Of Cause and Effect

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  1. Listened to Larry Elder interviewing Walter Williams on the way home last evening.

    When asked about Buffet’s stance on taxing the “rich”, Williams deadpanned, “Warren is not right in the head”.

    Comment by Wollf — November 28, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  2. Of course it didn’t work in Britain! They got the metrix system there, and drive on the wrong side of the road.

    With the black messiah in charge, it’s going to work just splendidly here.

    And if it doesn’t, why, its those eee-ville Republicans fault!

    Comment by rickn8or — November 28, 2012 @ 9:04 am

  3. So when Lympians feeeeeeeeeel happy everyone’s happy!

    Trouble is, Lympians are never happy.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 28, 2012 @ 9:10 am

  4. Normally, I’d just squash International Communism, and be done with it. I’d just crush the motherfucker and be done with it. That would be it,.

    But it needs a rolling-around-part in it. The ‘people’ need to know what they’re getting. They have to be afraid… very afraid, of what they’re getting.

    I’m doing that now. Be very afraid.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 28, 2012 @ 9:18 am

  5. Soooo, money is called (…wherewithal…). As long as journolists glom onto that word, to avoid having to write stories in them complicated *economic terminology* phrases(…which they never understood…); here is my suggestion.

    For 2012-2016: Delete *wherewithal* and replace with *wherewithnil*!!! Sample sentence using where. with. nil. = “Once the middle class had wherewithnil, the Federal Government came up with all sorts of ways to increase the middle class`s wherewithnil. Regrettably, that ended up, sometime between 2014 to 2016 in a shift to a more descriptive term for middle class money. It was now, WHEREWITHAMMO! After that, a new game was afoot!

    Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 28, 2012 @ 9:43 am

  6. ^ That made prefect snse,

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 28, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  7. Do NONE of our trained media or political elites have the brains/courage to hand Buffet a pen and say

    “Well write the check, Mr. Big Talker.”

    Comment by staghounds — November 28, 2012 @ 10:26 am

  8. Just a feeling, here, just a guess, mind you, but I think the $$$ flows the other way with ol’ Warren…

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — November 28, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  9. They love Buffet and hate Romney. I hope I don’t win the power ball lottery I’ll be hated to. I’ll be a evil rich Republican. OHHHHH NOOOOOO!!!

    Comment by geezerette — November 28, 2012 @ 11:14 am

  10. WHEREWITHAMMO!

    Elebenty!

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 28, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  11. Do NONE of our trained media or political elites have the brains/courage wherewithal to hand Buffet a pen and say

    “Well write the check, Mr. Big Talker.”

    Comment by hank — November 28, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  12. What a bunch of Kool-Aid drinking ignorant Commie bastards.

    And The ‘Lympians are always angry, even when they are getting their way.

    Comment by JoeBlamedMember≠ — November 28, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

  13. Screw the ‘Lympians. …. ♫ it’s the water the water the water the water, that makes Olympia Beer… ♪… so refreshing, refreshing refreshing refreshing… ♪ except that now they’ve gone and soiled and defiled even that with their filthy hippie bodies!!!

    Damn them all to Endless Hell!

    [I don’t get to use that one all that often. I sure hope I got that one right).

    Comment by Hog Whitman — November 28, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

  14. For a smart guy, that Buffett is downright cotton-headed. He pays a lower rate because (if he’d bother to explain it) most of his money comes in from dividends, not salary. (As if any kind of “wages” would make a difference to the #3 richest man in the world.)

    Not only that, but s’poze he pulls in $5 or $6 million in executive compensation & such a year. He could certainly afford to pay a 75% tax, leaving him with a paltry $1 million and change to eke out a meager living.

    Speaking of “the evil rich”……. howcome everybody and his cousin are makin’ bee-lines to the Powerball Lottery (currently over $500 million)? Howcome everybody and his gramma want to be one of those “stinkin’ evil rich”?

    Maybe it’s because if you win the lottery, you won’t have had to work for it……

    hank: “Well write the check, Mr. Big Talker.”

    Wouldn’t help. If they raised the “soak the rich tax” way up, it wold only find the gummint for a few days. If they confiscated the entire wealth of the top rich, it would fund the gummint for not much more than a few weeks. Then the next “100 Richest Americans” would have to get in line and hand over their stuff, which would keep the gummint going for a few more weeks (but not nearly as long).

    Well, they’ve been thinking hard about that. They’ve discovered that some of us out here have money that the gummint doesn’t have. < cue Gollum voice >”We wants it!!!!”<cut>.

    Wealth Tax

    “Yesterday’s New York Times contains an op-ed article by Daniel Altman, “To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income,” that suggests replacing the income and estate tax with a wealth tax.
    . . .
    … suggests some possible rates and exemptions for a wealth tax, such as 2% of wealth over $1,000,000, 1% on wealth between $500,000 and $1,000,000, and no tax on wealth of less than $500,000.”

    The article points out that this is a really dumb idea.

    Comment by ZZMike — November 28, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

  15. The one really huge obvious failure in the “let it burn” plan is the idea that anyone will learn from it.

    Seriously, leftism has been failing and lashing out in anger at peasants (lethally) for over two centuries, and it’s as popular as ever.

    “Learning-disabled” isn’t a disorder, “learning” is the disorder. The “disability” is the normal one.

    Comment by Merovign — November 28, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

  16. Is there no where in this big world where the Tparty could take the constitution and start a new country ? The first law would be NO LIBS Allowed. They would be first on the list of not allowed and than go from there. Our country has been invaded by a freedom eating bacteria.

    Comment by geezerette — November 29, 2012 @ 8:26 am

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