“You Should Pay More Taxes”

So sayeth the Hillamonster

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged the wealthy across the Americas to pay their “fair share” of taxes in order to eliminate poverty and promote economic opportunity for all.

…The chief US diplomat said fairer systems would ensure governments in the Western hemisphere raise the funds to pave the way for competitive economies by boosting infrastructure as well as health and education systems.

…”But in many places, including often in my own country, the simple fact is that the wealthy do not pay their fair share of taxes. We can’t mince words about this. Levels of tax evasion are unacceptably high*,” she said.

If you earn it, they will take it.

And spend it.

‘Cos that’s “fair.”

*well, except, naturally, for people like, er, um Hillary and Bill Clinton

Update: And I do need to add that one of the things that really really really pisses me off about people who’ve made over $100 million over the past few years who say the rest of us should pay more taxes so she can live out her fantasies of outlawing rainy Saturdays and scraped knees is the fact that there is not a damned THING that has stopped her from sending Uncle Sam more of her money. Hell, after Billary paid their 31 million or so in taxes it seems to me they still had 60+ left. Why not lead by example and send in another 30 or so million? Hmmm?

6 Responses to ““You Should Pay More Taxes””


    A Senate salary is now over a MILLION?????

    A Presidential PENSION IS OVER A MILLION?????

    Oh, there’s some serious ass-kicking that needs to be done.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    No, that’s her cumulative senate salary for the 6 years in question; it’s not that insane in DC yet. I think the Senate salary is around $180,000-ish currently.

  3. Ave says:

    Specific incomes aside, it does rile, even kind of disgust me that some people routinely cheat on their taxes (aka steal from the honest taxpayers) and they are getting away with it.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    No doubt, Ave.

    It ticks the dog snot out of me.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    People like, say, Tim Geithner.

  6. nightfly says:

    You know the funny thing about this? SHE’S RIGHT. The rich don’t pay their fair share. In fact they pay an unfairly large share. Cutting it back to what is actually fair WOULD promote economic recovery.

    I tend to think that what she thinks of as “cheating” is in fact legal loopholes written into the tax codes, holes that the rich can pay people to discover and exploit, and that the rest of us cannot. In that sense, yes, not fair. But if the tax code were far simpler and far fairer, a lot of that would be taken care of.

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