Rich generously agree to pay more taxes (with added rights)

Salon’s “Great 8: Billionaires who will pay more” shows that a few of the richest folks in America might agree with Warren Buffett to pony up more in taxes — but only if the government can assure them it’ll be spent right!

Hey, billionaires, we would all like to dictate where our tax dollars go. There’s plenty of tax dollars I didn’t want to spend on a war in Iraq, for instance. Can I get it back? Because I’d probably give it to Planned Parenthood and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Oh, wait, that’s right: Americans don’t get to decide where their tax dollars go. (Unless you’re extremely wealthy?)


One Response to "Rich generously agree to pay more taxes (with added rights)"

  1. HeatherHoffman   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Au contraire. It’s all in how you look at it. Money being fungible, I simply choose which dollars I consider mine based on what they’re paying for. Who’s to contradict me?

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