It shouldn’t surprise anyone. As most of us have watched our own home values decrease, real estate in Washington, D. C. is booming.
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Biden—not a politician known for tongue control—told a crowd at an event in Ohio:
“They don't get us, they don't get who we are.”
Fact is, Vice President Biden, we DO get you.
People who are phenomenally rich sometimes speak up for progressive taxation for several reasons. Among them are deep rooted guilt over wealth and the consequential ‘do-good’ reflex to make themselves feel better, and the fact that they can hire top tier accountants to shelter their wealth. I’ve often pointed out that if money men like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates love taxes so much, they should just file a short form on their income taxes and forego taking all their deductions. Same goes for tax-loving Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Economist Arthur Laffer apparently agrees with me.
Republican women gathered in Tallahassee on Sunday to spend several days strategizing about how best to support candidates in the 2010 elections. And giving them an earful as well as homespun advice was former Republican Party of Florida chairman Tom Slade. Chiding Washington for record deficits, Slade said, “This spending spree cannot be sustained.”
Florida Federation of Republican Women president Cindy Graves introduced Slade to a record crowd. Graves said attendance jumped 35 percent this year. Graves welcomed the women with characteristic good humor. She is perhaps the most charismatic Republican in the land if the truth be told.