Friday, August 17, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Mitt Romney's Taxes Edition

David Simon, creator of the The Wire which is the best dramatic television series ever, explains why Romney's claims about taxes grate:
Can we stand back and pause a short minute to take in the spectacle of a man who wants to be President of The United States, who wants us to seriously regard him as a paragon of the American civic ideal, declaiming proudly and in public that he has paid his taxes at a third of the rate normally associated with gentlemen of his economic benefit.
Stunning.
Am I supposed to congratulate this man? Thank him for his good citizenship? Compliment him for being clever enough to arm himself with enough tax lawyers so that he could legally minimize his obligations?[Emphasis mine]
The bolded sentence explains my frustration perfectly. The tax code has become a Vegas casino with people like Romney being the house, and as everyone knows, the house always wins in the end.

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