Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gregg Easterbrook:
"In 2007, Bill Clinton complained that taxes on the rich are too low, yet did not voluntarily tax himself by mailing a check to the United States Treasury. Yours truly wrote, "It is self-promotional hypocrisy for Clinton, or any wealthy person, to proclaim a willingness to be taxed more but then not voluntarily tax himself. Clinton and other rich people who make claims about favoring higher taxes on the wealthy, then hoard their money, want to be admired for seeming to be willing to sacrifice -- without the annoying complication of actually making any sacrifice."

No, that's stupid. And no! I'm not going to bother to explain why!

In other news, it turns out that in Easterbrook's chief complain about the realism of the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, regarding whether there is a luxury hotel in the Atacama Desert, he's full of shit.

Note to Gregg: for a tv show you tell us we should all be watching, you sure do bitch about Friday Night Lights a lot.

1 comment:

Shaw Kenawe said...

Shaw Kenawe says:

If it's 2009 we must be in post-Bushland.

Why yes, we are.

Halle Berry!