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My Life In The Cheap Seats

There’s a price to paid, even for the mostly vicarious life, even one in the cheap seats; a price that is paid, as often as not, by someone else. – HT


Render Unto Caesar: Taxes & Morality

No surprise, but, every time Congress begins debating taxes, someone is going to raise the question of morality.  Is it moral to tax the poor?  Is it immoral for the richest among us to want to avoid paying more?

This Christmas, however, it seems we must endure a whole new level of debate:  WWJT (Who Would Jesus Tax) ?  I don’t know about you, but, I get just a little bit prickly when watching politicians and TV pundits playing tug of war with my savior.

This latest episode began, ostensibly, with one of our local idiots, Jim McDermott, who said, “This is Christmas-time. We talk about Good Samaritans, the poor, the little baby Jesus in the cradle and all this stuff. And then we say to the unemployed we won’t give you a check to feed your family. That’s simply wrong.

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