Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tax Day

From PJ O'Rourke:

"Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union did some complicated mathematics and says, 'By my reckoning, somewhere between 85 and 95 million households out of 115 million total have a smaller tax liability than the per-capita spending burden.' The breadwinners for 18 to 26 percent of our households are shoveling coal in the engine rooms of the ship of state, while everybody else is a stowaway, necking with Kate Winslet like Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic."

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it, to know that roughly 80% of the households in the US get more in taxpayer-paid-for benefits than they pay out in taxes each year? Yeah. Me too.

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