Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me A Mercedez Benz

Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me A Mercedez Benz

Abby Zimet

With the obscene possibility of extended Bush tax cuts hovering in the legislative air, Florida's Alan Grayson suggested to the House what each "high and mighty" person already making about $1.4 million could buy with the extra $83,347 a year they don't need, like many new Mercedes and Hermes bags. Or the hundred billion could go to mortgages, car payments and jobs for some of the 14 million unemployed. Gee, we wonder which will win out. Video in More.



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