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(CNBC)   Fivehead Mercers had funded a shiatload more of 2020 election shenanigoats than was previously thought   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-09-15 12:15:27 PM  
If we can fashion pikes stout enough to support them, their heads should be placed upon.
 
2021-09-15 12:27:38 PM  
They tried to do a leveraged buyout of the GOP and for that teeny tiny amount of money, they actually kinda of succeeded.

Never forget that there is money behind all of these actions. That $20,000,000 was most likely returned to them by a factor of 10 or more in the tax cuts they received.

I'm willing to bet that the IRS Settlement was also done under the watchful eye of the Trump Appointed IRS commissioner. Just announced months later.

They succeeded in almost every respect.
 
2021-09-15 1:17:10 PM  
Corporate oligarchy
 
2021-09-15 2:07:05 PM  
Tax the wealthy punitively.
 
2021-09-15 3:45:27 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Tax the wealthy punitively.


does old man Mercer still owe like $7B to the IRS or did they forgive that under Trump?

I expect you to know these things, apparently.  :)
 
2021-09-15 3:45:53 PM  
I hope they die in unstoppable agony.
 
2021-09-15 3:46:41 PM  
Christ that's a 9 head between them.
 
2021-09-15 3:46:53 PM  

cocozilla: I hope they die in unstoppable agony.


Yes, but also very angry and ugly crying.
 
2021-09-15 3:47:13 PM  
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2021-09-15 3:47:39 PM  
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2021-09-15 3:48:23 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: If we can fashion pikes stout enough to support them, their heads should be placed upon.


The rest of the AFC tried that during Peyton Manning's career.  Didn't work.
 
2021-09-15 3:48:28 PM  

cocozilla: I hope they die in unstoppable agony.


On their way there, I hope that every meal for the rest of their lives arrives at their table at exactly the opposite temperature it should be.
 
2021-09-15 3:48:41 PM  
Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"
 
2021-09-15 3:48:57 PM  
If i were employed by the USA i would have already sunk their boat (the sea owl) and shot everything that floated  up.  They are a threat to democracy.
 
2021-09-15 3:49:12 PM  
Those are NOT normal heads.

/I'm not saying they're aliens, but they're aliens
 
2021-09-15 3:49:28 PM  

Man. Goatman.: cocozilla: I hope they die in unstoppable agony.

On their way there, I hope that every meal for the rest of their lives arrives at their table at exactly the opposite temperature it should be.


So rare instead of well done?
 
2021-09-15 3:50:23 PM  
Thanks SCOTUS
 
2021-09-15 3:51:20 PM  
Foundations that funnel money into political campaigns aren't charities, and should not be treated as such.
 
2021-09-15 3:51:58 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Tax the wealthy punitively.


Sorry bud, we've missed the Overton window. Simply "tax the rich" is the kookiest far-left idea in this generation.
 
2021-09-15 3:52:03 PM  

Walker: Those are NOT normal heads.

/I'm not saying they're aliens, but they're from France


Fixed
 
2021-09-15 3:52:59 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"


It's because they owe the federal government billions of dollars and know who they can rely on to help them make that problem go away.
 
2021-09-15 3:53:42 PM  

bluorangefyre: Man. Goatman.: cocozilla: I hope they die in unstoppable agony.

On their way there, I hope that every meal for the rest of their lives arrives at their table at exactly the opposite temperature it should be.

So rare instead of well done?


No, more like if the food is supposed to be served hot, it arrives cold. If it's meant to be served cold, it arrives hot. Nothing but culinary annoyances to ruin every meal for the rest of their lives.

And then, whatever unstoppably agonizing deaths the cosmos chooses to deliver.
 
2021-09-15 3:54:25 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Tax the wealthy punitively.


Lemmy offered a better solution.
 
2021-09-15 3:54:48 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"


Papa Mercer is reliably reported to be clinically psychopathic - absolutely no empathy or emotional awareness.  As well as being one of the first fin-tech billionaires.  So from where he sits, he doesn't see anything wrong with it.

/why a sense of morality wasn't beaten into him by his parents is beyond me
 
2021-09-15 3:55:51 PM  
I'm sorry but she is repulsive. Inside and out.

I regard every photo of her as nightmare fuel.
 
2021-09-15 3:57:28 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"


Is 'I'm rich beyond what I deserve' not obvious enough?
 
2021-09-15 3:57:43 PM  

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The only cell these people are ever going to see the inside of is on a very special episode of Law and Order SVU.
 
2021-09-15 3:59:42 PM  
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Better now.
 
2021-09-15 4:04:28 PM  
Robert Mercer earned his first million by the age of 8 renting out his forehead as advertising space to classmates.
True story.
 
2021-09-15 4:05:03 PM  
Terrorist financiers need to have their bank accounts frozen.
 
2021-09-15 4:06:04 PM  

FrancoFile: RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"

Papa Mercer is reliably reported to be clinically psychopathic - absolutely no empathy or emotional awareness.  As well as being one of the first fin-tech billionaires.  So from where he sits, he doesn't see anything wrong with it.

/why a sense of morality wasn't beaten into him by his parents is beyond me


Greed is a disease that kills innocent people. It's a mental illness that easily justifies the removal of the control of their money due to the clear and present danger to American Democracy.

Make it happen.
 
2021-09-15 4:07:45 PM  
This is what rich assholes do when you don't tax them.
 
2021-09-15 4:08:02 PM  
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2021-09-15 4:08:13 PM  
No shiat.

