I found my self shouting "Hell yeah!!!" with my fist raised as I was reading this.
Tapping the Golden Vein
posted at 1:10 pm on November 21, 2009 by Doctor Zero
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Centuries ago, at the beginning of the Obama Administration, we were told that the “obscene” bonuses of AIG executives should be taxed away, with special taxes that amounted to bills of attainder. This is not the first time we’ve seen specific industries targeted with massive taxes because they were deemed immoral. The outstanding example is the tobacco industry, which the government uses as a trained vampire, sending it forth to suck tax revenue from the lungs of smokers. Big Oil gets soaked with a lot of taxes, too, justified in part by the merciless profiteering and environmental disdain of its chief executives. Of course, Big Tobacco and Big Oil still make money, but the government makes more from their products than they do.
One industry has thus far been able to escape punitive taxation, despite routinely employing shadowy accounting practices, spending fantastic amounts of money, and reaping obscene profits. It produces a product that often causes significant damage to the social environment. It raises its price to the consumer relentlessly, with no measurable increase in quality. Top employees can rake in $20 million or more in a single year, while frequently maintaining foreign residences to escape high tax rates. They often extract fat paychecks from their companies, even when their failures cost the company staggering amounts of money. While it generates much of its income in the United States, it’s one of the worst industries for outsourcing jobs overseas.
It’s time to tap the last untouched golden vein in the American economic bloodstream. Let’s tax the crap out of Hollywood.
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I've never understood slobbering over celebrities and I certainly don't understand the hoopla over skeevy Johnny Depp. I'm tired of being told how to live my life by the likes of Barbra
Streisand, Queen of Excess and the rest of those nagging celebrities whose hypocrisy is worn like a badge of honor.
Some enterprising congressman or senator really needs to take a close look at this. I mean really, if they suddenly have to pay their "fair share" is anyone really going to feel sorry for them? Aside of themselves?
Me thinks not.