Stephen Colbert solves America's deficit problem

"We must also tax everyone who's found the ultimate loophole in our income tax code: Having no income"


Peter Finocchiaro
September 21, 2011 4:22PM (UTC)

As President Obama digs in for a new battle with congressional Republicans -- this time over tax hikes on the wealthy -- the topic of deficit reduction rears its ugly head yet again. Stephen Colbert tackled that very subject on his show last night, and touched on a revenue enhancement strategy that everyone else had somehow overlooked:

We must also tax everyone who's found the ultimate loophole in our income tax code: Having no income. Just because you're one of the 16.6 million unemployed Americans doesn't mean you can't pull your weight. That's why god gave you two kidneys.

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