Great Tax Moment in Simpsons History

June 26, 2008

[Lisa Simpson, as President of the United States]

Lisa:
If I’m going to bail the country out, I’ll have to raise taxes, but in my speech I’d like to avoid calling it a, “painful emergency tax.”

Milhouse:
What about, “colossal salary-grab.”

Lisa:
See, that has the same problem. We need to soften the blow.

Milhouse:
Well, if you just want to out-and-out lie … [Lisa doesn’t object] Okay, we could call it a, “temporary refund adjustment.”

Lisa:
I love it.

[Later, Lisa is on TV]

Lisa:
My fellow Americans and voting illegal aliens, I will not mince words. Your country needs you. That’s why today I’m proposing a temporary refund adjustment.

Moe:
Refund adjustment? Hey, sounds good to me.

Lenny:
Sure beats a tax.

Carl:
We love you, President Simpson.

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