Oregon Democrat Congressman Proposes SPACE Tax

PLM: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) hates billionaires spending their money. But he really, REALLY hates billionaires spending their money to go to space. Long a liberal backbencher jealous of the attention earned by upstarts in “the squad,” Blumenauer made a big announcement after Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went to space this month. He hates the idea so much that he wants to tax it.

Blumenauer, who almost always sports a green bicycle lapel pin while on the floor, routinely runs unopposed for reelection in deep blue Portland. His effectiveness isn’t nearly as important for his constituency as the grandstanding he does. So when he appears to stand up to the 1%, he garners over 70% of the vote in his district. MORE

16 Comments on Oregon Democrat Congressman Proposes SPACE Tax

  1. “Let’s be clear. The purpose of these short trips to space isn’t scientific research. They’re for bragging rights and to give the uber-wealthy a new way to use their fortunes.”

    So more class envy, can’t they ever come up something original?

    The arguments that rich folks get to spend their money anyway they want including ,”bragging rights”, which when you think about it is the reason for most high ticket purchases (fast cars, fast women, more thrills)and that this little indulgence put food on the table for a couple thousand employees and their families, these would be lost on the redistributionist progs.

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  2. Tax the space between his ears. Pay off the national debt. It’s apparently a nothing but an infinite void.

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  3. Let’s see; the raw materials were taxed, the workers wages were taxed, the machine tools were taxed, the fuel was taxed, the buildings were taxed, the land was taxed. What’s needed is a tax on empty space.

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  4. This guy has such a microscopic mind. The stupidity is amazing. NASA does everything pretty much from one approach. Space X comes along and made some major advances in vertical landing capability and I’m sure in other aspects the public doesn’t really know about. Branson and Amazon getting involved will only push that technology farther. Making our space program far superior to that of the ChiComs or Russians. Not to mention, these “rich guys” have now created a vendor base to spend their money on. It’s a win win. And Blue-Manuer is dumber than a box of rocks.

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  5. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    SO……this class jealous Kongress Kritter would prefer that we all live in caves and only look at the stars, instead of aiming for them?

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  6. I don’t think too highly of Bezos or Branson. But I don’t begrudge them spending their fortunes on whatever they want within the laws of their countries.

    I guess neither of them are woke enough for this bow tie wearing doofus from Portland.

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  7. This idiot is another example of being able to spot a liberal from 1000 yards away. His face exudes weakness and socialism.

    Get this: Each year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Blumenauer bakes and delivers hundreds of fruitcakes to his colleagues on the Hill.

    How utterly liberal. Whatta ass-hole.

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  8. Forensic auditing in Oregon, and in other states as well, will be key in kicking these fruity fruit cakes out of office. Seriously, I know there’s a lot of dumb people out there who vote for morons like this but PRESIDENT Trump rallies prove that there ain’t THAT many dumb asses! Plus, Dad Manderin and I agree. Election fraud like the crap pulled this last election, has been going on for a very long time. I WANT A RECKONING AND I WANT IT NOW.

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  9. Pissant wants a piece of the action.
    Fucking punk – I’m pretty sure a lot of taxes were paid on the flight – he’s just apoplectic because he didn’t get an envelope.

    izlamo delenda est …

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