Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:
He just finished speaking.
I can’t believe we have to listen to this guy for another four years.
I can’t believe it. I really can’t. I’m still processing this– this happened.
Another four miserable, impoverished years.
Here’s an idea. I don’t know if this is a good idea. I imagine some will be pretty angry about it.
8 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the country voted for Obama, and thus higher taxes.
Here’s my compromise solution. Let’s agree to raise taxes on income greater than, say, $600,000 per year. Or better yet– $1,000,000 year, which is what Joe Biden claimed their policy was in a debate.
But we’ll insist that investment income rates be lowered.
Why? Because Hollywood-types and other celebrities (rappers, athletes, Bruce Springsteen) make a lot in income.
They want their income taxed at higher rates? Fine. You got it.
I know a lot of “innocent” Republicans will be trapped by this. That’s why I don’t know if it’s a good idea. But it seems likely to me we will lose (Obama doesn’t mind if he crashes the US economy by taking us over the cliff; he’ll get a poll boost out of it).
So punish those who voted for this. It’s what they wanted; give it to them.