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(Yahoo)   Jon Stewart makes $15 million a year. This means Romney is automatically President and nobody has to listen to the liberal media lecture us on income inequality ever again   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 564
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2012-01-26 10:17:45 AM
Must be from all those sweet The Faculty residuals.
 
2012-01-26 10:19:07 AM

all the good names are gone: Must be from all those sweet The Faculty residuals.


No. Death to Smoochy.
 
2012-01-26 10:23:48 AM
We can assume, because that is a job, he pays closer to the 30 percent rate than Romney's 13.9 percent.

And then the author traipses off into the land of make believe.
 
2012-01-26 10:31:18 AM
This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.
 
2012-01-26 10:39:47 AM
Stewart goes on to blast Romney for having lobbied against tax reform that would have been detrimental to his personal holdings, but the fact is Stewart benefits from the tax laws too, and as such should have disclosed the same.

Has Stewart lobbied against tax reform? No? Then STFU.

There are plenty of rich people who've acknowledged the unfair and uneven tax burden. You don't have to give up all your worth and don sackcloth in order to support fairness in the tax code.
 
2012-01-26 10:43:59 AM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


Its a strawman. Pay it no mind.
 
2012-01-26 10:45:46 AM
Jon Stewart made his money by working his ass off. Mitt, on the other hand, got his initial stake from his daddy, and then proceeded to dismantle profitable businesses and feast on their assets while creating lots and lots of unemployed people.

See the difference?
 
2012-01-26 10:47:02 AM
If you're rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're a hypocrite. If you're not rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're envious.
 
2012-01-26 10:48:45 AM

GWLush: That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


Accusing whites of being racist is the truest racism.
 
2012-01-26 10:50:01 AM

sweetmelissa31: If you're rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're a hypocrite. If you're not rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're envious.


Well, and succinctly, put.
 
2012-01-26 11:03:30 AM

kingoomieiii: GWLush: That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.

Accusing whites of being racist is the truest racism.


Racist!!
 
2012-01-26 11:05:46 AM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


Nicely put, but it doesn't matter how many times this is pointed out. There are a lot of conservatives who are so simple-minded that they just cannot understand why pointing at Jon Stewart's income is not a sweet smackdown. They simply cannot grasp that a wealthy person might be in favor of policies for the good of the country, rather than their own interests.

These are the morons who think they can defend Mitt Romney by pointing out that John Kerry was rich.
 
2012-01-26 11:13:23 AM

hitchking: GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.

Nicely put, but it doesn't matter how many times this is pointed out. There are a lot of conservatives who are so simple-minded that they just cannot understand why pointing at Jon Stewart's income is not a sweet smackdown. They simply cannot grasp that a wealthy person might be in favor of policies for the good of the country, rather than their own interests.

These are the morons who think they can defend Mitt Romney by pointing out that John Kerry was rich.


Also note they didn't think this up on their own. Both of those arguments have shown up on multiple sites at the same time, and hadn't ever been tossed around before that, nor did any of our resident shills ever bring them up before those "articles" were written.

They aren't getting these ideas on their own. This is all RNC talking points.
 
2012-01-26 11:27:50 AM
Subby is really stupid.
 
2012-01-26 11:29:13 AM
Guys, guys:

Come on. Conservative commentators go to a lot of trouble constructing and setting up these ridiculous cartoon strawman arguments against what they imagine the point to be.

If you just come in here and knock them down like that, do you really expect they'll bother from now on?

Please, a little consideration for the strawmen, mkay?
 
2012-01-26 12:27:20 PM

ginandbacon: Subby is really stupid.


Not nearly as stupid as this:

kingoomieiii: GWLush: That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.

Accusing whites of being racist is the truest racism.


Illiterate troll is illiterate.
 
2012-01-26 12:27:54 PM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


Most Republicans don't get it or don't care.

/Republican
 
2012-01-26 12:28:01 PM
And worth every monday to friday cent, motherfracker.
 
2012-01-26 12:30:05 PM

DjangoStonereaver: And worth every monday to friday cent, motherfracker.


Monday to Thursday, you mean.
 
2012-01-26 12:38:57 PM

chimp_ninja: ginandbacon: Subby is really stupid.

Not nearly as stupid as this:

kingoomieiii: GWLush: That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.

Accusing whites of being racist is the truest racism.

Illiterate troll is illiterate.


Man, you wouldn't know a joke if it slapped you in the face with a pie.
 
2012-01-26 12:42:26 PM
So vote for Newt
 
2012-01-26 12:42:57 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: DjangoStonereaver: And worth every monday to friday cent, motherfracker.

Monday to Thursday, you mean.


Although I was riffing on the legendary TV dub of SNAKES ON A PLANE,

You are CORRECT, sir!
 
2012-01-26 12:44:23 PM
I honestly can't think of many
But him who deserve every penny.
He earns his remittance.
Fifteen is a pittance!
I hope he gets bumped up to twenty.
 
2012-01-26 12:46:04 PM
I hate mittens but Jon's arguments about the $ are necessarily invalid.
 
2012-01-26 12:47:07 PM
doesn't the fact that he blasts romney even though he himself benefits from the low tax rates make his argument more compelling?
 
