My fellow FairTaxers, I am so upset, so distressed I can hardly write this. Seriously, I am thinking of doing something drastic!!! Keep me away from sharp objects. I am be so unnerved, I may go and stab myself with a sponge. Perhaps throw myself between two parked cars. If all that doesn’t work, I may as a last resort go downstairs and throw myself out if the basement window!
You may ask, why Rich are you so upset? You see, I just finished watching my tivo’d recording of CSPAN from yesterday, Wed, March 18th. Yes, it was March Madness.
Here was Pelosi and a herd of left wing Liberal Dems all gleefully at a press conference discussing how “they have taken quick and decisive action to get all those millions of bonuses back from AIG execs”. Charlie Rangel, Mr. Ways and Means, never miss a photo opt, was there. So how did they get the millions back? What action did they take?
Rangle said they are putting forth a bill, to be voted on Thurs., to tax those AIG bonuses at 90%!!!
Is this what has me steamed, and ready to take a bullet? Not yet.
Forgetting for a moment if you think they should have received the bonuses. I listened to all the testimony of the current AIG CEO on CSPAN (4 hours, and yes I have no life) and I now understand and believe they DO in fact deserve these bonuses… but that is for another blog…
So Pelosi then allowed two whole questions to reporters at this photo opt.
First question from reporters: Why 90%?
Answer from Rangle: We figured local state and municipal taxes would get the other 10%. (Wherein they all, Pelosi and Crew, chuckled).
So is this what has my blood pressure going up faster than our multi trillion dollar deficit? Not really.
Here it is….
Second and last question:
Reporters: Why did you choose this way of getting the bonus money back?
Answer: Rangle: We had no way to go after them because of the legality of their contracts, SO WE HAD TO GO TO THE CODE!!!!!!
At which point Pelosi mumbled… “The Tax Code he means”. In case those present did not understand Rangle’s response.
And so fellow FairTaxers, here it was. On display, out in the open, like a fish freshly gutted and splayed open, just what we all have been saying for years. The CODE they called it. The CODE. Much like the code of honor shown in the godfather movies. Only this is real life.
The message: AS LONG AS THERE ARE TAXES, WE CAN CONTROLL YOU. TAKE OVER YOUR LIVES. CHANGE YOUR WAY OF LIVING. AND PUT YOU OUT ON THE STREET IF WE FEEL LIKE IT!
Now I know we FairTaxers all have been saying this for years, but this is the first time I have seen Tax Control of U.S. citizens not only so openly displayed but with the added effect of the gloating that went with it, from the left.
Maybe BHussein will explain all this as he has his very critical appearance on the Tonight Show. Meanwhile, Americans everywhere continue to try and figure out how to pay their light bills next month.
Please excuse me know, I need to go eat some Sushi. And then perhaps get sick… It is only fitting….
Heaven help us.