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2012-09-11 12:24:59 PM
He'll probably use that money to build a huge casino resort and employ thousands of hard-working, taxpaying people.

In Spain.
 
2012-09-11 12:25:55 PM
Seems like a pretty good ROI for a $100 million in pro-Romney efforts.
 
2012-09-11 12:38:15 PM
A true American patriot
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-11 12:42:11 PM

Aarontology: Seems like a pretty good ROI for a $100 million in pro-Romney efforts.


Yes, buying politicians is a good investment.
 
2012-09-11 12:44:08 PM
No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.
 
2012-09-11 12:45:26 PM
Clearly, his current tax bill makes him a Better American than you lazy good-for-nothings. Why shouldn't he be rewarded?
 
2012-09-11 12:51:44 PM

WTF Indeed: No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.


Yes, but at this point, when Obama does win, and the Justice Department continues it's investigation, he can whine that Obama's jackbooted thugs are harassing a poor little small businessman for supporting the opposition.
 
2012-09-11 01:03:14 PM
This is my surprised face

/no, really...
 
2012-09-11 01:08:48 PM
And this is why Asshole Tax needs to become more than a figure of speech.
 
2012-09-11 01:11:53 PM
blog.mdmadman.com
 
2012-09-11 01:12:59 PM
A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.
 
2012-09-11 01:15:48 PM

vernonFL: A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.


It truly is a melting pot
 
2012-09-11 01:20:56 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vernonFL: A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.

It truly is a melting pot


Lulz.
 
2012-09-11 01:45:49 PM

vpb: Aarontology: Seems like a pretty good ROI for a $100 million in pro-Romney efforts.

Yes, buying politicians is a good investment.


Bingo.
 
2012-09-11 01:46:11 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vernonFL: A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.

It truly is a melting pot


Hooray for diversity!
 
2012-09-11 01:54:02 PM
GOP sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson could get a $2 billion tax cut not arrested if Romney is elected

FTFY subby.
 
2012-09-11 01:56:02 PM

DamnYankees: vpb: Aarontology: Seems like a pretty good ROI for a $100 million in pro-Romney efforts.

Yes, buying politicians is a good investment.

Bingo.


Sure.

If they get elected. Otherwise its money you could've spent on hookers & blow.
 
2012-09-11 01:57:48 PM
AND a war with Iran AND leniency with Federal investigation(s) into his business dealings, current and future. He bought the Mitt Romney Bundle Plan with his millions.
 
2012-09-11 02:20:31 PM
Not to count my chickens yada yada yada, after the election, I want to crowdfund a billboard in Las Vegas that says "Sheldon Adelson spent millions to defeat Barack Obama and all he got was this stupid billboard." Does anyone know how to get this together?
 
2012-09-11 02:23:57 PM
Holy sh*t dude you're like one of the top 10 richest people in the country and you're old as sh*t, how much do you need to f*ck up everyone else's lives in order to add $2 billion to your already massive stockpile of money?

Also:

i194.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 02:25:26 PM
Even this guy isn't shocked:

i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 02:37:32 PM
Sheldon Adelson would get more money in a day just from the tax cut than you will make in your entire life.

This is what you're voting for, Jim-Bob's of the world.
 
2012-09-11 02:42:50 PM

sweetmelissa31: Holy sh*t dude you're like one of the top 10 richest people in the country and you're old as sh*t, how much do you need to f*ck up everyone else's lives in order to add $2 billion to your already massive stockpile of money?

Also:

[i194.photobucket.com image 401x271]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 02:45:31 PM
Are you telling me that Adelson isn't some altruistic patriot doing what he does, not just for the betterment of the country and for all the citizens of it, but for his own personal gain? I find that hard to believe!

/doesn't find it hard to believe
 
2012-09-11 04:36:51 PM
Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.
 
2012-09-11 04:40:24 PM

beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.


name a few.
 
2012-09-11 04:40:33 PM
This was the shock that gave Jerry Lawler a heart attack...
 
2012-09-11 04:41:23 PM

beta_plus: $2 Billion less the Democrat money wil


Did you have a stroke, or did you accidentally the sentence?
 
2012-09-11 04:41:42 PM

beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.


I'm sure there will be plenty of charities ready to jump in and pick up the slack of making your life worse should funding be cut.
 
2012-09-11 04:43:36 PM

Felgraf: beta_plus: $2 Billion less the Democrat money wil

Did you have a stroke, or did you accidentally the sentence?


