In preparation for next week's return of Congress and the knock-down-drag-out debate over what to do about the expiring Bush tax cuts, check out Stephen Colbert's assessment.
The host of Comedy Central's Colbert Nation sums up the tax cuts and the fight over whether to raise the taxes of those making more than $250,000 in his daily feature The Word.
And that word is "nothingness."
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word - Nothingness|
If we tax the rich, says Colbert, we are really taxing the poor because we're all interconnected by an "omnifiscal force."
Essentially, under Colbert's theory, "in the unity of the free market we are all part of one mystical body, just different parts of the same billionaire."
So if we tax the rich are taxing ourselves.
I suspect this comedy bit will make as much, or more, sense than some of the floor speeches we'll hear starting Nov. 15.
- Colbert: Tax shelter skelter
- Colbert: Defusing the coming 'tax bomb'
- Tax agenda for lame duck, and future, sessions
of Congress is packed
- 2010's expiring tax cuts likely to be dealt with
by a lameduck Congress
- The economic and political perils of Congressiona gridlock
- OMG! What will happen to my tax bill if the
Bush tax cuts expire!?!
- Three more likely votes on Capitol Hill for keeping
all of Bush's tax cuts
- Expiring tax cuts might just do that
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