Wednesday, January 26, 2005

French and Taxes

The head cheese-eatin' surrender monkey proposed an international tax to fight AIDS.

French President Jacques Chirac called for an "experimental" international tax to help fund the war against AIDS, suggesting it could be raised via a levy on airline tickets, some fuels or financial transactions.
First, there is no such thing as an "experimental tax." That is just French for "we're going to tax the crap out of you, but in order to get you to think its a good idea, we call it experimental or temporary and say its for a good cause." If this one doesn't work, it won't disappear. No tax has ever disappeared...ever!

Secondly, it goes to show about left-wing thinking: no matter what the probem, its nothing more taxes couldn't solve! (on the other hand, a tax cut can solve most ills, b/c those ills are likely created by high taxes in the first place! The opposite can't be said.)