Taking The Govt’s Money

Posted: April 20, 2012 by veeshir in Fun with Elections, Fun With Media, Hotassery, Obama's Fault

It’s nearly impossible to talk to lefties, I find so many of the core assumptions they have to be absolutely ridiculous.

Talking about not taxing 401 (k)s.

Tax incentives for employer pensions, 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and other savings programs rank among the largest breaks in the tax code, costing Washington more than $200 billion a year in lost revenue.

That’s in the body of the article, not a quote of a politician. That’s how the “journalist” thinks.

Seriously, there’s no way I can even have a conversation with someone like that. “So me keeping my money means I’m costing the gov’t money?”

No, no, no, no. Them taking my money costs me money.

Gotta love this part, just Minitrue being Minitrue, as they do a little campaigning for Obama/Attacking Romney.

Over the weekend, Romney dropped hintsabout tax reform at a private fundraiser in Florida, telling donors that he would save money by eliminating or limiting the mortgage-interest deduction for second homes for taxpayers with high incomes….

…drew fire from the Obama campaign, which accused the former Massachusetts governor of harboring a secret plan to undermine the middle class.

Oh that’s rich. Romney “hinted” about messing with a tax break on second home mortgages. Yeah, that’s a direct assault on the middle class. Everybody in the middle class has a second home, right?

Notice the whole article has that, saying the GOP and Romney want to do something and then highlighting how Obama is attacking them for it.

Q:How would this article be any different it were an official Obama campaign speech?

A: It would have “This message approved by Obama” explicitly written at the end instead of just implicitly.

H/T Atomic Fungus on LiveJournal

Blog needs hottasery.

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Comments
  1. Tax incentives for employer pensions, 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and other savings programs rank among the largest breaks in the tax code, costing Washington more than $200 billion a year in lost revenue.

    Well, to be fair, the cost of buying those votes from the Dependent Class with our money has gone up, and I have yet to meet a statist who didn’t believe that everything should be taxed.

  2. veeshir says:

    That reminds me of the People’s Republic in the Honor Harrington books.
    Various people controlled blocs of votes and promised their support in return for goodies for those voters.
    That’s why I hate gerrymandered districts, that’s all those are.

  3. Lemur King says:

    Just catching up…

    Of course I have a second home. It’s a refrigerator box that was on the corner down the street. Hey, it was after dark, it was on the street side of the sidewalk… if things get really bad (think November 2012) we just dump the wood-and-shingles place and move into the more portable one.

    I’m now looking for a good washing-machine box – it’ll be one of those frivolous add-ons.

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