2012-01-26 12:48:18 PM
I'd being eating free government cheese right now if it wasn't for all these rich people not pair my fair share of their taxes.
 
2012-01-26 12:48:25 PM

Vodka Zombie: all the good names are gone: Must be from all those sweet The Faculty residuals.

No. Death to Smoochy.


WRONG! It's the big bank he got from doing a voice in DOOGAL.

www.filmschoolrejects.com

/Still wished they left in Tom Baker as the original voice.
 
2012-01-26 12:48:30 PM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.

Only whites can be u>convicted of racism.
 
2012-01-26 12:48:33 PM
I like how they STILL don't get that it's not about being rich.
 
2012-01-26 12:48:53 PM
that settles it, i'm not voting for Jon Stewart.
 
2012-01-26 12:48:54 PM
We better not vote for him then
 
2012-01-26 12:49:32 PM

James!: We can assume, because that is a job, he pays closer to the 30 percent rate than Romney's 13.9 percent.

And then the author traipses off into the land of make believe.



How so?

Most of Romney's money comes from Capital Gains which is only taxed at 15%.

Jon's money isn't coming from investments, it's coming from salary.

So please, continue with your well thought out observations and enlighten the rest of us...
 
2012-01-26 12:49:40 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Jon Stewart made his money by working his ass off.


What? He is an entertainer. Which basically means he was lucky to get discovered.

That said, the article is retarded.
 
2012-01-26 12:49:44 PM

Indeed!! How hypocritical!!!

Jon Stewart is expressing an opinion that would affect Jon Stewart directly!

The NERVE of that guy!!!

 
2012-01-26 12:49:46 PM
These are the same people that believe that we can't allow gays to marry because if we do then people will marry turtles and children.
 
2012-01-26 12:49:48 PM
But John Stewart doesn't make his millions buying up companies, laying off all the employees, and selling off the bits of the companies for a profit, all the while paying less in taxes than a sanitation worker, while the laid off employees collect unemployment benefits or welfare, not paying their bills, and generally living off the kindness of strangers and the taxpayers.

\so, you still think John Stewart and Mittens are the same?
 
2012-01-26 12:49:54 PM
Is it hypocrisy if he's promoting the idea that rich people (like himself) should pay higher taxes?

This article is retarded.
 
2012-01-26 12:50:11 PM
Have you ever looked at the back of a 15 million dollar bill... ON WEED?
 
2012-01-26 12:50:21 PM

sweetmelissa31: If you're rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're a hypocrite. If you're not rich and you criticize Romney's ideas on taxation, you're envious.


I want to hold hands with your posts
 
2012-01-26 12:50:54 PM

Vodka Zombie: all the good names are gone: Must be from all those sweet The Faculty residuals.

No. Death to Smoochy.


Nope. You Wrote it, You Watch it.
 
2012-01-26 12:51:01 PM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


No, if you are white then you are automatically racist.

Like when you're republican.
 
2012-01-26 12:51:07 PM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


More than that. Jon Stewart is the OPPOSITE of a hypocrite on this one. He is for raising taxes when that raise would include him. He is FOR RAISING HIS OWN TAXES!

Seems sincere to me.
 
2012-01-26 12:51:10 PM
Welcome to Trollsylvania
 
2012-01-26 12:51:48 PM
Stewart earns $15 million per year as his salary on "The Daily Show." We can assume, because that is a job, he pays closer to the 30 percent rate than Romney's 13.9 percent.

If he pays a fair tax rate, who cares how much Jon Stewart makes? Americans don't hate people for being rich. They hate rich people, who don't pay the same tax rates as people who actually work for a living, then go crying to the government for more tax breaks and bailouts.
 
2012-01-26 12:52:08 PM

crouchingturbo: Is it hypocrisy if he's promoting the idea that rich people (like himself) should pay higher taxes?

This article is retarded.


It does show that they really have no defense of Mitt Romney's career.

So that's somewhat encouraging.
 
2012-01-26 12:52:11 PM
I wish my penis was bigger.
 
2012-01-26 12:52:11 PM
We should have logical fallacy contests with these articles. How many can you list?

strawman is obvious, but does the author use any others?
 
2012-01-26 12:52:20 PM

SpectroBoy: He is FOR RAISING HIS OWN TAXES!


He's clearly a socialist who hates America.
 
2012-01-26 12:52:35 PM

Wook: GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.
Only whites can be u>convicted of racism.


Wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_v._Mitchell
 
2012-01-26 12:52:37 PM

GWLush: This stupid article misses the point. Jon Stewart wasn't criticizing Romney for being rich. He was criticizing him for fighting to keep the tax rate low on people like him. Jon Stewarts wealth has nothing to do with the argument. That is like saying because I am white I can't criticize other whites for being racist.


THIS!!!

As someone who's more on the right side of the aisle, Stewart's comment are dead on. Anyone who thinks that people who make more and therefore should be able to game the system or contribute less of a percentage of their total income is missing the point. The end result is a squeezing of the middle class, and that's not a good thing for long-term stability or economic growth.
 
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