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April 9, 2010

Friday Question

by Brad Warbiany

Bruce at QandO is ruminating on the VAT, which is likely the next step on paying for Leviathan.

But it doesn’t make sense. If Congress is working so hard to make their new programs deficit neutral, why are they looking for big new hidden revenue sources?

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  • Thane Eichenauer

    Because they want to reduce the deficit.

  • TerryP

    So they don’t have to go after the root of the problem: SPENDING!

  • Akston

    Hehe, careful, on can place the tongue so far into the cheek that cramps may ensue.

    But to answer: It’s because they’ve already tried fairy dust, wishing, denial, pithy sound bites, magic lamps, proud posing in front of flags and babies, ad hominems ad nauseam, scapegoats, stalking horses, histrionics, fraud, perfidy, and ignorance.

    What’s left?

    Free ponies for everyone! Even if we have to draw them from a VAT of other’s life’s work.

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