April Fools joke goes viral
A car forum posted a April Fools prank post about taxing all hot rods and collector car and some went nuts, funny and sad at the same time. Here’s the obvious to me phony post and one typical comment:
“Read the whole article and consider the source; both the Senator quoted and the newspaper promoting it. There’s every reason to believe he’s dead serious.
This is one of the more blatant appeals to class envy that a donkey party operative has dreamed up in years. And don’t complain about this thread “going political;” it is political from the git-go…the answer to the Federal Government’s financial situation not being less spending, but more taxes.
These people will not rest until the middle class, who certainly own the vast majority of collector vehicles, cannot enjoy any of the fruits of their own labor, instead dutifully turning those fruits over to the Great Community Organizers who will henceforth distribute same “to each according to his need.” (They, in their Great Wisdom, will thankfully determine what you “need” so you don’t have to worry about it.)
(Not to worry, though, I’m sure our resident Political Polyanna will soon post that there’s nothing to be concerned about…after all, we will be enlightened to realize that it’s “just an idea” and “only applies to the [evil] wealthy” …and since few Forum participants fall in that demographic, our greatest concern will remain not stepping on any pretty flowers as we tip-toe through the tulips.)
Well, off to polish the Duesenberg and then take the Packard V-12 limousine out for a spin..or maybe my $1,000,000 1971 Barracuda convertible…after all, it is a Vitamin-C drop-top and “everyone” knows what they sell for at Scottsdale, right? (Yes, it is difficult to work on income tax all morning and then take a break and log onto the forum and read this crappola! )
The Philosopher Plato reportedly said words to this effect, although I cannot find the exact quotation right now, “The ultimate price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men.”