Early last year, Bill Maher donated a million dollars to the pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA. Obama’s pledge to make the rich pay their “fair share” were and are well documented. California leads the way on that push, but Maher doesn’t seem to appreciate the end result of the very initiatives his donations support:
Pointing at Virginia’s former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, “You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – actually do pay the freight in this country.”
“I just saw these statistics,” he continued, “I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals – you could actually lose me. It’s outrageous what we’re paying – over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, it’s ridiculous.”
Really hard to feel sorry for him, isn’t it?
High taxes may now chase Maher from California, and at that point he’ll go find a place to live that will allow him to protect and keep more of his money so he can continue to give it to politicians who will insist on raising taxes on the rich.