Via Atrios, this hilarious comment from the New York Times about Pakistan:
"But behind the opulence lurks a troubling fact. Very few of these households pay income tax. That is mostly because the politicians who make the rules are also the country’s richest citizens, and are skilled at finding ways to exempt themselves."
Well, at least we can be thankful that such a thing would never happen in the most magnificent, God-blessed country on earth.