the dissident frogman

14 years and 9 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

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

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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2903 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Perhaps the rail strike has stranded him at some dismal train station.

2905 - TooTall

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Is it possible that hordes of Socialist zombies chanting "more, more, more" have managed to overwelm the DF?

2906 - Spiny Norman

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  • Spiny Norman California

Heavens! I hope not...

2907 - Doug

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You won't often find me defending taxation, but a couple quick points for balance -

1) Governent is more expensive than it was 100 years ago, and not only because it's created more expenses for itself. For example, that gas tax pays for roads that are MUCH more numerous and expensive than 100 years ago.

2) In many cases, the average Mom could probably still stay home today - as long as the family is willing to accept the average standard of living of 100 years ago (no cars, no electric appliances, no insurances, no vaccinations, etc.). I don't think that many people on either side of the Atlantic are.

2908 - Red Collar

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  • Red Collar Montreal, Qc, Can

It seems that Canada is one of those places that would agree most to being taxed to save us from Goral Warming.

There is a new poll out, and Canada is on top or things. 1000 people surveyed, and most agreed to being taxed more.

Jesus Christ, we do love to be taxed, don't we? Gorramit!!!!

2909 - TooTall

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Quote Red Collar

[quote]There is a new poll out, and Canada is on top or things. 1000 people surveyed, and most agreed to being taxed more.[/quote]

Makes me want to question the poll.

2910 - Spiny Norman

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  • Spiny Norman California

I wonder what the actual questions were? They probably assumed someone else would be taxed. Most of them anyway...

2911 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

Doug: Here's a really good article giving you some idea of where your Federal Tax dollars end up - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18098378/.

I don't resent paying taxes to fund necessities - I do resent it when pork-barrel projects are slipped in to budget items, hence one of the biggest reasons why government is more expensive nowadays. Check out http://www.porkbusters.org/.

Fiscal responsibility is the duty of every elected official - the public gets put thru the wringer should we dare to miss the deadline on filing our taxes (a system which has become so complicated, by the way, that a whole industry was created JUST to help taxpayers file on time and correctly - it shouldn't be like this!)

Iwo Gina

2984 - Kent

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  • Kent Houston, Texas, USA

Taxes, the gruel taken from the mouths of the workers children. Thomas Jefferson (I believe), said "He governs best, who governs least." Unfortunately, most politicians look at the treasury as their personal unlimited checking account. The more things change the more they stay the same...