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  • Millionaire’s Taxes Offer Little Bang and Little Buck: Good politics but bad economics.

    04/18/2018 9:36:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2018 | By JONATHAN WILLIAMS & ROSS MARCHAND
    Soaking the rich is good politics but bad economics. Millions of Americans are beginning to see the fruits of the federal tax overhaul passed in December, with higher take-home pay, bonuses, and a stronger job market. However, these good times could soon end in some left-leaning states that are considering raising their income taxes. New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine may soon place surtaxes on “millionaires,” via legislation in the Garden State and ballot measures in the others. To proponents of larger government and greater state-level redistribution, raising rates on “fat cats” is a perfect way to fund more Medicaid and...
  • Who wants to be a ‘Millionaire’? 51 percent of students at a Lenox [Mass.] school.

    03/02/2018 8:16:59 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/1/18 | Anon
    Students at a Massachusetts school want to remain millionaires. The Lenox Memorial Middle and High School student council on Wednesday announced that a school-wide poll found a majority of students want to keep the sometimes contentious Millionaires mascot. About 96 percent of the school’s 438 students voted last month. Fifty-one percent voted to keep the nickname, 32 percent wanted to change it, and 17 percent had no opinion. Students last spring voted to change it because it is divisive, leads to taunts from opposing schools, and doesn’t accurately reflect the picturesque town’s economics. Superintendent Timothy Lee tells The Berkshire Eagle...
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • New York Times frets over the fortunes of California's wealthiest

    02/08/2018 11:25:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/8/2018 | Thom Lifson
    In a daily feature it calls “California Today,” the New York Times expresses concern over the impact of stock market declines on California’s wealthy. It is not out of concern that risk-takers will be disincentivized from making future investments, however. Matt Stevens and Julie Turkewitz write: California has one of the highest top tax brackets in the country, and the state relies heavily on those top earners to fill its coffers. (In 2014, the top 1 percent of earners paid 48 percent of all state income taxes in California, according to a 2016 article in the Economist.) “Since the top...
  • Danger in 2018 for the Party of the Rich (Democrats)

    12/26/2017 9:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 25, 2017 | Roger L. Simon
    Just before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told us what she thought of the bill in the proverbial "no uncertain terms." In this holy time, the moral obscenity and unrepentant greed of the GOP tax scam stands out even more clearly... This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it. The GOP tax scam is not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs. It is a vote to install a permanent plutocracy...
  • Millionaire MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Is Downsizing (Losing $1 Million on Home...So Far)

    12/23/2017 2:48:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2017 | Betsy Rothstein
    Maybe size doesn’t matter. And perhaps bigger isn’t always better? MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is selling his multi-million dollar, Colonial-style, 7,826 square-foot house in New Canaan, Conn., where he resides with his son and daughter. The daughter will soon be going off to school, leaving the large home for just him and his son. Presumably his fiancé Mika Brzezinski spends time there, too.
  • Who Wants to Buy the Most Expensive House in America? (video)

    12/23/2017 9:54:54 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2017 | Candace Jackson
    “Let’s say you’re a super-wealthy single dude who just sold your company,” said Nile Niami. “You’ve just moved to L.A. and you don’t know anybody, so you hire someone to fill your house with partyers. You want everyone to know who you are, but you don’t want to talk to anybody. So you go sit in your V.I.P. room.” Mr. Niami was giving a tour, and, unlike most home tours, this one started in the nightclub. It will have multiple bars, its own coat room and LED ceilings playing images of moving clouds. Beyond the floor-to-ceiling glass walls there is...
  • Connecticut budget can’t rely on ‘the rich’

    12/21/2017 12:30:43 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Connecticut continues to be dogged by messy finances. The budget legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy adopted in late October for fiscal year 2017-18 is in deficit. Gov. Malloy’s Office of Policy and Management estimated a $202.8 million hole Nov. 20, while state Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo concluded Dec. 1 that the hole is $207.8 million. Before these forecasts were issued, the state was expected to contend with a $4 billion deficit in the 2019-21 biennium. ... “between 2015 and 2016, Connecticut saw a net loss of 2,050 tax filers who earn more than $200,000 per year.” This amounted to...
  • Many millionaire migrants are exiting Canada but leaving their families behind there, census reveals

    12/21/2017 8:38:32 AM PST · by texas booster · 11 replies
    The Hongcouver, South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, 21 December, 2017 | Ian Young
    More than 40 per cent of the breadwinners for recent millionaire migrant households in Canada appear to have exited the country, although many left families behind there, according to new census data that illustrate the extent of a widespread phenomenon among rich Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants. Overall, only 52.6 per cent of the 52,507 investor migrant households that moved to Canada between 1986 and the May 2016 census still had their original breadwinner, or “principal applicant”, living in Canada, according to the South China Morning Post’s analysis of the data. Some of those have likely died – since...
  • How well paid are California’s university presidents? For one, the answer is very well