Special education is obviously one of those programs that makes his life worse
 
2012-09-11 04:43:47 PM
He needs that money so he can become more beautiful.

4.bp.blogspot.com

/Hot.
 
2012-09-11 04:44:06 PM

SuperT: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

name a few.


The state-run mental hospital. If their funding gets withdrawn, maybe he can go free!
 
2012-09-11 04:44:23 PM

SuperT: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

name a few.


Mostly, the idea that blah children getting free meals at school really grinds his gears. How is he supposed to enjoy his lunch KNOWING that there aren't starving blah children? Did anyone stop to think of beta_plus's lunch? Did you?
 
2012-09-11 04:44:41 PM

IXI Jim IXI: Felgraf: beta_plus: $2 Billion less the Democrat money wil

Did you have a stroke, or did you accidentally the sentence?

Special education is obviously one of those programs that makes his life worse


THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH GLUE ONE MAN CAN EAT
 
2012-09-11 04:44:43 PM
B.B.B.B.B.BUT....... George Soros!!!
 
2012-09-11 04:45:09 PM

Bladel: Clearly, his current tax bill makes him a Better American than you lazy good-for-nothings. Why shouldn't he be rewarded?


Not just a better American, a better person.

It is Worthington's Law. More Money = Better Than
 
2012-09-11 04:45:22 PM

beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.


You've been a bit angry today.

Did you get the latest projections in your teabagger newsletter?

www.rove.com
 
2012-09-11 04:45:30 PM

WTF Indeed: No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.


So, the $1,900,000,000 is icing on the cake. When you add in a candidate that will let Israel dictate policy (another of Adelson's favorite causes), and that $100 million just keeps on giving.
 
2012-09-11 04:46:47 PM
But Romney says once he unveils his plans to eliminate tax loopholes, people like Adelson will end up paying more.

The October surprise.
 
2012-09-11 04:47:14 PM
When Obama wins, he should thank @ssholes like Adelson and the Koch Bros for pumping so much money into the Obama Economic Recovery.

Also, gambling is against Rmoney's religion, but he'll take millions made from casinos? Awesome ethics, dude.
 
2012-09-11 04:47:42 PM

IXI Jim IXI: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

I'm sure there will be plenty of charities ready to jump in and pick up the slack of making your life worse should funding be cut.


The churches used to, but with that Prosperity Gospel getting preached in so many places even more of the poor are just shiat-out-of-luck.

"If they weren't evil sinners they wouldn't be poor!" -- Suply-side Jesus
 
2012-09-11 04:49:14 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: MaudlinMutantMollusk: vernonFL: A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.

It truly is a melting pot

Lulz.


Bonus: Romney's gonna lose the Jewish vote. And probably the Asian vote. And I daresay he's not gonna win the gamblers' vote, either (if they even track that sort of thing).

// Mormons and billionaries
// aka weiners and gonads
// aka Gonads and Strife
 
2012-09-11 04:50:03 PM

give me doughnuts: The churches used to, but with that Prosperity Gospel getting preached in so many places even more of the poor are just shiat-out-of-luck.


Yeah, but making that guy miserable sounds like a charity that everyone would dig deep to contribute to :-D
 
2012-09-11 04:50:52 PM

ps69: Bladel: Clearly, his current tax bill makes him a Better American than you lazy good-for-nothings. Why shouldn't he be rewarded?

Not just a better American, a better person.

It is Worthington's Law. More Money = Better Than


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves.
 
2012-09-11 04:51:48 PM

Dr Dreidel: Bonus: Romney's gonna lose the Jewish vote. And probably the Asian vote. And I daresay he's not gonna win the gamblers' vote, either (if they even track that sort of thing).


The Mormon vote is looking like it's going to flip in 2016. Looks like miscegenation really wasn't approved by Kolob.
 
2012-09-11 04:53:22 PM

vernonFL: A Mormon running for President is bankrolled by a Jew who got his billions from Asian gamblers.

Only in America.


When he heard that a Jewish mayor was elected in Dublin, Ireland, Yogi commented, "Yeah, only in America can a thing like this happen."

Link
 
2012-09-11 04:53:48 PM
Remember kids being part of the God fearing, America loving, commie hatin Republican party means never having to help those in need but instead you should best help those who have the power to help themselves because if one thing says American it "Fark you, I got mine".
 
2012-09-11 04:55:26 PM

beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.


No one takes you seriously, not even remotely.

You sound tired Beta.

Can you name any of the evil programs?
 
2012-09-11 04:55:38 PM
This is why SuperPacs are a bad thing.
 
