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(The Daily Dolt)   France's Socialist President Francois Hollande endorses... Mitt Romney   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 47
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2012-09-29 10:13:12 AM  
Mitt is actually short for Mitterand
 
2012-09-29 10:15:58 AM  
Do we care what anyone in France thinks this week?

/I keep losing track
 
2012-09-29 10:18:55 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Do we care what anyone in France thinks this week?

/I keep losing track


Only if they diss Obama. Then their comments are pithy and cogent; otherwise, they're just a bunch of socialist cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
 
2012-09-29 10:24:21 AM  
TROLOLOheadline
 
2012-09-29 11:59:44 AM  
I'm changing my vote. That guy is so awesome they named a sauce after him.
 
2012-09-29 12:47:20 PM  
Romney's reaction:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-29 03:00:11 PM  

LRA61380: Mitt is actually short for Mitterand


Hm, done in one!
 
2012-09-29 03:03:41 PM  
RTFA.
 
2012-09-29 03:04:46 PM  
I like this self-aware politician.
 
2012-09-29 03:06:36 PM  
Hollande pointed out that, in America, "as you'd imagine, if a socialist supported one of these candidates, it would cost him dear," adding "I suppose I should endorse Mitt Romney."

He did it for the LOLS
 
2012-09-29 03:10:40 PM  
hahaha
 
2012-09-29 03:14:25 PM  
"But it's true that between President Obama and what I'm representing here today, France, there are common goals."

thesignalinthenoise.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-29 03:16:17 PM  
C'est malin ça.
 
2012-09-29 03:17:07 PM  
satire sat·ire/ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
Noun: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
 
2012-09-29 03:17:19 PM  

satanorsanta: Hollande pointed out that, in America, "as you'd imagine, if a socialist supported one of these candidates, it would cost him dear," adding "I suppose I should endorse Mitt Romney."

He did it for the LOLS


I hope this is the beginning of an awesome trend where world leaders ironically endorse Romney to troll the Republican party. I'm looking at you Raul Castro, Hu Jintao. Although China might actually prefer Romney.
 
2012-09-29 03:17:41 PM  
Le Troll
 
2012-09-29 03:19:50 PM  
depts.washington.edu

Never forget?
 
2012-09-29 03:21:28 PM  
le lulz
 
2012-09-29 03:21:42 PM  
Don't forget Romney actually lived in France instead of going to Vietnam - he could be a socialist manchurian candidate.
 
2012-09-29 03:23:49 PM  

Rich Cream: [depts.washington.edu image 290x410]

Never forget?


in a long and rich history of congress doing stupid shiat that may well win.
 
2012-09-29 03:24:19 PM  
It's to pay him back for all that time Mitt spent in France fighting the Vietnam War. If it weren't for him the French would be all like, "Le Dong Bong Fong."
 
2012-09-29 03:35:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: Le Troll


Yep. And the perfect excuse for me to use this again:

blog.wtfconcept.com
 
2012-09-29 03:46:40 PM  
Hollande pointed out that, in America, "as you'd imagine, if a socialist supported one of these candidates, it would cost him dear," adding "I suppose I should endorse Mitt Romney."

Troll evident est evident.
 
2012-09-29 03:54:54 PM  
"The self-aware Hollande pointed out that, in America, "as you'd imagine, if a socialist supported one of these candidates, it would cost him dear," adding "I suppose I should endorse Mitt Romney." "

www.thedailydolt.com

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-09-29 03:59:39 PM  
Sits back and waits for the endorsement from Amineedajacket.

/too lazy to look up the correct spelling.
 
2012-09-29 04:10:18 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Don't forget Romney actually lived in France instead of going to Vietnam - he could be a socialist manchurian candidate.


What's sad is that if he was a Democrat I could TOTALLY hear someone ask Fox "just asking questions"... what did he learn while in France? Did he like the socialist system that much?
 
2012-09-29 04:11:00 PM  
someone AT Fox News, rather
 
2012-09-29 04:13:48 PM  
75% tax rate! That will come soon for Americans making over 250,000 in a few years. Yea socialism!
 
2012-09-29 04:19:44 PM  

darkedgefan: 75% tax rate! That will come soon for Americans making over 250,000 in a few years. Yea socialism!


No American politician has seriously considered this. But nice try.
 
2012-09-29 04:27:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: No American politician has seriously considered this. But nice try.


While I think it's unlikely to happen in the modern age, until 1970 the top tax rate was above 75% more often than not. And that's just income tax, not including other forms of taxation like property taxes.
 
2012-09-29 04:28:47 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Don't forget Romney actually lived in France instead of going to Vietnam - he could be a socialist manchurian candidate.


He was governor of Massachusetts. Seems obvious. Probably also chugs Irish Whiskey.
 
2012-09-29 04:38:26 PM  
There's a reason why I love the French. Well, maybe not their choice of music, but...

/Let's face it
//How many good French bands have come out recently?
///Well, I know only one good French power metal band, and they sing in english
 
2012-09-29 05:03:29 PM  
Given the millions in consulting $$ paid by Groupe Bull to Bain over the years, it's no wonder. Romney probably lobbied Hollande in the legislature or Mitterand government to get those $$.

While Mitt was taking money from Groupe Bull, they were spying on American companies. Link

My guess is that because of those associations Romney couldn't get a security clearance as a private citizen.
 
