Hotair ^ | 04/20/2012 | AllahPundit
The information's hiding in plain sight but it’s still a nifty catch by the Standard’s Daniel Halper. You know why? Because the idea that Jon Corzine is still raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for The One is so insane and implausible, virtually no one would have thought to check. Of coursethat's not happening. Of course.
He's in the $500,000+ club for the first quarter of this year, the most elite group there is among O's cash cows. You know what else happened during that quarter? News broke that more than a billion dollars in MF Global client funds had apparently been “vaporized” in the firm’s collapse, with investigators clueless as to where the money might have gone. As recently as last month, new evidence emerged pointing to Corzine’s direct involvement in using clients’ cash to cover the firm’s debts. And yet, presumably, he was squeezing his rich friends for dough for Obama the whole time. Ace asks a good question: “Why is a man under investigation by a government agency permitted to raise money for the man who controls that agency?” Wouldn’t be the first time Corzine’s used his political leverageto personal advantage.
If you missed it a few days ago, read Ed’s post on Patrick Kennedy claiming that the White House rewards its rich donors with certain quid pro quos. Can’t wait to see what Jon Corzine gets in return for his extreme diligence on behalf of the “Not a Republican” reelection effort. Exit question: Does Team O understand that transparency is supposed to act as a deterrent to impropriety or the appearance of impropriety? They love to pat themselves on the back for voluntarily disclosing the names of their bundlers, but the point of disclosure is that it dissuades you, at least in theory, from dealing with cretins lest you be scrutinized for it. Where’s the dissuasion, guys?
LA MADRE DE TODOS LOS DEFALCOS, CORZINE DONA MILLONES A OBAMA MIENTRAS DEFRAUDA ¡$1,800 MILLONES A SUS CLIENTES!!!
OBAMA/ CORZINE, UNA MANO LAVA LA OTRA...
LA MAFIA DEMOCRATA EN PLENA ACCION
QUID PRO QUO... LA MAFIA DEMOCRATA
Publicado: 04-21-2012 01:07 PM
Coming to your wallet in 2013: Taxmaggeddon
Will Rogers once famously quipped that the “only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” He was wrong. Not only do taxes get worse when Congress is in session, but now they will get worse when they’re not—much worse.
Coming in January, if Washington does not act, Americans can brace themselves for the biggest single yearly tax increase in the history of the world. What the Heritage Foundation calls Taxmageddon.
A $494 billion spike. An average of $3,800 per person in 2013.
Here’s what you have to look forward to:
--The expiration of the much-maligned 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. For political purposes, Democrats refer to them as “tax cuts for the wealthy.” In reality, the across-the-board cuts eased rates for nearly everyone, 60 percent of the benefit going to middle and low-income taxpayers.
--Reacquaint yourself with the marriage tax penalty.
--Say hello to a spike on dividend taxes that may take them anywhere from 15 percent to near 40 percent, depending on your situation— which will inevitably be poorer.
--Say goodbye to the payroll tax cuts and half of your child tax credit, which will go from $1,000 per little one to $500.
The alternative minimum tax fix is not in. Once upon a time the AMT was instituted to make things more “fair” (sound familiar) but without a congressional fix it may hit 34 million taxpayers next year.
And only the Supreme Court stands in the way of Obamacare taxes being instituted.
Publicado: 04-22-2012 02:23 PM