2012-09-11 04:58:37 PM
Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.
 
2012-09-11 04:59:44 PM
static3.businessinsider.com

media1.annabrixthomsen.com
 
2012-09-11 05:01:58 PM

rudemix: Are you telling me that Adelson isn't some altruistic patriot doing what he does, not just for the betterment of the country and for all the citizens of it, but for his own personal gain? I find that hard to believe!

/doesn't find it hard to believe


Which country? Israel? Macao?

If Obama wins, Sheldon had better hope that he ends up in a U.S. prison. The Chinese are not happy with his shenanigans.
 
2012-09-11 05:04:07 PM
you guys don't realize how hard it is to collect dividends on stock you already own. ITS HARD WORK DAMMIT
 
2012-09-11 05:05:43 PM

Cletus C.: But Romney says once he unveils his plans to eliminate tax loopholes, people like Adelson will end up paying more.

The October surprise.


Romney has already said he won't announce the tax loopholes he plans to close to balance his budget until he meets with the next Congress, AKA not until after the election.

Hell, he won't even announce what the rate changes he will propose will be: his site says he will advocate for the elimination of all taxation on capital gains while in office, but as far as income tax rate cuts he hasn't said what his ideal reformed bracket structure would be. Ryan's budget would cut every bracket's rate by 20% from the Bush rates (so the first bracket would be 8% instead of 10% while the top bracket would be 28% instead of 35%), and to do that you would have to eliminate the largest tax deductions that would hurt most middle class Americans.

Considering how many people who are very wealthy make their money through stock options and the like it is nigh-impossible to state that their tax rate will fall from 15% to 0% percent but their effective tax rate will increase due to all the deductions they won't be able to claim.
 
2012-09-11 05:08:45 PM
Adelson owns this

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

www.likecool.com


Sands Marina Bay Singapore.
 
2012-09-11 05:11:03 PM

shower_in_my_socks: When Obama wins, he should thank @ssholes like Adelson and the Koch Bros for pumping so much money into the Obama Economic Recovery.


Wonder what all the TV stations are doing with their newfound windfall?


Raharu: You sound tired Beta.


I'm just shocked there are so many people that *don't* have him on ignore.
 
2012-09-11 05:12:00 PM

Grungehamster: Romney has already said he won't announce the tax loopholes he plans to close to balance his budget until he meets with the next Congress, AKA not until after the election.


So we'll never get to hear what they are?
 
2012-09-11 05:15:28 PM
Provide a tax windfall of an estimated $1.2 billion to Adelson's company, Las Vegas Sands Corp.,

This has always been what he wants since the beginning. He needs a tax holiday to repatriate his money from Macau tax free, and Romney would give it to him. Bush did one as well. Obama's not playing ball.
 
2012-09-11 05:15:35 PM
That's a lot of Matzo balls!
 
2012-09-11 05:17:28 PM

killershark: Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.


Do you really think that $1.2 billion his company would save would be for the betterment of the lesser within the empire? With $1.2billion, he could hire 24,000 people with $50k jobs (or pay his current staff a lot better). Most likely, the top 50% will go back to him, the next 35% will go to his executive staff. 10% will go towards the next election, and the remaining 5% will trickle down through the ranks to the working class getting the scraps.
 
2012-09-11 05:19:22 PM
 
2012-09-11 05:22:15 PM
Adelson is the most hated man in Las Vegas. In 2001, he beat out Bin Laden as the most hated man in Las Vegas in a newspaper poll.

Here's the schmuck giving a deposition Link
 
2012-09-11 05:25:01 PM

SouthParkCon: Romney should take a page from the Obama's book an start returning investments to his backers into the billions...except use taxpayer's money instead of tax breaks....

In the 1705 government-backed-loan program, for example, $16.4 billion of the $20.5 billion in loans granted as of Sept. 15 went to companies either run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers-individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama's National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.


I wonder how many "large donors to the Democratic Party" also qualified as "large donors to the Republican party". Face it, big companies whose members donate to one party usually donate nearly the same amount to the other because:

A) As a large company has lots of employees, you'll find people of both parties within it.
B) The big wigs enjoy hedging their bets; they want to be able to call in favors whichever party wins.

Adelson is at least honest with his money being politically motivated.
 
2012-09-11 05:42:18 PM

pacified: you guys don't realize how hard it is to collect dividends on stock you already own. ITS HARD WORK DAMMIT


Listen lib, the job creators are already hard at work creating jobs, so don't go around pretending that making money just for having money isn't hard work.
 
