How did I get in this handbasket?

Sunday, August 29, 2004

It's Official: The best way to punish tax dodgers: Cut their taxes.

When he first said it, I thought he screwed-up. When he said it again, I was flummoxed. Now it is clear this is an OFFICIAL policy stance.


I really don't know what to say...

Unicyclist has been keeping track of this too:

Although [Kerry] has repeatedly insisted he will roll back Bush's tax
cut only for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, Bush insisted, "you
know who 'the rich' is. They got accountants. It means you pay."

Bush said high taxes on the rich are a failed strategy because "the
really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway."

"People need to be aware of this talk out of Washington, D.C. that says,
oh, don't worry, we're just going to tax the rich. That's not the way it
works in the tax code. The big rich dodge taxes, anyway."

"... you know how the tax code works. When they say, 'tax the rich,'
those are the folks who have got the accountants to see to it they don't
pay tax, so guess who gets stuck with the bill? You're going to get
stuck with the bill."

"You know what else I think when they say, tax the rich? Most rich
people are able to avoid taxes...."

Allow me to point out the obvious: Many of these quotes refer to the Whitehouse's own website.


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