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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.

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Cath,

So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.
You make it sound so hypocritical...

Let's give credit when credit is due; Maher is opening his eyes & growing up in the world... before you know it he'll need to start shaving (lord knows he's beyond the time to start with deodorant!)
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So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.

I've been under the impression for some time that Maher is a political mercenary. Remember, he used to be fairly even-handed, then he got pulled off the political show that had his name in the title. He apparently got the message, turned into a raving leftie loon, and promptly got another political show with his name in the title. But there have been frequent hints that he doesn't really believe it.

Now I'm not saying he's a closeted libertarian - there is little or nothing to support such a claim. Yeah, he's in favor of drug legalization, but that's a position that crosses all political boundaries - I know people who would really prefer we execute drug dealers but say that since we aren't going to get serious about stopping recreational drugs, legalization would be less damaging than the current pretense.

Nope, I just think he's a political mercenary. If he thought he'd be better off financially as a hard-core libertarian comedian/commentator, he'd switch hats as quickly as plausible. (And occasionally slip and drop hints that he doesn't really believe it.)
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So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.

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Reality has a nasty habit of biting really hard after it takes a chunk out of your pocketbook. At some point those that "earn" it and have to pay on it in increasing amounts say WTF?

Not greed really, just WTF?

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Reality has a nasty habit of biting really hard after it takes a chunk out of your pocketbook. At some point those that "earn" it and have to pay on it in increasing amounts say WTF?

Why anyone--wealthy or not--would want the government to take as much as possible of their hard work is beyond me.
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