    12/18/2017 6:17:08 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/17/17 | Emily DeRuy
    The president of the University of Southern California is the highest paid college president in California and among the best paid in the country. In 2015, C.L. Max Nikias made nearly $3.2 million to lead the Los Angeles-based private school, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s recently updated roundup of executive pay. The publication analyzed data from more than 600 private universities and nearly 250 public colleges.
  • Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs eyes Carolina Panthers, wants to sign Kaepernick

    12/18/2017 6:34:33 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/2017 | Fox News
    Hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs said he hopes to buy the Carolina Panthers so he can sign Colin Kaepernick after the team’s current owner announced he will sell the franchise amid sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs five-year extension

    12/06/2017 1:50:14 PM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 6, 2017
    Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract -- about $40 million annually -- if owners approve all the bonuses and all the incentives are met.
  • Take a Tour of the Obamas’ Insanely Gorgeous Martha Vineyard Beach House (barf alert-crime pays)

    11/18/2017 1:24:50 PM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    InStyle ^ | 11/17/2017 | Jennifer Davis
    Looking for a gorgeous vacation home? Well, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are selling their Martha Vineyard beach house, so if you've got a spare $17.5 million, it could be yours. Once dubbed the 2013 summer White House, the stunning oceanfront property, which Sotheby's describes as a "trophy property," is located on Martha's Vineyard's South Shore, and is chock-full of incredible outdoor amenities. It has its own private beach and dock, as well as a heated infinity pool, half-basketball court, and a large screened porch. Not only is the outdoor space pretty incredible, the house itself...
  • Steve Mostyn, Democratic mega-donor, dies at 46

    11/16/2017 2:04:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 16, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Democratic mega-donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer who was among the nation's largest backers of liberal causes and candidates, died after what his wife says was "a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." He was 46. Amber Mostyn said Thursday that her husband died the previous day, calling him "a devoted father who adored his children and never missed any of their sporting activities." She did not confirm a cause of death but said, "If you or a loved one are thinking about suicide, or experiencing a health crisis, call the National...
  • Millionaires & Billionaires Fighting “Oppression”

    10/13/2017 3:57:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/17 | Michael R. Shannon
    Civil War black soldiers in the 54th Massachusetts could distinguish between individual bigots and the flag of the nation that was fighting to free the slaves. I wonder why football players, their enablers in politics, media can't do the same? Oppression certainly isn’t what it used to be. Instead of vicious police dogs, water cannon, billy clubs and Bull Connor, America is greeted with the sight of millionaires and billionaires kneeling in football stadiums trying to make white America feel guilty without so much as a Chihuahua yapping in the background. And they aren’t alone. The Opposition Media, celebrity culture,...
  • The Clintons are ‘slumming it’! Power couple... [2014: Hillary next door to Weinstein!!]

    10/08/2017 1:06:12 AM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2014 | SARA NATHAN and ANNETTE WITHERIDGE
    [2014 article]Bill and Hillary Clinton have rented a five-bed property in Amangansett.... Neighbors will include movie mogul - and longtime Clintons pal - Harvey Weinstein
  • Who is Stephen Paddock? Multimillionaire Las Vegas shooter, 64, was a hunting enthusiast, licensed

    10/02/2017 2:06:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 277 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/2/17 | dailymail staff
    Full title.....................Who is Stephen Paddock? Multimillionaire Las Vegas shooter, 64, was a hunting enthusiast, licensed pilot and gambler with no criminal record who owned a $400,000 home in Nevada retirement community........................The man suspected of opening fire at concertgoers attending a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a local resident with no prior criminal convictions in the state of Nevada. Stephen Paddock, 64, lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he purchased a home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records. He lived there...
  • Sen Liz Warren Video goes Viral

    09/22/2017 10:07:55 AM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | 09/22/2017 | taildragger
    Freepers.... Jeff Kuhner's video of Liz Warren has gone Viral, Drudge link on the left side of the page about 1/2 way down: http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/21/watch-elizabeth-warren-get-frazzled-trying-to-prove-shes-not-part-of-the-one-percent/ http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/epic-elizabeth-warren-frazzled-radio-host-confronts-part-one-percent-video/ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/22/democrat-warren-confronted-over-her-one-percent-status.html
  • The Obamas May Buy Beachfront Property in Martha's Vineyard: What Could Go Wrong?

    09/01/2017 6:13:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2017 | Judy Dutton
    It's no secret that former President Barack Obama and his family love Martha's Vineyard, having vacationed on the idyllic Massachusetts island seven out of the eight summers they were in the White House, as well as this August. And rumors are now flying that they're looking to purchase property in the area.