Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Joe Klein — Putz of the Year

A strong showing for Joe Klein of Time Magazine in the early running for the coveted CP "Putz of the Year" award.

His Time blog posting of Jan. 25 begins with this:

Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: it's been wasted on them. Indeed, the largest single item in the package--$288 billion--is tax relief for 95% of the American public. This money is that magical $60 to $80 per month you've been finding in your paycheck since last spring. Not a life changing amount, but helpful in paying the bills.

(Emphasis added.)

Yes, Joe, I found the extra money helpful. And I am also paying taxes on it, as I discovered when I did my 1040EZ the other day. Matter of fact, I owe the feds about $600 - oddly enough, almost the precise amount of the "tax relief."

To rework H.L. Mencken — "The only way for a reporter to look at a journalist is down."

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