2012-09-11 05:49:06 PM

Raharu: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

No one takes you seriously, not even remotely.

You sound tired Beta.

Can you name any of the evil programs?


You sound nervous.
 
2012-09-11 05:56:24 PM

beta_plus: Raharu: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

No one takes you seriously, not even remotely.

You sound tired Beta.

Can you name any of the evil programs?

You sound nervous.


Answer the goddamn question or STFU, you partisan farkstick
 
2012-09-11 06:00:31 PM

beta_plus: Raharu: beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.

No one takes you seriously, not even remotely.

You sound tired Beta.

Can you name any of the evil programs?

You sound nervous.


Nope, we're all waiting in anticipation for your answer.
 
2012-09-11 06:03:00 PM

shower_in_my_socks: When Obama wins, he should thank @ssholes like Adelson and the Koch Bros for pumping so much money into the Obama Economic Recovery.

Also, gambling is against Rmoney's religion, but he'll take millions made from casinos? Awesome ethics, dude.


You should see all the BYU grads who work in casino front offices.

/you should also see all the hot, sheltered Utah chicks who come down to Vegas to party on the weekends
//but that's another story
 
2012-09-11 06:12:49 PM
Shockingly republicans want to cheat deserving governments out of tax dollars they are due.
 
2012-09-11 06:13:40 PM

vernonFL: Adelson owns this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x451]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x394]

[www.likecool.com image 580x419]


Sands Marina Bay Singapore.


He built a casino / hotel out of a boat that crashed on top of a skyscraper? I take it he's a big Project A-Ko fan?
 
2012-09-11 06:20:47 PM

InfamousG: killershark: Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.

Do you really think that $1.2 billion his company would save would be for the betterment of the lesser within the empire? With $1.2billion, he could hire 24,000 people with $50k jobs (or pay his current staff a lot better). Most likely, the top 50% will go back to him, the next 35% will go to his executive staff. 10% will go towards the next election, and the remaining 5% will trickle down through the ranks to the working class getting the scraps.


So your alternative is to force him into keeping it overseas. The money's been earned over there and is sitting in a bank account (or some other investment). The US government is getting 0% of it. You'd rather have that 0% instead of only taking 15% or so? Would you rather have NOTHING just because it galls you so that a rich guy might get a slight break?
 
2012-09-11 06:28:19 PM

beta_plus: Good. That's $2 Billion less the Democrat money will have to spend on programs that make my life worse.


Every parasitic tax cheat a hero, eh?
Figures.
 
2012-09-11 06:59:14 PM

Cataholic: InfamousG: killershark: Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.

Do you really think that $1.2 billion his company would save would be for the betterment of the lesser within the empire? With $1.2billion, he could hire 24,000 people with $50k jobs (or pay his current staff a lot better). Most likely, the top 50% will go back to him, the next 35% will go to his executive staff. 10% will go towards the next election, and the remaining 5% will trickle down through the ranks to the working class getting the scraps.

So your alternative is to force him into keeping it overseas. The money's been earned over there and is sitting in a bank account (or some other investment). The US government is getting 0% of it. You'd rather have that 0% instead of only taking 15% or so? Would you rather have NOTHING just because it galls you so that a rich guy might get a slight break?


Clown assertion, bro.

If only the idea of THE UNITED STATES' capital gains tax rate weren't to encourage risk-takers to invest in THE UNITED STATES.

/jurisdictional arbitrage, how the fark does it work?
 
2012-09-11 07:11:50 PM
The more I think about it, the more I think we need a real Republican candidate. You know, like Eisenhower, the guy who put a 91% tax rate for the wealthiest folks.

Seriously, you want to see a hiring boom? Bring that back. All the CEOs will take their ball and go home (to Bermuda or wherever) and the largest corporations will be able to hire millions more workers cumulatively.
 
2012-09-11 07:13:50 PM

Carn: The more I think about it, the more I think we need a real Republican candidate.


We have one. His name is Obama.
 
2012-09-11 07:16:55 PM

Cataholic: InfamousG: killershark: Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.

Do you really think that $1.2 billion his company would save would be for the betterment of the lesser within the empire? With $1.2billion, he could hire 24,000 people with $50k jobs (or pay his current staff a lot better). Most likely, the top 50% will go back to him, the next 35% will go to his executive staff. 10% will go towards the next election, and the remaining 5% will trickle down through the ranks to the working class getting the scraps.

