Bill Maher: When Will Obscenely Rich A**holes Stop Crying About Taxes?
The piece gets started like this:
Someone once said that taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.
New Rule: The next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by the Obama administration must be publicly vilified by the Obama administration. It's so hard for one person to tell another person what constitutes being "rich", or what tax rate is "too much." But I've done some math that indicates that, considering the hole this country is in, if you are earning more than a million dollars a year and are complaining about a 3.6% tax increase, then you are by definition a greedy asshole.
And let's be clear: that's 3.6% only on income above 250 grand -- your first 250, that's still on the house. Now, this week we got some horrible news: that one in seven Americans are now living below the poverty line.
I recommend that you click through and read the rest of what Bill Maher has to say. You won't be sorry.