Stewart Has Fix for GOP Rep Who Spends $200K on Food
...eat at Subway!
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2011 8:46 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart has some helpful advice for Louisiana Rep. John Fleming, who laments that he only has $400,000 each year after spending $200,000 to "feed my family:" Eat at your own Subway (Fleming owns 33 of them). "There is a place where you can buy a full 12 inches of meat-stuffed deliciousness for $5," Stewart chortled last night. "By my calculations, $200,000 will buy you 40,000 feet of food." As for Fleming's complaint that higher taxes would impede his ability to open more locations, tragically, "You may find yourself at times more than 20 sandwich lengths away from the next Subway store."

Stewart then took aim at Bill O'Reilly's threat to pack it in if "taxation becomes oppressive." "So if taxes are raised, Bill O'Reilly might quit his Fox show?" Stewart snarked. "No. Please. Stop. No." And with millionaires on the endangered list, Stewart concludes, "If we don't act quickly, these once-plentiful creatures will be relegated to zoos and heart-breaking documentaries."

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bewilderbeast
Sep 23, 2011 7:43 AM CDT
Never fails to floor me when rich fatcats whinge and whine. Are they seriously stupid or what? Give me a $100m and I'll stay well under the radar, swear!
Chitrix
Sep 22, 2011 7:52 PM CDT
"If tax is raised on the Rich they will not have working capitol to reinvest and create new jobs" This self perpetuating self indulgent LIE has gone on long enough The wealthy has decried a tax hike on their money for over 4 decades and where are the "new jobs" they create? They are off-shored, 19 of every "New Job" created in the past 20 years has been overseas NOT IN AMERICA and the jobs they did create are most all minimum wage jobs just like the workers are Subways earn, yes while our Millionaire cries he has only $200,000.00 to feed his poor family his workers struggle to feed their family A worker working 40 hours per week at Subway (if allowed to work 40 hours per week) earns $15,080.00 BEFORE TAXES This means that the klown crying has $184,920.00 more to feed his family on that his average worker It would be SUCH a hardship on him I understand that, he would really be in a bind /cough The wealthy only care about the wealthy, if they want to abandon their factories built on US soil and go to another country so be it, perhaps some of those workers will pick up the and build their own sandwich shops? Stranger things have happened
Doctor-Zaius
Sep 22, 2011 6:13 PM CDT
Keep in mind one thing, this guy owns 33 Subway franchises. Which means he's depreciating a lot of deli equipment so he's writing off maybe $600,000 to $1,200,000 in paper deductions. His actual take-home cash income is probably much higher than his bottom line $600,000 figure.