If you think Kim Kardashian‘s mere existence seems like an excellent case for the concept of wealth redistribution, you’re not alone.
Some California supporters of the “millionaires tax” (which would slightly increase tax rates for those making over $1 million/year) has made a video of everyone’s favorite famous-for-nothing millionaire engaging in various types of shameless consumption over a damning techno soundtrack. The beginning quote about all the swag she gets is particularly barf inducing.
Kim Kardashian, it explains, makes $12 million a year, but is taxed at pretty much the same rate as someone making $47,000/year. And on top of that, she gets a ton of nice things for free! Meanwhile, state budget cuts are affecting important basic services like schools, senior centers, and emergency response. In light of this information, the question “Don’t you think she could pay a little more?” seems rhetorical.
This is all well and good, but why stop there? In addition to the fairly reasonable millionaires tax, I propose an “asshole tax” that will fine Kim Kardashian $100,000 for each heinously stupid thing she says and/or does. Every school would have a planetarium in no time.
(Via Styleite, )