Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Where Has All the Money Gone?

As President Dubya and his counterparts in other countries continue to increase the tax burden on ordinary people like us, the corporations and the rich get off with paying less and less, and accumulate vast fortunes in offshore tax havens.

Meanwhile, the rest of us wonder where our next meal is coming from, or if we’ll still have an occupation tomorrow, and this while the tax authorities glad hand us and smile as they tell us we’re doing our part to support the nation by paying our taxes. It has been the same for ages: The poor support the rich.

“In the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, but thanks to the screw-the-poor world economic system, the rich are getting a leg up on the rest of us: They get out of most taxes, and can put off death longer because they can afford the best medical care.

I’ll give you one guess why politicians don’t change this system.

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