Radio Mogul Begs for Higher Tax Rate

Here’s another crock of fresh bullshit delivered by the right wing of the Republican Party (which has become, so far as I can see, the only wing of the Republican Party): the richer rich people get, the more jobs they create. Really? I have a total payroll of about 60 people, most of them working for the two radio stations I own in Bangor, Maine. If I hit the movie jackpot — as I have, from time to time — and own a piece of a film that grosses $200 million, what am I going to do with it? Buy another radio station? I don’t think so, since I’m losing my shirt on the ones I own already. But suppose I did, and hired on an additional dozen folks. Good for them. Whoopee-ding for the rest of the economy.

–Stephen King is another rich person who thinks he should be taxed more. He makes some good points, even if they do get a bit lost in his sassy language! And yes, he does actually own two radio stations — WKIT Stephen King’s Rock n’ Roll Station and WZON The Pulse: A New Voice, A New Choice. I’ve been listening to the rock station for a minute, and it’s actually pretty good. And as a bonus, every now and then Stephen King comes on and thanks you for supporting his radio station.

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