Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scary Economic Note of the Day

[T]he top 1 percent is comprised of just 1.4 million taxpayers and they pay a larger share of the income tax burden now than the bottom 134 million taxpayers combined.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, never have so few been raped so hard to benefit so many. And damned ungrateful for the sex they are, too.

[Hat Tip Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe.]

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

Look at the upside, though: When you're a "Gold" member *ahem* you have influence, access and privileges the plebescheithe don't have.
For example, you can organize outfits that tell everyone there's a "health care crisis" so as to force government to create taxpayer paid space for your ne'er-do-well friends and relatives to take up (and make no mistake about it, this push is very much from the top down, not the bottom up).
The name of the game is no longer success, but sinecure.