Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:13 PM
magical thyme (13,926 posts)
BILLIONAIRES WARN HIGHER TAXES COULD PREVENT THEM FROM BUYING POLITICIANS Posted by Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians.
While the American family has seen increases in the cost of food, health care and education, Mr. Adelson says, “those costs don’t compare with the cost of buying a politician, which has gone through the roof.”
Adding insult to injury for America’s billionaires, he says, “the simple dream of someday owning a President is slipping out of reach.”
“People think a billion dollars buys you a President, but they’re wrong,” he says. “It barely gets you a lemon like Mitt Romney.”
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/billionaires-warn-higher-taxes-could-prevent-them-from-buying-politicians.html#ixzz2EajbsU8N
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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:41 PM
dorksied (348 posts)
7. Is this legit or satire? I'm sorry if I seem obtuse, but I'm unfamiliar with Mr. Borowitz.
Did the billionaires really say this?