Thursday, November 29, 2007

Want to pay more taxes?

Often in tax debates, I get to a point where the fundamental premise that individuals inherently prefer paying less in taxes to more is questioned. I often get told, "I don't mind paying taxes, and would rather pay more!" Never mind that they're policies would force many others, who may not be so financially forgiving of government's sickening waste and excess, to do the same.

Turns out ex-President Clinton has joined the bandwagon of people that think our government is doing such a great job with our money that it needs more! Unfortunately for Bill, however, the government won't take enough of his money. (*Terrified gasp*). If only the Bush tax cuts were abolished, he could get back to paying the taxes he wishes he could. Luckily for our sake, the National Taxpayers Union has put together a resource for both Bill and anyone out there who thinks the programs our government funds need more of our actually-earned money:
An Offer for President Clinton
Posted by Demian Brady - November 28, 2007

Former President Bill Clinton complained to Iowans yesterday that he doesn't pay enough in taxes:

"Even though I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning, I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers," Clinton said. He said he "should not have gotten" the tax cuts he received as a wealthy earner."

It is odd that someone with so many resources and connections needs to be "given the opportunity" to support the troops. But I will step up and, as he requested, ask him to support the troops and provide him with some opportunities to do so:

1) Cut a check to the government:
Make your check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and in the memo section, notate that it is a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public. Mail your check to:

Attn Dept G
Bureau Of the Public Debt
P. O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

This will free up federal resources to support the troops.

2) Contribute directly to organization that supports soldiers and veterans.
The Pentagon has a web site,, with lots of ideas for President Clinton.

He could donate frequent flier miles (he might want to also suggest this to his globe-trotting pal, Al Gore), donate computers, write letters, support service aid societies and more.

3) Give up your taxpayer subsidized perks.
Taxpayers pay for rent and expenses for Clinton's Harlem-based office, including a $75 thousand phone bill in 2006.

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