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Oct 24, 2012 7:42PM
Just gonna butt in here in between all the political banter... I thought this was a home improvement article? Anyways, I really like the batcave movie theater... definitley wouldn't mind having that!
Sep 21, 2012 11:36AM

Hey what im about to post is a response to a previous one and i am just asking for everyone, republican and democrat alike, to read this; simply because im seeing alot of misconceptions and opinions based on misconstrued data. Reply if youd like, i wont attack you, ive said my piece.



first of all it's well known by now that many of the super rich put their money in foreign bank accounts so they wont have to pay taxes at all, including your not so golden boy mr. romney. Second, you obviously arent very familiar with math or you arent aware that your candidates are twisting the numbers around to make them sound worse.. yes, you could say they pay 39% and it sounds like a big deal right? But in reality what they are taxed in comparision to what they make and their assets is INFINTESSIMALLY SMALL when contrasted with what the average american makes compared to what theyre taxed. Okay with that said im going to explain it with an example that probably wont be accurate, im just showing you a similar fictional statistics. now if there are 200 men in a room and they are being "taxed." 180 of them only make 40,000 dolars each so theyre asked to pay $5,000 or 8% of their income for a total of $900,000. the other 20 people make 20,000,000 or more a year (which is really lowballing it) each, and each of them is asked to pay $150,000 or 0.0075% of their annual income for a total of $3,000,000 which is more than three times what the other 180 men paid together but if you really look at it, to pay their fair share the group of 20 men would have to pay 8% or $2,500,000 each for a total of $50,000,000. Which, granted, is over 50x what the "common" people in this are paying (this is how the republicans spin it) but this is trully the only fair way in which everyone paid 8% of what they earned.

You talk about "fair share" because you only look at one side of the numbers. Politicians take advantage of that ignroance, and im not even here to fault you, everyone gets fooled at some point. i just want you to ask yourself, what is really the ideal fair situation.

Sep 1, 2012 8:05AM
Ick.  Looking at these pictures makes me feel like I just ate the entire stock of Little Debbie snacks at the local bulk warehouse: bloated, gagging, and about to rocket an immeasurable amount of chewed-up cake in some vague direction.

To me, this represents an illness that can be compared to compulsive hoarding or binge eating.  Except people "ooh" and "aah" when they see it instead of asking, "What's wrong with you?" and handing them their doctor's card.  And the things they binge on are fancy, shiny things from afar, instead of eating an entire gallon of ice cream, using Doritos in place of a spoon.  Sure, they've earned the money and they can do whatever they want with it, but why spend a lot of money showing people how out-of-touch you are?  And if they're looking for fame and glory, they should do an experiment:  Ask passersby to name three famous gluttonous aristocrats from history.  Then ask them to name three generous, wise, and selfless people from history.  I guarantee you that the average Joe will name or at least recognize the names of the famously poor and selfless.

Everyone has the right to enjoy nice things, but excuse me if I'm not wetting my pants with glee at these houses.
Sep 1, 2012 7:09AM
They earned it ,so can spend it however foolishly they want. Think of all the people who made money from putting their homes together ,from contractors to designers .The article should encourage people that they to can make it big. To be quite honest, I wouldn't want to live in any of those houses, they are too big and cold looking.
Aug 31, 2012 10:20PM
Once we throw the socialist out of the White House I hope we never hear the 1% or the 99% reference ever again.

So much for the uniting the country. Obama has people jealous and envious of others who have more than them. 

Sad !
Aug 31, 2012 10:11PM
Articles like this just make me want to work harder and save more so can I live that life style one day. Or I can make sure my kids have a shot at it.

That's the American Dream people. Nothing wrong with enjoying what you earned.

Romney/Ryan 2012

So Long President Food Stamp !
Aug 31, 2012 9:27PM
quit trying to fan the flames. most of these things the hollywood,liberal elite have too. the rappers,rockers, clooney's, brad-gelina, all the dumocrat heroe's have these same extravagances but, It's ok for them and their money right?  liberal double standards...
Aug 31, 2012 9:00PM
How about American companies actually be required to share profits rather than just pay a minimum wage. It's ridiculous that companies are not required to pay a percentage of profits the better they do. That is how you get America going.. People would makre more, spend more, save more, and thus sales taxes would increase which would again help the economy.. Now how many people actually thought about this?
Aug 31, 2012 7:48PM

Good for them. If you have the money, by all means splurge. I mean you worked hard for it, so play hard to. To those envy jealous persons with nothing good to say, if you don't have this you have NOONE to blame except YOURSELF. If you don't have money, it's your own fault. Quit looking up to us for a handout.

Aug 31, 2012 7:46PM

So this is what the %1 need tax breaks for?

