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Some Random Thoughts on Taxation

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The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of its releases.

A A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and
20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New
Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division . .

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress
for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does
it mean?

A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you
each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
gets $2,066,012

Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.

Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax hi m until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Perm it Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Su rcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
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,
and 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 happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
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This e-mail chain, while raising some good points, also has a number of inaccruacies/falsehoods:

Liquor Tax - Liquor has been taxed since the Constitution was ratified
Cigarette Tax - Tobacco has been taxed since the Constitution was ratified
Vehicle Taxes (many listed) - the 18th century equivalent of Truckers/RV/Auto Taxes was the Carriage Tax
Documents have been taxed since the founding of the country.
Property has been taxed since the founding of the country

Many of the "Taxes" listed are not taxes at all, but user fees


In addition, many taxes that existed 100 years ago no longer exist.

The United States used to be primarily funded through Customs duties and excise taxes - all which are not possible to levy without breaking free-trade treaties we have signed.

Sugar is no longer specifically taxed.
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they tax you when sell, they tax you when you buy. They tax you when you live, then they tax you when you die.
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dbackjon wrote:This e-mail chain, while raising some good points, also has a number of inaccruacies/falsehoods:

Liquor Tax - Liquor has been taxed since the Constitution was ratified
Cigarette Tax - Tobacco has been taxed since the Constitution was ratified
Vehicle Taxes (many listed) - the 18th century equivalent of Truckers/RV/Auto Taxes was the Carriage Tax
Documents have been taxed since the founding of the country.
Property has been taxed since the founding of the country

Many of the "Taxes" listed are not taxes at all, but user fees


In addition, many taxes that existed 100 years ago no longer exist.

The United States used to be primarily funded through Customs duties and excise taxes - all which are not possible to levy without breaking free-trade treaties we have signed.

Sugar is no longer specifically taxed.
Don't be a ralph, jon. Instead of dissecting the message, and dismissing it because of one or two inaccuracies, look at it from a "global" perspective. See the forest for the trees....pick whichever euphamism you want, just understand the message. ;)
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If you ever want to read the funniest explanation of how taxes came into being, find a copy of a book entitled "Rape Of The A.P.E. (American Political Ethic)"...

It was written by Allan Sherman (of "Hello mudda, hello fatha, here I am at, Camp Gernada" fame)...
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AZGrizFan wrote:The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of its releases.

A A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and
20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New
Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division . .

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress
for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does
it mean?

A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you
each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
gets $2,066,012

Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.

Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax hi m until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Perm it Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Su rcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Su rcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
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,
and 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 happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
my nieces boy friend invented the technology for press 1 for english, and also the voice prompt radios in new cars. he sold it to Microsoft for$ 950.0000.
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mass fan wrote: And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
my nieces boy friend invented the technology for press 1 for english, and also the voice prompt radios in new cars. he sold it to Microsoft for$ 950.0000.[/quote]

Assuming you meant $950,000.....he got royally screwed.
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AZGrizFan wrote:
mass fan wrote: And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
my nieces boy friend invented the technology for press 1 for english, and also the voice prompt radios in new cars. he sold it to Microsoft for$ 950.0000.
Assuming you meant $950,000.....he got royally screwed.[/quote]
He got 950 million.
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I invented the internet...

no wait that was Al Gore
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MarkCCU wrote:I invented the internet...

no wait that was Al Gore
I thought Al invented Global Warming..... 8-)
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mass fan wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote: my nieces boy friend invented the technology for press 1 for english, and also the voice prompt radios in new cars. he sold it to Microsoft for$ 950.0000.
Assuming you meant $950,000.....he got royally screwed.
He got 950 million.[/quote]

No offense, but THAT sounds high.
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our gubmint started racking up deficits when it started doling out Social Security checks, welfare checks, medicare checks (especially for non-citizens) and foreign aid. And then escalated the problem when it got into the education business.
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AZGrizFan wrote:
mass fan wrote: Assuming you meant $950,000.....he got royally screwed.
He got 950 million.
No offense, but THAT sounds high.[/quote]
He split half with his partner, and they paid off a few investors. I'm guessing his take was 3.5 they had a company called Tell ME, based in California. When Gates made them the offer, 9.5 million is not much compared to how much Microsoft will make on that technology, by the way now he works for them to boot.Not bad for a kid with an 11th grade education.
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