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Apr 13, 2009

Harry Reid and that voluntary tax code.

H/T Gayle.

I have seen some pretty odd statements in my time but Harry Reid takes the cake with this one where he claims that the US tax code is somehow voluntary.



“Well I don’t accept your phraseology, I don’t think we force people, ….. In fact quite the contrary, our system of governing is a voluntary tax system.”

My personal view of Reid is that his senility has moderated his derangement and is therefore somewhat beneficial to him, however I find it difficult to believe that even Harry has much faith in the accuracy of this statement. As an exercise in neo-socialist semantics it stinks, as there is simply no basis in any sort of factuality that it can hold onto to give it traction.

Still it seems to be the fashion lately, with this effort from the White House:




The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.

"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.





Picture from “Atlas Shrugs.”

This freeze frame shows that the President was not performing a two-handed handshake.

To need to get that low even for a two handed hand shake, Abdullah would have to be a real "knuckle dragger."

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