The $64,000 (before taxes) question

Roland Dodds wants to know:  “Do any Democrats pay taxes?”

Well, not the rich ones who are in politics, it appears.  And why should they?  It’s not as if tax evasion is slowing down any of their political careers or anything.

It’s different when you’re on the side of the angels, after all.  Ever see a cat with a halo and a harp trudging over to H&R Block?  I thought not.

UPDATE: It’s a growing refrain.

NEW UPDATE:  Scott Ott reports that they’ve got it figured out now:

Just minutes after two of President Barack Obama’s nominees withdrew today over failure to pay their tax obligations, the president reportedly requested and received from the IRS the official list of wealthy Democrats who have filed accurate tax returns, and whose accounts are paid up. . . .

From now on, the White House said, the nomination process will start with a “white list” from the Internal Revenue Service.

3 Responses to “The $64,000 (before taxes) question”

  1. Roland Dodds Says:

    My oh my….. a white list from the IRS…

    Is it too much to ask that all our elected officials qualify for the “white list”, or is this just the ravings of some radical idealist?

  2. David Nieporent Says:

    Best analysis, from a comment over at Volokh:

    Or, it may be that this is all an Obama plan to balance the budget and pay for all the new entitlements he wants.

    Keep nominating wealthy and powerful Democrats to office and the money owed in back taxes just keeps pouring into the coffers of the Treasury!

  3. Katerine Heinz Says:

    The genius of the good leader would be to bid farewell to him a predicament which common sense, with no grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
    Friends or an artist shouldn’t get his money until his boss gets his.

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