4.17.2012

The Tax Man Cometh

It's April 17th, which means it's time to pay up. However, "April 17th" just doesn't have the same ring to it as "April 15th", does it? Or am I the only one who thinks that? Possibly. At any rate, the IRS collected our check a month ago and were grinning all the way to the bank, I'm sure. Over the week-end, we saw a bumper sticker that said, "If 10% is enough for God, then it's enough for the IRS" - at which point we almost had to stop the car because we were laughing so hard. However, as I shared on Facebook, since all that we have actually belongs to the Lord, then I'm beginning to think that the IRS believes they are God, because they seem to think that all that we have belongs to them. Just sayin' ...

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
— Albert Einstein

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"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
— Winston S. Churchill

"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."
— Ronald Reagan

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."
— Mark Twain 

"Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
— Benjamin Franklin

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Happy Tax Day.

2 comments:

  1. Taxes aren't fun but every time I'm driving I'm grateful that my tax dollars help pay for that infrastructure!

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  2. This has absolutely nothing to do with your post - but I just saw how far along you are on 2012 Good Reads reading challenge! WOWZERS. Way to read, girly.

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