Just another example of my big ol' brain, hard at work. Righting wrongs, and calling out those who are less informed.
I read an article at The Frisky about how singer, Adele hates paying her taxes, quoting her as saying,“Trains are always late, most state schools are s**t and I’ve gotta give you like four million quid. Are you having a laugh? When I got my tax bill in from [her first album] 19, I was ready to go and buy a gun and randomly open fire.”
This is disturbing on a number of levels, but here is what happened when I commented (whilst biting my tongue and deciding not to mention her apparent homicidal wills).
She sounds like a republican to me. I wish that sometimes, celebrities would just keep their mouthes shut. After you realize that you don't respect that person, its difficult to look past that, and appreciate their art.
Like a republican how? Everyone I know (regardless of how much money they make) bitches about paying taxes. I'm sure it was a surprise to her how much she had to pay assuming that prior to her commercial success she was just a working stiff like the rest of us (or me anyway).
And I'm sorry but most of the republicans I know aren't buying houses for their parents or setting up trust funds for family members- they're trying to keep as much as they can for themselves.
"Like a republican how?"? Like a republican because she's making enough money that she can buy houses for family members, provide all the comfort and luxury for herself, and bitches about helping to support the trains and schools, which she apparently finds to be inadequate (not realizing that the reason for their inadequacy is lack of funding).
The reason "most republicans" aren't buying houses for their parents is because "most republicans" are "working stiffs" who lack the education to understand that higher taxes on the wealthiest 1% of the population actually decreases their own tax burden, and helps to better their own quality of life by providing better public transit, schools, access to health care and community programs.
The reason the republicans you know aren't buying houses and setting up trust funds is because the republicans that you know are not wealthy enough to benefit from being a republican, and they should probably reconsider their political stance.