Mailed your taxes yet? Eh, why bother — you know where your money's going: down the rat hole, already spent, just interest on interest now. Hey, it's only money. The reason you're pissed is because it's your money. You think you're different because you work so hard for your money. News flash, jerk, we all do. Who doesn't pay taxes? You want to complain, go live in Uzbekistan.
I'm sorry. I don't mean to be harsh. I pay taxes too. I do it because otherwise no refund. I'm not stupid. I'm just as dumb as you are. When I learned that 60% — that number again — SIXTY percent — of American corporations paid NO TAXES whatsoever last year, it made me wonder: what's wrong with the other forty percent? What were they thinking?
Now that it's okay to not pay taxes, ordinary Americans can't be far behind. I'm already on board. Just tell me where to not write a check and I'll do it immediately.
The real April Fool's joke is on the 15th.
Every year I get suckered. Yet isn't taxation a form of referendum? Our heritage indicates it: this country's independence began as a tax revolt. It was always about the money. The "certain unalienable rights" Jefferson mentioned in his letter to King George (among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) were euphemisms for money. It's all about property. Property is wealth. America itself is property that is owned by the American people, parcel by parcel, vote by vote, gun cabinet by gun cabinet. If an elected government lies to the people who placed it in power, it should be displaced by those people, as Jefferson proscribed. And it will be, of course, one way or another, or both.