Tuesday, April 14, 2009


b_werdeg2When the second triumvirate took over Rome after the death of Caesar, there was a need for a bunch of money to pay the troops and run the empire.  So they issued proscriptions.  They ordered the death of a couple of thousand of the richest folks in Rome and took all their money.  Poof, budget problems gone.

Consider now Goldman Sachs, Citibank and the likes.  Consider the greedy bastards who got us here.

The old days don’t look all that bad.

1 comment:

Stephanie in AR said...

It would work as long as you made sure to stay out of the top brackets. But income taxes were for the rich who made more than $3000 a year - My question is: who would be doing the defining?