Saturday, April 18, 2009

Taxes, What Taxes?

Sha, up in Canada, sent this to me and I thought that each of you would get as big of a smile as I did.

From reading this, I think they need a few tea parties themselves. lol

The Tax Poem

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

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
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Death Tax
Dog License Tax
Drivng Permit Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax ( too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax
Hunting License Tax
Hydro Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Mortgage Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Property Tax
Provincial Income Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Federal Tax
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'POLITICIANS?'


Average American said...

Doesn't look like to many missing from that list.

The Griper said...

then they wonder why there are so many poor people huh? lol

Anonymous said...

hehe i guess now grandpa knows that paying his taxes to Canada would mean paying twice cause Canada would find a way to tax him lol


The Griper said...

oops, never thought of that, sha. good thing i have you to remind me of howw governments work. lol

grandpa takes back what he said. lol

BB-Idaho said...

I can guess why there was no telephone tax 100 years ago..:)

The Griper said...

so can i , BB but guess they just neverr got arouind to determining how to tax smoke signals back then. of course nowdays they would tax them as an envciromental hazard huh? :)

BB-Idaho said...

Excellent point, Griper. Now, I'm wondering how the tax authorities would define local vs long distance
smoke signals...or whether the Watercraft Registration Tax applied
to birchbark vessels. heh
(It would be a lark to use H.G. Wells' time machine and check out cellphone reception was
terrible. :)

The Griper said...

if you needed smoke signal there was no local calls. as for registration, wouldn't the canoes fall under carry-outs not driven outs?

as for the time machine, shucks, i think it would be a blast to visit any time future or past.

with all that nice clean air for telephone reception to travel thru instead of this swmog we have now?

Gayle said...

This post should be funny, but no... it's not funny at all.

I tried to make my post funny today. I think it fell short too. Things are changing so fast I'm almost getting dizzy!

Karen Howes said...

Sadly, this poem is the truth, as is what you say about it.

Now with the porkulus bill, we can expect even more.

The Griper said...

or at the least we "should" expect more, karen

BB-Idaho said...

I was a bit surprised to learn that our opinions of income taxes are evenly divided ..!? I was even more surprised when a 'letter to the editor' showed up in our local paper today claiming that the writer thought paying taxes was a privlege (like voting) reserved for people living in the greatest country on earth. Well, gee, if we had more like him, you and I could skip paying, huh? :)

The Griper said...

what caught my eye on that poll was the fact there was three times as many of lowest income persons who thought their taxes were too low this year vs last year, 2% vs 6%.

Lista said...

Wow BB!,
If these graphs are really correct, than we have reached a nice Compromise for now and when 50% of the Country is happy about something, the rest really shouldn't complain. It worries me, though, what Obama might do in relation to Taxes later. I know that if the Economy wasn't so bad, he would Raise Taxes considerably.

The Griper said...

now, that makes sense, lista. the fact that 50% of the country is pleased necessitates that 50% not be pleased, doesn't it?

Lista said...

Unfortunately, that's the nature of Democracy.

One of the things that I noticed in BB's Link is that people are more satisfied with their Tax Rates when the Country is at War. Does this imply that War and National Defense is mainly what the Nations money should be spent on? When it is spent instead on helping the Poor, people become all upset and bent out of shape.

The Griper said...



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