Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nissan Cube

What do you get when you cross an Aztek with a Pacer?

I don't know, but it's crawling up your back.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

VAT Explained

When you want less of something, you tax it.

A "VAT", or "Value Added Tax", is a tax on activities which add value.

Can you guess who likes that idea? Democrats. Well, some of them. The Citizens for Tax Justice don't like the idea. They say that if you tax things people buy, that's regressive, so we should instead tax the corporations who sell them things, which is different somehow. It's different because when they use different words to describe the same thing, they have different feelings about it. I guess there's "empathy" involved, or "nuance".

Thanks to Lumberjacks.