2012-09-29 05:19:43 PM  

Snapper Carr: Le Troll


Le drole troll.
 
2012-09-29 05:19:57 PM  
Hollande, who recently unveiled his controversial plan for a 75% income tax rate on people making over the equivalent of $1.3 million per year,

Oh fark yes
 
2012-09-29 06:43:43 PM  

satanorsanta: Hollande pointed out that, in America, "as you'd imagine, if a socialist supported one of these candidates, it would cost him dear," adding "I suppose I should endorse Mitt Romney."

He did it for the LOLS


That's hilarious. Obama may have to give up the Troller in Chief crown to Hollande.
 
2012-09-29 06:47:32 PM  

whidbey: Hollande, who recently unveiled his controversial plan for a 75% income tax rate on people making over the equivalent of $1.3 million per year,

Oh fark yes


I'm for raising taxes on the very wealthy, but that's insane. I'd cap any top tax rate at 49%.

But that's just me.

Of course, we would have to go that far at all if we just treated all income as 'regular' income and set rates back to Clinton era rates starting in, probably 2014 (ie. once the economy is on stronger footing).
 
2012-09-29 06:49:54 PM  

theknuckler_33: we wouldn't have to go that far


FTFM.
 
2012-09-29 08:14:15 PM  

theknuckler_33: whidbey: Hollande, who recently unveiled his controversial plan for a 75% income tax rate on people making over the equivalent of $1.3 million per year,

Oh fark yes

I'm for raising taxes on the very wealthy, but that's insane. I'd cap any top tax rate at 49%.

But that's just me.

Of course, we would have to go that far at all if we just treated all income as 'regular' income and set rates back to Clinton era rates starting in, probably 2014 (ie. once the economy is on stronger footing).


See, that's the thing.

One reason the hyperrich pay so little in taxes is, counterintuitively, because they pay such a high rate of taxes in the first place. High rates means the person wants to lower the amount being taxed at that rate, leading to tax shelters, tax attorneys, slick accountants who can disappear a paycheck faster than an Iraqi terrorist...and tax law loopholes like "well, it isn't income if it was obtained by X;" and other dodges. Sure, someone making $10 million a year can probably withstand a 40% tax better than someone making $10,000 a year can withstand a 5% tax; but then again, doing so means that the rich person will find any means, reasonable or otherwise, to protect some of his income from that 40%. Meanwhile, the poor person has to rely on tax breaks and refunds to stay on an even footing.

Our tax code is a mess.
 
2012-09-29 11:18:13 PM  

Gyrfalcon: theknuckler_33: whidbey: Hollande, who recently unveiled his controversial plan for a 75% income tax rate on people making over the equivalent of $1.3 million per year,

Oh fark yes

I'm for raising taxes on the very wealthy, but that's insane. I'd cap any top tax rate at 49%.

But that's just me.

Of course, we would have to go that far at all if we just treated all income as 'regular' income and set rates back to Clinton era rates starting in, probably 2014 (ie. once the economy is on stronger footing).

See, that's the thing.

One reason the hyperrich pay so little in taxes is, counterintuitively, because they pay such a high rate of taxes in the first place. High rates means the person wants to lower the amount being taxed at that rate, leading to tax shelters, tax attorneys, slick accountants who can disappear a paycheck faster than an Iraqi terrorist...and tax law loopholes like "well, it isn't income if it was obtained by X;" and other dodges. Sure, someone making $10 million a year can probably withstand a 40% tax better than someone making $10,000 a year can withstand a 5% tax; but then again, doing so means that the rich person will find any means, reasonable or otherwise, to protect some of his income from that 40%. Meanwhile, the poor person has to rely on tax breaks and refunds to stay on an even footing.

Our tax code is a mess.


Are you pretending that rich people wouldn't do that anyway? If their tax rate was 15% they'd still use every loop-hole and tax dodge that they can find.
 
2012-09-30 12:52:20 AM  
BTW, this thread marks the first troll thread for Saturday. So for anyone keeping note, as I amuse myself with, the troll shift starts at around 3 PM EST on weekends. I'm sure there will be no increased coincidental appearance of trolls.

/Republicans don't really care about the French vote
//Unless they're voting for a n**ger.
 
2012-09-30 04:58:23 AM  

whidbey: Hollande, who recently unveiled his controversial plan for a 75% income tax rate on people making over the equivalent of $1.3 million per year,

Oh fark yes


Hmm... 1.3 million dollars is a lot of money. I think I could tolerate paying 75% tax on anything over that. Of course, I would be over the moon having that much money to start with...
 
2012-09-30 07:01:27 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-09-30 11:47:51 AM  
man I love his guy!
he has hummor,and is an actual socialist!
Give me a want to go back to France.
Looking forward to pay those 75%!
 
2012-09-30 02:41:45 PM  

On-Off: man I love his guy!
he has hummor,and is an actual socialist!
Give me a want to go back to France.
Looking forward to pay those 75%!


You forgot to add the 'laughter OL!"
 
2012-09-30 02:54:33 PM  

CygnusDarius: There's a reason why I love the French. Well, maybe not their choice of music, but...

/Let's face it
//How many good French bands have come out recently?
///Well, I know only one good French power metal band, and they sing in english


Phoenix
 
2012-09-30 06:00:32 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Our tax code is a mess.


Oh look, it's that old excuse again.
 
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