Monday, April 19, 2010

Tax Cuts

This needs to be repeated ad nauseam.

Tax Day Fact Check: Most Americans Got A Tax Cut This Year

Taxes lowest in 60 years, thanks to Democrats and Obama

98 percent of Americans got tax cuts. The richest two percent, well, they didn't. The teabaggers, doing the bidding of America's richest elite, will remain outraged about that injustice. So they are always welcome to send their record-high tax refunds to Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly. That way, they can prove once and for all that they are not all sound and ignorant fury.

Or are they more concerned about the deficit? If so, they are always free to tear up that refund check, doing their part to lower America's deficit.

Actions! They should would speak louder than their angry, uninformed words.

A note from billionaire J. K. Rowling (British Communist):

Daily Kos: Paying Taxes Is Patriotic:
"The fact remains that the first time I ever met my recently retired accountant, he put it to me point-blank: would I organise my money around my life, or my life around my money? If the latter, it was time to relocate to Ireland, Monaco, or possibly Belize.

I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons. The main one was that I wanted my children to grow up where I grew up, to have proper roots in a culture as old and magnificent as Britain’s; to be citizens, with everything that implies, of a real country, not free-floating ex-pats, living in the limbo of some tax haven and associating only with the children of similarly greedy tax exiles.

A second reason, however, was that I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism."


Amazing how ant-like we humans are:

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano PICTURES: Incredible Photos Of The Eruption, Ash Cloud


Count me as one:

Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web


Via Jez. Funny stuff:

Lewis: How the North Face became the North Farce - The Denver Post:
"The South Butt's slogan is 'Never stop relaxing,' a spoof of The North Face's 'Never stop exploring.' The South Butt also advertises, 'Built for the great indoors,' 'Keep slacking in style,' and 'Why climb mountains?'

The North Face complained all of this was 'causing confusion, mistake and deception among the general purchasing public.'

To which Watkins deftly responded: 'The consuming public is well aware of the difference between a face and a butt.'"

Better hope that rope holds

The Mommy Files : Video: 3-year-old walks tightrope over tigers


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