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Taxed From Cradle To Grave

Irish Simplified Tax Return For 2012

One of our more regular discerning daily readers, sent me a short poem today, which I now share with you.
I regret I do not know the author’s name, so I can’t give due credit, but thank you.

The Politicians National Anthem

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table at which he’s fed.
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 tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his car, Tax his gas, then find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has, and let him know, that you won’t be done till he has no dough.

If he screams and hollers, then tax him more, Tax him till he’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in which he’s laid.
When he’s gone, do not relax, it’s time to apply Inheritance Tax.

Airline Luggage Tax, Airline Fuel Tax, Airport Maintenance Tax, Building Permit Tax, Parking Tax, Cigarette Tax, Chewing Gum Tax, Dog Tax, Television Tax, Electrical Goods Disposal Tax,  Corporation Tax, Goods and Services Tax , Death Tax, Driving Permit Tax, Environmental Tax, Excise Tax, Income Tax, Fishing Tax, Gun Tax, Food Tax, Car Test Tax (NCT), Petrol Tax,  Health Tax, Inheritance Tax, Interest Tax, Heating oil Tax, Lighting Tax, Liquor Tax, Luxury Tax, Marriage License Tax, Medical Care Tax, Mortgage Tax, Pension Tax, Property Tax, Poverty Tax, Prescription Drug Tax, Real Estate Tax, Car Tax, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Retail Sales Tax, Service Charge Tax, School Tax, Telephone Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Water Tax, Workers Compensation Tax, Carbon Tax, Universal Social Tax, Household Tax and finally VAT which is “Tax on Tax.”

Very few of these taxes existed 100 years ago. We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class society, a huge manufacturing base, jobs and mothers stayed home to raise a family of which everyone was proud.

So what in the Hell happened? Could it have been caused by overpaid, lying, parasitic politicians, wasting our hard earned money?

Why not give us your views, comment please?

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