The PJ Tatler

Pope a Tea-Bagger?

Yes, the Pope. il Papa.  That Pope.

Or at least l’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s house newspaper:

During a prolonged crisis, inheritance taxes, new forms of taxation or similar alternatives reduce or wipe out resources for investments, discouraging the trust of investors, penalizing the cost of the public debt and the possibilities of its renewal at its expiration. In this context, imposing taxes on property and on income is equivalent to a suicidal anti-subsidiarity of the state to the citizen. Those who legally possess assets, on which they have paid the proper taxes, have contributed to creating wealth and, thanks precisely to these assets, continue to produce them with investments and consumption.

If that were translated to English, wouldn’t it sound like Rick Perry or Paul Ryan or even Newt?