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Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians

 
 
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December 9, 2012

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians.

The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, commissioned a new study showing that the cost of an average politician has soared exponentially over the past decade.

While the American family has seen increases in the cost of food, health care and education, Mr. Adelson says, “those costs don’t compare with the cost of buying a politician, which has gone through the roof.”

The casino billionaire points to his group’s study, which puts the cost of purchasing an average House member at two million dollars and an average senator at several times that.

“And let’s say you buy a senator like Jim DeMint and he decides to quit,” Mr. Adelson says. “Good luck trying to get your money back.”

The Vegas magnate complains that the media has ignored billionaires’ essential role in giving jobs to politicians who would otherwise have difficulty finding “honest work of any kind.”

“Billionaires are providing employment for a group of seriously incompetent and marginal people,” Mr. Adelson says. “You raise taxes on us, and who’s going to create those jobs? I really don’t think people have thought this through.”

Adding insult to injury for America’s billionaires, he says, “the simple dream of someday owning a President is slipping out of reach.”

“People think a billion dollars buys you a President, but they’re wrong,” he says. “It barely gets you a lemon like Mitt Romney.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/billionaires-warn-higher-taxes-could-prevent-them-from-buying-politicians.html#ixzz2FDlRmGbc
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 16 Dec, 2012 08:00 am
@Pamela Rosa,
Thanks, Pamela. I really needed that this morning!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 16 Dec, 2012 09:29 am
@Pamela Rosa,
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... a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians.


why not RENT the politicians ( perhaps a branch of AVIS car rental might try this - monthly , daily , weekly , monthly rentals - specials on slightly used politicians - like " rent-a-wreck " ) .
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 16 Dec, 2012 04:58 pm
@Pamela Rosa,
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Forums: Racist Bitch, Political Humor


Why did someone write this trash in this post. By the way, the person, who wrote this nonsense in the FORUMS section, keeps writing this sort of crap in many other posts.

Why? If you had any guts, you'd put your sign-on name on the response section and stop being a gutless coward by posting your crap under the FORUM section.

You're the same sicko who called me "white trash" on one post and then on another post you called be "Jew Trash". Not only are you gutless, but you're also a racist.
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