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April 15, 2014

He Hearts IRS

Virginia state Delegate and Democratic Congressional primary candidate Patrick Hope believes that in order to tackle the federal budget deficit, we need to raise taxes, but in doing so we should spare people who make less than $250,000 from this additional burden.

In other news, Virginia state Delegate and Democratic Congressional primary candidate Patrick Hope makes less than $250,000.

If you are like most Planet Moron readers, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That reminds me, isn’t today April 15th?  All this talk about taxes rings a bell for some reason, like I should be doing something…”

Also, “Well, most people make less than $250,000.”

Yes, but Patrick Hope makes $231,197 a year.

However we’re not suggesting that this is anything other than a coincidence.  The difference between some fat cat making $250,000 a year, and a regular working man like Patrick Hope bringing home $231,197 a year is significant.  It’s like the difference between riding around in a Mercedes, and riding around in a slightly less expensive Mercedes. It’s the difference between being able to afford a 12-day Mediterranean cruise and a 10-day Mediterranean cruise.

Hey, those hot shot SOBs who make a little bit more than Delegate Hope can afford to skip Barcelona, okay, and slum it in Athens and Cyprus like the rest of us common folks who have to work for a living. As health care lobbyists.

Hope believes he’s hit on a winning formula, pointing out that raising taxes on people who make more money than he does,

Solves our revenue problem very simply, by bringing in more revenue.”

Well, more, more revenue.

Tax Revenues Hit Record in First 5 Months of FY14; 5-Month Deficit Still $377B

That’s how you can tell you have a revenue problem. When you bring in more revenue than you ever have before in the history of the country and are still running huge deficits.

It’s simple!

J.

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I'm looking forward to someone in politics finally saying that the one group of people who are not currently paying their "fair share", and need to start, are those who currently pay nothing.

I don't know about VA, but nationwide, of the 240,000,000 people of voting age, only 70,000,000 pay federal income taxes. I am absolutely fed up with being told that I don't pay enough, when 170,000,000 pay nothing. Someone needs to explain HOW paying $0 qualifies as someone's "fair share", because that doesn't fit any meaning of the word fair that I know.

Posted by: MPH | Apr 16, 2014 5:22:11 PM

As Whoopie Goldberg might put it, it's fair, just not fair fair.

Posted by: Planet Moron | Apr 22, 2014 4:24:34 PM

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