Death, Taxes and Trash

by Burt Prelutsky

In the old days, an expression one often heard was that the good die young. I don’t know how it began or why, unless it was an acknowledgment of the fact that in wars, it was generally the young who were most often called upon to sacrifice their lives. That still holds true, and if further proof were needed that the expression is close to gospel, we need only realize that, at 80, corrupt Charley Rangel is still going strong, and that, at 84, 86 and 86, so are Fidel Castro, Frank Lautenberg and Jimmy Carter.

The Democrats, faithfully doing Obama’s bidding, are apparently going to allow George Bush’s tax cuts to lapse on January 1st. It’s their contention that the current tax rates governing not only income, but capital gains and death levies, unfairly favor the wealthy. The liberals, who are never happier than when they’re fomenting class and race warfare, will never admit that left-wingers like George Soros, Bill Gates and Ted Turner, along with the likes of the Clintons, Oprah Winfrey, the John Kerrys, Barbara Boxer, Michael Bloomberg, Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller and the various Kennedys, are all among the super rich — and the one thing they all have in common is that they don’t pay a single dollar more in taxes than they absolutely have to.

What’s more, they do everything in their power, ranging from employing top- notch tax attorneys to creating family trusts and offshore accounts, to reduce their tax obligations to the absolute minimum.

There is, after all, no maximum limit to the amount one pays. The U.S. Treasury is only too happy to accept all contributions, and if, as Joe Biden insists, it’s our patriotic duty to pay taxes, it’s high time these left-wingers put up or shut up.

There is a saying that goes “garbage in, garbage out.” It refers to the fact that if bad data is programmed into a computer system, you have to expect it will feed you misinformation. But there is another area in which the saying holds true. I refer to those occasions when progressives get together. Whether it was Obama’s inauguration or the recent One Nation gathering in Washington, D.C., the one thing you can count on is that these slobs, who never shut up about how badly the rest of us treat Mother Earth, will leave the area looking like a dumpsite.

Prior to the One Nation get-together, I kept seeing representatives of La Raza and the NAACP being asked why they would agree to include the American Communist Party in their ranks. Frankly, I couldn’t understand why they didn’t, instead, ask the head of the American Communist Party why he was willing to associate with the creeps from the NAACP and La Raza.

The most amazing thing about the gathering of dunces is how few people showed up in spite of the fact that in addition to those three groups, some of the others included the SEIU, the National Education Association, Code Pink, Planned Parenthood, the American Muslim Association of North America and the ever-popular Massachusetts Transgender Coalition.

If you were to estimate the size of the One Nation Rally by the amount of garbage they left in their wake, you would have guessed that the crowd was five times as large as Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor event when, in fact, the actual turnout was closer to one-fifth its size.

One final observation is that the trash these slobs left behind at the Lincoln Memorial was only slightly less disgusting than the trash that left it there.

©2010 Burt Prelutsky

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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • CCNV

    Burt, thought you might enjoy this spoof of how ‘full of themselves’ some politicians are, and how one in particular gets her comeuppance. Definitely time to take out the trash…