Where the gripes of Roth are stored

I’ve heard a few variations on this theme lately:

I just wrote the biggest check of my life ever to the IRS. (I converted an IRA from standard to Roth this past year. Now watch as the tax code gets replaced with a national consumption tax the year I decide to retire…)

That latter, I suspect, she may not have to worry about. So long as there are power-mad politicians who wish to hand out favors to some and punish others — so long as there are politicians, in other words — we’ll continue to have what Dave Barry once called a “tax code … the size and weight of the Budweiser Clydesdales.”





4 comments

  1. McGehee »

    13 April 2011 · 7:38 pm

    It’s been a long time since the tax code was that svelte. An entire team of Budweiser Clydesdales doesn’t have its own gravity well.

  2. Mark Alger »

    13 April 2011 · 11:35 pm

    “… and with output similar in texture and quality.”

    M

  3. fillyjonk »

    14 April 2011 · 7:13 am

    At least the Clydesdales are fairly majestic looking. The tax code, if it were an animal, would look like a three-way cross-breed of a pop-eyed Chihuahua, a warthog, and a leech.

  4. McGehee »

    14 April 2011 · 9:41 am

    …would look like a three-way cross-breed of a pop-eyed Chihuahua, a warthog, and a leech.

    Why would it look like Rahm Emmanuel?

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