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Opening Arguments

World of hurt

Some things are just so breathtakingly stupefying that it's hard to even know what to say:

In remarks this morning to the Clinton Global Initiative, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed a radical idea: a global tax on elites around the world.

"One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country," Clinton said to laughter from the audience. "You know I’m out of American politics, but – (applause) – it is a fact that around the world, the elites of every country are making money."

Clinton continued her rift on the rich. "There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries."

But let's not stop with a puny little world tax. Let's make it a universal tax. If those visitors from another solar system ever do make it here, there are sure to be a number of rich ET's among them. Can't let them escape paying their fair share, can we?