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Classic Harry Reid on taxes

Via Zero Hedge. Squirming under the Socratic questioning of interviewer Jan Helfeld, Sen. Reid argues here that because the U.S. tax system is cumbersome (having people self-report, having deductions, often using civil penalties rather than criminal, etc.), it’s somehow “voluntary”; that is, somehow not based on the government taking your money under a threat of force:

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  1. The man is dangerous.

    Comment by Richard Bell — October 15, 2013 @ 7:39 pm - October 15, 2013

  2. Listen to Harry Reid turn language inside out – or – watch paint dry.

    I choose paint.

    Comment by heliotrope — October 15, 2013 @ 7:44 pm - October 15, 2013

  3. Tell that to those people that are in prison for failure to pay taxes. Reid must be one of the least intelligent Senate Majority Leaders in the history of this country.

    Comment by davinci — October 15, 2013 @ 7:56 pm - October 15, 2013

  4. The man is an idiot and/or a fraud. You have to really twist language and logic in extraordinary ways to argue like this. And you have to be either divorced from reality or depraved enough to not care that people see through your bullshit.

    Comment by Jane Austen — October 15, 2013 @ 8:26 pm - October 15, 2013

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