of work, but it turned out it actually found those not working as a result of the law would be doing so by choice. Bette in Spokane was featured in the GOP response to the State of the Union as a victim of lost coverage, but it turned out she hadn’t availed herself of Obamacare’s options. As Brian Beutler put it, the big story is that Republicans have actively “fed a stream of bogus horror stories” about the law, while doing everything possible to discourage people like Bette from enjoying the law’s benefits — in effect, creating such horror stories.
Upping the ante, Senator Corker yesterday released this statement, saying: “Should the workers vote against the UAW, Volkswagen will announce in the coming weeks that it will manufacture its new midsized SUV here in Chattanooga.”
That was quickly disputed by Frank Fischer, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. He said: “There is no connection between our Chattanooga employees’ decision about whether to be represented by a union and the decision about where to build a new product.”
yeah it has nothing to do with the weather or the fact that natural gas, which 70% of homes use to heat has tripled in price. It has nothing to do with the GOP cutting unemployment insurance by 30 billion dollars that would have been used at Walmart. It is definitely Obamacare which by reducing healthcare costs by an average of 30% has caused people to stop buying products and instead bury the money in coffee cans in front of their double wides. Not to mention Obamacare caused this giant snow storm.
The options were expensive when you bought them, they have very little time remaining, people buying them were looking for downside protection from a big earnings miss. Having reported and the stock has traded down but the earnings "event" is over so the implied volatility of your option has declined significantly since there is little or no event likely to occur with the company before your option expires.
Remember when he downgraded National Security from a cabinet level post, failed to read, let alone do anything about, the memo that said Al Qaeda intended to fly commercial planes into the World Trade towers?
That didn't bother the tea billies but when the GOP cut embassy security funding by 350 million dollars they went postal blaming Obama. LOL It's funny how stupid these tea billies are.
yeah your right Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas are the intellectual heartland of the country, LOL everything in the tea billie world is upside down, LOL
Yup those confederate states have most of our finest universities, LOL Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, UPENN, Columbia, Brown, can't hold a candle to Liberty University, LOL
Just when you think the tea billies can't get dumber they prove you wrong and excel!!!
pretty typical tea billie #$%$ names, of course their #$%$ obese pictures confirm their white trash background.
how sad the southern tea billies drag this once great nation down, it is time for the north to secede, if not for Lincoln the first Republican President we could be one of the richest, brightest countries. Why did he want to keep the loooooooooooser southern states dragging us down???
Ohio trio arrested for beating, starving, chaining up and raping four young children
Juan Carlos Sanchez, Bobbie Sue Pack and Edwina Louis are alleged to have created a house of horrors in Wheelersburg, replete with ropes, chains and paddles used to beat and restrain the children. Sanchez is accused of raping an 11- and 9-year-old girl.
A sinkhole with great taste swallowed eight Corvettes on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
The 40-ft.-wide, 30-ft.-deep sinkhole opened at about 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, the museum said in a statement.
Two of the Corvettes — a 1993 Zr-1 Spyder and the 2009 Zr1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.
The museum owned the other six: a 1962 black Corvette, a 1994 PPG pace car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth, a 1993 ruby red 40th anniversary car, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 and a 2009 white 1.5 millionth.
Museum staff said no one was in the museum at the time and there were no injuries.
Bet he will be able to pull in a lot of favors next time he wants to pass something, oh yeah, that's right, Cruz doesn't want to pass anything he wants to destroy the country.