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|Subject: Maher's $$ more important than his politics||Date: 3/16/2013 12:26 PM|
|Author: CCinOC||Number: 674926 of 761896|
Heh. Even Bill Maher has his limits.
The panel discussion began with a conversation about the various budget proposals currently on the table in Washington. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow predictably slammed Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) plan.
"The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not have enough money," she mocked. "They need relief from confiscatory tax rates."
"Well," Maher unsuccessfully tried to interrupt as Maddow continued. When she was finally done, he surprisingly pushed back. Pointing at Virginia's former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, "You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country."
"I just saw these statistics," he continued, "I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous."
So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.
Video at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/03/16/bill-m...
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