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As Many Tentacles As We Have Pockets
Illinois Review ^ | April 16, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo

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 we’ve 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 he’d 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: incometax; irs; redistribution
Reflections on Income Tax Day, 2011
1 posted on 04/16/2011 9:45:56 PM PDT by jfd1776
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To: jfd1776

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oljhJZUdB3c


2 posted on 04/16/2011 10:48:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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