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David Simon, Creator of “The Wire,” Channels Romney’s Absurdity Re: Taxes

The Wire is naturalistic, so David Simon is no certain expert on absurdity. But he knows it when he sees it.

I can’t get over the absurdity of this moment, honestly: Hey, I never paid less than thirteen percent. I swear. And no, you can’t examine my tax returns in any more detail. But I promise you all, my fellow American citizens, I never once slipped to single digits. I’m just not that kind of guy.

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