Thursday, June 23, 2011


By EW Adams


Blogger Tom Harper said...

There was a story on Think Progress a few days ago, about a wealthy German industrialist who was being interviewed on a conservative program. The interviewer kept wanting to talk about how high the taxes are in Germany, and the German industrialist kept not responding.

Finally the interviewer came right out and asked him how much he paid in taxes. The German guy said he didn't know. The host kept pressing him, and finally the German said "I don't care how high my taxes are. What else am I going to do, live in a poor country just so I can pay lower taxes?"

(Not an exact quote but that was the gist.)

11:11 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I love it. The guy makes so much sense.

7:38 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Everyone likes those things. Just keep in mind that, to use the unforgettable words of hotel magnate Leona Helmsleyy, "Only the little people pay taxes."

Presumably, "big people" shift their responsibilities to, and sponge off of, little people. At least, this is what conservatives and Republicans presume. It's so dumb, I think a lot of "big people" don't buy into it. Warren Buffett, Al Gore and Michael Moore, for instance.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Dave Splash said...

I am poaching this for my site!

9:42 AM  

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