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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:35 PM

BOO HOO: “You work your butt off & you end up with next to nothing (but about $2 million this year)”

Mr. President, Have Pity On The Working Man
By: TBogg Thursday December 27, 2012 10:25 pm


Courtesy of the NY Post, here is one of the people John Boehner and the Republicans are protecting from the onerous confiscatory upper end tax increase from 35 percent to 39.6 percent:

They’re ready to jump off a real cliff.

New Yorkers of all income levels got a rude awakening yesterday when they saw in The Post how much more they will pay in taxes next year without a fiscal-cliff deal by Jan. 1.



Clothing designer Peter Opie, of Canary Wharf Clothier, made about $2 million this year — and would see his tax bill spike by a staggering $100,000.

“The system is nuts here — it’s madness personified!” he said

“We were impacted massively by the hurricane — and now there is this,” said Opie. “You work your butt off and you end up with next to nothing.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jumping_out_of_their_kins_SpNwWIBDvSotYbcF7bQZ3O


Oh look, here are some kids who worked in coal mines for $3 a week!



I’m sorry. What was Peter Opie saying about “working your butt off”?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jumping_out_of_their_kins_SpNwWIBDvSotYbcF7bQZ3O
http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/12/27/mr-president-have-pity-on-the-working-man-3/

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Reply BOO HOO: “You work your butt off & you end up with next to nothing (but about $2 million this year)” (Original post)
kpete Dec 2012 OP
unblock Dec 2012 #1
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #25
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #2
Mariana Dec 2012 #12
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #27
WoodyD Dec 2012 #17
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #26
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #40
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #21
barbtries Dec 2012 #3
progressoid Dec 2012 #4
WoodyD Dec 2012 #18
Barack_America Dec 2012 #5
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #6
neverforget Dec 2012 #7
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #8
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DirkGently Dec 2012 #10
BarackTheVote Dec 2012 #39
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #41
Javaman Dec 2012 #11
Cleita Dec 2012 #13
louis-t Dec 2012 #14
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #38
Sirveri Dec 2012 #43
marble falls Dec 2012 #15
geardaddy Dec 2012 #16
Enrique Dec 2012 #19
downandoutnow Dec 2012 #20
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #23
duffyduff Dec 2012 #36
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #22
riderinthestorm Dec 2012 #37
hifiguy Dec 2012 #24
ornotna Dec 2012 #28
NBachers Dec 2012 #34
DaveJ Dec 2012 #29
potterdan Dec 2012 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2012 #31
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #32
Skidmore Dec 2012 #33
ornotna Dec 2012 #35
Raine Dec 2012 #42

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:38 PM

1. if he wants to pay less in taxes, i'll trade his take-home pay for mine....

i'd be thrilled to pay an extra $100,000 in taxes if it meant $2,000,000 in income!

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:58 PM

25. +1000 nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:47 PM

2. I knew this conservative idiot who would not take overtime because he would have to pay more taxes

He was making between $45K and $50K/year literally did not want to make more money because the dollars he would pay in taxes would be higher. Not necessarily the percentage but the actual dollars.

I could never get through to him that was a good thing because it would mean he had more in his pocket! They are always looking at the dark side and never seeing the bright side.

I wish I had to pay $100K in taxes, that would mean I was making a hell of a lot of money and wouldn't have to worry what they do with my job next month.



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:31 PM

12. A lot of the idiot teabagger types just refuse to understand

the concept of marginal rates. Most of them pay a miniscule percentage of their overall income in Federal Income Tax, but you won't ever see them go calculate it because they want to believe their taxes are excessive.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

27. Most of the baggers I meet are struggling poor. I remember a cab driver who was a bagger,

There I was, heading to a nice hotel for a stay trying to convince the guy that the government was actually HIS friend.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:43 PM

17. Sounds familiar

One of my husband's co-workers (super-conservative Republican) is on every government program imaginable. She actually carries around a black binder to keep track of them all, and spends loads of company time filling out forms and looking online for more programs she can get on. Single mom, won't marry her live-in boy-friend (also a big Rep) because then she won't be eligible for some of the programs. A couple of years ago she turned down a raise for the same reason.

The kicker is she's always complaining about "all those government freeloaders." But *she's* not a freeloader because . . . white, I guess. Hubby tries to tell her that the Republicans want to cut those programs, but she insists he's wrong. "They wouldn't cut anything that helps ME. They only cut the ones for the freeloaders."

