Larry Elder has recently pointed out that since the election Bill Maher has changed his tune about taxation of the wealthy. Whereas before he has stated:
"America's rich aren't giving you money. They are taking your money. Between the years 1980 and 2005, 80 percent of all new income generated in this country went to the richest 1 percent. Let me put that in terms that even you fat-a** teab**gers [asterisks added], sorry, can understand. Say 100 Americans get together and order a 100-slice pizza. The pizza arrives, they open the box, and the first guy takes 80 slices. And if someone suggests, 'Why don't you just take 79 slices?' — that's socialism!"... he has since turned a 180, and acknowledged that 10 of those Americans have stocked the pizza box with 70 of the slices — as Larry Elder sums him up:
"ln California, I just want to say: Liberals — you could actually lose me." As a resident of California, a state with high income taxes, Maher complained that his taxes are "over 50 percent." What's more, Maher made a point seldom heard except on Fox News or by a rich Parisian. Maher said, "Rich people ... actually do pay the freight in this country ... like 70 percent" of the taxes. (Presumably, Maher meant that the top 10 percent of taxpayers pay about 70.5 percent of the federal income taxes.)Maher, you voted for Brown, you voted for Obama — it sucks now that you are reaping what you sowed, doesn't it? Think about how much worse it is for us that didn't vote for these characters and are being hit by the policies that you helped make happen.
What a comedian Maher can be about politics:
“I think when you go that far left – you’re really the right-wing. I consider Lenin and Stalin right-wingers.”*Not everything is funny just because it is really absurd and told with a straight face. But maybe that's his schtick. Maybe like Andy Kaufman, he is making a joke within a joke. He is lampooning the Left and they don't realize it, and that is the real joke.
On a mostly unrelated note, Ted Turner's son has recently criticized CNN for tacking hard left and given a definite nod toward Fox News. Notice how none of the people that criticize Fox News as being the ridiculously ideological outlet among a bunch of neutral players ever say anything about CNN. Why? Because CNN is just saying what they already know to be true, and how could that be anything other than unbiased fact?