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03/04/2007 Archived Entry: "Closing the "tax gap" (ha ha)"

CLOSING THE "TAX GAP." HA HA. Here's the lead of an ABC News story:

Think of the uses of $300 billion, the annual gap between what taxpayers owe and what they pay. It would more than cover the federal deficit for a year or the extra money President Bush wants in 2007 and 2008 for Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pardon me while I roll around on the floor spitting tea through my nose. The latter is a major reason not to close the infamous "tax gap," if such a thing could actually be said to exist. Pay for more slaughter of innocents? Oh, thank yeeew so veddy, veddy much but NO, thank you!

The former point is simply a joke. Cover the federal deficit? What kind of moron can even pretend to believe such a thing in this corrupt political age? Cover the deficit? Hell, any extra money collected would just go to fund the Health Care for the Children of Moronicly Irresponsible Parents Act of 2007, and be used as an excuse to add a few tens of trillions more to the national debt while the deficit just kept swelling like a ... government deficit.

How come we can figure this out and high-paid "journalists" for major media networks can't? Every year now they start in with these articles around March. Now which celebrity tax scofflaw will they parade out just before April 15 rolls by?

Posted by Claire @ 08:21 PM CST

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