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Patriotic to pay higher taxes? You go first, Joe.

There's nothing stopping you from giving more, you know.

Joe Biden opens his mouth:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says that paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans.

As usual, the AP declines to mention that Obama’s tax hike will hit business owners – amusingly, this puts them ahead of Joe Biden, who was apparently unaware of the tax hike in the first place – but still: it’s nice to see that the venerable Democratic tradition of having their politicians pontificate about how other people should spend their own money is alive and well in 2008. Brilliant choice there, Senator Obama. Perfect encapsulation of your message of change.

Moe Lane

PS: “Vetting.” Vet-ting. You’ve heard of it, right, Senator Obama? I mean, sheesh: I think that my household donated more last year, and we’re one-income these days{*}.

Yeah, yeah, I know: it’s what you advocate for Other People’s Money that counts.{*}Higher-up minions of the VRWC, take note. Yes, yes: cow, milk, price differential, I get it.

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