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Monday, July 12, 2004

William F. Buckley Admits Cheating on His Taxes

Monday, July 12, 2004

Photo of William F. BuckleyInteresting interview with William F. Buckley in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, which included this exchange:

Q: Have you ever cheated on your taxes?

A: I suppose so. It's impossible not to cheat on your taxes.

Q: How much should one pay in taxes?

A: As much, but not more, than your neighbors pay.

(Thanks to Ingrid Wuerth for the tip.)

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I'm not a Buckley supporter. In fact, I disagree with him on nearly 85% or so. But when I read the interview, I believed that he was 'joking'. If you read the entire interview, you will grasp the tone with which he is answering the questions.

Posted by: Tom | Jul 29, 2004 11:56:24 AM