View Full Version : This should be good - "fatcats prison"
12-29-2010, 11:45 AM
Hawkeye seems to be the gift that keeps on giving lately (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x87214):
Hawkeye-X (1000+ posts) Wed Dec-29-10 10:25 AM
We used to have debtor's prison - let's have fatcat prison here
and make them do hard labor.
For those who DO NOT pay their share in taxes and have profits offshore, needs to spend time there, doing nothing but hard labor, rotten food, rotten sleeping arrangements. Idea - let's convert Gitmo to Fatcat Prison and send the greedheads there.
Let's see if Hawkeye has really thought this through.
12-29-2010, 12:10 PM
So wait, let me try to follow his logic or lack thereof for a minute. Just imprison every rich person. On what grounds exactly?
Yep, no logic there. Why am I not surprised.
12-29-2010, 12:11 PM
Travelman (18 posts) Wed Dec-29-10 10:44 AM
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3. Interesting concept.
Edited on Wed Dec-29-10 10:46 AM by Travelman
Now all you have to do is come up with some sort of reasonable definition of "fatcat" and "fair share." Good luck with that. No one has succeeded in coming up with a definition of either that satisfies anyone for a long, long time.
By the way, be prepared to send a whole lot of liberals and Democrats to this new prison of yours. John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, George Soros, the entire Kennedy family, Congressman Rockefeller, Bill and Melinda Gates, the entire Baldwin family, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Keith Olbermann, Dianne Feinstein, Alan Grayson, the Dixie Chicks, and Barack Obama will all be subject to being imprisoned under your scheme. All are fatcats (net worths in the millions of dollars at the bare minimum). Oh, and you'll have to extradite Bono here to put him in prison, as well, since he offshores his US profits to sheleter them from US taxes.
Still interested in imprisoning the rich?
12-30-2010, 02:36 AM
Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Dec-29-10 02:41 PM
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8. I'm guessing you are talking about "...their fair share in taxes..." as
the federal income tax burden via IRS. I'm guessing this because everyone pays license fees, property tax, sales tax, etc.
If you are talking about a fair share of the federal income tax burden, there are many who not only have no federal income tax liability at all, but even get 'free' money through programs such as Earned Income Tax Credit. Since they don't have a federal income tax burden, and get free money at income tax time - are you going to send them to prison also. Paying nothing at all is not a fair share, is it?LOL.
12-30-2010, 02:52 AM
Every now and then, it's a proven idea to execute some of the nobility.
12-30-2010, 02:53 AM
Of course, it's a good idea to execute some of the common criminals as well.
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