Millionaire artist request: Take my “tax cut” back – don’t need it
Musician John Legend got the chance to preform in the State Dining Room at the White House last night. He took the occasion to let guests know he was rich and was disturbed he got a “tax cut” this year. The brain-dead singer thinks he got a tax cut?
Just sing dude. You didn’t get an federal income tax cut … your federal tax rate has not changed in almost ten years. Legend seem to be a sponge that absorbs the Obama administration’s group-think talking points. They want you to think there was a tax cut this year because they extended the Bush-era tax cuts from 2003.
That’s not a tax cut, it’s keeping the status quo.
If Legend feels guilty, pony up a check and hand it directly to the United States Treasury. He won’t do that, and his accountant will be certain his tax-deduction list includes every item he can legally write off in 2010. Want to bet the cost for his flight to Washington, D.C. to perform will be written off as a business expense for 2011?
From the AP.
Singer John Legend was in Washington to sing at the White House on Thursday but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too.
Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown’s music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut.
“People fought to give me — a millionaire — a tax cut this year,” he said. “I didn’t need it. And all the other millionaires didn’t need it either.”
Update: Without even looking, I’m almost certain Legend gives back to the community in a variety of ways. Charities, foundations … all great stuff. But he knows – as do all of us – a good portion of the cash handed to the federal government is wasted.
He’ll never just cut a check to the IRS.
Liberals/progressives/socialists are reliably and demonstrably stingy when it comes to taxes and charity – unless it is YOUR money that they are doling out.
What is it about the "artist", Hollywood, Broadway, and some sectors of the music industry mentality? How can so many who benefit so immensely from the free market and capitalism turn to liberalism and socialism?
It defies logic!
It's easy: socialist say "I got mine, now I'm going to spend yours!" That, and an utter ignorance of history.
Why is it that ultrarich liberals never think that THEY make too much or have too much? And as a corollary, why is there an inverse relationship between their wealth and their charitable giving?