Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It’s Time to Suck It Up and Write Those Checks

I’ll be getting our tax forms into the mail late this afternoon, along with a sizeable check to the federal government. Today is Tax Day all across the U.S.

This is also the day when it would be a good idea to give some extra thought to where all those tax dollars go after you and I and 100 million other Americans send them off to Washington.

This damn war, for instance, which is costing us $341 million a daya day, for God’s sake.

At that rate, we could cover the entire annual cost of federal support for Amtrak before the weekend!

Then, of course, there’s health care and Social Security and new schools and fixing up bridges before they collapse and on and on.

No wonder 80% of Americans think this country is headed in the wrong direction.

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