GOP Rep. Says His Taxes Shouldn’t Go Up Because He Only Makes $400K A Year

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    Sep 19, 2011 3:23 PM GMT


    Fleming is himself a businesses owner, so Jansing asked, “if you have to pay more in taxes, you would get rid of some of those employees?” Fleming responded by saying that while his businesses made $6.3 million last year, after you “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “I have maybe $400,000 left over.”

    Oh, the humanity!

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    Sep 19, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    If he's so busy running his company, he needs to resign so that someone who actually can contribute 100 percent of the time needed to actually legislate can take the seat.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 19, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    I'll make him a sandwich

    Ya think that might help the poor Blighter?? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 20, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    He must need that 400k for whatever drug it is he's doing, because no clean person can be that oblivious.
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    Sep 20, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    Buying a remote island in the tropics is expensive. Let the poor bastard have no taxes so he can hurry up and buy it and GTFO. icon_biggrin.gif
  • mke_bt

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    Sep 20, 2011 2:09 AM GMT

    That 400k is on top of his government salary. He and his family also get primo government subsidized health care and he'll be getting a handsome government pension. Boo Hoo.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 20, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    The selfishness of the rich....These are the guys who say the problems of the economy are caused by the greedy poor!
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    Sep 20, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    You know what amazes me about these far right republicans is that there is not one thing they say, no matter how rediculous where they have the common sense to be embarassed by their own actions.

    You cannot drive home a point to them about how hypocritical or far out their words and actions are in the publics eyes to embarass them, they are right bi god, no damn matter what and refuse to be 'confused with the facts'.
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    Jan 08, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    He paid 500 employees with $6 mil?
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    Jan 08, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidIf he's so busy running his company, he needs to resign so that someone who actually can contribute 100 percent of the time needed to actually legislate can take the seat.


    That's exactly what we don't need. We need a part time legislature so these folks can stay involved in the real world.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 08, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    What's baffling to me is not there are people this greedy, (selfishness is nothing new), it is how completely clueless and politically tone deaf these Republicans are.
    Why would he go on television in the middle of a recession and cry about only making $600,000? How can anyone be this stupid?

    The answer, IMHO, is that privileged elites like him live in an echo chamber of like-minded elitists and their boot-licking staffers and yes-men, assuring them that they are always right. So their twisted view of reality seems normal and completely reasonable to them.

    He's probably in a gerrymandered district and has no worries about reelection, but if he's not, he's handed his opponent an excellent piece of video for commercials against him.
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    Jan 08, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidHe paid 500 employees with $6 mil?


    The answer is -- according to his own figures -- he pays each employee a whopping $11,000 a year. And I'm sure he provides these Subway workers health care and other benefits. (NOT.)
    Another thing this little worm can proud of.
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    Jan 09, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Haaretz said
    Fleming is himself a businesses owner, so Jansing asked, “if you have to pay more in taxes, you would get rid of some of those employees?” Fleming responded by saying that while his businesses made $6.3 million last year, after you “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “I have maybe $400,000 left over.”

    Oh, the humanity!



    Two points:

    1) The OP clearly has never run a business.

    2) Why give these idiots in Washington DC even more money when they've proven they can't spend money wisely in the first place?






    Why give even MORE tax cuts to the rich when the Bush tax cuts for the rich that have been in place for almost 10 years now - utterly FAILED to create a strong economy and strong job growth like the Repubs promised they would?

    Instead of a strong economy we got the Bush recession - the worst in 70 years!

    And instead of strong job creation we got 8.7 million jobs lost as a result of the Bush recession.

    All that the American people have gotten from giving tax cuts to the rich is lower government revenues and an explosion of the National Debt!
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    Jan 09, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    RickRick91 said
    Why give even MORE tax cuts to the rich when the Bush tax cuts for the rich that have been in place for almost 10 years now - utterly FAILED to create a strong economy and strong job growth like the Repubs promised they would?

    Instead of a strong economy we got the Bush recession - the worst in 70 years!

    And instead of strong job creation we got 8.7 million jobs lost as a result of the Bush recession.

    All that the American people have gotten from giving tax cuts to the rich is lower government revenues and an explosion of the National Debt!



    RickRick,

    I think you are stuck somewhere in 2004. Let me clue you in on a few things:

    1) Bush is not the President

    2) It's 2012

    Hope that helps relieve your state of agitation.





    LMAO!

    Your clipped snippy terse comment makes it clear that you're the one who's "agitated"!
    LOL

    And FYI the ill effects of the Bush recession are still hurting middle class Americans, the high unemployment rate caused by the Bush recession is still a (easing) problem, and the godawful failed Bush tax cuts for the rich that have added 2.5 TRILLION to the National Debt are still in place!

    So, while Bush may be gone - the negative impact of his failed Repub policies continues.

    And more pertinently - the Repubs running for president want to reimplement and double down on the same failed Bush/Repub economic policies that we're still trying to recover from!