It has been probably two years since I have agreed with Markos Moulitsas about anything. But it appears that Barack Obama really is bringing change to this country, because I fully endorse the Moulitsas Deficit Reduction Act of 2009.
Here’s how it works:
Since the only time rich DC party insiders seem to get around to paying their taxes is when nominated to Obama’s cabinet, I’d require that they all be nominated to Obama’s cabinet. Suddenly, these people would discover this strange creature called the “accountant” who would quickly identify failed tax payments totaling in the tens (or even hundreds) of thousands.
Collectively, the Treasury could raise hundreds of billions, while Obama would continue to vouch for their “integrity”. It’s a perk of being part of that club.
As for the rest of us poor shlubs, don’t forget to carry that one when doing your taxes. We don’t get to be treasury secretaries when we screw up.
Well said, sir, and a fine idea to boot. Get on the horn and call your Senator today and tell them to support the Moulitsas Deficit Reduction act of 2009. The Obama Administration and our country need this revenue at this time of economic crisis.
Also, open thread, and apologies for not opening one sooner.