Billionaires need tax breaks to afford politicians
Posted: 09 December 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/billionaires-warn-higher-taxes-could-prevent-them-from-buying-politicians.html

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.

Alas, the poor billionaires. How can they afford their pets?

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Posted: 10 December 2012 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I am actually glad to read this article, it just confirms what I’ve always thought.

Sad but true.

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Posted: 10 December 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I love the Onion!  It….oh, wait.  downer

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Posted: 10 December 2012 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Don’t worry DM, it is satire.  wink

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Posted: 10 December 2012 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I wish I owned a politician.  Even a local one.  But we poor folks don’t count. :-(

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