How to curb Larry David's enthusiasm for high taxes 

Larry David, Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star, has an op-ed today in the New York Times. I hope you like sarcasm:

THERE is a God! It passed! The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much. I’m the last person in the world I’d want to be beside, but I am beside myself! This is a life changer, I tell you. A life changer!

To begin with, I was planning a trip to Cabo with my kids for Christmas vacation. We were going to fly coach, but now with the money I’m saving in taxes, I’m going to splurge and bump myself up to first class. First class! Somebody told me they serve warm nuts up there, and call you “mister.” I might not get off the plane!

It goes on in that vein. In any event, I suggest that next time Larry David wants to pay more in taxes, he can spare us all the unfunny manifestations of his crushing existential guilt as a wealthy Hollywood liberal and actually do something about it. He can go ahead and write a check for the tens of millions in syndication money currently whiling away in his bank account and send it here:

Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Believe it or not, the U.S. Treasury will still take your money if you willingly give it to them. David will feel better about himself, and he can devote his time to writing things that are actually, you know, funny.

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