Monday, April 18, 2011

A few words regarding the statists' favorite day of the year

Some tax day red meat for you featuring our favorite Obama regime cabinet member: that miserable hack that runs the Justice Department.

The hits, they just keep on coming...

US Attorney General Eric Holder and his brother failed to pay the property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, which they inherited last August after their mother died, The Post has learned.

And because their ailing mom, Miriam, was already behind on two quarterly tax bills when she succumbed to illness on Aug. 13, the charges went unpaid for more than a year -- growing to $4,146.

It wasn't until The Post confronted Holder last week about the delinquency that he and younger brother William Holder finally paid up Friday, including $73.14 in interest.

The siblings "weren't aware of the initial missed payments, which happened in the last months of their mother's life when she was battling illness," said a Holder spokesman.

The subsequent unpaid bills "occurred during a time period in which the disposition of the estate is still being resolved," said Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller.

With the egg-in-the-face embarrasment caused by Tom Daschle and then the Treasury head, Timothy Geithner, over unpaid taxes, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that every other top Obama aide, advisor and cabinet member might've paused for a moment and said, "You know, perhaps I should take a round turn on my own tax situation to save the boss anymore grief"? Would it really be expecting too much to have that rhetorical conversation?

Then again, it's become blatantly obvious why it's so easy for the liberal-Left to talk about raising taxes on "the rich" - paying taxes is for chumps.

But a little bit more on the President's, after extending the Bush-era tax cuts at the end of last year, new found vigor in wanting to raise the tax rate for those making over $250,000 in order to close the budget deficit or something.

It has never been adequately explained to us how taking money out of the private sector, out of the hands of those job-creators and wealth generators - you know, the rich - and putting it into the public sector, into the hands of the government, is going to do a better at job creation and wealth generating. No one has because it's all a big fat lie. This isn't taxing the the rich to close the deficit, this is about envy and class warfare, pure and simple.

You can dress up that pig any way you want with the fineries of "paying their fair share", "social justice" and even the pathetically lame "paying taxes is patriotic" (paying taxes is not patriotic, it's the law) but at the end of the day, it all amounts to income redistribution. Taking away wealth from the producers in society and giving to those who don't even pay personal income tax for the services we all use. Does that sound "fair" to you?