Friday, July 28, 2006

I dunno. I'm just a layman. But "Stop killing each other. Now." seems like a clearer, better position to take than "sometime soon, you will need to stop killing each other."

Rice on the Defensive After Rome Summit

But whatdoIknow?

UPDATE: Huh. This guy is, like, important and experienced and shit. And he says the same thing. How about that.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Bend over, Mr. and Mrs. Average American Taxpayer:

I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors
The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others.
Estate tax lawyers are the most productive tax law enforcement personnel at the I.R.S., according to Mr. Brown. For each hour they work, they find an average of $2,200 of taxes that people owe the government.

Read the rest, of course. But the important thing to remember is, if the rich aren't paying their taxes, someone else will have to. Pony up, average American. Pony up.

Also, read Johnston's book Perfectly Legal. If you don't read it, you don't know what's going on with politics and taxes.