It’s amazing to think that 545 people run the lives of 310,000,000 Americans. Hard to imagine, but you know, it’s pretty true! Here’s the run down:
– 435 members in House of Representatives
– 100 U.S. Senators
– 1 President
– 9 Supreme Court Justices
A friend sent the below to me. It is a portion taken from an article written by a Florida journalist. The point is, we Americans joke about nothing is as certain as death and taxes. But wow…I forget how many taxes are actually out there for us Americans. Have some fun with the below! And a reminder: not ONE of the taxes below was apparently around 100 years ago? hmmmm
Here it goes…
“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 a__.
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..
Real Estate Tax
Well Permit Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Road Usage Tax
CDL license Tax
Dog License Tax
State Income Tax
Food License Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Gross Receipts Tax
Social Security Tax
Service Charge Tax
Fishing License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Building Permit Tax
IRS Interest Charges
Hunting License Tax
Marriage License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Personal Property Tax
Accounts Receivable Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
…Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt… “-Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinal
Just his thoughts…yours?
Add’l resource: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/reese.asp