This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger
The taxes are coming! The taxes are coming! The taxes are coming! Everybody grab your wallets and bank accounts and, if you have a lot of money, be prepared to send it to your Swiss bank account because this is the time of year that makes everyone excepts socialists cry. That's right, it's tax season, when we have to give Uncle Sam a big fat check so he spend our money, on our behalf (supposedly), and, if we are lucky, we get that some of it back in a refund.
While 85-90% of the country right now is crying about how much they are going to have to pay in taxes, there are big wine and cheese parties in New York, Boston, greater New England, and San Francisco where socialists are celebrating the payment of their taxes with smiles on their faces. The person who paid the most in taxes, with the biggest smile about paying them, gets to drink and eat free, during the party. Government will hit them all again later with sales and income taxes but the winner is a socialist and that will just make them smile.
To be serious for a second, and then I'll get back to being an asshole, I'm really not anti-government or anti-tax. I'm anti-big government and anti-bad government. Millions of Americans have to pay for a government that they wouldn't wish on their worst enemies. With all of the corruption, tax money funding pork barrel projects, political contributions coming God knows where because we don't have full-disclosure, the vast majority of the electorate doesn't have a damn clue as far as where the money flowing into politicians' pockets comes from, leaving millions of Americans to ask a good question, "Why do I have to pay for this?" If I wanted to pay for corruption I would hire a lawyer or buy a used car.