Sunday, March 15, 2009

Taxes are for the Little People

Obama's inability to fill key posts is as amusing as it is instructive. It's also the tip of the iceberg where taxes are concerned. Courtesy of Instapundit, from the Florida Times-Union:

News that one in 10 Georgia lawmakers is a repeat violator of tax laws has fueled a call for a rewrite of the state’s tax code. And it’s not just conservatives who feel that way. When a series of President Barack Obama’s appointees to senior posts revealed they hadn’t paid their taxes, the anger grew. When the Georgia Department of Revenue distributed a list of outstanding taxes owed by 19 unnamed legislators, frustration boiled further.
The fun doesn't stop there. Apparently, according to the WSJ, Alec Baldwin has become a supply-side preacher of "voodoo economics" threatening to go Galt (Dr. Helen) over the cancellation of a 35% tax credit for films shot in NYC. Of course, he was preaching a different sermon a few years ago in the Huffington Post: "A Republican-controlled Congress is killing important social programs that we all depend on, so that Bush's friends can avoid paying a reasonable share of their taxes."

According to Baldwin, whether you're paying your fair share of taxes depends not on how much money you make, but which party you belong to further cementing the appearance of hypocrisy amongst Democrats that they believe in big Government paying for their pet causes but aren't willing to pay higher taxes themselves (U2 anyone?, Slate).

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