Aug 31, 2012 7:43PM
thats it MSNBC ,,vilify the rich that are creating jobs for people..unlike that dumb azz president you help elect
Aug 31, 2012 7:28PM
These rich people can do whatever they want. But ,when you die, you can't take any of it with you. My sentiments are those of Paul McCartney: "I don't care too much for money, cos money can't buy me love."
Aug 31, 2012 7:10PM
The amazing thing about this story is that someone  from MSNBC thought other people might want to see what stupid things the rich do with their money. Bad choice for a story in these times as most are struggling to pay their mortgage just to have a place to live! Who cares this person has a bowling alley in their house. It's great this person can afford such luxuries, It's all part of the American dream, but to write about such stupid crap as this is a slap in the face to those whose struggle to pay their internet bill just to see this s__t! Shame on MSNBC!
Aug 31, 2012 6:36PM
just for the record on ad above say be a hero grow a beard ......maybe in some little unknown country it might be but not in most of the rest of the world.....more later world...
Aug 31, 2012 6:27PM
the bowling.. alley would be great to have and learn the game to a prof leage bowler.......more later world.....
Aug 31, 2012 6:22PM

I personally could give a rats **** about this person(whoever he or she  is) freaking waste of money.They should be ashamed of themselves flaunting what they have.The important thing the wealthy tend to forget about is the economy which is killing this once great country.The well-off people dont have a concience.They dont care about starving children in thier own country as long as they have all the luxuries .What the hell is wrong with you people ? It seems you just look through a big tube with nothing on each side of it and as long as that tube is all about YOU then things outside that tube are great also.You are VERY lucky that I dont have mmmmmmmmm certain powers lol.I would definetily reverse the role but only until you see your wrongs

Aug 31, 2012 6:06PM

How much hate can you people spew?


Promoting envy is a slimy form of low ball.

I have yet to fully understand just how low MSNBC is willing to go !


Aug 31, 2012 5:47PM
Wow, the 1%. That's not biased reporting. (sarcasm) Whats next a commentary on how the rich are evil? Seriously to the left of normal.
Aug 31, 2012 5:45PM
A bowling alley.  You say that only the 1% has that.  Well I am here to tell you that I have a bowling alley and I am NOT in the 1%.  Try low 50%.
Aug 31, 2012 5:36PM
Finally, the news shows us what that undertaxed 1% lives like.  For those of you continuing to believe that if you work hard enough, you can one day live like them, think again.  And if you think you aren't one of the people getting tax benefits in return for what you pay in, think again.

If your kids go to school, that's our tax money.  I don't have kids.  I could complain if I was an Ayn Rand fan like a current VP nominee because I don't have children.  But, because we are a country built on care and concern for our fellow humans, I pay my taxes so your kids can go to school all day for free.  These are federal tax dollars. 

If, under the new medical laws, your child can remain on your medical insurance until he or she is 26, you are receiving benefits from the new Health Care changes.  This is lifesaving for young adults diagnosed with horrible illnesses who used to be dropped off their parents' medical insurance unless they were rich enough (and well enough which was usually rare) to attend college.  Now all kids can equally stay on their parental medical insurance until they secure that job at Wal-Mart for minimum wage. 

If you, or anyone in your family goes, or have gone, to college using a PELL grant or federally subsidized loans, that is federal tax dollars you used.

If you or anyone in your family works for a federal, state, city or county entity, those are federal tax dollars.  You are earning tax dollars while complaining about paying taxes.  Your job is one that will be gone if the rich don't start paying their fair share.

If you have a relative who is on Social Security, you are being helped by federal taxes.  If they did not have Social Security, you would have two choices:  They could be homeless and hungry or they could live with you and you could feed them, house them and pay for all of their medical expenses.

If you get a day care rebate at the end of the year on your taxes, you are getting a federal tax benefit. 

If your spouse dies, you and your children would get Social Security based upon their earnings (and it would not be much) to  help you keep your home and feed and clothe your children.

If you are poor and pregnant and you go sign up for the free medical care and food for you and your baby until it is 5 years old, that is a federal benefit. 

If you receive food stamps, unemployment, school lunches or breakfasts, your child goes to Head Start, you are getting federal tax dollars you and others have paid in.

Why would you rather someone have a mansion filled with baubles than have them pay their fair share of taxes to help people just like you who have lost a job, a sick child, have become old and retired? 

Why would you believe a bunch of nonsense that you, too, could become a millionaire?  This self made person is so very rare.  90% of these super rich people did nothing except inherit money or rip you off during a wide variety of scandals including the Savings & Loan bailout during the 80s, The 401-K ripoff of the 90s and continuing, stealing your homes with loopholes, and on and on.  Why would a hard working person want these people to have homes full of junk rather than make sure children are cared for at school or grandpa is eating regularly? 


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