While reading around the Dead Rich People Tax issue after Byers’ bizarre outburst at the weekend, I came across an amazing quote from Grover Norquist, godfather of tax-cutters worldwide and all-round wing-nut.
During the course of one rant against inheritance tax in the States, he compared it to the holocaust, saying: “The argument that some who played at the politics of hate and envy and class division will say, ‘Yes, well, that’s only 2 percent [who pay the tax]’ or as people get richer 5 percent in the near future of Americans likely to have to pay that tax. I mean, that’s the morality of the Holocaust. ‘Well, it’s only a small percentage,’ you know. ‘I mean, it’s not you, it’s somebody else.'”
Tough views indeed. Wonder whether Byers’ agrees with that?