Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, January 08, 2003
We've heard a lot about double taxation lately. I'm not an economist, or even a graduate of Harvard Business School like the deep thinker in the White House, but I am sort of confused about something. My paychecks (the ones I used to receive when Clinton was President and I had a good job) contained a deduction for FICA (Social Security). But then my federal tax was calculated on the whole amount, including the FICA which had already been handed to the government. And then I paid state taxes again on the whole amount. By my calculations, that's triple taxation. And yet George Bush doesn't seem to be troubled. I wonder why that is.