Don't you just love it when self-righteous liberals demand that government force them to do what they already do themselves without any action on the part of the government whatsoever?
The latest Buffettesque faux patriot is author Stephen King, who penned a profanity-laced piece for the Daily Beast with the vulgarity that used the above in its title.
At a rally in Florida (to support collective bargaining and to express the socialist view that firing teachers with experience was sort of a bad idea), I pointed out that I was paying taxes of roughly 28 percent on my income. My question was, “How come I’m not paying 50?”
I'll spare you any further quotations -- none of the profane money quotes meet the standards I've set for keeping my blog family friendly. But for all he complains about his tax rate, King is unwilling to VOLUNTARILY make the sacrifice he insists that government should impose upon him by law.
And it wouldn't be hard. All he would have to do is instruct his accountants to skip over any deductions or tax credits the law allows him to take. And there is, of course, the much more direct route that all the faux patriotic "tax me more" crowd refuse to take when confronted with the option -- cutting a check directly to the government for the amount they claim they are undertaxed.
So here's your chance, Stephen -- you can give the government that extra 22% that you think you are undertaxed right now. Cut a check to the US Government and mail it to the following address.
Heck -- there is even a handy online form that will let you surrender that ill-gotten wealth to Uncle Sam without the time and expense of using a paper check.
Oh, and Stephen -- prove just how patriotic you and Tabitha are by not cutting back one penny of your many (and deeply respected) donations to charity. Otherwise, you prove the point that higher taxes cut the amount of money that people give to charity and actually do harm to society.