It will mean taxing New York and California — and exposing the president’s bicoastal, parasitical elite.
(Page 2 of 2)
Just 10 doctors from Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan earned $30 million among them… [T]he highest-paid doc was the head of plastic surgery at Beth Israel, with $4.7 million in compensation in 2009.
The president of Hackensack University Medical Center… was at the top of the list with an astounding $7.3 million — of which about $5 million came as a golden parachute after the medical center dismissed him.
All this is made possible by the constant stream of federal dollars flowing into New York — plus the itemized deductions from federal income tax that softens the blow for high-income New Yorkers. But wouldn’t high-income people in Florida and Texas take the same hit? No, because Texas and Florida have no state income taxes. They don’t get the “benefits” from profligate state spending.
So here are your “millionaires and billionaires,” Mr. President, sitting right in the middle of your prime fund-raising territory. Let’s go get them!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?