Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thoughts About Taxes...!

Since it's Sunday, I thought we would do a little piece about politicians and taxes.

You know, nothing too heavy. Just something to think about this morning!


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 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 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 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 (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)
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
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales 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 Nonrecurring 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, & 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, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ' politicians? '

Sad, isn't it? Sad but true!

Coffee on the patio, folks. It may just rain, but that's OK!


Gorges Smythe said...

I tried googling the poem to see if I could find the author, but had no luck. HOWEVER, I DID come across a Democrat site that went through the list of taxes telling why they are such wonderful things. Why doesn't that surprise me?

Anonymous said...

And 100 years ago corporations were taxed at 90%. Got the picture yet?

Dizzy-Dick said...

Death and taxes, the only things you can be sure of.

Sixbears said...

New Hampshire has no sales or income tax, yet we function just fine.

JoJo said...

Can't argue the point they might raise my property tax agian. :(P
Hope that rain comes for you all.

Kellie said...

I was sent this before and accidentally deleted it. Was JUST LOOKING for it!!! and here it is!! yay!! thanks!! Gonna c/p and KEEP it on my laptop desktop!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Sorry, but it was sent to me without a name attached to it, so I have no idea who wrote it!

I'm sure there are some taxes not on this list. Certainly a lot of them!

Thanks for coming over today, Gorges.

Hey Anon 6:36...
I didn't know that! Learn something every day!

Hey, thanks for dropping by today!

Hey DD...
Boy, ain't that the truth? Death and taxes!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey SixBears...
I'm always a bit surprised that Texas hasn't established a income tax yet.

Someday they might just try it, but who knows?

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey JoJo...
It does seem to happen pretty regular! Just won't leave well enough alone!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Kellie...
Glad to be of service to ya, my friend!

Many thanks for coming over today!

TROUBLEnTX said...

Lolol,,,good post today, Hermit J. Wish i could remember how long u worked to pay all those, before any of ur money became urs. Think it's into June now.

Bob from Athens said...

Gee, thanks a lot ! I was having one of them rare pretty good days, now I got to go figure how to pay all them taxes. Wonder what the taxes in Canada are like? The independent NATION of Texas is beginning to sound better and better.

Recycled Cottage & Garden said...

It's all pretty sad. Seems we work so hard for so little to keep.

Mayberry said...

My thoughts on taxes run along the lines of dressing up like an indian and dumping the tea into the harbor. Good post Jim.