What’s the most noxious example of hypocrisy from the political class?
Is it left wingers from Obama’s cabinet utilizing tax havens while supporting higher taxes for the rest of us peasants?
Or how about politicians who voted for Obamacare and are now trying to exempt themselves and their staff from the law?
The limousine liberals who had a press conference for higher taxes and then rejected requests for them to pay more?
Or the Canadian politician who supports government-run healthcare for others, yet went to America for heart surgery?
Those are all good choices, but our old friend Dan Hannan from the European Parliament has another contestant. His tax-hungry colleagues (like their American counterparts) are bashing Apple, Google, and other multinationals for legally minimizing their tax burdens.
Yet as Dan explains, parliamentarians from 24 out of 27 nations get a sweetheart deal and pay a very low flat tax.
But I must say none of these examples of hypocrisy can compete with the bureaucrats from the OECD and IMF, both of whom get completely tax-free salaries while pushing for higher taxes on the rest of us.