Great Tax Moment in Simpsons History
June 26, 2008
[Lisa Simpson, as President of the United States]
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.”
What about, “colossal salary-grab.”
See, that has the same problem. We need to soften the blow.
Well, if you just want to out-and-out lie … [Lisa doesn’t object] Okay, we could call it a, “temporary refund adjustment.”
I love it.
[Later, Lisa is on TV]
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.
Refund adjustment? Hey, sounds good to me.
Sure beats a tax.
We love you, President Simpson.