Stephen King Gets Profane, Political

Stephen King is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. He wrote a profanity-filled essay for The Daily Beast entitles, "Tax Me, For F@%&'s Sake!" King vehemently advocates raising taxes on the rich and takes aim at everyone from Mitt Romney to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie infamously replied to Warren Buffett's pleas to raise taxes on him and other wealthy citizens thusly: "He [Buffett] should just write a check and shut up. I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check -- go ahead and write it."

King says in reply to Christie: "Tough sh** for you guys, because I'm not tired of talking about it. I've known rich people, and why not, since I'm one of them? The majority would rather douse their d**ks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing "Disco Inferno" than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar." He says that the millions men like Gates and the Koch brothers give to charity is "All fine as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough."

King warns of a coming revolution if things don't change saying, "If this situation isn't fairly addressed, last year's protests will just be the beginning. Scrooge changed his tune after the ghosts visited him. Marie Antoinette, on the other hand, lost her head."

Posted on April 30, 2012

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