Saturday, December 1, 2012

Solomon Lynched!

The Fiscal Cliff the subject, Brigitte said to me. “I have a solution. Call it Solomonic. They want to cut Social Security. Right? Well, here is what I’d propose. I’d be willing for them to cut our Social Security income by 10 percent. We’d manage somehow. But only if the top earners would also agree to pay another 10 percent of all their earnings—not just salaries—to the government. So there you have it.”

My reaction? Well, if Solomon actually lived in our time and held that top job he held once in Israel, we could expect soon to see a headline such as the one I’m using as my title for this post.

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