You likely saw that most uber-billionaires pay little or no income tax.
I have nothing against these folks for acting rationally and legally. I would, too. My beef is with those who resist taxing them in ways they CAN’T legally avoid. Not because we don’t like and admire most of them, but because – with a country to rebuild — we need them to chip in.
This seems a good time to re-plug Tax The Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer (chock full of New Yorker cartoons!), by the Patriotic Millionaires.
If you happen to have income above $1 million and/or net worth of $5 million or more, and are patriotic, don’t be shy — join their number.
Another viewpoint — from two former Israeli ambassadors.
. . . Baruch and Liel say that they “learned firsthand about the reality of apartheid and the horrors it inflicted.” And they relate South Africa to current conditions in the West Bank, where Palestinians are forced on to smaller and smaller tracts of land. . . .
BONUS: WE ARE DOOMED
Quote of the Day
Everyman is guilty of all the good he didn't do.~Voltaire
Request email delivery
- Oct 19:
Barney, Chris, and Rudy
- Oct 18:
We Are In Good Hands
- Oct 14:
Pessimism: Meet Optimism
- Oct 13:
Plants Of The Gods
- Oct 10:
Why I’m Not Leaving America
- Oct 8:
A Letter From The Mayor Of Milford
- Oct 7:
He May Cure Your Diabetes AND Be A Great Mayor
- Oct 5:
- Oct 4:
The Conservative Case For $4 Trillion
- Oct 1:
- Oct 19: