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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tax Free!

So good I had to share. I hope all American Republicans (and their international cohorts and supporters) read, consider and inwardly digest (as my year 10 teacher used to say) the following...

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102 Things NOT To Do If You Hate Taxes

O, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following.

1. Do not use Medicare.
2. Do not use Social Security
3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars.
4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster.
5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt.
6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in your home.
7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home.
8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge.
9. Do not use public restrooms.
10. Do not send your kids to public schools.
11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors.
12. Do not live in areas with clean air.
13. Do not drink clean water.
14. Do not visit National Parks.
15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments.
16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines.
17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds.
18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks.
19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts.
20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry.
...etc, etc, etc...

The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return. Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34 of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind…

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

BY STEPHEN D. FOSTER JR. – MAY 18, 2011

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stolen by

E@L

with a hat tip to Sav via FB.

6 comments:

Skippy-san said...

Unfortunately-your average Republican unswayed by number 3. The miltiary ( and the long overseas wars in Arab countries that goes with that now) they consider to be "good tax" spending. A "fair tax" that makes the "moochers" pay taxes can fund that. The rest? Well its all your fault for not saving more.

Don't laugh-there are so many people who actually believe this sh*t it makes you weep.

P.S. The Economist had a nice article last week attacking the PAP and its ideas that Singapore is not ready for a two party system. If Teabaggers even knew where Singapore was they would love the PAP.

expat@large said...

Just linked to the article on FB.

The Bludger said...

I would love to pay more tax. Much more. (With a commensurate income).

expat@large said...

I'm in Singapore for the tax. (!!!hypocrite alert!!!)

dibabear said...

The U.S. IS a third world country. They just haven't realized it yet.

Diane said...

I agree with dibabear. U.S. needs to realize a lot of things!

Diane
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