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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

If only more rich people were like this.



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Reply If only more rich people were like this. (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #1
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #2
RedCappedBandit Dec 2012 #3
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #4
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #5

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:27 PM

1. Jon Bon Jovi!

I wish there were more like you!
Thank You!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 PM

2. I wanna go there!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:05 PM

3. Can I come?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

4. K&R #10

 

And the cost of this for someone with his means is nothing, not even pocket change, yet it does so much good.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:10 PM

5. if only more rich people paid living wages & fair taxes instead of doling tax-deductible charity.

 

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi apparently only paid $100 worth of property taxes in the last fiscal year because he uses the land to raise bees- a move that receieves government subsidies, and was joined by fellow New Jersey-native Bruce Springsteen who got money back for leasing land to an organic farmer.

Both media mogul Ted Turner and former NBA star Scottie Pippen receive farm subsidies for land that they own.

Rather than profiting from his land, famed music producer Quincy Jones- credited with driving Michael Jackson to his success- received a $250,000 award from the National Endowment of the Arts.

These subsidies come through unemployment checks, Social Security payments, farm subsidies and numerous tax credits.

The report notes that in tax year 2009, nearly 1,500 millionaires paid no federal income tax.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061591/Springsteen-Bon-Jovi-Ted-Turner-30bn-tax-subsidies-EVERY-YEAR.html


I'm sick of laudatory media articles about rich people giving out charity. Scratch any of these charities you'll generally find the donors benefit more than the recipients.

Scams.

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