Pages

Jump to bottom

9 comments

1 sauceruney  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 5:19:11pm

We should all work harder so they don't have to. Right.

2 Skip Intro  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 5:25:28pm

re: #1 sauceruney

We should all work harder so they don't have to. Right.

I have a modest proposal for the Congress that would jump-start some spending cuts:

1) Cut all congressional and staff salaries 30%.
2) Eliminate all pensions for new members elected after 2014.
3) Free the Congress from the bonds of their health care plan, and let them experience the wonderful free market of health insurers, on their dime, of course.
4) Tax all campaign contributions as ordinary income.

3 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 5:25:36pm

Mitch McConnell, one of the wealthiest men in the Senate, is purported to represent Kentucky, where almost 17% of the population are poor.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: The tax code favors the poor and hurts the rich

4 nines09  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 6:35:05pm

Mitch is one arrogant asshole, isn't he? Would I be out of line hoping he falls down a flight of stairs? Twice?

5 Jaerik  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 6:59:54pm

I'm pretty sure Obamacare already revoked the posh health insurance plan for Congress and their staff, and mandated they have to get it through the new exchanges like the rest of us:

SEC. 1312 [42 U.S.C. 18032]. CONSUMER CHOICE.

(D) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE EXCHANGE.—
(i) REQUIREMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this sub- title, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are—

(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or

(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).

(ii) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:

(I) MEMBER OF CONGRESS.—The term ‘‘Member of Congress’’ means any member of the House of Representatives or the Senate.

(II) CONGRESSIONAL STAFF.—The term ‘‘congressional staff’’ means all full-time and part-time employees employed by the official office of a Member of Congress, whether in Washington, DC or outside of Washington, DC.

6 lostlakehiker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 8:05:27pm

A 100 Percent tax on all incomes over 1000000 would not begin to close the deficit. No feasible tax increase, even scooping deep into the ranks of the middle class, could do that. Spending cuts simply must be part of the equation.

I know, I know, tax all income at 35 percent, no deductions, and the deficit goes away. But that is not feasible because the economy would contract sharply.

7 lostlakehiker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 8:13:01pm

re: #3 jaunte

Mitch McConnell, one of the wealthiest men in the Senate, is purported to represent Kentucky, where almost 17% of the population are poor.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: The tax code favors the poor and hurts the rich

It favors the poor, as well it should. It lands more heavily on the rich. But there must be tax revenue. Taxation is not harm when the money is well spent doing things even the rich cannot do with their own private funds.

But speaking of rich senators, was not Jon Corzine a senator, and a billionaire? With very sketchy business methods?

8 Varek Raith  Sun, Dec 2, 2012 12:07:33am

re: #6 lostlakehiker

A 100 Percent tax on all incomes over 1000000 would not begin to close the deficit. No feasible tax increase, even scooping deep into the ranks of the middle class, could do that. Spending cuts simply must be part of the equation.

I know, I know, tax all income at 35 percent, no deductions, and the deficit goes away. But that is not feasible because the economy would contract sharply.

Except history has shown that to not be the case.

9 Fred72  Sun, Dec 2, 2012 12:18:56am

re: #6 lostlakehiker

A 100 Percent tax on all incomes over 1000000 would not begin to close the deficit.

I have an idea: let's close the deficit by building A GIGANTIC STRAWMAN.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
ICE Spokesman in SF Resigns and Slams Trump Administration Officials Full disclosure, old story, March 2018. Posted today as it "goes to credibility" as the legal guys like to say, at least on TV. The administration is not to be expected to tell the truth at any point short ...
Unshaken Defiance
2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Views: 71 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
“Did You Even READ the Piece?” This Startup Wants to Make That Question Obsolete for Commentors Let’s be honest: Are you going to read this or skim this? In a land of feeds, tidbits, and bullet points, readers don’t often get to the end of a piece — let alone absorb each sentence along the ...
Thanos
17 hours, 28 minutes ago
Views: 120 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Young the Giant: Simplify (Official Audio) Young The Giant's official audio for their new single 'Simplify' - available now. Download / Stream 'Simplify': lnk.to Catch Young The Giant on Tour this fall with very special guest Lights!More info at: youngthegiant.com Site: youngthegiant.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @youngthegiantInstagram: instagram.comYouTube: ...
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 159 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Traveller - ‘Nobody Makes It Out’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Traveller performs "Nobody Makes It Out" live in Studio A. Recorded 5.9.18. Host: Alisa AliAudio: Caroline InzucchiCameras: Kristal Ho, Brian Gallagher & Kaylee KurkierewiczEditors: Kaylee Kurkierewicz & Brian Gallagher
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 170 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Fantastic Negrito - the Duffler (Official Video) ‘The Duffler’ is taken from Fantastic Negrito's brand new album 'Please Don't Be Dead' out now. Order your copy here: fn.lnk.to Director: Freddy Macdonald Producer: Fred MacdonaldCinematographer: Sebastian KlingerEditor: Freddy MacdonaldProduction Company: Macdonald Entertainment Partners Check here for Fantastic ...
Thanos
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 140 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Facebook’s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites… One ad couldn’t have been more obviously political. Targeted to people aged 18 and older, it urged them to “vote YES” on June 5 on a ballot proposition to issue bonds for schools in a district near San Francisco. ...
Thanos
3 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 192 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 13 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Stanford Prison Experiment: Why Famous Psychology Studies Are Now Being Torn Apart Sometimes pseudoscience makes it through to the text books, most often in the soft and social sciences. A new exposé based on previously unpublished recordings of Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford psychologist who ran the study, and interviews with his ...
Thanos
5 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 446 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Goliath Season 2 - Official Trailer In Season 2 of Goliath, Billy McBride takes on a new case, and the fight spills into the streets of Los Angeles and alleys of Venice Beach.Goliath returns 6/15 on Prime Video. » Stream Goliath 6/15 on Prime Video: ...
Thanos
6 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 390 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Wild Nothing - Letting Go "Letting Go" is the first single from Wild Nothing's forthcoming album, 'Indigo', out 08/31/2018 on Captured Tracks. Order here: wildnothing.lnk.to Follow Wild Nothing:wildnothingmusic.comwildnothingct.bandcamp.comfacebook.cominstagram.com@WildNothingopen.spotify.com Lyrics:It's getting hard for me to reframe all those shifting memoriesLike a music box that never ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 563 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Third Circuit Nominee Tries to Walk Back Past Comments, Writing Porter appeared before the Judiciary Committee Wednesday despite not receiving the approval of Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. Under the tradition known as the blue slip, the committee has in the past declined to schedule hearings for nominees who do ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 579 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0