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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:43 PM

Republicans Apologize to Top 1.5 Per Cent

Republicans Apologize to Top 1.5 Per Cent
Posted by Andy Borowitz = January 2, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/republicans-apologize-to-top-15-per-cent.html

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the aftermath of the fiscal-cliff deal, Republicans in Congress issued a heartfelt apology to the top 1.5 per cent richest people in America, offering “messages of profound condolence” for allowing their taxes to increase slightly.

“Our hearts go out to them,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), still teary-eyed after hanging up the phone with a multimillionaire in Orange County, California. “We came to Washington to do the work of 1.5 per cent of the American people, and we didn’t get it done.”

The House Speaker said that he had spoken to several members of the top 1.5 per cent who were “understandably despondent” over seeing their taxes rise marginally as a result of the deal: “Some of them were so upset they even considered moving to Canada, until they found out the taxes were higher there.”

Mr. Boehner said that he tried to offer the wealthy consolation ....

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:47 PM

1. ROFL

“Some of them were so upset they even considered moving to Canada, until they found out the taxes were higher there.”

ROFL.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 PM

2. Roflmao

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 PM

3. Unfortunately, this is probably an actual account.

These people have little connection to real struggles.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:52 PM

4. I needed a good laugh. Thanks for posting.

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