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(The Raw Story)   Won't someone please think about the poor, tax oppressed millionaires in Maine?   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-10-18 02:32:20 PM  
Bush-wa.

There. You're now thinking of poor tax-oppressed millionaires in Maine.
 
2013-10-18 02:43:49 PM  
According to LePage, the number of millionaires decreased by 80 percent in Maine during the last 25 years, while growing by 700 percent in New Hampshire. In fact, IRS data shows that the number of millionaires in Maine had grown by 83 percent since 1997. During the same period in New Hampshire, the number of millionaires increased by 64 percent.

Faith based economics.
 
2013-10-18 02:44:42 PM  
If you tax the crap out of them, it will incentivize them to make more money.

It really is the only sensible solution.
 
2013-10-18 02:54:53 PM  
LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable
 
2013-10-18 02:57:07 PM  

cman: LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable


Born on a goat farm in Kenya and becoming POTUS also impressive.
 
2013-10-18 02:58:37 PM  
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.
 
2013-10-18 02:59:12 PM  

mrshowrules: cman: LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable

Born on a goat farm in Kenya and becoming POTUS also impressive.


Don't forget going to Mars as a teenager.
 
2013-10-18 03:06:37 PM  
 Millionaires going extinct? Maybe the ones with only a million which are pretty much a chunk of the middle class.
 
2013-10-18 03:09:12 PM  

edmo: Millionaires going extinct? Maybe the ones with only a million which are pretty much a chunk of the middle class.


I could be very wrong here, but it seems to me that they must be talking about people who earn over a million a year.  Since they are using IRS data, it would seem that they are using income rather than assets.
 
2013-10-18 03:10:25 PM  
Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.
 
2013-10-18 03:11:55 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: If you tax the crap out of them, it will incentivize them to make more money.

It really is the only sensible solution.


Because millionaires need to be convinced to make more money?


Three Crooked Squirrels: edmo: Millionaires going extinct? Maybe the ones with only a million which are pretty much a chunk of the middle class.

I could be very wrong here, but it seems to me that they must be talking about people who earn over a million a year.  Since they are using IRS data, it would seem that they are using income rather than assets.


In other words, the real number could be substantially higher. Those with unexecuted stock options, major property holdings, etc.
 
2013-10-18 03:14:05 PM  
Maine gov. calls for tax cut over 'concern' millionaires are facing extinction


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2013-10-18 03:19:23 PM  
If the IRS is involved, then they mean somebody making a million dollars in income. The gov might be talking about people with a million+ net worth. Raw apples vs pies, or something like that.
 
2013-10-18 03:20:32 PM  
Oh yes, those poor, poor millionaires.

imageshack.us
 
2013-10-18 03:22:25 PM  

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


I didn't know that.  I always hated L.L. Bean but now I feel more righteous about it.
 
2013-10-18 03:23:25 PM  

clkeagle: Marcus Aurelius: If you tax the crap out of them, it will incentivize them to make more money.

It really is the only sensible solution.

Because millionaires need to be convinced to make more money?


That's always the claim. "If you raise their taxes by 3% they will decide that making money is no longer worth it and will just become hobos".

For real man. My brother's cousin's buddy totally turned down a big promotion and raise because he would be making less money after the pay increase cuz his taxes were gonna go up. Typical gubmint.
 
2013-10-18 03:23:29 PM  
Republicans have learned that you don't need to even to be remotely accurate in your rhetoric because if a media source corrects the blatant lie they are just part of the liebral media conspiracy but mostly they don't and just report sides of the story in the name of balance. "Gov Lepage says 80% of millionaires left the state, democrats say the number has actually increased by 83%... now on to the weather"
 
2013-10-18 03:25:00 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: According to LePage, the number of millionaires decreased by 80 percent in Maine during the last 25 years, while growing by 700 percent in New Hampshire. In fact, IRS data shows that the number of millionaires in Maine had grown by 83 percent since 1997. During the same period in New Hampshire, the number of millionaires increased by 64 percent.

Faith based economics.


No, the Governor is right, because he says he's right, and because if he were wrong, there would be no need for the Tax cuts, and as we all know tax cut, especially for the wealthy are a good thing.   It's really very simple.  Only the disciplined mind can see reality. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. That is the fact that you have got to relearn. It needs an act of self-destruction, an effort of the will. You must humble yourself before you can become sane.'
 
2013-10-18 03:26:42 PM  

theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.


No, that's Vermont
 
2013-10-18 03:28:01 PM  

Headso: Republicans have learned that you don't need to even to be remotely accurate in your rhetoric because if a media source corrects the blatant lie they are just part of the liebral media conspiracy but mostly they don't and just report sides of the story in the name of balance. "Gov Lepage says 80% of millionaires left the state, democrats say the number has actually increased by 83%... now on to the weather"


Or they weren't intended to be a factual statement. Or words that they said that are used against them are a falsehood.
 
