Thanks to Al for sending this in an email. Since it did arrive in that fashion and I’m not going to take the time to verify the factuality of each premise and assertion, you’ll need to decide for yourself what size grain of what to take this with. That having been said, however, the point being made would seem both obvious and legitimate.

At first I thought this was funny…then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end!

TAXES AND YOU

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 cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries, then tax his tears.

Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways to tax his a**!

Tax all he has, then let him know you won’t be done ’til he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers tax him more, tax him ’til 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, it’s time to apply the inheritance tax.

Below are listed ACTUAL TAXES that are in place today; most of which apply to all of us in some way or another!

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Entertainment Tax (if you want to stay at a hotel or motel, etc.)
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon) sometimes more according to what your specific state also tacks on
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 Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School 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
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago!!!

But still, our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely NO national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What on earth happened?

Can you spell “politicians!”?

And I STILL have to “press 1″ for English.

Thinking it would be funny if it wasn’t so heartbreakingly true …

Blue Collar Muse