Monday, April 06, 2009

Twisted Mentality on Taxes

Americans are taxed, and taxed and taxed, and most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, bitch about the burden said taxes levy.  Professional jobholders, though, have a different mentality regarding taxes, and this mentality is exhibited in the following exchange between radio host John Williams and Cook County Board President Todd Stroger.

Host John Williams asked: Isn’t it unfair to keep targeting smokers with tax increases?

“That is the American way,” Stroger replied. “And the way that it’s generally done is, you find some group that’s small enough where they can’t beat you up, and you tax them and you tell everybody else, ‘See? We didn’t tax you.’”

Reported in a Chicago Tribune story titled Todd Stroger candidly explains cigarette tax.

Via a post in The Corner under the title The American Way.

Posted by John Venlet on 04/06 at 11:20 AM
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