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Our "Awesome" System Summed Up In One Great Poem

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:38 PM
I came across this fun little poem that is sure to give some of you at work a chuckle.

May I present to you the...

The TAX Poem

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax 20 his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate20Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Are you still having a chuckle? Didn't think so...

Lets all give a big ATS cheer for TAXES! ... Not!

Above poem found at - Credit given to original author.

This is only a short list and it still makes me cringe, I just don't know how the pro-taxers are still making an argument. Its only getting worse...


[edit on 6-9-2010 by Lightrule]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:40 PM
I know taxes are burden, but would we have the infrastructure and type of lifestlye we do today without taxes.

Just a point to ponder.

BTW, I hate taxes.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:43 PM
I have a feeling this is gonna be a love-fest because I just cannot imagine anybody coming along and singing the praises of the tax man.

Then again, this is ATS so I will probably have to eat those words...

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:24 PM
I think if a comprehensive independent study was conducted, we would see that if the people knew where the taxes were going to, can see results and understand why those taxes are needed, the people would embrace the taxes they pay in a better light.

As I see it today, I rarely see the results of what my taxes do. Sure we have roads, but those could have been built by private hands (in most cases they are, just with tax money.) Sure we have mail service, but again, could easily be handled by a private carrier or multiple private carriers.

Main point is....when the people do not see the results of paying taxes or understand why they are going to get hit with more taxes because they have made certain life choices, then there is a push back against such blatant misuse of a tax system.

Go to a consumption tax..the rich will pay more cause they buy toys and the poor will pay less because they will most likely only be buying the necessities of life. It is the only viable means I could see before our tax structure collapses under its own massive weight.

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