the dissident frogman

16 years and 7 months ago

If it moves, tax it

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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Stuff I'm glad I saved from my email grinders:
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 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 he
Tries to think.

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

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

Tax all he has
Then let him know
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, Corporate Income Tax, Dog License Tax, Excise Taxes, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon), Gross Receipts Tax, Hunting License Tax, Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax 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 Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax 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


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and 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 the hell happened? Can you spell "politicians!"

And I still have to "press 1" for English.

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times.
France has all of that (replace "Federal" by state or national when appropriate), and much, much more. 42 cents per gallon of taxes? Bah, amateurs! Taxes make for 75% of the gasoline cost at the pump in France.

And that's still nothing compared to the rest. There is no limit to the "creativity" of the legislator when it comes to spoliation as a synonym for regulation, and France is a living proof of that. We've got a tax on another tax down here folks.

France is beyond salvation, so I beg you please, don't let your politicians in the US drag you down that road(1) the way ours in Europe did, and keep doing.
  1. There's a Reader's Digest pdf here, fine for a quick and cheap peek even though I'd still recommend the full version as one of the few books you definitely want to read in your life.



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I own, built and run this place. In a previous life I was not French but sadly, I died.


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2885 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

When I lived in California, there was a minor tax revolt against property taxes. "Proposition 13" rolled back taxes and controlled the amount they could rise any given year. Of course, any bloated regulatory agency worth its salt, found that they could raise "fees" on virtually any human activity!

Add to your list of taxes a list of "fees" at least every bit as long!

2888 - BlueStarMom

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How great!

I will do my best e-m effort to "get 'er done"!

It's on it's way!

Keep writing and posting, you are just the best.

2892 - HeckBoy

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  • HeckBoy Auburn, AL USA

I taught accounting at a junior college for a while. Listening to conservatives when they try to teach the principles of economics to liberals reminds me of trying to cram the notion of debits and credits into skulls full of mush.

The more money the public/consumers have in their pockets, the more they'll be able to spend/invest and the more the economy will grow. It's that simple! Taxing the consumer to death kills the economy and thus makes the consumer - and businesses - more dependent on the government.

At some point taxation becomes wealth re-distribution. It's probably not as fine a point as it would seem and - if it were considered to be the tax ceiling - would reduce a great deal of the fluff and free handouts for which the people who work for a living are forced to pay.

2893 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Being involved with the civilian militia crowd here in the States since the '80s I have seen this several times, in different incarnations. And having grown up in rural Mississippi in the '60s and '70s I have always been aware of the steady incroachment upon our rights. It ain't going to end pretty, and that is a fact.

2894 - Valerie, Texas

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Remember this ditty on voting day fellow Americans. If Dear Leader Hillary gets elected we will make France look like chump change when it comes to taxes. The She Worlf of the SS (Super Socialists) knows she will only have four years to get us all in line and there will be no easing into her socialist hell.

2896 - Mike H.

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  • Mike H. Spokane, Wa

Valerie, there you go again, preaching to the choir. Why should I vote for Hil after having such a sterling example in Christine Gregoire. A liberal thief par excellence! (He said in mock seriousness while at the same time realizing that he had forgotten to tie a rope on his tongue so he could pull it out of his cheek) Oh well, thath'th how it goeth.

2898 - hogs123

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I hope you don't take this wrong. Your article was right on, but how I am supposed to comment before I reads it

2899 - Civis Proeliator

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  • Civis Proeliator

"France is beyond salvation..."

And that is why you should join us here in Texas.
;- )

2901 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

Hey bud, you ok?

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

2902 - floridasuzie

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  • floridasuzie Florida

Yeah bud, you okay? I'm having serious frog withdrawal, eh Grimmy? :) Wonder if they make a patch for that, heh?