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The New Excise Tax Frontier: Hollywood
Jefferson's Rebels ^ | 11/26/12 | Erica

Posted on 11/26/2012 8:31:24 PM PST by EricaD

To conservatives like me, the following proposal for raising taxes on Hollywood celebrities goes against my DNA. However, two facts are indisputable: (1) Hollywood is perhaps Obama's biggest booster club, giving him donations in kind and in dollars, and (2) Congress' stated goal is to raise taxes on the wealthy, although they will actually raise them on everyone. Therefore, with a bit of irony in mind, I propose the following for debate.

After listening to Democrats argue that the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share of taxes, it’s time for Americans to take an empirical view of the massive wealth accumulated by Hollywood celebrities at the expense of their fans, and at a great loss to the government coffers.

Since large numbers of celebrities are Democrats and they cheerfully endorse Barack Obama’s tax policies, shouldn’t it be incumbent upon them to lead by example? With this idea in mind, and in the spirit of patriotic bipartisanship, we should push Congress to levy special taxes on the giant honey pots in Hollywood, New York, and elsewhere. The fiscal cliff is looming, so our government needs to devise many ways to satisfy our legislators’ unquenchable thirst to tax and spend.

As the table below of extraordinary net worth reveals, one could argue that celebrities must be picking our pockets every time we enter a theater or purchase music and videos.

http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-new-excise-tax-frontier-hollywood.html

[Note: I'm not sure how to use html on FR, otherwise I'd enter the entire article and table in this body.]

(Excerpt) Read more at jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: democrat; excisetax; hollywood; marginal; obama; politics; rate; republican; taxcredit

1 posted on 11/26/2012 8:31:29 PM PST by EricaD
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To: EricaD

Massive taxes on television, films and newpapers/magazines too


2 posted on 11/26/2012 8:33:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Yes, that was my next thought.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 8:35:19 PM PST by EricaD
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To: GeronL
Massive taxes on television, films and newpapers/magazines too.

And don't forget we need to save the Earth from CO2. So we need to shut down all TV broadcasts, cable and satallites from 10 PM until 10 AM every day.

Think of all the electricity and "CO2 pollution" that will save.

4 posted on 11/26/2012 8:39:55 PM PST by Ditto
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To: EricaD

especially the dead tree media, time to kill it off.... for the environment of course... :p


5 posted on 11/26/2012 8:41:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ditto

not to mention the mind pollution


6 posted on 11/26/2012 8:42:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EricaD

We should prosecute every damn studio that uses “Hollywood Accounting” as well because they use it to dodge taxes too.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 8:47:28 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Ditto
“And don't forget we need to save the Earth from CO2. So we need to shut down all TV broadcasts, cable and satallites from 10 PM until 10 AM every day.”

I love it! Television accounts for ~7.3% of daily household energy consumption (clothes washers account for 0.7% by comparison). Just think how much carbon we could save if we lowered that! This is exactly what conservatives need to do - go after each and every sacred cow the left has.

