Moved from a shack to a barn
Do you remember last years' $300 per person Tax Rebate. Here was my take on that.
Tax paying Americans are all aflutter about the refund checks that are now starting to arrive in mailboxes everywhere.
Thank you. Oh, thank you great and wise government for this blessing. To throw open the national coffers for the benefit of its' citizenry is an act of unimaginable generosity. Lo, a gift of hundreds of dollars for each taxpayer in good standing.
No, our politicians have been taking so much of our money for so long, that even they became horrified at what was happening. But, not too horrified, as the amount of our checks represent only about 2-3 weeks of withholding. Ever since the “Temporary” Personal Income Tax Bill was enacted decades ago, our elected representatives have become more and more comfortable taking larger and larger portions of the money we earn. They did this because we let them. Aside from the occasional malcontent, there has been no great outcry, no passionate protests. Whenever they felt a bit randy, we just bent over and took it. I guess if you get raped repeatedly by the same assailant, it becomes a relationship, something that you come to expect, a thing you can count on.
So, perhaps this is a gift after all, they didn’t have to give us squat and who would make them? Us? Puh-lease.
We do replace our politicians with other politicians from time to time, but I liken this to replacing a few barrels of muddy water from the Mississippi with barrels of clear, clean spring water. All that is accomplished is the tainting of good water. The character of the river remains unchanged. Our Government, like Ol’ Man River, just keeps on rollin’ along.
Just enjoy this stipend. Try not to think that for years our government spent an equal amount on a toilet seat. Hmmm.
Here are some ways that Americans may be spending their refund checks.
$ 300 can buy for you;
5 Hours with Miss Cleo the psychic
A 1989 Ford Escort
A hunting dog of doubtful parentage
A 1000 minute phone card
One night on the town
9000 miles worth of gasoline
6 Pay per View WWF matches
2 cords of firewood
5 cases of Fleishman’s Vodka
10 months of AOL
30 hits of Viagra
3 decent new tires
25 yrs of Family Circle Magazine
A $3000 bail bond
3 bus tickets to anywhere
1 artificial breast
1,200 slices of American cheese
10 cartons of cigarettes
Everything at a large yard sale
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