Newsflash to CNBC and other "liberal" media outlets: Our country has always had a contingent of hardcore white supremacists. For most of our history, they ran everything. Then, the Civil Rights era happened and they lost a lot of their power because enough people said, "Why are we still letting these farking assholes -- who lost the war they started -- run everything?"

They have wanted that power back ever since and have spent billions of dollars to make that happen. Electing Ex-President Useless farkwad is the closest they've come since, eh, I dunno, Reagan?
 
2021-09-15 4:09:22 PM  
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2021-09-15 4:12:47 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: If we can fashion pikes stout enough to support them, their heads should be placed upon.


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2021-09-15 4:13:10 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Tax the wealthy punitively.


Or--and hear me out--establish a check on the rich, fund our government, and give an opportunity to those of lower income to improve their situation while enjoying a comfortable living. See, no punishment.
 
2021-09-15 4:20:41 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"


Because when you're that rich there is no amount of additional money that will improve your life in absolute terms, and losing the vast majority of it will not degrade your quality of life in absolute terms. They decide to "improve" the quality of their lives in relative terms, by using their money and power to make everyone else's existence less enjoyable. When you have that kind of money that's easier than looking within and doing the hard work to improve yourself.
 
2021-09-15 4:24:43 PM  

pueblonative: establish a check on the rich


Don't know what this means.

pueblonative: fund our government


Taxes don't fund our government.

pueblonative: and give an opportunity to those of lower income to improve their situation while enjoying a comfortable living.


Should be done irrespective of any tax policy.
 
2021-09-15 4:24:57 PM  
Chump change!  I believe Robert Mercer owes the IRS over $7 BILLION in back taxes.  And that's just the taxes he couldn't avoid through massive loopholes in the tax code.
 
2021-09-15 4:35:56 PM  
Wow.  Dick move, Sinestro.

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2021-09-15 4:41:33 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: pueblonative: establish a check on the rich

Don't know what this means.

pueblonative: fund our government

Taxes don't fund our government.

pueblonative: and give an opportunity to those of lower income to improve their situation while enjoying a comfortable living.

Should be done irrespective of any tax policy.


Check means they don't exert power disproportionate to their relative size. Punishment is for the courts, not taxes.
 
2021-09-15 4:45:48 PM  

swahnhennessy: Robert Mercer earned his first million by the age of 8 renting out his forehead as advertising space to classmates.
True story.


I was going to ask if they cornered the forehead market.
 
2021-09-15 4:47:19 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: If we can fashion pikes stout enough to support them, their heads should be placed upon.


Done in one.
 
2021-09-15 4:48:12 PM  

NewportBarGuy: They tried to do a leveraged buyout of the GOP and for that teeny tiny amount of money, they actually kinda of succeeded.

Never forget that there is money behind all of these actions. That $20,000,000 was most likely returned to them by a factor of 10 or more in the tax cuts they received.

I'm willing to bet that the IRS Settlement was also done under the watchful eye of the Trump Appointed IRS commissioner. Just announced months later.

They succeeded in almost every respect.


Their personal wealth was shielded by congress from the hundreds of thousands of people they murdered or injured.  That's billions of dollars.
Never mind the hundreds of millions in taxes they don't owe or evade.
/GBTW.  Maybe take some fentanyl for that elbow pain?
 
2021-09-15 4:51:05 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"

Because when you're that rich there is no amount of additional money that will improve your life in absolute terms, and losing the vast majority of it will not degrade your quality of life in absolute terms. They decide to "improve" the quality of their lives in relative terms, by using their money and power to make everyone else's existence less enjoyable. When you have that kind of money that's easier than looking within and doing the hard work to improve yourself.


They, like the Kochs and the POS Uleins began to think they have the RIGHT to change and control every facet of the society that was stupid enough to allow them to become this rich and powerful.

Citizens United was just as immoral and destructive as Plessy v Ferguson; those that voted for Money = Free Speech should be burned upon a pyre of Jackson twenties.
 
2021-09-15 4:52:43 PM  

pueblonative: Dusk-You-n-Me: Tax the wealthy punitively.

Or--and hear me out--establish a check on the rich, fund our government, and give an opportunity to those of lower income to improve their situation while enjoying a comfortable living. See, no punishment.


So, like the 1950s under the regime of that noted Socialist, Dwight Eisenhower.  Why can't we appeal to the olds that way?
 
2021-09-15 4:55:04 PM  

pueblonative: Check means they don't exert power disproportionate to their relative size.


Taxing their exorbitant wealth that enables that power would do this.

pueblonative: Punishment is for the courts, not taxes.


We use taxes to mold behavior all of the time. Call it punishment, call it incentivizing, whatever you'd like.
 
2021-09-15 5:00:58 PM  
These two need to be locked up for a long, long time for the good of the nation.
 
2021-09-15 5:09:26 PM  

FrancoFile: RogueWallEnthusiast: Has anyone ever asked them "Why do you hate basically everyone else?" or "Why are you hellbent on making life miserable for 'not you'?"

Papa Mercer is reliably reported to be clinically psychopathic - absolutely no empathy or emotional awareness.  As well as being one of the first fin-tech billionaires.  So from where he sits, he doesn't see anything wrong with it.

/why a sense of morality wasn't beaten into him by his parents is beyond me


Oh, I imagine they tried. I assume that most parents who have the truly godawful misfortune to have a psychopath for a child try a great many things, and then suffer even more for having failed, asking "what did we do wrong?" as if it's their fault.

The sad fact is though, it's not possible to fix a psychopath. The part of the human brain that makes us not monsters is fundamentally broken in them. You cannot fix a Trump, or a Mercer Sr. At best, under controlled clinical circumstances, you can compel them to pretend to not be monsters under direct threat.
 
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