Carol Platt Liebau: The Verdict Is In . .

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Verdict Is In . .

For one liberal, at least. Harold Meyerson asks the Senate to vote against the minimum wage bill because cuts in the death tax come with it. Hm. Hard to believe any liberal would advocate for that if the increase in the minimum wage was as essential as they've been telling us it is. Surely the calls for an increased wage weren't simply cyncial political pandering . . .

Guess Meyerson's one for sure who hates "the rich" more than he cares about "the poor."


Blogger JillMartin said...

Carol, is back to her old ways of denigrating herself with the hate slogans.

Goodbye moron! Your site it for the mentally chanllenged.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Silly Carol. I'm reminded of children who think they are hated if they are not the center of the world and get their way. How sad.

10:23 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

Here's another one -- if the Repubs put forth a bill raising the minimum wage AND granting the president legal authority to imprison anyone he wants for as long as he want (note -- that's legal authority, not the monarchical power he's been trying to grab), Dems like Myerson would caution against voting for the bill.

We need to raise the minimum wage -- we don't need to bankrupt the country with another obscene tax cut for the richest 500 families. So of course voting against the bill is the right thing to do. Since the public overwhelmingly supports raising the wage, it's not the Dems who will have to back down.

11:48 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Me, too. Let's raise it overwhelmingly. $100k annually + benefits and 20 weeks vacation.

No one should have to live on less, including me.

12:03 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Regarding the Death Tax:

Would it be more fair if the law excluded the 500 richest families from being included? Or would the fact that 501-1000 are benefitting stick in your craw just as much?

The fact that we weren't able to keep our family farm thanks to this tax really annoys me.

12:30 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...


Couldn't keep the family farm because of the estate tax? You'd better tell the RNC darn quick -- because even they have not been able to document one single instance of this myth actually happening in real life.

So pardon me if I remain a littel skeptical of your sad, sad story.

As for eliminating the top 500 families, if there is a problem with the estate tax hitting "middle class" families, why not simply raise the exemption to say, the first five or ten million? Then all those starving business people won't have to worry about paying taxes on their tiny ten million dollar estates, and Paris Hilton will still have to pay her fair share.

3:26 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...


We've covered this ground before on this very blog, and I've provided you with a case of a family that had to sell a substantial portion of its farm (including family dwellings) as a result of the estate tax.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

wrabkin doesn't care. wrabkin suffers from severe envy. Since there's just so many poor who need the minimum wage increased (what is the ratio of them to the 1-5% of whom you are so jealous?), how much tax revenue will now be lost because they didn't go for this bill? Oh, it doesn't matter. Those impoverished will just have to wait until a different bill comes along. Say, wrabkin. Do you work for someone who makes under 30K per year? Just wondering.

10:54 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

wrabkin, bastian of "progressive" "compassion" wrote very condescendingly:
So pardon me if I remain a littel skeptical of your sad, sad story.

I'll pardon your skepticism. But I won't pardon your callous attitude. And I won't ever understand your world view that says its cool to tax in death what was already taxed plenty in life.

6:42 AM  

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