July 26, 2008

This is our Senate majority leader

Senator Harry Reid on how paying taxes in the United States is supposedly "voluntary." Notice (and how could you not?) how he absolutely, positively cannot answer the interviewer's incredibly easy and straightforward question -- "Is paying taxes in the U.S. voluntary?" Reid insists "yes," but contradicts himself at every turn. Have fun:

Posted by Hube at July 26, 2008 01:04 PM | TrackBack

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He is the best thing going for Republicans.

Reid is convenienly mangling definitions and mixing up terminology. Many experts refer to our IRS tax system as using "voluntary compliance" because there is a low probability of being audited. That is what I remember from my Becker CPA review course back in 1990-1991 Hube.

Very few would say our tax system is voluntary except for an asshole like Reid.

Posted by: AJ LYnch at July 27, 2008 09:39 AM

He is unreal! Harry, once again, proves just how truly smart liberals really are!

Posted by: A. Bundy at July 28, 2008 11:33 AM

Oh. My. God. That was painful to watch. By the end of the interview, ol' Harry looked like a pretzel.

"You don't go to jail," says Harry? Uh, I call bulls*** on that one. There are people in jail and prison all over the place for not "voluntarily" paying their taxes.

Thank you for posting this. I will be linking it on my blog (with a h/t to CoR of course)!

Posted by: Chanman at July 29, 2008 12:08 PM

ask Wesley Snipes

Posted by: anoni at August 2, 2008 11:41 PM