Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Apes And Taxes

"It's a mad house.  A mad house"  -- Planet of the Apes
There are times when the Daily Show lays bare the complete and utter absurdity of right wing positions that no amount of reasoned analysis, much less the pathologically balanced approach of the mainstream media, can do.  Case in point is Samantha Bee's interview of anti-tax crusader, Grover Norquist, who has gotten most Republicans to sign the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," a commitment to oppose all tax increases.

Norquist, who admitted to Bee that he came up with the no tax pledge when he was twelve years old (causing Bee to mutter, "the entire federal government is paralyzed because of a document, written by a twelve year old, in 1968), could not imagine any scenario in which it would be appropriate to raise taxes -- not war, not natural disasters, not beard flu.  He would not even approve of a tax increase to combat the rise of the apes.  I bet even Charlton Heston would have gone for that one.


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