Monday, July 23, 2007

More Colbert converts 

The Tax Foundation has a very funny observation about a very unfunny situation. Remarking on the use of state power to coerce a minority of individuals -- smokers -- to fund health care, Gerald Prante writes,
Why not impose a special excise tax on people who have two vowels in their last name? It's makes about as much sense as arbitrarily choosing smokers to fund various government programs that have nothing to do with smoking.
We'd tax Colbert too, then. I'm just glad Prante doesn't have three vowels in a row in his last name, or else I'd be in big trouble.