The shining tax manifesto May 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Go Stephen King. From the Daily Beast:

I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar…

Mitt Romney has said, in effect, “I’m rich and I don’t apologize for it.” Nobody wants you to, Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America. That you were fortunate enough to be born in a country where upward mobility is possible (a subject upon which Barack Obama can speak with the authority of experience), but where the channels making such upward mobility possible are being increasingly clogged. That it’s not fair to ask the middle class to assume a disproportionate amount of the tax burden. Not fair? It’s un-fucking-American is what it is. I don’t want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share.

2 Responses to “The shining tax manifesto”

  1. “I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share.” – is US now communistic? you sound like you are fighting for justice in the country, that is well-known for just the opposite. It is admirable, but it is very very naive…

  2. Actually, the channels making such upward mobility possible are being increasingly clogged by people like Obama, not Romney. The story of Obama’s “success” mostly involves collecting participation trophies and working for the government – a story which he is trying to scale up to a national level for tens of millions of people. A system like this will produce less people like Mitt Romney and generate less tax revenue, fair or unfair.