Alan Colmes: “Isn’t Tax Breaks for the Rich Redistribution of Wealth?” (Video)

Unreal. Liberals truly believe that your income is their spending money.

Here’s more proof:
Yesterday, a video was released from a 1998 Obama speech where the then state senator said, I believe in redistribution of wealth.

Today, Alan Colmes defended Obama on FOX News arguing,
“Isn’t tax breaks for the rich redistribution?”

Currently the top 10% of earners pay 71% of federal income taxes.

Graph from The Heritage Foundation.

Oh, well.  According to Alan Colmes, it’s not their money, anyway.

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  • Larkin “Tax Cuts”

    Thomas Sowell should be the guy in charge of ‘Splainin Stuff.

  • Ragspierre

    Alan Colmes is simply a brain-dead Collectivist. (See the period?)

  • James Wolfe

    OMG! Can people actually be this stupid? Allowing people to keep their own money, money they earned themselves, is redistribution? From who?!? We are doomed as a society.

  • BuddyG

    “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you”

    /not what JFK said

  • Drinking $800 bottles of champagne with Jay-Z and appearing on Letterman..Obama sure is the ‘common’ man.

    If you haven’t yet – support Romney’s campaign by signing up for his official newsletter:

  • mg4us

    Alan you ignorant slut. .

    Keeping one’s own Fruit-of-their-labor is NOT redistribution of wealth. .

    And as for leaked Romney tape. .
    How about MEDIAgate? or OBAMAgate

  • I remember listening to Alan Colmes on AM radio somewhere between the late 80s and early 90s. He was such a moon bat that it was very entertaining. I can’t believe that he is on Fox News!

  • Granny

    No, Alan. Borrowing nearly a trillion dollars that ALL taxpayers, including millions not yet born, will have to pay back and then distributing that to political cronies of Obama is “redistribution of wealth.”

  • Adirondack Patriot

    He is mentally retarded in the clinical sense. Absolutely mentally retarded.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Wow, don’t know what this means, but Romney has just taken a 3 point lead in NH on Rasmussen in a poll taken AFTER the 46% “gaffe”.

  • Bill Mitchell

    You know, if we just went to a pure consumption tax everyone would pay their fair share. It would also be progressive as the more money people make, the more things they buy. t would literally be “pay as you go”.

  • donh

    Yes that’s right …Installing a buglar alarm to keep thieves away is engaging in ” wealth redistribution “

  • valerie

    Those who wonder why Romney hasn’t pulled ahead of Obama in the polls ought to get a load of what’s being said about him, his background, and his policies in something called “Urban Talk Radio.”

    Channel-hopper that I am, I landed on San Diego 102.3 KJLH, and listened to somebody named “Steve” lie — as in big, fat, hairy whoppers — about the Mitt Romney’s proposed budgetary policy.

    My guess is the person speaking would be Steve Harvey, who really should have more sense than that. His basic rap against Romney is that he’s rich, and so his kids have no concept about needing anything, including college. There’s a button to stream his show, at the moment.

    Steve Harvey is prejudiced against successful people? Why? This is a guy who is an author and an entrepreneur. One has to wonder about the source of his funding. Was his radio show, and his start funded by investors, or by the government?

    And who told him that Mitt Romney plans to triple the military budget so that poor kids could go fight to protect his family?

    Rancid radio, this morning.

  • JDflorida

    Alan is not all that bright.

  • AvidChristian

    I concur with Bill Mitchell–a consumption tax (aka “fair tax”), would ensure that EVERYONE purchasing goods in this country would pay taxes. The more you buy, the more tax you pay. Then all the illegals and entitlement recipients pay taxes too. That’s why it’s a “fair” tax. So why cant our gov’t scrap the current useless system, and adopt one that taxes less and provides more revenue?

  • Monkey Wrench

    How do you have taxes and not have redistribution of wealth? Even with a flat tax, some people pay more. And some of my tax money will end up going to pay for food stamps or to pay for someone with severe handicaps, so my wealth gets redistributed to someone else. Unless everyone pays the exact same amount in tax, money is being redistributed.

  • paul52

    Alan, write a big, fat check made out to ‘U.S. Treasury’ if YOU don’t feel you are taxed enough. I have yet to see a lib voluntarily overpay their taxes… wonder why.

  • snap boy

    No idea how individuals keeping the money they have earned is “redistributing” but Alan’s logic is usually specious. Bailing out rich investors in green energy products certainly IS redistributing money, collected from taxing at least half the public, to reward supporters.

