Leona Helmsley Democrats

by B. Daniel Blatt | January 31, 2009 6:52 pm

If the Senate confirms Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services, at least two members of the president’s cabinet will be tax scofflaws, leading my friend David Boaz of the Cato Institute to remark, “It’s too bad Leona Helmsley can’t be nominated as Commerce Secretary.[1]” Given that the president is from Chicago where dead people vote on a regular basis, I woulndn’t put it past him to tap a dead woman for the cabinet.

While David, ever a foe of big government, sympathizes “with anybody trying to hold down his tax bill,” he wonders why those “who want to increase taxes on the rest of us — like Daschle, Geithner, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chairman Charles Rangel, Al Franken, Governor David Paterson’s top aide, Democratic National Convention staffers, Al Sharpton, and so on — pay their own taxes?”

I guess we’ll just call Geithner, Daschle et al. Leona Helmsley Decmorats, you know because, like her, they don’t pay taxes, only the little people do.

And while you’re at it, read David’s post[2]–and anything else he’s written[3] for that matter.

Crossposted at GayPatriot[4].

  1. “It’s too bad Leona Helmsley can’t be nominated as Commerce Secretary.: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/01/30/only-the-little-people-pay-taxes/
  2. David’s post: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/01/30/only-the-little-people-pay-taxes/
  3. he’s written: http://www.cato.org/people/boaz.html
  4. GayPatriot: http://www.gaypatriot.net/2009/01/31/leona-helmsley-democrats/

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