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Stephen King on Taxes

May 4th, 2012

Rob Fahrni

Pennywise the ClownThe Daily Beast: “What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.” That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry.”

I think I need to move to Bangor and work with this guy.

2 Comments

  1. James Robertson #
    May 4, 2012

    Except… that’s pretty much what the tea party people espouse. Stephen King has read the memes, and ignored anything the tea party has said. Sadly, it seems that you have fallen into the same trap.

  2. May 19, 2012

    Cujos to Steven King. But why is it that the people who have “some” money think that solution is wrong?

    Simplified, I happen to think the answer is in changing the tax codes. Tax everyone and every entity at the same rate. Create a flat tax for individuals and corporations alike, and remove all forms of deductions.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think the corporations and their political minions running this country will never allow those changes to occur.

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