UPDATE: There’s been a correction to Lautenberg’s speech. Reporters in attendence said that he used the word “waste” instead of “rich”.
Maybe he should try to enunciate his words so that there’s no confusion. In the post below, I have crossed out some previous words and replaced them with an updated response. However, my response to his stupidity regarding the rich not paying “enough” and his hypocrisy about relinquishing more of his money to the government, still stands.
The incredible self-loathing Left. This is the kind of moron so common on that end of the political spectrum.
At a town hall event in New Jersey:
Questioner: “How much money is taken or can be taken from illegal gains such as drug seizures and applied to replenishment of beaches and improving the quality of beaches in New Jersey?”
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ): “There is that opportunity along the way, but there’s another place to get your money. That’s to get it from people like me who made money from the infrastructure, the human infrastructure that the United States has. And we ought to pay more in our taxes for the values, for the things that we’ve got as a result of the extraordinarily middle class of this country.
“It’s offending [sic] that say ok ‘you can’t take care of your family, too bad.’ Go to Warren Buffett. You heard him say the other day that the richest man in the America, if not the second or third one, he said that we ought to pay more for the privileges that we wealthy have in this country. Its a tough fight but we got to eliminate the
richwaste. We’ve got to eliminate the fraudulent practice. We’ve expanded things that have no value.”
Hey Frank, let’s start with YOU.
Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), 2009
Net Worth: From $49,083,204 to $104,690,018
Rank: 8th in Senate
Assets: 172 totaling $50,083,204 to $105,190,019
Liabilities: 1 totaling $500,001 to $1,000,000
Transactions: 77 totaling $10,098,077 to $18,670,003
Income: 2 totaling $184,959
Do you just want to
eliminate increase taxes for yourself, or for all of the eeeeeeevil rich people who invest, take risks, own businesses, create jobs, and hire people; the ones who worked hard, persevered, and succeeded to achieve the American dream?
Frank, anytime you think you’re not paying enough, don’t wait for the government to raise your taxes. Write out a big, fat check to the IRS in the amount you think is enough.
Edited to add: If you really want to get down to the nitty gritty of eliminating waste, here’s some suggestions, Frank.
That’s some of the worst waste this taxpayer has ever seen.