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Stephen King To US Government: Raise My F**king Taxes Already!

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Novelist Stephen King has joined billionaire investor Warren Buffett as a member of the uber-rich who is attempting to have taxes raised on America’s richest citizens.

In a more “colorful” approach than that offered by the Berkshire Hathaway CEO the horror book writer this week proclaimed “Tax Me, for F***’s Sake.”

King then goes on to write for the Daily Beast:

“The majority would rather douse their d**ks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing ‘Disco Inferno’ than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.”

King goes on to note that while he and his wife give out more than $4 million per year to charity, many of the countries uber-rich pay out their taxes and then sit on their “dough.” King writes:

“And hey, why don’t we get real about this? Most rich folks paying 28 percent taxes do not give out another 28 percent of their income to charity. Most rich folks like to keep their dough. They don’t strip their bank accounts and investment portfolios, they keep them and then pass them on to their children, their children’s children. And what they do give away is—like the monies my wife and I donate—totally at their own discretion. That’s the rich-guy philosophy in a nutshell: Don’t tell us how to use our money; we’ll tell you.”

As Stephen King so rightly points out, America’s richest men and women wouldn’t have their riches if it wasn’t for America, they should therefore be protecting their investment by remembering which country’s citizens needs their help and made them rich in the first place.

King goes on to dispel the “job creators” myth, pointing out that investments are largely made in overseas company’s because of “anti-American” job practices set forth by the US government.

Check out the full King post at the Daily Beast and you might just find his scariest true-to-life piece of literature yet.

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45 Responses to “Stephen King To US Government: Raise My F**king Taxes Already!”

  1. Dorothy Sisson

    FINALLY a man with a brain! That's two, just wonder when the rest of the wealthy will have the courage to stand up and do what's right.

  2. David Johnston

    The cognitive dissonance here is giving me whiplash. King wants his taxes raised while he simultaneously hordes money he thinks he doesn't deserve (by his own admission). Which is it? If he thinks he should pay more in taxes, he should send a check to the Treasury. See here: http://www.fred.net/tds/taxrelief.html.

  3. David Johnston

    No, it won't. But high taxes are not taxes on wealthy people, they're taxes on high earners. These are two distinct groups that do share some people. However, raising income taxes decreases class mobility and entrenches the current group of rich people who don't need to earn more money in order to be rich. As King says, he is exactly what he says he doesn't like, ie a rich man telling other people what to do with their money.

  4. Velvet Michael

    Thankfully we have some of the worlds wealthiest coming out and saying the truth. But you notice they are in a definite minority of their wage class. Stephen has it right when he says, “The majority would rather douse their d**ks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing ‘Disco Inferno’ than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.”.
    You know that right now that the majority of those in the 1% are in their homes screaming about the few members of the 1% that are saying they need to pay their fair share of taxes. smdh! So come on you idiots, pay your fair share and quit trying to turn the working Americans into your labor slaves while you sit back and enjoy the good life.

  5. Kurt Landry

    He was one of the big contributors when they built the new Bridgton hospital in Bridgton, Maine a few years ago!

  6. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    Well, doesn't Stephen King give to the charities of HIS choice? Of course he does. I mean, seriously, you think he's donating to "One Sonogram" for the purpose of true informed consent before abortion or do you think he's just donating blindly to Planned Parenthood? More importantly, does he want us to think he would like to be told who to be charitable to any more than his conservative or 'uber-rich' counterparts? I doubt it. Are we to believe he hasn't set his own children up rather nicely with his money? I'm very happy one of my favorite authors donates to charity, but I don't think for one second he wants anyone telling him how much to donate or to whom he must donate money to.

  7. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    For Christ sakes, give the guy a break! You have no idea what he does for others, for hospitals, etc all over. He doesn't HAVE to, it's just the way he is. Not ALL rich people are the same. Give him some credit! At least he says it like it is and takes a stand on what he feels is going on in the country, loves his country as well…while others are too busy being FOLLOWERS!

  8. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    And why SHOULDN'T he help out his family if he has the means??? He has every right to…he not only donates and pays his taxes, but I'm sure thinks about his family as well…as he should. While the others are just POCKETING theirs! He worked his *ss off for what he has! Unlike so many today that think everyone OWES them something! I admire him!

  9. Bob Johnson

    Wow-another rich idiot! He can choose to pay more in taxes if he wishes, but like all the others he CHOOSES NOT TO! It is not the duty of the rich to pay more than they are already paying, any more than you and I do to minimize our taxes. Even if ALL the top 10% paid 100% of their money, we would still not have enough to pay for everything the big spenders want. Everyone (even the bottom 49% who pay NO FEDERAL TAXES at all) should pay into the system-get some skin in the game.

  10. Jim Duncan

    The small government folks seem to be missing his point…the vast majority of rich people won't pay more willingly, like he does already, unless the people force them to via taxes.
    The whole, "then send a check to the treasury" misses that point completely.

  11. Steve Kellams

    Hey Dorothy,What's with the "Finally a man with a brain" comment???You were probably the DUMBEST SKANK there was in your Lawton High School!!!This mutt picture probably fits you perfect!!!(poor dog!!!!)

