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Obama folds, as MoveOn.org remains silent on rich woman in its anti-tax cut ads begging the government to take her money. Is there such a woman?
“I’m in the highest tax bracket. We don’t need the
money, the country does.”
— Anonymous wealthy liberal in MoveOn.org ad
there were elements of the deal he personally opposed, including an
extension of expiring income tax cuts at upper income levels and a
more generous deal on estates.”
— Associated Press on Obama announcement of deal with GOP that extends Bush tax cuts to all Americans, December 6, 2010
The Lady in Yellow.
This woman is rich. Very. And she wants the government to take her money.
How do we know? She says so.
In one very public ad opposing the extension of the Bush tax cuts by the far-left MoveOn.org — an extension now agreed to by President Obama as he announced last night in an early evening statement — and demanding “Millionaire Bailout Accountability” (here’s the YouTube ad link supplied from MoveOn). The Lady in Yellow looks her fellow Americans directly through the camera’s eye and quite publicly begs…begs… for the government to take her money. Why? So she can personally pay more money to Uncle Sam. Because, she says memorably, “I’m in the highest tax bracket. We don’t need the money, the country does.”
Alrighty then!!! In spite of the Obama-GOP deal, there is a millionaire who wants to give her money to the government. Where it will disappear down the nearest rat-hole to some waiting political ally wanting to build the latest boondoggle. Before the Obama announcement threw his liberal allies under the bus, the obvious thought. So let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about this with The Lady in Yellow herself.
Oops! Never mind.
There seems to be a… ahhhh… bit of a problem having this conversation about her televised generosity with The Lady in Yellow. While she may be well known in some circles, household ID on… say… the scale of Angelina Jolie… isn’t there. When MoveOn.org was queried three different times as to 1) the identity of The Lady in Yellow, so that 2) we could chat by e-mail or phone about her desire to give her money to the government… well… it was like this.
Silencio! A vast left-wing veil of silence descended. There would be no ID provided for The Lady in Yellow. No chance to chat. Having jumped into the icy waters of raising taxes — MoveOn.org scrambled to get out by simply ignoring the inevitable questions. They would raise money. MoveOn wanted two hundred grand for ads and such — to insist Obama demand taxes on the rich — like the Lady in Yellow. But discuss this with The Lady in Yellow herself? Are you kidding?
There would be no chance to find out why The Lady in Yellow isn’t sending a check to the IRS today — before the sun sets. And now that the Battle for Obama’s Soul has been lost, which the President effectively acknowledged last night, arguably if one is as left as The Lady in Yellow there is even more incentive to rush her money to the federal government. Pronto.
So between us, knowing now that MoveOn is surely upset that Obama has caved, let’s just see how committed The Lady in Yellow is to increasing her taxes in spite of the President’s tax cut deal. Let’s ask Move.On to forward these questions to The Lady in Yellow.
• Is The Lady in Yellow aware that she can write a check to the United States Department of the Treasury — today — relieving herself of her extra cash? For the record, here’s what the Treasury Department has to say:
Gifts to the United States Government
How do I make a contribution to the U.S. government?
Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.” This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States. Money deposited into this account is for general use by the federal government and can be available for budget needs. These contributions are considered an unconditional gift to the government. Financial gifts can be made by check or money order payable to the United States Treasury and mailed to the address below.
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