Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! - The Daily Beast


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Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain’t Santa Claus. In fact, he seems unable to decide if he is New Jersey’s governor or its caporegime, and it may be a comment on the coarsening of…
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july 2012 by travisjeffery
“What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities”
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july 2012 by jtyost2
RT : Stephen King, kicking MUCH ass:
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july 2012 by tingham
Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain’t Santa Claus. In fact, he seems unable to decide if he is New Jersey’s governor or its caporegime, and it may be a comment on the coarsening of…
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june 2012 by davidmerrique
I guess some of this mad right-wing love comes from the idea that in America, anyone can become a Rich Guy if he just works hard and saves his pennies. Mitt Romney has said, in effect, “I’m rich and I don’t apologize for it.” Nobody wants you to, Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America. That you were fortunate enough to be born in a country where upward mobility is possible (a subject upon which Barack Obama can speak with the authority of experience), but where the channels making such upward mobility possible are being increasingly clogged. That it’s not fair to ask the middle class to assume a disproportionate amount of the tax burden. Not fair? It’s un-fucking-American is what it is.
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june 2012 by tabacoychanel
from Pinboard Network RSS Improver http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=b22b9c9acee5906aab7e8a7645a247a9 Mitt Romney has said, in effect, “I’m rich and I don’t apologize for it.” Nobody wants you to, Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America.Source: http://pinboard.in/
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may 2012 by earth2marsh
Mitt Romney has said, in effect, “I’m rich and I don’t apologize for it.” Nobody wants you to, Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America.
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may 2012 by deusx
Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!
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may 2012 by badeconomist
"What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. [...] That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry."
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may 2012 by niksilver
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may 2012 by spawn968
Celebrated author joins arms with Warren Buffett in expletive-laden demand to be taxed more. "The channels making upward mobility possible are being increasingly clogged. Those who have received much must be obligated to pay"
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may 2012 by petulantskeptic
Cut a check and shut up, they said.

If you want to pay more, pay more, they said.

Tired of hearing about it, they said.

Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. It’s true that some rich folks put at least some of their tax savings into charitable contributions. My wife and I give away roughly $4 million a year to libraries, local fire departments that need updated lifesaving equipment (Jaws of Life tools are always a popular request), schools, and a scattering of organizations that underwrite the arts. Warren Buffett does the same; so does Bill Gates; so does Steven Spielberg; so do the Koch brothers; so did the late Steve Jobs. All fine as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough. I don't always like King's books, but I've grown to like him. Here he is being a stand up human again.
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may 2012 by Eddieatthegov
"Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America."
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may 2012 by mshook
"Stephen King: Tax Me, for Fuck's Sake!"
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may 2012 by ddribin
I don't care much for Stephen King's novels, but he writes a good rant:
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may 2012 by pvanb
Stephen King really came out swinging in the “Buffett Rule” tax debate, writing in :
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may 2012 by niederme
The iconic writer scolds the superrich (including himself—and Mitt Romney) for not giving back, and warns of a Kingsian apocalyptic scenario if inequality is not addressed in America.
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may 2012 by shadowkeeper
RT : Plane reading: Stephen King's 'Tax Me for Fuck's Sake' () + 'Time to End the Drug War' on Forbes: (http:/ ...
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may 2012 by yerdua
Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain’t Santa Claus. In fact, he seems unable to decide if he is New Jersey’s governor or its caporegime, and it may be a comment on the coarsening of…
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may 2012 by jbessey
The iconic writer scolds the superrich (including himself—and Mitt Romney) for not giving back, and warns of a Kingsian apocalyptic scenario if inequality is not addressed in America.
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may 2012 by nomoreuturns
Tax me for fuck's sake. Har ikke lest en Stephen King-bok siden åttitallet, men akkurat nå elsker jeg mannen: http://t.co/TLBK7lOj
may 2012 by nedregotten
"What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.” That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry."
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may 2012 by noii
“@stephenfry: Coruscatingly brilliant article by Stephen King: "Tax Me For Fuck's Sake" - ”
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may 2012 by danbee
I like Stephen King.
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may 2012 by Kpele
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may 2012 by anneheathen
Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake! — — Readability (via Instapaper)
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may 2012 by bradsukala
RT : Stephen King on taxing the ultra-rich... including himself. via
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may 2012 by imsoper