03/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

A Modest Proposal

I sent a letter to the New York Times this morning:

President Barack Obama has asked for the collaboration of every American, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat. In view of the "tax problems" that are plaguing the confirmation of his nominees, I have a modest proposal: Let every American who has failed at any time to pay taxes for a nanny or domestic help, who has failed to declare a gift or a casino win, who has fudged -- just a little -- on income or expenses, stand up at an agreed-upon time and declare out loud to the world at large: I HAVE A TAX PROBLEM. The thunder would be deafening. I know that I'd be standing with the rest of us.

Anyone else standing?