"a fish, a barrel, and a smoking gun"
It's a simple mantra, to back a
simple concept: 1% of the U.S.
population owns 40%
population owns 40%of the
nation's wealth. Need to pay for
schools, roads, police? Get the
folks with the stash to cough up
Tax the Rich.
Fuck trickle-down and its bastard
offspring, the flat tax. Aren't
we all tired of hearing about
the need for increased capital
gains tax cuts? Who are they
Tax the Rich.
The Tax the Rich campaign is the
next wave in underground,
media-savvy politics: pretend as
if you're promoting another
rock band. Sell the brand. Put
up posters. Or, in the case of
Tax the Rich, have a lot of
people put up posters that say
"Tax The Rich"
"Tax The Rich", especially on
February 18. Why February 18? So
it can be a "media event", two
days before the New Hampshire
Supplement your postering
campaign with an actual plan or
specific proposal? Never! Don't
"aim to implement or advocate
specific legislation": details,
mere details! Instead, couch
your posturing effort in such
terms as "empower[ing]...
campaign participants." We will
smother them with our wheatpaste!
"Spray glue, tape and stapler in your pack, posters hot off the xerox clenched in your teeth. A car goes by. Darkness leaves and returns. Find a smooth clean wall and lay it up. Dim lit alley to your right, throw up two. Dull thuds crisp across the street as friendly staples hit their mark. Spray. Press. Spray. Press. You run just for the thrill of it."
Tax the Rich calls its planned
effort "saturation postering":
more than just a bunch of people
putting up posters, it's going
to be a news-worthy "action". As
if a little more urban graffiti
will really be front page news:
how many column inches can a
reporter expect to glean from a
If Tax the Rich's rhetoric has
you bitten by the postering bug,
though, think about it: why have
taxes at all?
taxes at all?Shake a spray can
at that one. Or, if that's too
radical for you, you could
always poster "No New Taxes" on
bus stops everywhere.
Get it? Read our posters.
No new taxes.
courtesy of Guy Deboredom