Sam Donaldson defends his tax subsidy
By John Seiler
Back in 1995, USA Today reported that broadcaster Sam Donaldson received $84,742 in federal subsidies from taxpayers for a horse farm in New Mexico. So it’s understandable why he defends the current regime of ripping off middle-class taxpayers to give the money to wealthy celebrities such as himself.
Last weekend, he attacked the Tea Party for “driving the Republican Party out of contention as a national party.” He said you can’t win nationally if you don’t know something about “how the country has changed.”
Actually, the Tea Party was behind the Republican Party’s takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. Then it was sold out by the GOP leadership, which failed to cut the budget deficit and make the Bush tax cuts permanent. But the Tea Party’s influence kept the Republicans in charge in 2012, and likely will boost their numbers in the House in 2014.
But never mind: Sam has his eye on those tax subsidies that the Tea Party wants to cut.
“The Tea Party seems to think that the country can go back 25 or 30 years” — that is, before Sam ripped off taxpayers with his subsidies.
Sam said the slogan he hated the most was, “We ought to take back our country.” That’s understandable. Because if the Tea Party took back the country, he would have to give back the subsidies he ripped off from taxpayers.
“Guys, it’s not your country any more,” Sam huffed. True, Sam and his other left-subsidy beneficiaries grabbed our taxes and kept them for themselves.
He’s right that the Tea Party, despite some victories for the Republicans, mostly has failed. The subsides to Sam and other limousine liberals have helped bankrupt the federal government. And we’re all going to have to live with the consequences of that.
Well, almost all of us. Sam and his fellow champagne socialists will be living it up on our money.
Here’s the video:
May 20, 2013