January 31, 2009
OBAMA’S PLAN HAS ALREADY BOOSTED TAX COLLECTIONS!
In office less than two weeks, President Barack Obama has already increased tax receipts at the U.S. Treasury with an innovative plan to get tax-dodgers to pay up, in full, immediately.
“The president’s plan is simple but ingenious,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, “He targets wealthy individuals who filed inaccurate tax forms, cheating the government out of tens of thousands of dollars. Then he just nominates them for cabinet positions. They suddenly see the error of their ways, and they cut checks for the full amount owed, plus interest.”
Now that really is a new kind of politics!
UPDATE: Jim Treacher emails: “Has David Corn sneered about Joe the Plumber’s taxes lately?”