Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Revised Bible

count your blessings Operatives drafting their November campaign plans really need to remember only two things. Run against taxes. And run in favor of God. Peter Roskam, rumored Lake County Congressman, is a master of the craft. In a press release reproduced by the Suburban Life Media, Roskam asks ...
Did you know that our tax code is over four million words long, or more than 10 times the size of the Bible?
Roskam: Helpful tips for preparing your taxes
Roskam's lede is devilishly clever in all respects, except one. His math is wrong. As readers of this blog are unaccountably aware ...
Biblical Proportions
Roskam's numbers are off by a factor of 100%. The US tax code, in fact, is 5 times the size of the Bible -- not the 10 times claimed by Congressman Roskam.

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Until then, there are other lengthy tomes (with known word-counts) that compare just as unfavorably against the US tax code. Congressman Roskam is free to use any of these in future jeremiads against the IRS. There are ten by your LakeCountyEye's reckoning:
Congressman Peter Roskam's Ten Best Reads
Much Shorter than the US Tax Code
The word count of the IRS tax code is more than ...
  1. 38 times Fifty Shades of Gray
  2. 70 times the Kama Sutra
  3. 50 times the Quran
  4. 10 times the Affordable Care Act
  5. 15,000 times the Gettysburg Address
  6. 11,500 times Stairway to Heaven
  7. 1,000,000 times than "RED LIGHT PHOTO ENFORCED"
  8. has more Gross Incomes than a Lady Gaga World Tour
  9. 12,000 times Green Eggs and Ham
  10. half the length of an average LakeCountyEye Top Ten List
Look for your LakeCountyEye counting angels on the head of a pin near you.

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