It is interesting that Egberto picked out Stewart's coverage of Bloomberg to support taxes - explaining that taxes often go for good things, and that we do need to have some government - especially in times of crisis. I agree, but I noticed that Stewart subtly made the case against excessive, runaway taxation of the kind we have today at all levels of government by illuminating two examples of taxes spent wastefully. One of them (shaving Liberty's legs) I hope is fictional. The other one (implementing and enforcing the 16oz rule) sadly is not. So one could interpret Stewart as making the case for tax cuts. How did Egberto miss this?
So some people see allies everywhere, even among those who disagree with each other. Then again, many people seem quick to think the worst of others. The world is a complicated place. Friends and foes are often indistinguishable and we may sometimes find we agree more with members of another party than we do with members of our own. It’s not as simple as left and right.