Economics, Taxes and Spending

Cantos on the fiscal cliff

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Image Credit: Shutterstock

I

Over at the Atlantic, my colleague Michael “Tax and Spend” Strain argues that the most effective way to keep tax rates low is to raise them. He calls this idea a “paradox,” a word derived from the ancient Greek παράδοξος, “strainge.”

II

Over at the Atlantic, my colleague Michael “Tax and Spend” Strain argues that the most effective way to keep tax rates low is to raise them. He has now turned to the development of a plan to give nuclear weapons to Iran to keep the mullahs from developing them.

III

Over at the Atlantic, my colleague Michael “Tax and Spend” Strain argues that the most effective way to cut spending is to raise taxes. He will soon complete his plan to provide an unlimited supply of bacon-cheeseburgers to children between the ages of 5 and 15 to combat obesity.

IV

Michael Strain is a conservative who wants to be mugged by liberals.

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