Obama Calls for Simpler Tax Code
By BEN STEIN
ALMOST every day, a few letters arrive, saying that a group in some city or town is about to have a “tea party.”
The gist, in case you haven’t received any of these invitations, is that President Obama’s taxing and spending plans are far too lavish. The United States will be burdened with immense debts, the protesters say. Taxes will be far too high for comfort, and we will decline as a nation. The tea parties are aimed at stopping all that.
These tea parties strike me as off-base, in some respects, though they evoke a certain principle that rings true, or at least possibly true.