Because of Seinfeld‘s ultra-lucrative syndication, it’s safely assumed that creator Larry David resides in the highest income bracket. And once that’s established, there’s nothing stopping him from admitting that, yes, he is benefiting greatly from the tax cuts that his liberal political affiliation requires him to despise.
Just how greatly, you ask? Conveniently, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star/subject was granted an op-ed in The New York Times where he riffed for a few hundred words on how great it is that he’s rich and reaping the benefits of the Democrats’ inability to get rid of the Bush-era policy. The satire is evident from the first few words, and the entire thing is a hoot.
When I get home, thanks to the great compromise, the first thing I’m going to do is get a flat-screen TV. Finally I can throw out the 20-inch Zenith with the rabbit ears, the one I inherited from my parents when they died. The reception is terrible and I’m getting tired of going out to bars every time I want to watch a game. Last month, the antenna broke and I tried to improvise one with a metal hanger and wound up cutting myself. Every time I see that scab, I say to myself, “If, God willing, those Bush tax cuts are restored, I’m going to buy a new TV.” Well, guess what? They have been!
Here are the other things that Larry David, rich man getting richer, will do with the money that he’s eviscerating Barack Obama for giving him: first class tickets to Cabo for him and his kids; an extra hotel room once they get there; granola instead of Special K; and blueberries.
“Did you know they have a lot of antioxidants, which prevent cancer?” he wrote. “Cancer! This tax cut just might save my life. Who said Republicans don’t support health care?”
And who knew Larry David is already a more funny and effective columnist than Maureen Dowd?