Let the government sharpen your pencils
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 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, then 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 'til 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...
... and just a few more...
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road usage taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world,
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids...
What happened? Can you spell 'politicians'?
Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley
Politics makes strange red-fellows. - Will Rogers
Politics makes strange postmasters. - Kin Hubbard
Pain is temporary; quitting is forever. - Lance Armstrong
Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon
From politics, it was an easy step to silence. - Jane Austen
Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems. - Romana Machado
Politicians can't manage. All they can do is talk. - Donald Trump
It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch. - Chang Ch'ao
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. - Ted Koppei
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. - William E. Simon
Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain. - John Lithgow
Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased - thus do we refute entropy. - Spider Robinson
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live. - Alexander Pope
The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election. - Earl Wilson
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite so satisfying as an income tax refund. - Unknown
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business. - Will Rogers
Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. - Dwight D Eisenhower
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault
In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians,
and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. - Groucho Marx
Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Groucho Marx
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald
Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. - Joe Biden
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. - Aristotle
There are two ways you can get through pain. You can let it destroy you, or you can use it as fuel to drive you: to dream bigger, to work harder. - Taylor Swift
To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you've prepared mentally and physically, you don't have to worry. - Harvey Mackay
Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind. - Mahatma Gandhi