Kardashian Can Pay More, CA Tax Proponents Say

A coalition of groups supporting a proposed ballot initiative asking Californians to boost taxes on the rich is targeting one of the state's most famous millionaires, reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The Courage Campaign's online video says Kardashian made $12 million in 2010 but paid just 1 percentage point more in California income taxes than someone making $47,000.

The video urges Kardashian to support the tax increase, saying "we all need to pay our fair share."

The Courage Campaign and California Federation of Teachers are backing a proposed initiative that would raise tax rates for those who make more than $1 million annually to help fund schools and other programs.

A Kardashian spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:30 PM
    pelosi's husband would have lost around 10 million if not for the bail out he had/has stock in both starkist and delmonte.everytime you buy either product you support this liberal.
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    I agree totally. She can afford it and since she has so much money and other assets here in the US, it should cost her ore to protect those assets. Folks should consider taxes as insurance: the more your property is worth the more insurance companies charge to cover you against loss. SO the same should apply to the US armed forces,police,safety agencies,FBI,etc,etc,etc. The more assets and stuff Kardashian or anyone else for that matter the more they should pay to have all that stuff protected by the Federal government,military and various law enforcement agencies in the country. Just like private insurance !
  • by clegg Location: everywhere on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    in reply "To clegg"in response to the widows mite when you are talking about tithes or donations that is a world apart from taxes but i don't think you know anything about tithes either
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    We all need to pay your fair share, well lets do a flat tax for we all can pay our fair share. but then the government would get rid of the IRS, we would not want to get rid of a government agency.
  • by The Other Bob on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    This is absurd. Let's assume she paid 10% in taxes and the person making $47K paid 9%. That would put her tax liability at $1.2 million versus only $4,230. So she is already paying 300 times what that person is paying but yet she is expecting to pay more??? This country is so backwards. We need to be lobbying for the people that are paying $0, which is almost 50% of the country, to step up and pay their "fair share". Instead we are wanting more from someone who is already paying 300 times more than average.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to The Other Bob
      Anybody who has multiple children and isn't making at least 100,000$ a year is proably not paying their fair share. And yeah, she's paying 300 times what a person making 47,000$ is, she's also making millions each year, so why shouldn't she be expected to pay more? We need to go back to the good old days, like under Roosevelt where the highest income bracket was taxed at 94%.
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        by rogelio on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:52 PM in reply to
        you would destroy america faster than obama....you are green with envy, isnt that a mortal sin?
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          by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to rogelio
          How so? America wasn't destroyed under Roosevelt when we had some of the highest taxes in the country, so why would it be different now? And yeah maybe I'm envious (that I don't get absurd tax-breaks and have to only pay 1% more than everybody else while I make tens of millions)...but isn't greed also a mortal sin?
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      by Alpha on Jan 5, 2012 at 03:04 AM in reply to The Other Bob
      We need to penalize the poor for being a drag on society. They should pay more. The only service that the rich needs is the police and court system...IE to protect them from the very people that want to illegally take from them. This tax scheme is a way to Legally take from the rich . Earn more to pay less should be our motto.
  • by Kane on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:20 AM
    Define "fair share".
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:49 AM
    The part that tells me this "initiative" stinks to high heaven is the fact that almost none of the people advocating for higher taxes will be the ones paying it. Ask anyone if "the other guy" should have to pay more and I bet the answers will be the same no matter who you replace the actual people with. So yes, it's easy to believe that over half of this country wants someone else to pay the bills.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    The democrat party.....the party of class warfare and envy.
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      by So true on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:18 PM in reply to Dave
      So true......They are enablers that teach generation after generation to live off the system and the money that is robbed from the hardworking and successful.
  • by Money for nothing on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    Yeah if this happens I bet the californicate hypocrites wont vote for obama again.On another note it is totally ridiculous how much money these obsolete imbeciles make.Money for NOTHING!
  • by Rogelio Location: pitt county on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:26 AM
    Liberals are always generous with other peoples money.
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      by Bob on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:48 AM in reply to Rogelio
      I agree 1000%, if the rich start paying more in taxes the government will just start spending more. The politicians need to be held responsible for the outrageous spending habits of our government officials. A flat tax for everyone would be the only fair solution. You pay 20% if you make $10000 a year or $100000000 a year...Then the government should only be able to spend 80% of what they're taking in. The rest should go into a savings account for when its really needed, such as war time.
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        by rogelio on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Bob
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        by To Bob on Jan 4, 2012 at 09:23 AM in reply to Bob
        This is the position of the right-wing evangelicals? Strange, I believe there is an example of this being unfair in a story about Jesus. Remember "the widow's mite"? She paid less, but Jesus pointed out that by comparison (percentage) she was paying much more!
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        by To Bob on Jan 4, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Bob
        The wealthy will NEVER actually agree to this. If you eliminate their "loop holes"-even with a flat-equal tax, they will not stand for this. They are use to "buying" their way out of paying taxes!
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      by To Rogelio on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:35 AM in reply to Rogelio
      Right, there are no millionare Liberals-are you kidding?
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        by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:26 AM in reply to To Rogelio
        You mean like Warren Buffet who says his fellow rich people want to pay more taxes and who won't even pay his own? Or Al Gore who got tons of "green" money for several companies and then when that dried up moved his plants to Finland to avoid US taxes? Or maybe you mean John Kerry who registered his yacht in a neighboring state to avoid paying state taxes in Massachusetts? Or maybe you mean Corzine who is dumb (or criminal) enough to lose a billion dollars? Charlie Rangel? William Jefferson? Yeah there are plenty of rich liberals, seems like they don't want to pay extra taxes either, they just recommend everyone else pay. Go figure.
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          by G on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM in reply to
          One of the funniest audio clips I've heard was when a reporter went to a meeting of millionaires and billionaires who were meeting about raising taxes on the wealthy. She started asking them if they wanted to pay more taxes why didn't they start writing checks voluntarily. It was amazing to hear how fast the wealthy attendees started backpedaling.
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