Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Do they know what taxes are for?

I caught the Daily Show the other night where Jon Stewart showed a clip of Fox "news" personality Glenn Beck giving a speech to CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) where Glenn says, "I educated myself, I went to the library - books are free." Now Glenn's speech that day was not about taxes, but rather about the creeping threat of the "progressive movement", whatever that is supposed to be. One of the things that struck Jon Steward about this was that in the past Glenn had argued against the government providing stuff for the average man-in-the-street, you know, like health care and things of that ilk. Taxes are too high, government does too much, this sort of thing. This is something that has been brought up before. It is as though these right-wing dorks don't understand what taxes are used for. Police, fire protection, and, oddly enough, libraries.



So Stewart's joke was that Beck is bragging about using the very thing he is against. It is a good point, but just to be sure that I am on the same page I want to check out Glenn Beck's latest written work, Arguing With Idiots, and see if my opinion of this guy is mistaken or not. I have chosen to borrow a copy from the local library, where I have been a member for almost forty-years, because I am, after all, one of those socialist Canadians. Glenn Beck appears to be just a hypocrite.



Anyway... Humouroceros

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