Friday, June 22, 2018

Read, Weep, Print And Keep

This should be on the front page of every newspaper. 
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.This might be funny if it weren't so true. 
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,Tax his bed,Tax the table,At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,Tax his mule,Teach him taxesAre the rule.
Tax his work,Tax his pay,He works forpeanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,Tax his goat,Tax 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 heTries to think.
Tax his cigars,Tax his beers,If he criesTax his tears.
Tax his car,Tax his gas,Find other waysTo tax his ass.
Tax all he hasThen let him knowThat you won't be doneTill he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;Then tax him some more,Tax him tillHe's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,Tax his grave,Tax the sod inWhich he's laid...
Put these wordsUpon his tomb,'Taxes drove meto my doom...'
When he's gone,Do not relax,Its time to applyThe inheritance tax.
~~Accounts Receivable TaxBuilding Permit TaxCDL license TaxCigarette TaxCorporate Income TaxDog License TaxExcise TaxesFederal Income TaxFederal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)Fishing License TaxFood License TaxFuel Permit TaxGasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)Gross Receipts TaxHunting License TaxInheritance TaxInventory TaxIRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)Liquor TaxLuxury TaxesMarriage License TaxMedicare TaxPersonal Property TaxProperty TaxReal Estate TaxService Charge TaxSocial Security TaxRoad Usage TaxRecreational Vehicle TaxSales TaxSchool TaxState Income TaxState Unemployment Tax (SUTA)Telephone Federal Excise TaxTelephone Federal Universal Service Fee TaxTelephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge TaxesTelephone Minimum Usage Surcharge TaxTelephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges TaxTelephone State and Local TaxTelephone Usage Charge TaxUtility TaxesVehicle License Registration TaxVehicle Sales TaxWatercraft Registration TaxWell Permit TaxWorkers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? 
Can you spell 'politicians?'





10 comments:

  1. If 30% of all employers refused to send withholding to the treasury, there would be absolutely nothing the government could do to force them. The logistics would be too demanding, expensive, and the final result would be more joining in with the refusal.

    We're in the water, and it's warm.

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    1. Yeah... Hell; it worked for illegal aliens...

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  2. That "telephone federal excise tax" was originally enacted to help pay for costs of the "war of 1812".

    Was talk of repealing it years ago but government never met a tax it didn't like.

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  3. World War II happened and then the reconstruction of the civilized world. Wars are very expensive. Anonymous, you were being satirical, right?

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    1. Not at all. Back then phones were considered "luxury items" hence it being called an "excise" tax.

      Even the "War of 1812" costs has long been payed off, this tax still continues.

      Once a tax is enacted it never goes away.

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    2. That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Telephones weren't invented for 60-70 years after the War of 1812. Who taught you history? I might believe the Civil War but 1812?

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  4. I blame Woodrow Wilson. In 1913 he convinced Congress to charter the third National Bank. AKA, the Federal Reserve bank. So the government could borrow money from itself to expand the social welfare state and grow gov't itself to burrow ever deeper into the lives of its citizens. Think public education. Since the gov't couldn't actually repay those loans from the collection of taxes, which were low and few, or tariffs and surcharges and fees, they had to create a couple new things. Inflation and new taxes. Between 1812 when Andrew Jackson refused to sign a bill authorizing the 2nd national bank and 1913 inflation in the US was 1 to 2%. For the entire 100 years. Think about that. An item which cost $1 In 1812 cost no more than$1.02 in 1913. In that century this country created more wealth. Actual wealth. Than the rest of the world has ever created in total. Inflation since 1913 has run over 1000%. I really hate Woodrow Wilson.

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  5. I might not be able to spell "politician", but I can sure get a bead on 'em.
    2A.

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  6. I sure can't spell politician but i do know how the spell democrat and liberal and both of those rhyme with the idea of "target". need to go now and reload some more thirty caliber....

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  7. Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment-direct election of the senators. In 1913 it became law.Read about it.

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