January 30, 2009
To: The American Citizenry
From: Edmund Burke
Re.: Taxation, Ethics, and Fairness
I am the deceased Spirit ofEdmund Burke. I was born 12 January 1729. I passed on 9 July 1797. I was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher. I served in The British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party.
Vice President Joe Biden made it very clear during an interview prior to the 2008 Presidential election that the right and patriotic thing to do was to pay more in taxes (to help others who are less fortunate).
It has been revealed that some in his party quietly do not agree as so far as they themselves are to be held to that standard as the ‘average’ taxpaying American should. Three examples include:
Former Mayor and current City Councilman Marion Barry (D). Barry was arrested as D.C. Mayor for abusing Narcotics. He currently is a City Councilman who is on probation for failing to pay his taxes (and has now apparently failed to pay them again this last year also).
Senator (former Majority Leader) Tom Daschle (D) appears to owe$128,000. In unpaid taxes.
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner (D) has also failed to pay his taxes.
So this party of “Change” and “Progress” are ready to fix our sputtering economy by raising our taxes (all the while unable or unwilling to pay their own taxes).
Accountability. Fairness. Ethics. Values. Words that seem to have a different meaning to these people and those who continue to knowingly empower them. A person who fails to pay his taxes and goes to jail? A citizen. One who fails to pay his taxes and gets a promotion from the U.S. President? Another Democrat.
From the Afterlife,