Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Liberaltarian

Representative liberal Bill Maher was on a TV show, or so Noel Sheppard says:
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow predictably slammed Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) plan.

"The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not have enough money," she mocked. "They need relief from confiscatory tax rates."

"Well," Maher unsuccessfully tried to interrupt as Maddow continued. When she was finally done, he surprisingly pushed back.

Pointing at Virginia's former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, "You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country."

"I just saw these statistics," he continued, "I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous."

So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.
Welcome to your job watching the media for a site called Newsbusters, Noel! First day?

After a little moaning, this:
Regardless, it sure was nice to see a liberal - especially one that contributed to Obama's reelection campaign! - complaining about his taxes.
Still wet behind the ears.

And that's a lotta ear.

12 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

At this point, they're starting to go after Paul rAYn for being too liberal, so...yeah.

Good on ya for taking the ear jokes off the table though.

Substance McGravitas said...

What?

mikey said...

Bill Maher has at least two things in common with Ron Paul. He's a douchebag blowhard. And I sometimes agree with some of his policy positions.

Dood isn't afraid to point out that "god" is a scam. That's actually a fairly low threshold for insight...

Substance McGravitas said...

Yeah. It's also not a remarkable feat to have discovered that Republicans are generally idiots. Good for him! And of course, Not Republican = communist.

Smut Clyde said...

That's actually a fairly low threshold for insight...

Ah, Maher. Does not believe in "Germ theory" but doesn't like being called a "germ theory denialist".

Is it fair to call him a sincere libertarian?

Substance McGravitas said...

It seems like he might actually and practically want liberty maximized for people other than bosses, so he's better at it than the Reason staff I suppose.

Smut Clyde said...

Completely OT present for McGravitas:
http://butdoesitfloat.com/My-job-is-to-make-images-and-leave-the-decision-making-and-conclusion

Substance McGravitas said...

Somehow I have seen those. They are cool. I'd think they were a present from the mescaline spiders though.

Another Kiwi said...

Maher is yer quintessential stopped clock. He is certainly more entertaining than many on the teevee though.

Substance McGravitas said...

Yeah, he can be a funny guy. Far be it from me to criticize the entertainment value degenerates can provide.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Ah. That explains why you haven't banned me.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It seems like he might actually and practically want liberty maximized for people other than bosses, so he's better at it than the Reason staff I suppose.

It's good to know that there are some "Left Libertarians" still out there. Maher is amusing, but he's wrong on as many things as he is right. Also, I think Maher's problem is that he doesn't view himself as a mere economic pissant compared to the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson's of the world (perhaps the one thing he has in common with Mitt Romney).