Grover Norquist! One of my most favorite people, EVER. I love this guy. He's so... committed. Yes. Committed. Steadfast in his opinion. Fanatical, almost. If I ever feel like my commitment to something is faltering, I think of Mr. Norquist and his unwavering commitment to making sure taxes are never raised, ever, on anything at all. So ok, obviously I'm being sarcastic. I mean, no doubt the guy's committed -- but I just can't agree with never raising taxes. I just can't stomach the fact that Mitt Romney pays a 13.9% tax rate. And check out these guys -- they pay less than $0 in income tax. Last week, Facebook's Eduardo Saverin pulled a pretty crazy move and renounced his US citizenship in order to avoid paying over $60 million in taxes just before Facebook announced its initial public offering. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced a bill that would "bar individuals like Saverin from ever reentering the United States again." Whoa, I like that. BAM. You wanna leave the US so you don't have to pay taxes? Fine. Bye. Even Speaker Boehner agreed with it. SO WITH THAT -- Mr. Norquist decided to weigh in:
“I think Schumer can probably find the legislation to do this. It existed in Germany in the 1930s and Rhodesia in the ’70s and in South Africa as well,” said Norquist. “He probably just plagiarized it and translated it from the original German.”Seriously? People are still equating laws they don't like with... Nazism? Folks, let's move past that. It's offensive. It's simplistic.
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