Joseph Stack: Manifesto in by leftwing nut who crashed small plane into Austin IRS building

Here are some quotes from the beliefs of the anti-business/anti-religion kook, Joseph Stack, who crashed his plane into the IRS building:

the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in. . . .

Could the above section be written by President Obama?

the monsters of organized religion . . .

thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706. . . .

This guy's first attack on the IRS is that the 1986 Reagan Tax reform act allowed companies to give workers a check without the companies paying the worker's taxes and benefits. Stack doesn't understand enough economics to understand that this wasn't away for companies to rip off workers. That if the companies had to pay these taxes directly, this guy would have gotten a smaller paycheck from the company. He is also upset because of a tax penalty that he had to pay for withdrawing money from his IRA. In that case, Stack doesn't seem to understand that he didn't pay tax on the income when it was put into the IRA.

The only politician that Stack attacks by name is George W. Bush. I should finally mention that the guy also hates unions, too.

By the way, it is probably also useful to mention the leftwing views of the biology professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville who shot others this past week. As the Investors Business Daily noted:

A gun-toting Obama extremist shoots six at the University of Alabama, killing three. But the media are curiously silent about the politics. Think it would be the same if the shooter were right-wing?

Buried in a report in the Boston Herald, a "family source" connected to Amy Bishop, the disgruntled Harvard neurobiologist accused of methodically gunning down several biology professors at Huntsville last Friday, said the woman "was a far-left political extremist who was 'obsessed' with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."

No media outlet other than the Herald noted that detail in its coverage. But you can bet that if Bishop were a right-wing gun nut and native of Alabama, the press would be all over it.

Bishop's politics are relevant because of growing evidence that left-wing Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., then a prosecutor, may have let her get away with a fatal 1986 shooting of her brother by declaring it "accidental" and halting charges.

Bishop's mother reportedly had the right political connections, raising the prospect that if Delahunt was loud about loving "social justice," he was selective about real justice. . . .

Compare this coverage to the media last year:

In Portsmouth, New Hampshire last week, a man carried a handgun a few blocks away from the site where President Obama was scheduled to hold a town hall a couple of hours later. . . .

Before the president's town hall meeting, an MSNBC host noted: "Apparently there is fairly significant, almost disturbing news, let us know what is happening there in New Hampshire." A reporter, Ron Allen, breathlessly responded: "There is a man in the crowd who has a gun, a handgun strapped on his lower leg. . . . And I suspect that he won't be here when the president gets here in a couple of hours time." . . .

On the "CBS Evening News," Katie Couric asked: "Are we really still debating health care when a man brings a handgun to a church where the president is speaking?" Kostric did bring a gun to the church, but Couric was plainly wrong about where the president was speaking. He spoke at the town hall at the high school down the street. She somehow linked Kostric's gun to the "fear and frankly ignorance drown[ing] out the serious debate that needs to take place about an issue that effects the lives of millions of people." . . .

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Blogger Angie said...

I read his attack on Reagan's Tax reform differently. He was no longer classified as in independent contractor, so he had to pay taxes up front instead of quarterly.

Did you notice that he took absolutely no responsibility for any of his failures?

2/21/2010 11:18 AM  

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