August 20, 2011

Tax the Poor

In the ongoing budgetary contretemps, where spending cuts are being weighed against revenue increases, the Tea Party has stood their ground against any increases in revenue whatsoever. However, it appears that in certain places on the Conservative side of the argument, revenue increases are indeed being entertained. Since fully half of the American population pays no income taxes, although many among them do pay payroll taxes, sales taxes, etc., a growing chorus of outrage seems to be swelling in favor of entertaining tax increases on this segment of the population -- the poor. When political advocacy becomes this inhumane, the only appropriate response is mockery... and none does it better than Jon Stewart.