No Deposit, No Refund….

No Federal Income Tax for 18 years? If not paying income tax is what makes Il Douché think he’s smart, that might be the first instance of the Orange Crested Midnight Tweeter being modest. From a certain angle, engineering a scam sheltering his income for 18 years is impressive in its sheer nerve. It evinces a certain outer-boro chutzpah I can understand.

From all other angles, though, it’s an act of staggering douchebaggery (well, there IS no other word for it). But what gives it some extra twinkle, that last little twist that really sticks the landing: he failed his way into it. If he had not done what most people considered impossible—loose money running a casino—he would never have qualified for this government aid to that most special of interests,his bank account. And he’s been hancuffed and chastened by this, as anyone can see, the result of living under the chain and lash of an active Federal Government. Yet another example of waste and mismanagement under the tyranny of the House of Clinton, is that what you’d call this, Mr. Sunburst Finished?


About Steven Mirkin

Steven Mirkin’s diverse career has taken him from politics to pop culture to high art, offering him a front row seat to some of the most fascinating events and personalities of our time: writing speeches, fundraising appeals and campaign materials for Ed Koch, John Heinz and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson; chronicling the punk/new wave scenes in New York and London; interviewing musicians such as Elton John, John Lydon and Buck Owens; profiling modern masters Julian Schnabel, Paul Schrader and Jonathan Safran Foer; and writing for TV shows including 21, The Chamber, Let's Make A Deal, and Rock Star: INXS. He currently edits View all posts by Steven Mirkin

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