Ted Rall for January 25, 2003
Bush's tax plan let's rich businessmen deduct 100% of new S.U.V.s now: Let's make terrorism tax-deductible! True, terrorists take lives. But terrorism stimulates the economy: emergency workers builders and architects make out like kings! (George Bush: We're already helping American Terrorists to buy the S.U.V.s whose gas-guzzling bulk keeps middle east oil thugs and emergency room doctors comfy. Now we're taking things to the next level: Tax breaks for Muslim suicide bombers! ) Learn to take off but not to land with a taxpayer-funded flight lesson deduction! (Man: Triple frequent flyer miles!) You'll do those virgins gult-free knowing we're handling your family's martyr insurance! (Voice: Goodbye wife: Hello Allah! ) Even the little things are free when you deduct your tools of the trade! (Man 2: 19 box cutters, $42.10.) (Man 3: Can I get a receipt?) Next: Economic boom!