14 Nov 2006 Tidbits from Blogs I Read Often
Bizzyblog, citing Willisms, notes that the top ten percent of taxpayers are paying 65.7 percent of the personal federal income tax paid since Bush’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts; before Bush’s tax cuts, they paid 63.6 percent. (By the way, having $111,528 or more as the bottom line on your (or your family’s) personal tax return is enough to qualify you for the top ten percent.)
The Other Club, with a hat tip to Claudia Rosett, suggests sending an e-mail to President Bush to offer a contribution to pay John Bolton’s salary, should the President make a second recess appointment (which would require Bolton to serve as U.N. Ambassador without pay). I’m in.
Don Surber says he no more believes in man’s ability to destroy the Earth via global warming than he does in the Tooth Fairy. But, he adds, “I respect the right of those who worship at the altar of Global Warming. It is a religion of peace.” And he can’t help snickering at this Los Angeles Times report: “…the film and television industry emits a whopping 140,000 tons a year of ozone and diesel particulate pollutant emissions from trucks, generators, special effects earthquakes and fires, demolition of sets with dynamite and other sources.” I guess driving a Prius to the Oscars doesn’t cut it anymore.