Death Or Taxes – Choose Taxes

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. –Winston Churchill

Some of us fortunate enough to write a check to the IRS this tax season just may feel like the man above. Some of us feel like the bucket. Even if you received a refund this season; it means that you’ve paid too much all year long. Then there are those of us unfortunate enough that we are eligible for a tax credit. What this really means, is that even the government can’t figure out how to get water from a rock. Then, of course, there are those of us who had no income, received no credit and essentially are most unfortunate in that they need not report to the IRS at all. Suffice it to say, not a single citizen feels prosperous during tax season. Fortunate, unfortunate – we are all in this tax bucket together, and the handle broke years ago.