Repub$ to Obama:  Leave the Jet Set Alooooone!!!!

OMG, the Rethugs are livid, livid  I tell you! that our dick of a President has proposed eliminating tax preferences on hard working, job creating owners of private jets!!11!1

And that mean Kent Jones person on the Rachel Maddow blog is making FUN of this as though there was something so very WRONG about owning your very own corporate jet.  I mean who would want to want to fly commercial if they didn’t absolutely have to, right?

Anyway, according to Senator Mike Crapo (whoever that is) this is nothing but “code” for massive tax increases!  Marco Rubio (who I have heard of) pointed out, oh so rightly!, that Obummer is just trying to stick it to the rich again and heeere we go with CLASS WARFARE! 

Everyone is just so bent out of shape.  I mean Rick Santorum even used the words “ugly”, “divisive” and “sanctimonious” and concluded that:

Obama’s targeting of corporate jet owners defies the candidate’s pledge to bring Americans together.

YES, because if uber-rich and icky poor Americans can’t march hand in hand reveling in the right to rapid write-offs on our (well, their) corporate jets then what kind of America do we really have?  I mean, RILLY!

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The Republicans want to bring Americans of all economic classes together, from the owners of Cessna Citations to the owners of BBJs.

Not to play devil’s advocate, but I’ve spent most of my adult life consulting for Fortune 500 companies, and I can state unequivocally that private jets are absolutely essential to corporations that don’t have access to telephones or the Internet.

Is that really a winning line? I know that the 27-percenters will snap a salute at anything Rush tells ‘em to, but is this really the kind of thing the GOP expects to get any traction on? Pity the poor lowly mega-rich bastards who own their own jets?

@Scott — Sadly, Rush listeners would fight to the death to protect their right to own a tax-subsidized private jet, even though there’s not a chance in hell they ever will…because Rush owns one, and in their minds they’re all just like Rush if Rush sold vinyl siding out of a panel truck, lived on Kraft mac’n'cheese and hung out with the sort of losers who buy his T-shirts and ice tea.

Shorter GOP:

Dear peasants & proles,

Look, just break out the tumbrils, oil the guillotines and put us out of our misery already.

I’m with Scott on this.  The GOP really thinks this is an issue to take issue with?  I’d rather they focus on their hurt fee fees.

I saw one of the dumbshit trolls at Oliver’s place bleating that Obummer was destroying jobs at corporate jet factories. I reckon that must be another line from the rightie leadership, because lord knows those trolls aren’t smart enough to come up even with that stool on their own.

Obama’s targeting of corporate jet owners defies the candidate’s pledge to bring Americans together.

That was the money quote for me that brought this whole piece together.  Seriously, Sanctorum?  Kumbaya between fabulously wealthy corporate asswipes and average working class Americans?  That’s what Obama was about and now it’s all doooomed??  What an asshole.

And, yes, this is a totally losing issue for them to be staking their creds on.  Not that that’s a BAD thing! ;-)

I saw one of the dumbshit trolls at Oliver’s place bleating that Obummer was destroying jobs at corporate jet factories.

*massive eye roll*  *realizes topping that idiocy is impossible*

Yeah, it’s the fucking fall of Rome out there for those poor bastards.

I shall sit here, unimpressed, whilst JUMP, YOU FUCKERS!

*realizes topping that idiocy is impossible*

And it’s not even new - I remember similar 3-hankie sob stuff about yachtmaker’s jobs disappearing - on TV news! - when, IIRC, Clinton was doing some luxury tax thing.

Look, just break out the tumbrils, oil the guillotines and put us out of our misery already.

Our domestic tumbril-manufacturing capacity went offshore in the ‘80’s. If we wanted them now, we’d have to import them.

Ya know, important people have to have the jets they have to meet the people who make it possible to be the havers of the jets. How else is Sarah Palin gonna skip out on jury duty and go to a mall in Minnesota?

By bus?

It’s touching to observe We the Peoples’ desire to sacrifice their own small comfort to protect CEOs’ propensity for stuffing themselves into aluminum cigar tubes filled to the gills with highly volatile chemicals and using tongues of flame for propelling themselves through unstable atmosphere over rugged mountain ranges in their haste to get to Park City while the powder is still fresh.

