Ben & Jerry: We’ve Been Trying to Get Taxed at a Higher Rate for Years

As I mentioned to the New York millionaires who want a higher tax rate, you don’t have to wait until April 15th to give the government more of your money. Put your money where your mouths are Ben & Jerry and cut a big fat check right now.
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From HuffPo: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, known to most as the names behind the ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s, said they’d love to get taxed at a higher rate.
“We’ve been trying to get taxed at a higher rate for years,” Cohen told HuffPost’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani in New York on Thursday.
Cohen and Greenfield were giving out ice cream called “Bernie’s Yearning” at an event put on by Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ campaign. (Cohen and Greenfield attended as private citizens.)
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“Just because you happen to have a bunch of money doesn’t mean you should give up on the idea of justice and equality,” Cohen continued.
The two have been vocal about their support for Sanders and his tax plan. They haven’t shied away from other political issues either, penning an op-ed against “tax cut nutters in Congress” in April 2015 and publicly putting their support behind the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
Watch a video of them speaking here.
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Lynn
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Lynn

Didn’t Ben and Jerry sell the ice cream company at a whooping profit which will not be taxed as income. And with their holdings now in many tax exempt investments they can vocalize all they want but those actually building a life and the society they live in will be those who pay the bills – not Ben and Jerry.

Dr. Eowyn
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Indeed, SIXTEEN years ago, in April 2000, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield sold their company Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. to Unilever, the world’s largest ice cream company, for $326 million.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB955522850788928066

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Just more feel good BS by these two. Let’s face it, if they were still selling ice cream–they would just tack on a higher price to cover paying for their “gifting the US treasury.” I stopped buying their crap years ago due to all their political nonsense.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Auntie, we too, stopped purchasing their products when they kept going so far left, they should have met themselves coming up on the right.
There is no reason they can’t sign over their complete fortune if they feel so guilty. Chumps.

Dan
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Dan

These two hideous, grinning Jews are so politicized they politicized ice cream. You can bet their “story” of two regular guys with a passion for ice cream on Wikipedia is almost entirely bullshit hiding the kosher financial ingredients from NY not listed on the containers. These two bastards hate us so much they even put out a fudge-packed mess called Hubby Hubby honoring fudge-packing “marriages” in Vermont.

Steven Broiles
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Well, at least these “nutters” do make a mean Cherry Garcia! Memo to the tax twins: You can’t make an ice cream out of unicorn farts!

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wildriver
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wildriver

Bernie’s urining……

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Actually pay taxes, no; talk about how they should pay more, definitely. Like Peter, Paul and Mary sang: “The message may not move me or mean a great deal to me but, hey, it feels so groovy to say.”

Joe Adams
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Love it you smug bastard. When owning the company, you paid the lowest corporate rate possible, just like all the others. If bernie was elected, you would be squealing about the excessive taxation just like all the other libreals.

Joe Adams
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Hey Ben, if you are so utopian, how about selling your ice cream at a reasonable price so that some poor, unclean folks could afford to buy it?