This week I thought we'd take a break from tragic news and consider something a little more light-hearted. Taxes!
Ok, so it's not everyone's favorite subject but instead of spilling about how politician's are crooks and how their solution to any problem is more taxes, I thought a little comic relief would ease the burden. So here are some thoughts on taxes that I wish I had said.
Mark twain wrote, "The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."
Here's Albert Einstein's take on filing a tax return, "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher."
It was the great philosopher Will Rogers who said, "The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time congress meets."
Conservative G. Gordon Liddy once said, "A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
Ronald Reagan understood taxes when he said, "We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."
Perhaps my favorite comes again from Mr. Will Rogers. He said, "It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for."
So consider this, the thing all these men have in common is they all paid taxes. If you pay taxes, you too have a right to say what you think. You also have the right to choose the people that levy the taxes and many more freedoms. That's what is so great about our country, and to me, the great far outweighs the bad. And that thought makes paying taxes every year a little less irritating.
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