Monday, April 24, 2006


VP Dick Cheney is getting a tax refund. A big one.

This next bit is the part where I lose most of my readers.

I'm something of a closet liberal; there, I've said it. And by that I mean, that I've read and seen most of what Michael Moore has to say, and I think the man makes some good points. I don't agree with everything he says, but I'm glad that there's somebody saying it.

Now, in one of his books, he informed me that there was an actual form from the IRS that people fill out when their income tax refund was going to be larger than a million dollars. I scoffed at first, but then I realized his point: if the IRS has made a specific form for people getting that large of a refund, it must happen quite a bit. I had never heard of anyone in specific getting this, but now I have.

Now, in the VP's defense, the reason that he is getting such a large return is because he donated something like six and a half million dollars to various charities.

This next bit is the part of this post that I lose the rest of my readers.

I'm something of a closet conservative, and it is evidenced thusly: I would one day like to make so much money that I get a $1.9 million dollar income tax return.

So, Mr. Cheney, I am appalled/envious of your achievements in the world of income tax returns. I would like to be just like/nothing like you.


Saint Me said...

Me too.

Red Riding Hood said...

i wonder if he has direct deposit

:: mandy :: said...

Dear Mr. Cheney,

I don't want your million dollars, just the .9. You won't miss it, I promise. And I'll use it to change the world.