Friday, February 01, 2002

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS Too often we hear people claim that Americans are undertaxed. Fine, if they feel that way they should just send some extra money to the feds and lead by example. But the object isn't for them to have to pay more - they want you to pay more. Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas has put them on the spot with his "Tax Me More" fund, a voluntary tax.

Opponents call it grandstanding of course, but they're the ones playing politics - they could just as easily join in and encourage people to give generously to raise the money. Apparently they prefer coercion, or think that who the money comes from is more important than getting the funding itself.

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