Whether it’s The Stand, Carrie, The Shining, or my favorite, The Breathing Method, most have a King novel or short story that has captivated them long into the night.  I have a new favorite from Mr King:  Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!

Here’s another crock of fresh bullshit delivered by the right wing of the Republican Party (which has become, so far as I can see, the only wing of the Republican Party): the richer rich people get, the more jobs they create. Really? I have a total payroll of about 60 people, most of them working for the two radio stations I own in Bangor, Maine. If I hit the movie jackpot—as I have, from time to time—and own a piece of a film that grosses $200 million, what am I going to do with it? Buy another radio station? I don’t think so, since I’m losing my shirt on the ones I own already. But suppose I did, and hired on an additional dozen folks. Good for them. Whoopee-ding for the rest of the economy.

In addition to this remarkable essay, King also deserves kudos for the new show at The Alliance Theatre, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.  King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett’s haunting tale of family, love, and loss in the swamps of Louisiana is playing now thru May 13th.

Thank you, Mr King, for keeping me up late so many nights with your ghastly imagination, and for your spot-on commentary about the rich.


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