Perhaps We the People know something after all.

Limbaugh was spot-on about this today: Who do you think buys all the fur coats, gilded cupid fountains and $10,000 watches that people like you and me make and sell in order to feed our families?

Go ahead and screw over rich people, Obama. Then see how many votes you get from America’s legion of coach-makers, gargoyle-carvers and hedge-maze trimmers!

Oh, dear Mrs. P. you so misunderstand “people like them”.  It’s Aspen they’re going to, silly!

Oops. Mentioning a Utah ski resort on a Coloradan’s post~~how de trop!

I should have said Gstaad. ;o}

Why’s everyone always so down on class warfare? If we gotta have war all the time, I’d rather chase some richie rich back to his gated redoubt than pick a fight with some benighted brown folks half way around the world.

C’mon, where my Robespierres at?

I saw one of the dumbshit trolls at Oliver’s place bleating that Obummer was destroying jobs at corporate jet factories. I reckon that must be another line from the rightie leadership, because lord knows those trolls aren’t smart enough to come up even with that stool on their own.—Xecky Gilchrist

Oh really, Xecky?

Corporate Jet Tax Gets Six Obama Mentions, $3 Billion Estimate

Seems like the only guys bleating about not much of anything are the president and you.

Comment by Porterville Putz on 07/01/11 at 04:47 AM

@ (aptly named) Porterville Putz—a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon we’re talking about real money, amirite?

in their minds they’re all just like Rush if Rush sold vinyl siding out of a panel truck, lived on Kraft mac’n’cheese and hung out with the sort of losers who buy his T-shirts and ice tea.

Thank you, Strange Appar8us! Suddenly my life seems so much better! I don’t have a jet, or money really, but I own (and read!) many books about many subjects, and I can’t imagine ever looking forward to listening to Rush.

Yes, life is good.

Thanks Betty Cracker.  I’m very proud of the work I’ve done for the Porterville Democratic Club even though we haven’t had a lot of success electing Democrats here, hence the name, and yes, it is apt. But I digress.  When we’re only talking $3 billion over a ten year period and what that means for the debt crisis, then, no, we’re not talking about real money.  We’re talking about a leader of the free world who is really not that much of a serious leader.  We deserve better.

I’m from Porterville, CA, and the above is probably one of the local Moron/Republican idiots that infest the town like sharks on a South African summertime beach.

Hi, putz!

Small world, The Dark Avenger. Yeah, not particularly our best times lately for the old PeeDeeCee, huh? Tell you what, at the next meeting I’ll make sure to buy you a Mai-Tai with a little extra cash I have from my welfare and unemployment checks.  We’ll have to make a toast the American taxpayers since it will be on their tab anyway, how about that?  I’ll be wearing a Jimmy Bufffet t-shirt, sandals and a pony-tail. 

That’s probably not a good enough description.  My Buffet t-shirt is faded blue and I’ll have earrings in both ears. 

Dang, still not good enough.  My eyes will be bloodshot and my hair will be gray. 

Shoot. 

Ok, ok, how about this, I’ll be wearing a baseball cap that says ‘Bush lied, people died’.  Surely you can pick me out of the crowd.

@ PP: If the president had proposed closing the corporate jet tax loophole as the solution to the debt crisis, you’d have a point. But of course, that’s not the case. He’s using it to illustrate Republican intransigence. Duh.

We’re talking about a leader of the free world who is really not that much of a serious leader. We deserve better.

Wow. A “Golden Age of Propaganda” whispering campaign. You should have that appraised on Antiques Roadshow, Putz. It’s probably worth a couple of bucks.

Busted after one comment? Clumsiest ratfucker EVAR.

“You let them in your pocket for a second, they’re going to keep grabbing for more and more, that’s the way it works. So, I’m not letting my foot off the throat of that for a second. We are not going to raise taxes on the most overtaxed people in the country,” Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said Thursday about the taxman.

Sad to say, truer words were never spoken. 

I weep for my party.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/30/go v_chris_christie_jet_talk_is_just_a_mask_to_raise_taxes.html

Comment by Porterville Putz on 07/01/11 at 08:58 AM

Sad to say, truer words were never spoken. 

