Undead pork

The pestilent whores, the walking dead politicians, are at it again. This year’s election, a tidal wave of opposition to the bloated pigs now in Congress, has apparently made no impression. And, as the Zombie Congress stumbles on in the lamest of lame duck sessions, we find that they just couldn’t resist adding undead pork to the so-called tax deal.

As the WaPo ever so kindly puts it, the tax bill that was supposed to merely avoid tax increases on everyone, now has larded on to it “long-standing tax breaks that are renewed by Congress year after year.” Indeed; business as usual. Elections and the people who pay for all this crapulence be damned.

The San Francisco Examiner has done us the service of listing many of these “long-standing tax breaks:”

-Research credit.-Indian employment tax credit.-New markets tax credit.-Railroad track maintenance credit.-Mine rescue team training credit.-7-year recovery period for motorsports entertainment complexes.-Accelerated depreciation for business property on an Indian reservation.-Election to expense mine safety equipment.-Special expensing rules for certain film and television productions.-Expensing of environmental remediation costs.-Deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico.-Tax incentives for investment in the District of Columbia.-Temporary increase in limit on cover over of rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.-American Samoa economic development credit.

I guess that our elected representatives just can’t help themselves. Worse, this is a lame duck congress, with many crack whores who won’t be returning come January. While it is true that the lard is added primarily to appease class-warfare Democrats, Republicans who let this abomination go through will share the blame.

Let’s remember who votes for this bloat and perhaps, next election, replace more of them. In both parties, by the way: Republican crack whores are also to blame here. Republican crack whores who just did not get or did not read or could not read the tea party memo.


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