Wednesday, January 26, 2005

More generosity with other people's money

WorldNetDaily: "Calling it an 'experimental' tax, Chirac proposed a levy on airline tickets, some fuels or financial transactions.

According to Chirac, the $6 billion annually now being spent to stem the spread of AIDS is not enough, saying $10 billion is needed.

'We are failing in the face of this terrible pandemic,' he told the Davos gathering."

Given that it's Jacques Chirac making the suggestion, I'm not sure whether his intention is for the goods and services purchased by the tax to come from French businesses (at inflated prices), or whether he's just worried about not being able to import labor from Africa.

Tell you what, M. Chirac. Come clean on Oil Gor Food, and maybe you will get a more receptive audience. (Ha! Like that will happen!)