Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Do as I say, not do as I do

It seems that some irritating US tit, by the name of Eliot Spitzer, has been caught being involved with a prostitute's ring. Or something. My general attitude is "so what? It's just another hypocritical politician" but I quite liked, via Timmy, this Epitaph for Eliot Spitzer.
Once again, we see that a vehement moralizer is secretly a libertarian, at least in regards to his own rights.

It’s always other people’s freedom that needs to be curtailed.

Isn't it just? We see it here, all of the time: the politicians need to constrain the amount that we drink, whilst using our money to subsidise their own bars; the politicians insist that we account for every penny of our expenditure, whilst they need do no such thing, etc. etc. The list goes on.

Politicians curb our freedoms and then ensure that they are insulated from any such measures—they do this mainly by whacking up our taxes and then awarding themselves huge rises in salaries and allowances.

Hang them: hang them all.


Kay Tie said...

And /we/ are about to be subject to draconian and absurd "income shifting" tax law, where we will have to account for every hour we spend on our own businesses, lest the Revenue deem we shifted income to our spouse. But /they/ get their family members paid directly from the tax coffers, no questions asked (until recently, at least).

Mike Blessing said...

The politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have the attitude of "Do as I say, not as I do." They don't consider themselves bound by the rules that they set out for everyone else.

I didn't like this attitude when I got it from my parents as a teenager, and I'll be damned if I sanction that sort of shit from a politician.

Hang them: hang them all.

By the ankles with surgical tubing. It's a new way to have a pinata party.