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Response to WoodyD (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:00 PM

26. WOW, just WOW. How much more disconnected from reality can she be? nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:45 PM

40. I've got one. Third hand, but......

it came from a member of the Middle Tennessee Labor Council, so it's possible it's true. He said a HOMELESS woman told him she voted Republican because Obama was going to raise her taxes!!!! Homeless and a Republican. I was aghast.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:48 PM

21. I've seen that used as an excuse, usually by lazy-asses.

Claiming they don't want to try for a promotion or work more hours because it would mean more taxes. Coincidentally, it would also require more . . . yunno . . . actual work.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:54 PM

3. where's the violin smilie


they don't even perceive how ridiculous they sound. poor them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:59 PM

4. Hey Peter,

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:44 PM

18. How much more could I love George Takei?

The answer is none. None more. He's all kinds of awesome.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:00 PM

5. My heart is breaking for that guy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:13 PM

6. Is it just my imagination, or do people like Opie whine a lot more

than people who really have something to whine ABOUT?

Either way, here's my contribution to Opie, poor little oppressed delicate flower that he is:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:38 PM

7. Won't you please think of the millionaires???????

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

8. somebody call the waaah-mbulance!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. Save The Rich (video)

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:08 PM

10. Excellent. (nt)

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:53 PM

39. I think I'm in love

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Response to BarackTheVote (Reply #39)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:57 PM

41. get in line

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:31 PM

11. 2 mill and a 5% raise in taxes

he can afford it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:32 PM

13. My dad was one of those kids in the picture at the turn of the century except

that he worked in copper mines for $1 a week. I still have his rescue tag that would identify him in case he died in a tunnel collapse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:33 PM

14. Uh, by my calculation, he will pay $80,500 more.

Not $100,000. 4.6% of $1.75 mil. I think my figures are right(?)

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Response to louis-t (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:43 PM

38. that was my math too. The fool can make money but cant calculate...sigh.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:59 AM

43. The other tiers also increase if we fail to make a bargain.

Ends up being around 20401.244 dollars depending on how you do the math. Note, that this is the increase if you make around 388k a year. The tiers actually shift around fairly substantially. Also I was using the 2003 figures compared to 2000, so my numbers might be off. But should be close.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:36 PM

15. Peter OPie is welcome to change places me and I will gladly GLADLY pay his rightfull taxes with ....

no whining whatsoever.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:39 PM

16. No surprise that the Post is using figures from

a right-wing, anti-tax source.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Foundation

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:45 PM

19. how can a designer make $2 million

and yet neither he nor his company can be found with Google?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:45 PM

20. Yes, but you need about $2 million a year just to survive...

 

if you live in New York City, LA or San Fran. That's barely middle class!

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Response to downandoutnow (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:55 PM

23. Not true. I live in an expensive east-coast region. A salary of $2 million

is rich. If he was making $250,000 and had a family, then I would say he had a case.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:09 PM

36. I think the person was employing sarcasm. n/t


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

22. Does anyone know what brands he designs for? Would be good to avoid buying them.

That asshole will learn then that paying $100,000 on $2 million salary is no fucking burden.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:15 PM

37. Its in the OP, Canary Wharf Clothier (whoever they are). nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:58 PM

24. The French revolution knew how

to effectively deal with pieces of human sewage like this turd.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:08 PM

28. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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Response to ornotna (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:31 PM

34. We're still paying the price for the Age of Reagan

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:09 PM

29. You work your butt off...

It really sickens me how rich people think they earned all their money by working extra hard, implying the rest of us must not be working hard enough.

It's highly offensive, actually.

I then wonder if these douche bags are just too stupid to know what they are saying... are they jaded, assholes, or just a combination of all those things.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:12 PM

31. "What was Peter Opie saying about “working your butt off”?"

Fortunately Obamacare covers proctology..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:12 PM

32. kind of misleading op i think. as i understand the brief material in the article, he *made* $2 mill,

 

that's not what he takes home after taxes. what he takes home after taxes isn't specified, just that he thinks another 100,000 is going to be added to his tax bill.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:24 PM

33. Wonder how much conspicuous consumption this fool engages in

after he's done exploiting people to produce his clothing. I loathe the fashion industry with all my heart. Just absolutely despise it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:57 PM

35. Boo Hoo indeed

Why would a British designer based in England be pissing and moaning about US taxes. Doesn't pass the smell test.

http://www.cdrex.com/canary-wharf-clothiers-uk-limited-853429.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:40 PM

42. He's a designer and only made $2 million!?! He must be a crap designer

he should get a real job digging ditches, mining, assembly line etc instead of holding a job where his talents are so under-rewarded, duh.

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