  12. Margaret Nystrom

    Umm, that was his point. This is what the rich do and think…most of them don't give a rat's ass for the poor or middle class that made them rich in the first place. And, this is not about donations…this is about the American spirit of helping those in need…helping each other…not greedily holding on to their wealth as if there is no tomorrow. That is the true point here. Of course they can donate to wherever. Question is, what is the right thing to do? Not, can they have the freedom to do what they want.

  13. Dorothy Sisson

    Margaret Nystrom, TY for your reply to the idiot, but does such stupidity really deserve a comment. Steve unfortunely can't stay on focus,and get the point. Doesn't take too much intelligence to make such a comment.

  14. Kathie Wilson

    Debbie, I just love how you beg for 'one sonogram', so it can be forced into more women's vaginas against their will, while you accuse anyone donating to Planned Parenthood of doing so 'blindly' as if they don't know where their greenbacks are actually going. Get off your daddy's lap, and open your eyes – if a pregnant woman WANTS a sonogram in the United States, she gets one – and if she can't pay for it, she gets it at Planned Parenthood. PP does more sonograms than it does abortions. Open your eyes.

  15. Kathie Wilson

    Obviously it has escaped you that 49% of Americans don't make enough money to pay taxes ON. That's a whole lot more disturbing to me, than that the top 2% don't pay 'enough' – hell, some of the wealthiest pay NONE, as well, due to loopholes and exemptions – I don't hear you bitching about them……

  16. Amber Hale

    Steve, dont prove her right by saying stupid things lol. Any Man with a good brain would know that.

  17. Lori Burton

    Really Mr. King? That was the most dumb*** comment I've ever heard beyond Mr. Buffet's comment about his secretary paying more taxes than he does. Whatever happened to these concepts: working hard to get where you want to be? Living within your means? Don't spend money you don't have? Very basic concepts. I don't want to give the government any more than I have to until it is spent responsibly.

  18. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    Steve Kellams, you are one messed up f*ck! What is your problem? Hate women much? Did she call YOU a derogatory term when she said this?! NO! She was just saying a comment in general. Remember the saying: If the shoe fits…well um, it must fit you! SCUMBAG! Now go play with your boyfriends and stay outta trouble little boy!

  19. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    Steve Kellams, and a MAN you will NEVER be! Which is why there are so few today. You are the prime example of what males have become. Steven King is much more than you'll EVER be!

  20. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    Nothing like calling the kettle Black. You might not be rich, but you sure are an IDIOT!

  21. Amber Hale

    Dont spend money u dont have??? U mean for taxes? C'mon! I know a BA for the longshoreman that paid $400 less in taxes then Mitt Romney did last year.. How is that right? The Rich get richer, the poor get poorer. And its sad to see how the diversity is between the two.

  22. Gene Stephens

    That's great if he wants to give his money away but don't ask the government to confiscate other peoples. He earned it, he can burn it if he wants. King has more than enough and will not run out because of his royalties and he knows it. Does he take the charitable tax deductions, bet he does. $4 mill is nothing to him. When he gives it all away and lives in a trailer, I'll believe his BS. Just write the check to the treasury Mr. King, they'll take it. Donate it all. Lead by example. Start that revolution. We're waiting…

  23. Robert Straschewski

    I think that car accident did more damage than previously thought.

  24. Eric Oden

    If, as King says, the "job creators" myth is because of anti-American job practices set forth by the US government, why would he advocate that same government to force people to give them more money?

    I think it's great that he gives so much to charity, but I don't think charity should be compulsory, and I don't think the government would spend King's money more wisely than he does.

  25. Lori Burton

    Amber Hale – no really. Let me put this in perspective. You and I. We budget and we balance our check books. We don't just write checks for money we don't have. This is what the government does and this is what I meant by spending money we don't have. Since we are going after rich people, we're going after the following as well then right?: actors, singers, athletes, Congress, the President and his cabinet right? These people are multi millionares, but we never talk about that do we? It's funny how we focus on corporations, the folks that actually employ people, but I've yet to see the purpose of the others mentioned.

  26. David Collinsworth Sr.

    It`s Not A tax problem , it`s a spending problem! just saying!
    Even I would pay more if I thought they WOULD DO THE RIGHT THING WITH THE MONEY!
    BUT THEY DON`T.

  27. Norm Higgs

    Stephen, there's absolutely NOTHING stopping you from paying as much tax as you want to…AND YOU KNOW IT. This is just another example of liberal hypocrisy. Come on out and say it – what you really want is OTHER rich people taxed more.

  28. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    Oh Kathie, I don't beg for anything. Are you afraid that once women know the truth about their baby's development they might reconsider what they are about to do? Isn't the truth always better than lying to women? There is NOTHING wrong with true informed consent. Certainly better than finding out after the fact and them saying, "If I'd only known…" PP's sonograms are done only to establish gestational age as part of the work-up to abortion. I personally know of one woman who went in for a pregnancy test that was positive, was at almost 5 MONTHS and was told during the ultrasound that her baby wasn't even recognizable as being human. Thankfully I had the opportunity to intervene, get her to a doctor who showed her the sonogram, and her beautiful little girl is 7 now. Smart, loved, and certainly wanted.