  • Stella Baskomb

    “Isn’t Tax Breaks for the Rich Redistribution of Wealth?”

    No, dear Alan, it’s called earnings.

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  • Why is that “Jiminy Cricket” Alan Colmes allowed to be on Fox, other than to demonstrate how morally corrupt and delusional the left has become. Between Obama. Colmes, Tammy Holder and Moochelle the Wookie, my frigin mute button is worn out.

  • Monkey Wrench

    The only way to avoid redistribution is for all of us to pay the exact same amount in taxes. So Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, me, you, all of us have the same tax bill. Otherwise, the Buffet’s and Gate’s of the world are paying more than you and I. Why should Buffet pay a million dollars in taxes when i only pay $30k? That is redistribution of wealth. Why should Gates pay more for the military than you do? His money is being redistributed to you.

  • Finncrisp

    Alan is a tried and true lib from way back. His arguments remain a specious as ever. I think the phrase I would look for is returning wealth to it’s rightful owner. Government theft is still theft.

  • Bitter Clinger

    If cows could speak, they would say things this insipid. The instant he appears on TV or the radio, off it goes. You cannot argue w/ someone who ignores facts. To paraphrase: It’s like wrestling w/ pigs. You both get filthy and the pig likes it! How does Monica Crowley stand it? Not only does she appear on TV w/ this buffoon, but he’s her brother in law!

  • Mekan

    Is there a place to get the income $ ranges that go with that distribution?

  • Joanne

    Alan Colmes is a moron. He is a twisted liar. When you give tax breaks to those who create jobs, they can expand and create more jobs – this is how people become rich. Those poor people who complain about the rich buy lottery tickets in the hope to become rich, but refuse to actually work for it.

    I don’t know how he thinks taking less from people who pay the most taxes in the U.S. somehow means there is more money to redistribute. The trickling down effect is that when businesses get a tax break, they create jobs for people who then are able to earn a living and pay taxes. Only a warped mind would think this is a redistribution of wealth. Redistribution of wealth is when you take monies from those who work and earn a living and give it to people who won’t get off their backsides and stop sucking the government teet dry. Let’s remember Obama isn’t going to allow or even think his monies will be redistributed.

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  • lizzy84

    Hey, Colmes, if you feel like you’re not being taxed ‘fairly’ you and your rich socialist pals can always go here and do your patriotic duty instead of volunteering other people’s money:

    Welcome to the United States Treasury’s site for making donations to help reduce the public debt. If you would like to make a donation, please fill in the required fields and click the Submit Data button when completed.

    (Colmes— click the link and pay what you feel you owe. You have two convenient payment options; check or credit card )

    Let me guess, Colmes… to a liberal, it’s not ‘fair’ to donate unless everyone else is first FORCED to contribute via taxes.

  • #21 Good one, Jiminy Cricket, Colmes doe’s look like him, and also he supports a guy that lies all the time. Just like the Disney cartoon.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    He’s not Alan Commie for nuthin’…

  • Sparty

    I don’t understand why Colmes has a venue. His smile when he is talking is proof that he knows that we know he is lying. His job is to keep the 25% of Democrats that are actually stupid enough to believe the Democratic party line, in line. The other 75% of democrats are in on the lie because their socialist dream depends on it.

  • snewb

    Time to redistribute Alan back to CNN, NBC…

  • mg4us

    Hey dimwit Alan you ignorant slut, Redistribution is bad as it distorts the market but what is worse is when the president hasn’t a freakin’ clue as to how much debt his redistribution policies have cost us. . .That is welfare mentality

    Letterman throws out $10 Tril. . (which is close to half of what dumb$#it spent). . we crossed $16 trillion a while ago. .soon it will be approaching $17 Tril and by year end $18 Tril. . .

    OBAMA is an affirmative action disgrace. . .
    but what is worse is MSM talking heads lying and distorting the truth to prop this idiot up. .so who then is the bigger fool?

  • James

    Whats shocking is alan combs doesn’t even realize how bazarre his statement is. For his statement to be true, you have to start with the premise that all our money belongs to the government. And anything we get to keep is by the governments good graces. Sick.

  • Graham Davis

    I would prefer to be waterboarded than to watch this pill. In days gone by I did used to watch Fox and occasionally subjected myself to his nonsense when he was partnered with Mr. Hannity. No longer; life’s too short.

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  • alan colmes is an idiot. anybody who listens to him and believes him is an idiot. nothing else to be said.