Skip to comments.As Many Tentacles As We Have Pockets
Posted on 04/16/2011 9:45:52 PM PDT by jfd1776
Reflections on Tax Day, 2011:
You and I are too young to remember heck, our parents and grandparents were too young to remember but weve seen the scene in old movies:
A huckster, a showman, traveling from town to town with a covered wagon or buggy, singing the praises of some impossible patent medicine. It cures gout, reverses balding, and repairs broken limbs! or Too short? Grow four inches taller at any age! or Tired and listless? Weak and frail? This bottle of liquid magic will fix anything!
And hed stand on his soapbox and sell one-dollar bottles of spring water, whiskey, or skin cream, labeled Miracle Tonic or Magic Elixer in those interesting days before the FDA, EPA, and Truth in Advertising laws. Most of those products are long gone, perhaps to the betterment of our health, if to the detriment of our entertainment dollar. Long gone
with perhaps one exception. The miracle tonic of the modern American Democrat: Taxes.
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