Perhaps some other blogger or wit has already found that really witty remark I’ve been looking for ever since it dawned on me this morning the delicious hypocrisy of those dubbed Leona Helmsley Democrats.
I mean, isn’t it such Democratic politicians ever eager to hike our taxes? Shouldn’t they, to show their sincerity, be the first to pay?Â A Republican tax-evader could at least say non-payment was a matter of principle for him. That wouldn’t (& shouldn’t) help in a court of law.
Our reader SoCalRobert caught this telling remark from the former Senate Minority Leader: “tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.â€
Senate Republicans should take those words to heart and not hesitate to vote against Daschle’s confirmation. And heck, so too should their Democratic colleagues. It’s the principle you know. Don’t they want to encourage rich people to pay their taxes?
UPDATE: “Any Republican nominee who tried to maintain his nomination under such circumstances would be laughed out of town.” This just reiterates that point.