Death and Taxes

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 29, 2009



Ben Franklin famously observed
“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes “. He might have added whining about taxes.
We are a couple of weeks from April 15. This is the day when many proud patriots morph into whiners. The prospect of having to pay for their wars is just too horrible to contemplate.

Down at the state capitol, there will be a “Tea Party” on April 15. Famous radio whiner Sean Hannity will be there. Yes, we are going to fight Islam eight time zones away, and pay for it with tax cuts.

Carl Hiassen has a think piece in today’s Miami Herald. While not happy about paying more in taxes, he would prefer to pay himself before shifting the burden to his mother.

Mr. Franklin earned his fame as a publisher and author. He had a few more things to say about death war and taxes.

Creditors have better memories than debtors… Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security…A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges…All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones…An investment in knowledge pays the best interest…Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

When you google the phrase “death and taxes”, the top choice is a video game site.



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