Friday, December 10, 2010
When Republicans threatened to withhold middle-class tax cuts unless everyone got them, Barack Obama called them "hostage takers" who intended to "harm" Americans. But now, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are threatening to withhold middle-class tax cuts unless taxes are raised on individuals and small businesses earning over $200,000. Which makes them the "hostage takers," though we won't be holding our breath waiting for the alleged president to say so.
Nancy, Harry, Barry and other Democrats keep referring to the potential victims of the tax increase as "millionaires and billionaires" because they've earned $200,000 for at least one year.
Which got Hope n' Change thinking...just what sort of extravagant lifestyle could one of these $200,000 "billionaires" enjoy in Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco? So we checked the real estate listings, and here's what we found:
Eat your heart out, Bill Gates! Dream on, Warren Buffet! This palatial and elegant "billionaire" mansion (ironically located on "Clinton Park") will take every cent of someone's $200,000 earnings (sorry, nothing left over for closing costs, property tax, income tax, social security tax, food, health insurance, electricity, heating, or water).
Imagine throwing parties for your "evil rich" friends in this sprawling 376 sq foot space! Relish the envy of the middle class peasants who only wish that their estate had an actual indoor bathroom and genuine "simulated wood floor."
We could go on, but you get the point. $200,000 doesn't make anyone a "billionaire" - especially in San Francisco.
If the Democrats want to fight to raise taxes, they're free to do so...but it's time for the media to start calling them on their preposterous use of the word "billionaire" to label the wage earners and small business people the left is so willing and eager to punish.