Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daschle and Taxes

Who are these guys?

They get away without paying their taxes ... but if my wife and I missed a year, they'd be all over us.

As much as I have liked Tom Daschel, I'm glad he pulled his name, whether by choice of pressure. We need women and men of character, who love this nation enough to pay their taxes, who can set a model of behavior worthy of the name American.

Why would a man like Daschle not pay taxes?

Is it greed?

Is it carelessness?

Whatever it is, it's wrong.

Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes said, according to Justice Frankfurter, "I like paying taxes. With them, I buy civilization."

Biden was right: paying taxes is patriotic, and more importantly, taxes go way beyond charity, which is a good thing, but only rarely can charity confront and change the sources of human suffering, a task only good government can bring about.

1 comment:

Jodie said...

It's all in the percentages. He made 5 million. That means he paid about 2 to 2.5 Million in taxes. He left out 120 Thousand. i.e. about 5% underpayment.

Did you remember to declare all your internet purchases that did not include a state sales tax?

As a nation we have become too tolerant of lying and cheating. We did elect Bush for a second term, didn't we?