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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:17 AM

A real belly laugh courtesy of the WSJ



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689604578220132665726040.html

This is supposed to be about how your taxes may change from last year to this year.

LOVE those incomes!!!

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Reply A real belly laugh courtesy of the WSJ (Original post)
Bonobo Jan 2013 OP
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #1
daleanime Jan 2013 #9
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #2
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #3
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #4
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #5
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #6
aandegoons Jan 2013 #7
woodsprite Jan 2013 #8
sendero Jan 2013 #10
SWTORFanatic Jan 2013 #11
trumad Jan 2013 #13
Danascot Jan 2013 #23
krispos42 Jan 2013 #12
xchrom Jan 2013 #14
bulloney Jan 2013 #15
demwing Jan 2013 #20
KansDem Jan 2013 #26
MadrasT Jan 2013 #16
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #21
GTurck Jan 2013 #17
Ghost of Tom Joad Jan 2013 #18
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #22
themidniteskulker Jan 2013 #24
KansDem Jan 2013 #28
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #25
trumad Jan 2013 #27
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #29
demwing Jan 2013 #30
jpljr77 Jan 2013 #31
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #32
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #33
bigapple1963 Jan 2013 #34
Bonobo Jan 2013 #36
bigapple1963 Jan 2013 #37
sadbear Jan 2013 #35

Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:22 AM

1. Yep...

the single mother income is a real knee slapper. WTF???

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:56 AM

9. Really!

Her "investment income" alone is more then I made this year.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:24 AM

2. pretty clear what the wsj's demographic is...

 

hey plebs, they're not talking to *you*....

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:28 AM

3. Love the way they slip in the 180k in investment income on the last couple. Propoganda much? n/t

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:32 AM

4. Also discussed in this DU thread here...

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:27 AM

5. I feel sorry for that couple that earns $650k.

They've probably just barely been able to make ends meet, and now they'll pay an extra $21,000.

They'll probably have to put off that new BMW until next year.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:32 AM

6. A single mom with $35,000 in investment income



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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:42 AM

7. Even the couple with no increase in tax is sad.

Wow I am glad I don't make that much.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:54 AM

8. Wow! I think hubby and I are doing very well

And together, we're more than 100k less than the single person.
I'll have to show him what we're missing.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:07 AM

10. Way to represent...

.. the broader truth. What are we looking at here, the top 2%? Cry me a river.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:15 AM

11. Those are like real incomes if you remove one of the zeroes

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Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:19 AM

13. LOL

No one has mentioned the poor sad concerned looks on these poor poor people...

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Response to trumad (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:43 AM

23. No doubt the WSJ is covertly sending the message

that money can't buy happiness.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:16 AM

12. And to the movers and shakers that read the WSJ...

...these are poor people.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:20 AM

14. they all look so ..stressed...and put upon. nt

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:41 AM

15. Damn that Obama! Oppressing people barely making 6 figures with his higher taxes!



Wow! Just wow! Is there any doubt on how out of touch the media gerbils are?

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Response to bulloney (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:08 AM

20. + 100% for "media gerbils"

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Response to demwing (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:16 AM

26. Agreed!

"Media gerbils"

Kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:43 AM

16. Oh, those poor, struggling people

How will they ever survive?

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:12 AM

21. Especially those sad-eyed starving waifs

With all that those people have going for them, why are they so flippin' down in the mouth?

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:58 AM

17. Who are these....

people? It seems the WSJ thinks these are "average" Americans in the middle class.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:00 AM

18. WTF

Really, words elude me

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:08 AM

19. Buffy and I were discussing this the other day.

Should we terminate the nanny, the maid, one of the groundskeepers, or the chef?

We decided the chef had to go. The Baked Alaska was simply NOT up to our standards last week.

*sigh* If only "you people" knew the travails we live through.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:29 AM

22. looks like they all sure do RESENT that tax-raiser Obama....

They must be Ayn Randians, with incomes and lemon-sucking faces like that.

Geez...I work at a University. I've never met someone with an income like those. Well, maybe the top admins.....


JeezusHChrist this is a load.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:50 AM

24. Let's not lose sight of the perspective of this article

 

It was, after all, a product of the highly-respected Wall Street Journal, now under control of the noted truth-teller and self-improvement guru Rufus Murdoch, who has done so much to raise the standard of living and of moral rectitude in the UK. Of which only he, by his shining example, is capable. I'm sure we all wish to emulate this towering figure's selfless life mission. Don't we?

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Response to themidniteskulker (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:20 AM

28. "Rufus Murdoch" and "media gerbils" in one thread!

I'm wide awake now and

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:55 AM

25. We have found the disconnect!

They don't realize the number of people in Orlando who have to make it on less than $30,000 a year! What fucking fuckheads! I hope the other newspapers shame them by dragging this poorly researched piece across the nation!

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:17 AM

27. LOL---the single parent--when all is said and done..

living off 150,000 per year--- add her errr investments--- about 185,000 per year.

Oh the pain--- I love how sad they look....

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:22 AM

29. Are their any real people in that example?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:33 AM

30. Just us, and as with all else in their world

We are allowed to watch, but not to play the game.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:42 AM

31. The real takeaway from the article (and an even better image):

This article lays out all of the action in the $250,000 - $400,000 action in the "fiscal cliff" deal. While the media and everyone on both polar extremes focused on the top tax rate threshold number ($250k vs. $400k), there were plenty of deductions cut and other taxes levied on incomes above $250k at the end of the day.

Here is the other image from that article:



In case you're wondering, the 3.8% surtax on investment income is a provision of the Affordable Care Act that is going into effect this year.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:26 AM

32. If I made 230,000 a year...

I would be friggin' psyched to pay $64,000 a year.

Why? Because I'd have a quarter of a million dollars to begin with! Where I come from, that would buy my entire block and get me out of my $450 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis. I might even go for a 2010 Grand Marquis then!

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:32 AM

33. If I were going to make a joke graphic to mock ...

the 1%-ers and the WSJ, I would make this graphic, only I would have toned it down a bit.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:34 AM

34. actually

 

this are typical salary numbers working in NYC. Anyone working in finance, law, medicine, etc. for at least 10 years can easily clear these numbers.

Investment income could be too optimistic given where interest rates are.

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Response to bigapple1963 (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:37 AM

36. Would you have to have passable grammar to get that kind of salary? nt

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 AM

37. hm...

 

should I go through every single one of your posts to see whether you have ever made a grammatical or typographical error in the past?

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:36 AM

35. Pity them, dammit!!!!

Pity them!!!!!!

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