|The Tax Collector|
Nikolay Vasil'yevich Orlov (Source)
I was in the military for 24 years, the taxpayers of this fine nation paid me, fed me, trained me, clothed me, and housed me. All three kids either served or are still serving. That's part of our tax dollars at work.
Yes, our tax dollars, I did have to pay taxes while on active duty, kind of an odd situation that...
"Sarge, here's your pay."
"Why thankee Uncle Sam."
"Now give me some of it back."
"Um, sure, okay..."
I've had that explained to me, I've explained it to my troops. It all comes out in the wash.
So I'm told.
But there is a lot of abuse, fraud, and downright thievery in the tax system. Seems pretty stupid to write the tax code such that one needs a lawyer and an accountant to figure it all out. Thank the good Lord that the people who wrote the tax code didn't write the Constitution.
Though apparently the government thinks you need a lawyer to understand the Constitution. Well, maybe the Congress critters do but...
Hey, wait a minute. Aren't they mostly lawyers themselves? (At least now we know where the bottom third of law school graduates find jobs.)
Anyhoo, found the following out on the Tube O' You. Thought it humorous in a sick sort of way. So I share it here.
It's what I do.
Absolutely brilliant, neh?
And a cover of the original, just in case you're a young'un for whom all this was before your time. It's a cover because the copyright demons have swept the Interwebz free of the original by The Beatles. You should go out and purchase a copy of their Revolver album. Arguably The Beatles' best album, if not the best album of anybody's ever. Revolutionized music it did. IMHO. (And this is a pretty fine cover of that tune.)
Yup, taxes. A necessary evil.