Of Britneys freshly shaved head and tax cuts for the rich

February 22, 2007

Interesting piece by Matt Taibbi, where he looks at the new budget proposed by our Good Friend Double U and the complete lack of attention it’s getting in the media.

That’s not only bad government, it’s bad capitalism. It makes legalized bribery and political connections more important factors than performance and competition in the corporate marketplace. Beyond that, it’s just plain fucking offensive to ordinary people. It’s one thing to complain about paying taxes when those taxes are buying a bag of groceries once a month for some struggling single mom in eastern Kentucky. But when your taxes are buying a yacht for some asshole who hires African eight year-olds to pick cocoa beans for two cents an hour … I sure don’t remember reading an excuse for that anywhere in the Federalist Papers.

The whole story here…

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