2013-10-18 03:28:36 PM  

Ou couild double taxes on the super rich in this country and they wouldn't feel a damn thing. They only notice it when they read the balance sheet. Their wealth is an abstraction.

http://utrend.tv/v/9-out-of-10-americans-are-completely- wrong-about-th is-mind-blowing-fact/

 
2013-10-18 03:29:06 PM  
Tipping pointed out that even though IRS records only go back to 1997, it was clear that LePage's numbers were "ludicrously wrong."

To be fair to LePage in order to stand out in today's GOP it is not enough to simply be wrong about everything you must also be blatantly, unabashedly, pants-on-headedly, massively, epically, ludicrously wrong if you want to get the slightest bit of ink.

Luckily for LePage that level of wrongness seems to come quite naturally.

Not so lucky for the people of Maine, of course, just saying.
 
2013-10-18 03:29:07 PM  

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


What does she think her customers are doing in the woods, anyway?
 
2013-10-18 03:29:08 PM  

cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont


I thought Vermont was where you keep your crazy cousin with no teeth
 
2013-10-18 03:30:16 PM  

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


But where will I get my cable-knit sweaters and monogrammed towels?!
 
2013-10-18 03:30:46 PM  
I always think about them.

Roasting over open fires.
 
2013-10-18 03:31:29 PM  

Arkanaut: what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.

What does she think her customers are doing in the woods, anyway?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-18 03:31:48 PM  
If they'd show me their tits, I would.

It always amazes me how rich people have to cry about taxes. If you can't avoid taxation in America, then you have no business being rich.
 
2013-10-18 03:33:16 PM  
Oh no, a state where no one is unreasonably wealthy.  It's so harmful to everyone else in these specific ways:

1.
 
2013-10-18 03:33:48 PM  

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


I can't find anything to support that rumor.  The only thing I can find on it is a denial that L.L. Bean itself took a stance, along with a statement that Linda Bean claims to have contributed no money to either side during the campaign. Although known for giving to Republican causes, I can't seem to find anything reliable that suggests she "spent millions defeating gay marriage in Maine."

Statement from L.L. Bean
 
2013-10-18 03:34:35 PM  
I don't mean to disparage any Farkers from there, but I sometimes forget Maine is a state. I mean, it's all tucked away up there in the corner, it's easy to forget.

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Oh yes, those poor, poor millionaires.

[imageshack.us image 400x300]


Shouldn't the poverty line be parallel to the Y axis?

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


I did not know that. I'm taking back the shirt I got my dad earlier this year.
 
2013-10-18 03:36:17 PM  

what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.


I prefer to try and destroy her from the inside out.

I make it a point to never, ever throw anything from LL Bean away, no matter how used or thrashed they are.

I have an LL Bean hammock that gets left out year round and encourage the kids to use it as a slingshot when they're playing outside.  It lasts about two years until the wood gives usually and then I bring it back and have them ship me another one.

I'm on my fifth.  As a fisherman waders are expensive and usually only last a few seasons if you really take care of them.  I treat mine like crap and bring them back once a year whether there's a leak or not.  I do the same with things like fishing pliers which I use in saltwater and never rinse.

When friends go fishing with me all the loaner rods are from LL Bean.  I think the 8ft surf rod I have has been broken at least twice and brought back.  St Croix' warranty is five years but Bean's is still good and they ship me a new one.  I'll also likely get a fly rod or two from them as I usually have a fly rod on the roof of my car all the time during warmer months that I won't care if I snap.
 
2013-10-18 03:38:57 PM  
a bloo blah bloo

laid low by the taxiarchy
 
2013-10-18 03:40:59 PM  

monoski: cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont

I thought Vermont was where you keep your crazy cousin with no teeth


Vermont and New Hampshire are two loudly opinionated uncles, one of whom is a hoverround Teatard and the other is a crusty old hippie. They always bicker at each other and you don't want either of them to hug you.
 
2013-10-18 03:42:50 PM  

cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont


Nope, New Hampshire
 
2013-10-18 03:47:48 PM  

Wrongo: Ou couild double taxes on the super rich in this country and they wouldn't feel a damn thing. They only notice it when they read the balance sheet. Their wealth is an abstraction.http://utrend.tv/v/9-out-of-10-americans-are-completely- wrong-about-th is-mind-blowing-fact/


Damn dude, that is some eye opening shiat...I mean, I knew that wealth equality was bad, but I din't know it was THAT bad...I mean, I had some concept but holy cow...thank for the link dude
 
2013-10-18 03:48:32 PM  
LePage is gonna get his ass handed to him in 2014 if he doesn't line up some rich donors quick.
 
2013-10-18 03:50:11 PM  

mrshowrules: cman: LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable

Born on a goat farm in Kenya and becoming POTUS also impressive.


Smart'n'funniest !!
 
2013-10-18 03:50:53 PM  

what_now: mrshowrules: cman: LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable

Born on a goat farm in Kenya and becoming POTUS also impressive.

Don't forget going to Mars as a teenager.


I never thought this country would elect an atheist muslim, but it happened.

/regardless, the easiest way to make millionaires go extinct in this country is to gut education and jobs programs while sending the manufacturing base to Bumfok China.
 
2013-10-18 03:52:09 PM  

theorellior: monoski: cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont

I thought Vermont was where you keep your crazy cousin with no teeth

Vermont and New Hampshire are two loudly opinionated uncles, one of whom is a hoverround Teatard and the other is a crusty old hippie. They always bicker at each other and you don't want either of them to hug you.


Now now. New Hampshire is MANY things- but a God bothering Teatard it is not. The religion of New Hampshire is "mind your own business" and biatching about the Red Sox.
 
2013-10-18 03:55:19 PM  

CarloSkippy: what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.

I can't find anything to support that rumor.  The only thing I can find on it is a denial that L.L. Bean itself took a stance, along with a statement that Linda Bean claims to have contributed no money to either side during the campaign. Although known for giving to Republican causes, I can't seem to find anything reliable that suggests she "spent millions defeating gay marriage in Maine."

Statement from L.L. Bean


Linda Bean is an owner of LL Bean, not the owner of LL Bean, and if I'm not mistaken, her shares were accumulated by virtue that she's the only living direct descendant of the company's founder, Leon Leonwood "Yo, dawg" Bean.   In many respects they are model corporate citizen, and although they now do outsource many of their product lines, they were among the last in the apparel industry to follow that model, and currently they they feature more American made goods than most, if not all, of their competitors.

In short, the company is more than the silver-spoon namesake.
 
2013-10-18 03:55:49 PM  
Millionaires should read history a bit more. The old way of income distribution involved home made ladders and the kid's ear getting mailed home.
 
2013-10-18 03:56:30 PM  

what_now: mrshowrules: cman: LePage is a moran

/I will always respect him
//even though he is a moran
///Going from being homeless (via running away from an abusive father) at age 11 to becoming the Governor of a state is still very respectable

Born on a goat farm in Kenya and becoming POTUS also impressive.

Don't forget going to Mars as a teenager.


He also got away wth killing the mother of his love child.
 
2013-10-18 03:59:06 PM  
those poor dears
 
2013-10-18 04:03:20 PM  

what_now: Now now. New Hampshire is MANY things- but a God bothering Teatard it is not. The religion of New Hampshire is "mind your own business" and biatching about the Red Sox.


So more of a survivalist type, then?
 
2013-10-18 04:05:26 PM  

YouAreItNoTagBacks: cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont

Nope, New Hampshire



Let's get this straight.

Massachusetts = Your Harvard educated brother in law who's smart & wealthy, knows it, and it insufferable about it. Can't drive.
Connecticut = Your Yale educated sister in law. Also wealthy, but comes from older money and is a bit quieter about it. Dates New York City bankers.
Rhode Island = Your mob flunky cousin. Self-conscious about his height.
New Hampshire = Your tea party gun nut uncle. Has the best fireworks parties.
Vermont = Your former hippy uncle. You go see him when you want pot and ice cream.
Maine = Your backwoods redneck uncle. Quiet and keeps to himself mostly, but you really don't want to look inside his shed in the backyard.
 
2013-10-18 04:06:56 PM  

monoski: cman: theorellior: Ahhh, Maine. New England's crazy aunt we keep locked in the attic.

No, that's Vermont

I thought Vermont was where you keep your crazy cousin with no teeth


That's NH... Vermont's that hippy chick you knew in college, who listened to the Dead and took off her cloths at the drop of a tab of acid.
 
2013-10-18 04:07:23 PM  
I can't understand how someone could make a million dollars in Maine. They should have been able to afford to move somewhere decent for far less than that.
 
2013-10-18 04:08:11 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Let's get this straight.


Yep, that sounds about right.
 
2013-10-18 04:08:15 PM  

shifty lookin bleeder: CarloSkippy: what_now: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people not to buy products from L. L. Bean. Linda Bean, the owner of LL Bean, spent millions of dollars defeating gay marriage in Maine.

I can't find anything to support that rumor.  The only thing I can find on it is a denial that L.L. Bean itself took a stance, along with a statement that Linda Bean claims to have contributed no money to either side during the campaign. Although known for giving to Republican causes, I can't seem to find anything reliable that suggests she "spent millions defeating gay marriage in Maine."

Statement from L.L. Bean

Linda Bean is an owner of LL Bean, not the owner of LL Bean, and if I'm not mistaken, her shares were accumulated by virtue that she's the only living direct descendant of the company's founder, Leon Leonwood "Yo, dawg" Bean.   In many respects they are model corporate citizen, and although they now do outsource many of their product lines, they were among the last in the apparel industry to follow that model, and currently they they feature more American made goods than most, if not all, of their competitors.

In short, the company is more than the silver-spoon namesake.


At the end of the day however, if they hired a few more of them gays perhaps their clothes wouldn't look like such frumpy crap.
 
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