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Hey, you THOUGHT you could save for college.

29 Jan

You need to know you place, peon! (thanks Glenn Reynolds). From “The Daily Shot:”

Hey, remember when President Obama proposed ending the tax-free status of 529 college-savings plans?

This is one of those allegedly unfair loopholes in our tax system that he’s completely fine with utilizing for his own family. Back in 2007, he and Michelle put a huge amount of money in a 529 plan for their daughters:

According to their 2008 tax returns, the Obamas took advantage of a unique feature of 529 plans that allows account owners to front-load five years’ worth of contributions, $240,000 in total for the two girls. They did so without triggering gift taxes — now levied on any gift exceeding $13,000 a year. Form 709, the federal gift-tax form, shows that Barack and Michelle Obama made equal contributions of $120,000 each, or $60,000 to each of the two children in 2007.

The claim that the tax-free status of 529 plans represents some sort of giveaway to the rich turns out to be typically inaccurate administration propaganda:

As of March 2014, close to ten percent of 529 accounts are owned by households with income below $50,000, over 70 percent are owned by households with income below $150,000, and almost 95 percent of 529 accounts are in households with income below$250,000.

The good news — if temporary — is that Obama is dropping the proposal:

President Obama, facing angry reprisals from parents and from lawmakers of both parties, will drop his proposal to effectively end popular college savings accounts known as 529s, but will keep an expanded tuition tax credit at the center of his college access plan, the White House said Tuesday.

The decision came just hours after House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio demanded the proposal be withdrawn from the president’s budget, due out Monday, “for the sake of middle-class families.” But the call for the White House to relent also came from top Democrats, including Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader, and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the ranking member of the Budget Committee.

Ms. Pelosi pressed the case to senior administration officials on board Air Force One as she flew with the president from India to Saudi Arabia, according to Democratic aides familiar with the discussions.

 
 

Know your

26 Jan

place, peasant!

Yeah, I really need grotesquely wealthy people to fly in on their private jets and lecture me about some imaginary carbon problem. This is just a display of wealth and power. That’s it.

 

 
 

Hmm,

22 Jan

How do you spell, “hypocrisy?”

 
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Yeah, total

14 Jan

hypocrisy. The unfortunate thing is that there are some rubes who will be fooled by it.

 
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Funny how

02 Jan

the truth sets you free. I think that the MSM is reeling from their obvious boosterism. Therefore, they want to attack the other side so as to take the spotlight off them. And any trumped-up “issue” will do. Actually, I don’t care if Scalise spoke to a shady group of a couple dozen people 10 years ago. His actual record shows no racism. But it appears that he didn’t anyway, and this just reeks of desperation. I bet there’s not one pol who has never spoken to a shady group. This whole thing is just bogus.

 
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Awesome

02 Jan

tweet!

 
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So tell me,

18 Dec

why is waterboarding bad and yet KILLING people with drone strikes is OK? Now I understand that logic has never exactly been the strong suit of the left, but the hypocrisy here is nothing short of breathtaking! At least those who are waterboarded walk away (while the victims of drone strikes are dead).

It just is logically indefensible to condone drone strikes while at the same time condemning waterboarding.

 
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It’s a lot like what was called

01 Dec

“The Fundamental Attribution Error” when I studied social Psychology in college:

When Republicans are in power, “dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” When Democrats are in power, dissent is the racist fuming of “angry white men.”

Any lapse, error or transgression by conservatives is evidence of their real nature, while similar lapses, errors and transgressions by liberals are trivial when balanced against the fact that their hearts are in the right place.

Here’s the whole article. I think we’re all sick of this gross hypocrisy. It’s time to say, “No More!”

 
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Yep!

24 Nov

the NAACP is nothing but a shill for the Democrats.

 
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There’s one important lesson

15 Nov

that we should take from Mary Landrieu’s frantic efforts to jump-start the Keystone XL pipeline (and thanks to the Daily Shot): Things are better when politicians are nervous. Landrieu simply didn’t care (or was hostile) to the Keystone XL when she wasn’t in danger. Now that she has felt the heat she has “seen the light.” Huh. That should tell us something. Something very important.

 
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