So your alternative is to force him into keeping it overseas. The money's been earned over there and is sitting in a bank account (or some other investment). The US government is getting 0% of it. You'd rather have that 0% instead of only taking 15% or so? Would you rather have NOTHING just because it galls you so that a rich guy might get a slight break?


Lets be clear. Profits to the business are owned and controlled by the shareholders. He is the shareholders. He COULD hire 24,000 people. That's not the reality though. The reality is they take the money. Use the loopholes available to transfer the wealth from the company to the individual via things like retirement funds to pay a minmum amount of tax on it. Add on a simple business shelter and have the business pay for all personal expenses and you are literally deducting 100% of your life while paying the absolute minimum in taxes and accruing all the wealth.

That's the reality. And it needs to never, ever happen. (or stop happening)
 
2012-09-11 07:19:05 PM

gameshowhost: Cataholic: InfamousG: killershark: Listen, Adelson is a jerk, but that headline seems to be misleading. It sounds like a good chunk of that $2 billion -- $1.2 billion according to the article -- would be his company's untaxed profits and not cash actually going into his pockets. Am I missing something?

Still doesn't change the fact that it makes me sick to know people like can buy an election. These Super PACs are getting ridiculous.

Do you really think that $1.2 billion his company would save would be for the betterment of the lesser within the empire? With $1.2billion, he could hire 24,000 people with $50k jobs (or pay his current staff a lot better). Most likely, the top 50% will go back to him, the next 35% will go to his executive staff. 10% will go towards the next election, and the remaining 5% will trickle down through the ranks to the working class getting the scraps.

So your alternative is to force him into keeping it overseas. The money's been earned over there and is sitting in a bank account (or some other investment). The US government is getting 0% of it. You'd rather have that 0% instead of only taking 15% or so? Would you rather have NOTHING just because it galls you so that a rich guy might get a slight break?

Clown assertion, bro.

If only the idea of THE UNITED STATES' capital gains tax rate weren't to encourage risk-takers to invest in THE UNITED STATES.

/jurisdictional arbitrage, how the fark does it work?


What does the cap gain rate have to do with taxation of overseas operations?

You think someone will repatriate funds at confiscatory rates just to pay our cap gains rate (which you guys also want to raise)?
 
2012-09-11 07:24:47 PM

DeaH: WTF Indeed: No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.

So, the $1,900,000,000 is icing on the cake. When you add in a candidate that will let Israel dictate policy (another of Adelson's favorite causes), and that $100 million just keeps on giving.


Yep. Adelson really, really needs a Romney victory.

And America really needs him to lose.
 
2012-09-11 07:47:37 PM

sprawl15: Carn: The more I think about it, the more I think we need a real Republican candidate.

We have one. His name is Obama.


True. I just wish he had the political capital to do what must be done. We need a 1,000,000+ and 10,000,000+ income levels. The former can be oh 50%, the latter, 65%. Do the same for capital gains, make it progressive, and raise the tax.
 
2012-09-11 07:52:56 PM

vernonFL: Adelson owns this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x451]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x394]

[www.likecool.com image 580x419]


Sands Marina Bay Singapore.


I'm surprised the water is all yellow from all the people who jump in and immediately pee because it farking scary up there!
 
2012-09-11 08:02:28 PM

vernonFL: Adelson owns this

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x451]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x394]

[www.likecool.com image 580x419]


Sands Marina Bay Singapore.


Okay, I hate saying this, but that's totally cool. That's exactly the kind of thing Trump could build, if he hadn't had his taste surgically removed.
 
2012-09-11 08:10:14 PM

sweetmelissa31: Holy sh*t dude you're like one of the top 10 richest people in the country and you're old as sh*t, how much do you need to f*ck up everyone else's lives in order to add $2 billion to your already massive stockpile of money?


People like him live for money, nothing more. It's all he has, and he needs more and more to convince himself his life was worth living. He'll do everything he can to amass more, right down to figuring out how to stiff the hospice that will bestow upon him much undeserved comfort and dignity in his dying days.
 
2012-09-11 08:11:19 PM
And if Obama wins, can Sheldon get arrested instead?
 
2012-09-11 08:14:20 PM

what_now: WTF Indeed: No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.

Yes, but at this point, when Obama does win, and the Justice Department continues it's investigation, he can whine that Obama's jackbooted thugs are harassing a poor little small businessman for supporting the opposition.


And that's when all the teeny-tiny violins shall begin playing a sad little tune, just for him.

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2012-09-11 08:18:47 PM

DeaH: WTF Indeed: No, Adelson wants the Federal investigations into his illegal business deals to be stopped. Which is the sole reason he is dumping money into the campaign.

