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Not sure if this should be in the political section... but here goes:

 

Found this today

 

At first I thought this was funny....Then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end!

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,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some 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
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Cooking Tax
Corporation Tax
Death Tax
Driving license Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee)
Excise Taxes
Income Tax
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Petrol Tax (too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Green Tax
Health Tax
Heating Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Lighting Tax
Beer Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Mortgage Tax
Pension Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Tax
Value Added Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Tax (VAT) on Tax.
And Now they want a blooming Carbon Tax!

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world... We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class,a huge manufacturing base, and Mum stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the Hell happened? Could it be the lying parasitic politicians wasting our money?
Oh, and don't forget the relatively new bank charges....
And we all know what we think of Bankers.
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Taxes have always been used to fund Government expenditure, usually to finance wars. Unfortunately they've never really been used as a means of redistribution.

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Not many cars or planes around a hundred years ago so a lot of these "taxes" are fairly new.

 

Also, Income tax was first raised in the Napoleonic wars so is well over 100 years old- it has to be re-legislated every year!

 

Also, many of the taxes in the list are duties that are not taxes at all.

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The principle of taxation has been around as long as coinage, whether tolls, tithes, duties etc.  From the Romans - "Give unto Cesare, what is Cesares". - through to medieval Kings; to the English Civil War , where Charles I required Parliament to fund his war in Ireland.  To the birth of the USA - "no taxation without representation"; to the window tax of  the Napoleonic period. It's use, or lack of use has changed history - Louis XVI tried and failed to tax the rich aristocracy of France, which led to the French revolution.  The natural gravitation of money in any society, means that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer;  taxation is a means to rectify this on a redistributive basis; it's also a means of controlling behaviours EG: taxes on fags and booze. As the man said "their are only two certainties in life - death and taxes" ! 

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Also, many of the taxes in the list are duties that are not taxes at all.

 

A duty is a form of taxation is it not?

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Man walked into a chemists and asked for a packet of condoms, the assistant said to him that will be £3.25 including tax, the man replied I don't need any tax I'll just tie 'em on with string.

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