  29. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    Mr King would NOT appreciate being told to donate to causes he didn't agree with though, would he? And I think he would like to name his donation amount as well. So would we all. And that was my most important point. And Kathy Wilson , I haven't sat on my Dad's lap in many years, don't know what your reference was about, but I wish he was still around… he died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago, and I miss him very much.

  30. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    Mr King would NOT appreciate being told to donate to causes he didn't agree with though, would he? And I think he would like to name his donation amount as well. So would we all. And that was my most important point. And Kathy Wilson , I haven't sat on my Dad's lap in many years, don't know what your reference was about, but I wish he was still around… he died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago, and I miss him very much.

  31. Kathie Wilson

    Debbie, my condolences on your dad – I lost mine at 14, about 33 years ago, to a massive heart attack, and I miss him very much too. My reference was to the slavish devotion of some women to paternalistic causes like 'one sonogram' – which are patently NOT in favor of women making our own choices, but want to legally OBLIGATE women to have a wand shoved up inside us, whether or not a doctor deems it necessary. Why are you, and the rest of the so-called 'pro-life' movement, so rabid to subject women to instrumental rape, in furtherance of coercion to continue a pregnancy she doesn't want? It's not about 'life', it's about punishment and control, and any woman in favor of this just because she thinks SHE'LL never need an abortion, is beneath contempt. JMO

  32. Kathie Wilson

    Debbie, my condolences on your dad – I lost mine at 14, about 33 years ago, to a massive heart attack, and I miss him very much too. My reference was to the slavish devotion of some women to paternalistic causes like 'one sonogram' – which are patently NOT in favor of women making our own choices, but want to legally OBLIGATE women to have a wand shoved up inside us, whether or not a doctor deems it necessary. Why are you, and the rest of the so-called 'pro-life' movement, so rabid to subject women to instrumental rape, in furtherance of coercion to continue a pregnancy she doesn't want? It's not about 'life', it's about punishment and control, and any woman in favor of this just because she thinks SHE'LL never need an abortion, is beneath contempt. JMO

  33. Michele Jonason Wolfe

    Lori Burton, corporations? The folks that employ people? REALLY?! Do you even know half of the one's they are now employing??? Most of them are OUTSOURCED from India, Mexico, etc. They aren't doing this country any favors, or at least the average Joe. Some collect kickbacks from the state and local government, grants and funding for supposedly *hiring people*, and pay out hardly anything in taxes. I knew of a company that did this and was supposed to use that money for training the employees they already had to update them on their new systems, as well as hire new employees and train them. They never did that, but instead used the employees they did have to train people from India so they could eventually take over their jobs. They flew them over, fed and housed them, etc and continued to lay off good employees. They continue to do this. I don't have respect for corporations. Too much BS goes on and at any expense to their employees. Look at Bank of America, GM, etc. Insurance companies, banking institutes, pharmaceutical companies. All of them are jokes and all getting richer at OUR expense. What have THEY done for anyone? At least Mr. King pays his taxes and helps out others. The others are screwing all of us over. You might not see that in Maine, but in states with a higher population this goes on all the time.

  34. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    Thank you for your consideration over my Dad, sorry about the loss of your own father. We'll never forget them, will we? True informed consent is important to the abortion process. Women have the right to know what is happening and what the baby's developmental status is BEFORE the procedure. To hide that information from her on the grounds she might change her mind and keep the child is what would really be beneath contempt. Your assumption I feel this way because I don't think I would 'need' an abortion, or that it's about punishment is just a smokescreen to hide the truth. Women deserve to know what they are doing. Calling an ultrasound instrumental rape is sensational and silly. How about giving women the facts and then let them decide? True informed consent. Women deserve the truth. Not judgment… truth.

  35. Cathey Stone Shaw

    These comments will NEVER be settled or agreed upon .. EVER !

  36. Debbie Hansen Brown Hudd

    No, they won't because Stephen King, though I love his books, is just playing to the adoring crowd. If he wants to give money to his favorite charities it's fine, but he makes an assumption that others only serve themselves. It plays well to his fans but truth be told, Mr King doesn't want to be told who to donate money to any more than you would. If you were for instance in full support of the death penalty you wouldn't want to be told you had to donate to organizations fighting the death penalty. If you are gay your wouldn't want to be told you had to donate to causes that tried to erode gay rights, would you? Of course not. You give to the charities of your choice. That's America. That's freedom. Mr King assumes others lack of charity as he grandstands about his altruistic past. I'm happy he gives back. But if he thinks others don't just because they are conservative or have been wealthy all their lives, he's wrong. Like I said, it plays well to his fans to say all these things… I wonder how many millions he's given to the government since that statement…. Just curious, Mr King.. did you send Uncle 'Sugar' half your earnings and royalties last year? 75% perhaps? Or just go full monty and give them the whole year's worth?