8 posted on 11/26/2012 8:50:51 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Now you’re thinking! Alinskyites are always going for the conservative’s jugular. Time to go on the offense.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:55:37 PM PST by EricaD
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To: EricaD
Name
Net Worth
As of
Ben Affleck
1/24/10
Alec Baldwin
11/26/10
Elizabeth Banks
1/15/11
Roseanne Barr
9/3/10
Joy Behar
10/11/20
Beyonce
1026/11
Birdman
1/3/11
Jimmy Buffett
6/8/10
Mariah Carey
5/29/10
Jim Carrey
1/8/10
Cher
1/7/11
George Clooney
1/8/11
Sean “Diddy” Combs
7/16/11
Common
1/17/11
Russell Crowe
7/29/10
Sheryl Crowe
6/5/10
Tom Cruise
12/24/09
Matt Damon
2/26/10
Johnny Depp
1/7/11
Ellen DeGeneres
10/1210
Leonardo DiCaprio
11/14/10
Cameron Diaz
12/27/09
Dr. Dre
10/31/10
Lena Dunham
9/27/12
Jimmy Fallon
8/30/10
Will Ferrell
3/28/10
Jane Fonda
1/24/11
50 Cent
9/13/10
Harrison Ford
5/29/10
Janeane Garofalo
1/26/11
Adrian Grenier
7/23/10
Ricky Gervais
1/17/11
Danny Glover
11/11/10
Melanie Griffith
8/20/10
Morgan Freeman
7/7/10
David Geffen
1/28/11
Whoopie Goldberg
8/30/10
Kathy Griffin
7/14/10
Jon Hamm
3/8/11
Tom Hanks
12/30/10
Daryl Hannah
12/5/10
Kevin Hart
6/9/11
Jay-Z
12/21/10
Angelina Jolie
11/25/10
Ashley Judd
7/29/10
Ashton Kutcher
11/20/10
Lady Gaga
1/23/10
Keira Knightley
11/26/10
Spike Lee
7/8/10
Jay Leno
12/20/10
David Letterman
9/1/10
Justin Long
7/4/10
Eva Longoria
8/17/10
George Lucas
3/223/10
Madonna
11/26/10
Bill Maher
6/1/10
Paul McCartney
10/1/10
Demi Moore
11/20/10
Michael Moore
11/18/10
Olivia Munn
1/16/11
Rosie O’Donnell
9/12/10
Gwyneth Paltrow
7/27/10
Sarah Jessica Parker
8/30/10
Sean Penn
12/4/09
Brad Pitt
9/17/10
Julia Roberts
12/9/9
Chris Rock
7/6/10
Adam Sandler
9/11/10
Susan Sarandon
1/19/11
Sherri Shepherd
1/8/11
Will Smith
12/2/09
Snoop Dog
12/30/09
Steven Spielberg
8/24/10
Bruce Springsteen
5/12/10
Justin Timberlake
5/2/10
Barbara Streisand
1/19/11
Jon Stewart
9/30/10
John Travolta
2/14/11
Ted Turner
9/9/10
Gabriel Union
10/24/10
Barbara Walters
1/17/10
Kanye West
12/24/10
Will.I.am
8/13/10
Brian Williams
3/1/11
Forest Whitaker
7/14/10
Oprah Winfrey
1/4/11

10 posted on 11/26/2012 9:02:54 PM PST by null and void (The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.)
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To: null and void

Thanks for bringing in the table.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 9:06:39 PM PST by EricaD
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

We should also go after the profits made in the US by any actor/actress who has moved to France or elsewhere. Make them pay US taxes, even if they give up their US citizenship. The money they make is based on the profits the movie they’re in makes, and if that money is made in the US, then tax them on this basis. Start looking into the gender and racial mix of movie and television studio ownership and management, and hold them to the standards that everyone else has. etc. etc.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 9:07:43 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: EricaD

Obamanation Communism File.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 9:28:15 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: EricaD

They’ll really get it with the Wealth Tax too. And you can bet it’s coming.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 9:50:41 PM PST by bigbob
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To: null and void

Looks like “Fiddy” Cent is worth about a half a billion “fiddy” cents.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 9:52:14 PM PST by wrcase
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To: All


Some make more than one donation
Many make none
Have YOU contributed?


16 posted on 11/26/2012 10:31:53 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: EricaD

Don’t forget ballplayers, especially basketball players. They were big Obama supporters, so they should be more than happy to pay more taxes. Hey, we should get this on the White House petition website.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 10:42:23 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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18 posted on 11/27/2012 2:42:53 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Meet rapper “50 Cent”. A picture worth 250 million words. Link provided because I can’t figure out how to get the image to post.

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-rappers/50-cent-net-worth/


19 posted on 11/27/2012 8:08:49 AM PST by EricaD
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To: equaviator

We should just take all their money. They’re unlikely to hold on to it, and it will cost the taxpayers more than they will make during their career to care for all their baby mama’s.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 8:47:58 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Razz Barry

Hollywood fights back the moment their pocketbooks are hit by the taxman. This just out today:

Katy Perry teams up with anti-taxers to fight big government
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/27/Katy-Perry-Teams-Up-With-Anti-Taxers-to-Fight-Big-Government


21 posted on 11/29/2012 6:53:18 AM PST by EricaD
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To: EricaD

Just shows what hypocrites they are. Their publicists tell them to back the democrats and call for higher taxes to make the little people think they care. The only thing they care about is making sure the little people keep putting money into their pockets. It’s time they put their money where their mouths are.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 12:02:39 AM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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