Friday, October 20, 2006

Anti-Tax Absurdity

I don't know anyone who likes to pay taxes. They are necessary but, like the power bill, always unwelcome. That said, the behavior of anti-tax politicians and groups oftentimes prove themselves to be simply detached from reality, or just plain greedy.

Thomas Kean Jr (R-NJ) is running for the Senate, and is, like every republican that can be found, complaining about the tax burden he carries. When asked about income taxes he said "I think my tax burden is too high. I think everybody's tax burden is too high."

In 2005 he earned $202,488.00, and paid a total of $8,146.00, a whopping 4% effective tax rate.

To many who denounce taxes are like Kean Jr., they do it simply out of reflex.


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