You inspire me, Comrade Putz! I shall immediately run a Craig’s List ad for a replacement candidate to primary Obama.

Thanks, StrangeApp, but I prefer Fellow Traveller to Comrade if you don’t mind.

And you may call me “Lee Fang.”

If you’re trying to infiltrate RR, Putz, you should probably use a different email address. Say, one that doesn’t Google.

I’m not letting my foot off the throat of that for a second.

How lovely of the copter-setting gov to use one of my favorite metaphors.

He’s right; he and the super-rich-powered GOP have had a foot on the throat of the middle-class, and whenever that poor body manages to raise its head, however weakly, the GOP screams “Eek! Socialist monsters!” and stomps down all the harder.

Luckily, the Governor doesn’t have to worry about his ride; the taxpayers for whom he has such tender regard will fund his desire to see a couple innings of his son’s Little League—-at least until he’s caught.

Funny how going to the mat to cut $90 million in NPR funding was necessary, otherwise the US was DEAD, DEAD I TELL YOU!!!!111!!!, but $3 billion (with a B) from corporate rich fucks and their jets is “unserious”. 

You know, that’s what’s so amazing about rethugs; they can’t remember a fucking thing from day to day (hence the rampant hypocracy), but Jeebus they are always pissed about something and sure it is unserious, unpatriotic or the end of civlization. It’s a wonder they don’t all drop dead from overworked adrenal glands.

Good to hear from you, Dennis, how are your children doing these days?

Just to make clear to possibly panicked putzen: your email is visible to the co-bloggers, but will never be released or used against you. Still, we do know where you come from, sillies.

Dark Avenger, one of our valued commenters, doesn’t have access to your email~~he must be working from his home-town directory of blinking obvious ConserviPutzen.

You guys have been awesomely hilarious all week.  You take the turds that are flung at us by various self-promoting creeps - ne’er-do-wells and lunatics who are trying to kill us all in slow and horrible fashion, but whatev’ -  and you make magnificent Turd Sculptures.

Thank you for your service, Artistes Extraordinaire!

See? Class warfare. Not so bad, is it?

Hands off my federal guillotine subsidies.

And, yes, this is a totally losing issue for them to be staking their creds on.  Not that that’s a BAD thing! ;-)

Good point.

Funny how going to the mat to cut $90 million in NPR funding was necessary, otherwise the US was DEAD, DEAD I TELL YOU!!!!111!!!, but $3 billion (with a B) from corporate rich fucks and their jets is “unserious”. 
You know, that’s what’s so amazing about rethugs; they can’t remember a fucking thing from day to day (hence the rampant hypocracy), but Jeebus they are always pissed about something and sure it is unserious, unpatriotic or the end of civlization. It’s a wonder they don’t all drop dead from overworked adrenal glands.

I agree.

Why, thank you, G!

Why, thank you, G!

You’re very welcome.  Usually I try to quote just the most pertinent part of a statement and any necessary context, for the sake of brevity and to focus on the key point that moved me the most.  I chose to quote your entire post, because damn, every single word was fucking spot on!  Thank you for saying it!  I’ve even told other folks to check this site and referenced what you said.

I come here because the quality of the Rumproasters insight and snark is usually not only so brilliant but is often some of the best commentary on an issue on the entire interwebs.

In my real life, I’m more humorous and snarky, but I usually try to stick to straight commentary here, out of deference to not get in the way of the quality gems that other’s have already expressed.  I’ve been reading this site fairly regularly for several years, but I infrequently post and then usually just to highlight something someone else so well put that it bears repeating.

G, get your points but there can never be too much humor and snark when discussing the state of our political *discourse* these days.  Please, please feel free to unload the humor and snark guns on us.  We love it and the more the merrier!

G, get your points but there can never be too much humor and snark when discussing the state of our political *discourse* these days.  Please, please feel free to unload the humor and snark guns on us.  We love it and the more the merrier!

Thanks, but you are all much better at it than I.  I’ll add a drop here & there when I’ve got something to contribute that hasn’t already been said better by everyone else.  :)

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