So, the $1,900,000,000 is icing on the cake. When you add in a candidate that will let Israel dictate policy (another of Adelson's favorite causes), and that $100 million just keeps on giving.


Don't forget that Sheldon also demands that Mitt release John Pollard and send him straight to a hero's welcome in Israel.
 
2012-09-11 08:21:03 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: People like him live for money, nothing more. It's all he has, and he needs more and more to convince himself his life was worth living. He'll do everything he can to amass more, right down to figuring out how to stiff the hospice that will bestow upon him much undeserved comfort and dignity in his dying days.


Adelson owns a hospice.

There's more horror stories coming from out that place than Stephen King's typewriter.
 
2012-09-11 08:43:28 PM

Coelacanth: Don't Troll Me Bro!: People like him live for money, nothing more. It's all he has, and he needs more and more to convince himself his life was worth living. He'll do everything he can to amass more, right down to figuring out how to stiff the hospice that will bestow upon him much undeserved comfort and dignity in his dying days.

Adelson owns a hospice.

There's more horror stories coming from out that place than Stephen King's typewriter.


Huh, I Googled that. First thing I found about it had this gem:
One thing Adelson won't do is talk about politics. NPR sought to interview him on all aspects of this story. After several days of negotiations, Adelson declined because NPR wouldn't take politics off the agenda. Federal records show that since 1999, Adelson and his wife have made disclosed political contributions of $21.6 million, and 82 percent of it has been for the benefit of Gingrich.

So he won't talk about politics, but he'll give $21.6 million to mostly one guy, then pledge $100 million dollars on a single candidate for a single political race? That's just weird.
 
2012-09-11 08:49:35 PM
Sheldon Adelson blowing $100m+ on the election and having his scion lose is the main reason I'm voting Obama.
 
2012-09-11 09:15:48 PM

Kome: Grungehamster: Romney has already said he won't announce the tax loopholes he plans to close to balance his budget until he meets with the next Congress, AKA not until after the election.

So we'll never get to hear what they are?


Yup, that's romneys new campaign slogan, "Vote for me or you'll always wonder!"
 
2012-09-11 09:27:13 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: So he won't talk about politics, but he'll give $21.6 million to mostly one guy, then pledge $100 million dollars on a single candidate for a single political race? That's just weird.


Adelson pretty much answers to no one. He's the king (at least in his own mind) and he does as he pleases.
 
2012-09-11 09:33:29 PM
I'm OK with this.

He could simply give himself a tax cut the old fashioned Geithner/Buffet way...simply don't pay your taxes.
 
2012-09-11 10:08:13 PM

Cataholic: Clown assertion, bro.

If only the idea of THE UNITED STATES' capital gains tax rate weren't to encourage risk-takers to invest in THE UNITED STATES.

/jurisdictional arbitrage, how the fark does it work?


Sorry if I got the attribution wrong.

Taxes are based on where you're a citizen, not where you invest. You pay the same Capital Gains taxes whether you invest in the NYSE or the Tosho. If only American capital gains paid a lower rate, you might have a point.
 
2012-09-11 10:16:11 PM
How much do you have to make to pay over 2 billion in taxes?
 
2012-09-11 11:06:19 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Taxes are based on where you're a citizen, not where you invest.


Actually, many countries do tax capital gains based on income earned in that country. This is one of the reasons Romney had to avoid Italy on his overseas campaign trip - the Italian government believes he skirted their tax laws by selling a phone directory service he had purchased using an Italian company through a subsidiary in Luxembourg.
 
2012-09-12 12:03:58 AM
Or about 2-3% of the Obama stimulus program used to pay off campaign supporters.
 
2012-09-12 12:07:43 AM

ox45tallboy: The Jami Turman Fan Club: Taxes are based on where you're a citizen, not where you invest.

Actually, many countries do tax capital gains based on income earned in that country. This is one of the reasons Romney had to avoid Italy on his overseas campaign trip - the Italian government believes he skirted their tax laws by selling a phone directory service he had purchased using an Italian company through a subsidiary in Luxembourg.


I did not know that. Thanks!
 
2012-09-12 01:56:52 AM

randomjsa: Or about 2-3% of the Obama stimulus program used to pay off campaign supporters.


It's not nepotism when your own side does it. Instead it's "carrying out the will of the voters."
 
2012-09-12 03:21:25 AM
But remember: welfare queens are stealing ALL the monies!!
 
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