Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm From the Government, and I'm Here to Help

To some, those words would sound comforting, for some strange reason. That should be Hillary's campaign slogan. She's already made it clear that she'll do everything in her power to repeal Bush's tax cuts. We all know that those tax cuts only benefit the rich (like me)!

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting piece (see it here) regarding the Clintons and taxes. It describes how the Clintons not only made almost 110 million dollars over the last eight years, but how their "charitable" contributions (and tax deductions) were mostly to Clinton run charities (that haven't paid out much money at all).

Hillary was quoted as saying, "We didn't ask for George Bush's tax cuts. We didn't want them, and we didn't need them," and with tax breaks like theirs, they indeed didn't need them.

In the "pot calling the kettle black" department, the article points out how Hillary has been crying out against the wealthy ever since she began her Presidential bid. With the Clintons being in the top %.01 of America's wealthy, they "know of whom they speak."

The end of the article makes a keen suggestion when discussing Hillary's plan to repeal the tax cuts:
"If the former first lady feels so strongly that she should pay more taxes, we suggest she lay off the middle class and instead write a personal check to the U.S. Treasury for the difference between the Clinton and Bush tax rates. She and her husband can afford it."

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