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The panel discussion began with a conversation about the various budget proposals currently on the table in Washington.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow predictably slammed Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) plan.

"The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not have enough money," she mocked. "They need relief from confiscatory tax rates."

"Well," Maher unsuccessfully tried to interrupt as Maddow continued. When she was finally done, he surprisingly pushed back.

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."

So it appears there is a point where Maher's money becomes more important than his politics.

Consider that in California, millionaires on top of the 39.6 percent they'll pay to the federal government in 2013, there's an additional 14.63 percent that now goes to the state.

Add in payroll taxes, local taxes, and property taxes, and I've seen estimates that the total tax bite could exceed 60 percent here
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But the rich aren't paying their "fair share."



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Sounds like France's tax structure. Catching up fast.
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Maybe Maher will put his money where his mouth is or vice versa?
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Rachel Madcow looked a tad taken aback at Maher's statement.
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Rachel Madcow looked a tad taken aback at Maher's statement.
Liberals have to stick together while they stick it to the rest of Americans?
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Sounds like France's tax structure. Catching up fast.
The rich aren't paying 50%.
But yeah who can believe what you say? If a blog stated obama eats boogers you'd post it without checking first just because you hate the guy.
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Apparently those tax deductions and loopholes everyone b-tches about don't exist anymore.
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It's a common construct that I've mentioned before...

If success is extrapolated out to a five-day workweek, it's beyond disgusting (and I'll say it...UNAMERICAN) for people to want others to work three days for themselves and the other two to pay for government...
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The rich aren't paying 50%.
But yeah who can believe what you say? If a blog stated obama eats boogers you'd post it without checking first just because you hate the guy.
I didn't say anything, Bill Maher did, please send Maher this message.

Noooo, you misinterpret, I don't hate Barack at all. I just feel:
He is a puppet. Who is the puppetmaster?
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But yeah who can believe what you say? If a blog stated obama eats boogers you'd post it without checking first just because you hate the guy.
OH NO A HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I didn't say anything, Bill Maher did, please send Maher this message.

Noooo, you misinterpret, I don't hate Barack at all. I just feel:
He is a puppet. Who is the puppetmaster?
Ultimately? whoever pulls your chain. jiggle-jiggle
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OH NO A HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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