Monday, May 04, 2009

Tax Man

Why is everything this Administration does called "reform?" Health care reform, tax reform, economic reform, torture reform, everything is reform. Conform to reform. Remember when Ross Perot founded the Reform Party and got 8 million votes in the '96 election? Shit, that really happened.

Here's Timmy and Barack talkin' taxes:

I could argue against launching a crusade against corporate tax loopholes during the current economic climate. But hey, I have no problem with "cracking down" (that's a pairing of words designed for and by cable news stations) on companies that pretend do business in the Cayman Islands.

I could point out that this is salvo #25,631 of Barack's Robin Hood war against those evil, greedy, horrible corporations.

But all I'm going to point out is the obvious: A speech about "cracking down" on tax cheating corporations given by tax cheat Timothy Geithner. I thought the whole tax thing with him was overblown a few months ago. But to see him talking about how helpful and necessary it is for corporations to pay their taxes really pissed me off.

I can't wait to watch some cable news tonight and see which networks dwell on this hypocrisy (Fox News, CNBC), which ones barely mention it (CNN), and which ones villify those who point it out (MSNBC).

And Geithner is fortunate that WWF superstar Irwin R. Schyster (I.R.S.) is retired, otherwise he'd be in big trouble...

1 comment:

Jeb Banegas said...

Hahahaha, amazing WWF reference. I forgot all about I.R.S.