That there's a chance the Presidential primaries will result in a general elections with an "Eat the rich" populist on one side and a rich guy out to eat the world on the other?
No, that's not the joke -- the joke is on us: no matter who runs or which side eventually wins, the IRS will be at your door with their hand out on April 15th, and by hook or by crook, they'll come get it eventually if you don't pay up. And that's not going to change. We could vote flat-taxers into the White House for the next four Olympiads and it wouldn't change. That's not one of the President's powers! And neither is most of the crap the current crop of Presidential candidates are promising.
I can't decide if I should ask Santa Claus for better candidates or better Civics education. Both seem equally unlikely to happen.
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