Bend over folks, it’s tax season again!

Well as Lana and I were preparing our Federal Income Tax statement for this year I became angry as usual.  Every year it is the same routine.  We start filing our taxes, I look at our various forms showing how much money we actually paid into the “system,”  and then I start ranting about our tax system, the government and everyone responsible for the amount of money we are robbed of each year.

This year we got to file for the first time as home owners.  Woohoo!  We were sort of excited after we heard about the First-time Home Buyers tax credit.  Key word here is “credit.”  We were initially going to have to pay an additional $1,100.00 in income taxes on top of the thousands that we had already paid.  Then we heard about this “credit.”  So of course we started reading about it and learned that it isn’t a credit at all.  It is a damn no interest loan!  If we don’t claim the “credit” we owe $1,100.00 in additional taxes.  If we do claim the “credit” we get up to $7,500.00.  Sounds great until you read that after 2 years after claiming the “credit” you have to start paying back the “credit” at a rate of an additional $500.00 added to your federal income tax burden each year until the amount paid to you is repaid to the effing government.  So essentially in two years we have to start paying back money that was ours that we gave to the government in 2008, they gave back to us at the end of 2008.  (We didn’t have $1,100.00 just laying around so we were forced to claim the credit.)

You see, the government has you buy the, well you know, because we don’t have the money to pay the extra taxes so we claim the “credit” and then in two years we start giving the money back to them AGAIN!  I am so damn mad about this whole tax system that we live under.  I don’t understand for the life of me why the citizens of our republic have become so damn complacent that the majority of them don’t even question the system.  They just exist in it and do as the government demands them and that’s it.  WHY?  WHY?  WHY?

A perfect example of how the majority of people have been trained to think is this, ask anyone you know how much they paid in taxes this year.  Guaranteed most people respond with, “Oh, I didn’t have to pay this year.  I got _______ back!”  So instead of actually thinking that that they paid taxes, they have this false sense of reality that they actually got money from the government.  Where did the money they received from the government come from?  From them throughout the year of course.  And of course the pittance that they receive back as a “gift” from the government pails in comparison to the amount they paid in all year long.

And course, as long as the powers that be continue to give everyone these measly little band-aid checks every few years under the guise of a “stimulus” to the economy, people will remain complacent.  So don’t fret everyone Obama is about to send us all $1000.00 and everything will be okay!  Whew.

I usually find these mass forwarded emails with clever little poems and whatnot mundane and sort of annoying, but I received one from Charles this morning that spurred this post.  Here is the poem he sent me and a short list of the many many many taxes we all pay each year, whether we realize it or not.  Maybe this is the best way to reach the masses.  I don’t know.  Anyway, here it is:

The Tax PoemThe Tax Poem

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.

The list:

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)20
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
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Thus I ask again, revolution anyone?

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