Earlier this week, Steven Perlstein — a WaPo business columnist — said this:

A final point on outrage: We need to save some of it for ourselves. While it was Wall Street that got rich by peddling new ways for Americans to live beyond their means, the decision to do so was ours. It was we who ran up the credit card bills, we who drew down the equity in our homes and we who refused to tax ourselves for the government services we demanded. Wall Street bankers may have been the pushers, but it was we Americans who became addicted to the easy credit. (emphasis mine)

While the point about everyone in this country being irresponsible, addled consumer-addicted morons for the last few years may indeed be painfully true, it’s the emphasized portion that caught my attention. 

That is the second time in a week a business columnist in a major American newspaper as talked about the fact that taxes are too low and that it is irresponsible for them to be so. Did hell freeze over and someone forgot to tell me?

Today’s bird is an ostrich.  Just take a gander at those eyelashes, would you?   

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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