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And They Call Bush Orwellian?!

By on 4.2.08 | 9:35AM

It is honestly embarrassing for me as an American citizen to watch Harry Reid insist for almost four full minutes, against blatantly obvious reality, that the federal income tax is voluntary. This pathological need to purge any word that might have negative connotations from a discussion of taxation, even if the descriptor happens to be, you know, true is equal parts pathetic and Big Brother condescension.

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