Jason Biggs is famous for humping pies. So it makes sense that a guy who wanted one all for his own (or was that “his onanism”?) would back a president who wants a bigger slice of yours. When asked by CNS News whether he was concerned about the President’s desire to raise taxes on couples making over $250,000 per year and individuals making over $200,000, the actor replied:
“No. I think uh, there is this, um, you know, inequity when it comes to taxation in America that, uh, you know, I think, I think if uh, I think we could do a lot to solve our, our, our, fiscal uh, concerns. Our deficit. I really do. I think it’s a uh, I think it’s a smart move, and I think those kinds of tax breaks for the wealthy that, uh, the last administration put into place um, have done more—created more trouble than they have been helpful for sure,” (Jason Biggs).
When you stick your penis in pies for a living instead of your eyes in books, that’s how you respond to relatively simple public policy questions. You’re vague. Lost. Confused. You show contempt for an administration you disagree with by not even mentioning it by name. Meanwhile, run-on sentences are filled with “uhs” and “ums”, punctuated by pure drivel.
Jason’s right, though—there are inequities in the system. Unfortunately, it’s not the dos—but the do-nots—who aren’t paying their “fair share.” The top 10% of earners in 2008 paid 70% of all federal income taxes. The top 1% paid 38% of all federal income taxes. 49% of households paid zero—yes ZERO—federal income tax.
In the interview, Jason was asked what percentage he’d feel comfortable paying, to which…he had no answer:
“You know, I don’t know. I’m not sure. I don’t have a number in mind. I do know that it’s, it’s greater than the number the last administration had in place. That’s for sure. I do think there is a, um, I do think that right now in this time of fiscal crisis that measures need to be taken.”
Exactly how much more should “the rich” be forced to shell out, and does that include small businesses and entrepreneurs filing as individuals? Who knows! But thank God for “measures” that “need to be taken” (never mind the economics).
Tax the rich all you want. We don’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem. Just like the guy who humps pies, the federal government has no self-control. And, just like the guy who makes a mess out of himself with pies, the federal government generally makes a mess of the country. Period.
Now all we need is someone who can articulate that message to the American people.