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Beware of billionaires claiming they want to pay more in taxes

This is a must read for anyone following the super-rich who portray themselves as selfless do-gooders who want to be taxed more: Hey, Warren, put all your money where your mouth is « Hot Air.

First, let’s state the obvious: These folks have been free to send in extra money to the government.  No one is stopping them.  Did they take advantage of that?  Apparently not.

Did you notice how they didn’t propose this novel idea when they were “just” millionaires?

Did you notice how they use all sorts of ways to avoid taxes?  I don’t object to that, of course, as long as they play by the rules.  What I do object to is them pleading for someone to please, please tax them now!

Did you notice how this might just hurt their competition more than it hurts them?

Do you think they might find ways to avoid these increased taxes?

Don’t let these guys fool you into believing they are being altruistic.

Also see When “I can” Becomes “You Must.” These “altrustic” types who want to take other people’s money to solve a problem have the ability to solve it themselves.  Just write those checks, guys!

Roundup

Double bad news: Obamacare causes Scranton hospitals to close (where will the employees of The Office go now?!) and more importantly, was this another case of thuggery by the Obama administration to silence yet another dissenter?  Free speech?  What’s that?

Notice that he said ObamaCare was “absolutely” related to the desire to sell now.

But within 48 hours the same CEO had released two new statements, one omitting any reference to ObamaCare and a second claiming his videotaped words had somehow been taken out of context.

More than a litter bit of difference – Uh, if the Greens are on the Left why was there so much litter after their big D.C. event and so little after the conservative one?

Racist-in-chief tells crowd that Republicans are “counting on black folks staying home” on Nov. 2.  Oh, what a uniter!  I’m all tingly.  Seriously, he says things like that and thinks Tea Partiers are the racists?

Black Republicans offer hope after Barack Obama’s failures on race – Yea!  One of the brothers at the Kairos prison ministry weekend I just finished confided to me that he opposes Obama and thinks it is terrible that so many people rely on the government to take care of them.  He can’t wait to get out and work hard.  Oh, and he’s black.  And he had no idea of what my political views were.  Good for him!

Handwriting on the wall for churches who “discriminate” — if you are the lukewarm type, you may want to find a new religion now.  (Side note: Why don’t the mainline religions swap the Bible-believers for non-Bible believers?  After all, why quibble about denominational differences if you can’t even agree that Jesus is God, He’s the only way to salvation, etc.)

The Porn Nation – good write-up by Dan.

So it isn’t just about a woman’s “right to her body” after all.  It is the right to kill unwanted children wherever they are.  See Choice Unmasked.

When a B.C. couple discovered that the fetus their surrogate mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they wanted an abortion. The surrogate, however, was determined to take the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised thorny questions about the increasingly common arrangements.

Joyce Meyer – Another teacher to avoid – Good analysis by Glenn.  Man, that must have been painful to read all that!

QUESTION: What do you think about making “eliminating the Department of Education” a 2012 election issue? – I love it.

Amazing – ABC does fluff piece about how peaceful, moderate Muslims are the first line of defense against terrorists.  Two problems:

  1. That is ludicrous.
  2. Their “moderate” Muslim was anything but.

Nice investigation, guys.  So sad that many people actually consider you a news organization and don’t consume any conservative views.

Hat tip: James White