Sunday, March 05, 2006

Taxes add up

Light reading for Sunday. The piece below appeared in the Friday, March 3, 2006 edition of the Daily Southtown, in the Speak Out section.

Not one of these taxes, 52 of them, existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and only one parent had to work to support the family. What has happened? I hope I have enough time to mention all the taxes: Accounts receivable tax, building permit, capital gains, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, court fines, dog licenses, federal income, federal unemployment, fishing license, food license, fuel permit, gasoline tax, hunting license, inheritance tax, inventory tax, IRS interest charges, IRS penalties, liquor tax, local income tax, luxury taxes, marriage license, Medicare, property, real estate, septic permits, service charge, Social Security, road usage taxes, sales taxes, recreational vehicle, road toll booth, school taxes ...

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