Taxes – and they (the government) still want us to “give” alittle more…

by M.D. Creekmore on March 15, 2013 · 16 comments

Charlie Reese former columnist  of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

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.

16 comments

Mike the Gardener March 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

This is awesome! And sadly … true … we are taxed from the time we can breathe to the time we stop and if they can figure out how to tax us while we are in the ground past our years, I am sure they would.

Mystery Guest March 15, 2013 at 9:54 am

Love it, Love it, Love it.

JP in MT March 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

And it all comes from the mind set of “who’s money is it to start with?”

If it’s ours, then they take too much.

If it’s theirs, they let us keep too much, and can change that at anytime. After all, they know how to spend the money better, because they are professionals.

riverrider March 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

ain’t that the dang truth! the taxer in cheif never EARNED adollar in his life so he has no concept of it. he’s been given everything in his whole life, no wonder he can’t figure out why we don’t want to “give” all our hard earned wealth away, what little is left of it. my county just fell for the sheriff’s line of crap on school security and jacked our taxes up to pay for it. then they value everything at twice what you can sell it for. i call it robbery.

Michele March 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Or in the words of the Great Late George Harrison:

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

(If you drive a car, car) I’ll tax the street
(If you try to sit, sit) I’ll tax your seat
(If you get too cold, cold) I’ll tax the heat
(If you take a walk, walk) I’ll tax your feet (Taxman)
‘Cause I’m the taxman Yeah, I’m the taxman

Don’t ask me what I want it for
(Ha ha, Mr. Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more
(Ha ha, Mr. Heath)
‘Cause I’m the taxman Yeah, I’m the taxman

Now my advice for those who die (Taxman)
Declare the pennies on your eyes (Taxman)
‘Cause I’m the taxman Yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me (Taxman)

TrlrTkr March 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Am I the only nerd that turned this into a song set to the tune of the Firefly theme song?

/offtopic

Ghost March 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

The Firefly theme does work with these words. I’m guessing that you are not the only nerd on this site either.

NotAHusker March 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

The Firefly tune hit me immediately. I like to think of myself as a Capt. Mal who won’t give in or give up.

TrlrTkr March 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Nice! Browncoats unite!

Ghost March 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

V.I. Lenin’s quote comes to mind. He was speaking of how to destroy the conservative middle class and said, “Grind them between the mill stones of inflation and high taxes”.

It seems to be working in Europe, Australia, South America, and in the U.S.

There is a storm coming and we ain’t seen nothing yet! In my home state they are saying that Health Insurance will double next year alone.

Desert Fox March 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

There is so much more to Charley Reese’s poem…his report was very inspiring. Charley was an Orlando Sentinel journalist for 49 years, and upon retiring wrote a last column. It would be awsome, M.D. if you could show the entire column. If you don’t have it I would be glad to provide it.

Tom Arnold March 16, 2013 at 2:42 am
Linda March 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

I have mixed feelings about taxes. I like paved roads and interstate highways, traffic lights that work, a 911 response system, public schools for families that are not rich enough to send their kids to private schools, Social Security and Medicare for the old folks and the permanently disabled, the WIC program and foods stamps for families temporarily down on their luck, and like knowing that we have submarines fitted with nuclear weapons patroling the seas within striking distance of dangerous countries such as North Korea. I’m not so happy about pork barrel projects intended to create temporary work for a senator’s constituancy but that do not produce something of real and needed value. I dislike adding more employees to government payrolls if their main duty is to monitor and manage a variety of programs questionable value. And I really dislike having such a large segment of our population that feels entitled to all sorts of “free” (taxpayer-supported) programs to provide food, shelter, medical care and rehab services without having to make any significant contributions to the community in return. If only more of us would be law-abiding, have healthy eating and exercise habits, stay off alcohol and drugs, and be willing to do any kind of low-paying honest work rather than preferring to be unemployed while waiting to be offered a job “worthy” of our talents, maybe there would be less income to tax and less need for law enforcment officers, prisons, ER services, rehab services, half-way houses, subsidized housing and welfare programs for abused wives and neglected children. Just a thought.

GoneWithTheWind March 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

I would like to see both minimum and maximum taxes. That is everyone should have some skin in the game so everyone should pay taxes even people and groups that are now tax exempt. Tax the first dollar earned and include all pay and benefits even welfare. A small tax, maybe 5% so everyone feels the weight of an ever increasing government size. And a maximum tax, perhaps 50% and beyond that you are exempted. That would mean if your combined taxes from all sources (income, sales, property, etc.) exceed 50% your tax liability ends at 50% and you get the excess rebated.
I would also like to see limits on federal, state and local governments. These limits could be based on population such as the city cannot tax more then $1000 average per person or GDP such as the federal governments budget is limited to 5% of the GDP. But firm limits so that when the economy declines the governments budget declines as well.
I would also like to see limits and restrictions on borrowing. All governments have shown their inability to control borrowing. I would like to end borrowing by all governments. If they want a new school or a new fire house then build it using current revenues. This would impose limits to spending and force frugality.

pj March 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Omygosh! Tax welfare!?!? I can hear the free $h!t army screaming already! That would be so much more funner than a sensible 10% across the board sales tax. the only tax. Which is fair beyond any argument I’ve heard. No exceptions, no exemptions, no loop holes, no refunds. Rich spend more/pay more. Poor spend less/pay less. IRS employees have to get real jobs. .Guv wants a healthy economy so people spend, so .Guv canspend, too. Bad economy? No spending, no taxes collected, no .Guv spending. Period.

F.B. Ross March 18, 2013 at 6:46 am

This is why I’m an independent…not that it does any good yet ! Ask your self this Q. Is it better for us to spend our money or for the government to spend it,,,?

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