The Road to Moocherville (Complete with Color TV and Internet Porn)
If you're not trying to pull off a full end-run around the law - as you have been trying against the POTUS for years now - then what is your goal?
What the balls are you even talking about, dude? Here is Progressive ecstasy: to do something wrong (e.g. Chappaquaiddick) and then accuse the straight folk of "trying to pull off a full end-run around the law". Just fall off the planet and go right through the moon with your jackwagonry!
The best growth - in terms of people and income - of the middle class that our country ever saw was when the taxes were progressive. There is simply no way around those simple facts.
I'm ready to scuttle the Lovecraftian monstrosity that is the tax code and go with something simple. "Simple" tends to disperse power, though. So watch the Demmicans and the Republocrats get all strangely reluctant to, you know, reform stuff. Downright zany.
your rationale for ignoring it completely and calling instead for the extralegal removal and punishment
I knew you could achieve Sanity Escape Velocity!
Praise Leon Trotsky; you made it!
economically oppressive state that you treasure so much
Well, you've correctly diagnosed the problem, if not the source.
Let's just keep it all off the record, shall we?
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. -- Errol Flynn