Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!

At Daily Beast.

The iconic writer scolds the superrich (including himself—and Mitt Romney) for not giving back, and warns of a Kingsian apocalyptic scenario if inequality is not addressed in America.

I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Not only is it a Hells Yeah piece, but it deserves special mention for the description of “pluted bloatocrats” of the type “who float serenely over the lives of the struggling middle class like blimps made of thousand-dollar bills”.

Of course, now Tea Party types are claiming that this viewpoint makes him a Marxist. Which is why I included the Oliver Wendell Holmes quote there.

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1 reply

  1. [Delurking to say]… Yes! And what I super-especially love about Mr King is that he sought to be TAXED more, NOT that he and his fellow super-richians should just generously choose to donate a self-determined portion of their excess cash to pet causes.

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