Response to Ben Stein

I thought that this was interesting. Ben Stein spoke out against a tax increase several weeks ago and Linda McGibney has a thoughtful and articulate reply:

Transcript:

A number of you have contacted us in response to what Ben Stein had to say about the prospect of higher taxes last week … including Linda McGibney, a Supervising Producer and Writer for the show “Stargate Universe” on the SyFy Channel. She had some things of her own to say:

BEN STEIN: “Maybe when the economy recovers, raising my taxes makes sense, but for now, it’s just punishment, and I can’t figure out what for.”

All I have to say is, Ben Stein is wrong.

I am an American. I am in the highest tax bracket. I also work in entertainment – which is what Mr. Stein does as well.

I am fine with the tax increase. I think it patriotic that I am taxed in this way. I want to help my country.

I believe the fact that I can have a job this year, and hopefully every year to come, is a privilege. (more…)