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Archive for the ‘taxes’ Category

What won’t the PRC Rulers tax?

Posted by taxguru on January 13, 2019

As anyone knows, an effective parody has to have a strong foundation in real world true facts.  

An excellent comment on the situation in California is this recent piece from the extremely creative satire website, The Babylon Bee.

California Legislature Unveils Plan To Raise Taxes On Wildfires Until They Move Out Of State

As with all of their parody articles, this one is very concise and pithy, as Bill O’Reilly used to say.  Check out the full thing, but this paragraph does an excellent job of describing the very real and very dangerous mindset of the bozos in power in Sacramento.

"Just as we’ve done with various businesses and private individuals, we will levy ever-increasing taxes on the fires," he said proudly. "Once they realize they’re being taxed to death, they’ll move on to greener pastures like Texas or Arizona." Brown said the taxes will be earmarked for public funding and pensions, but quickly added the state will likely "blow through the cash" on crazy pet projects faster than they could bring it in.

[Update 12/13/18]: Proving once again that the PRC Rulers are themselves parodies of actual leaders, they have one-upped the Babylon Bee by proposing to tax cell phone texts.

California mulls tax on text messaging

So, the question is still a very valid one.  Is there anything that the crazies on the left won’t tax in order to steal more money for themselves?  If George Harrison were still around, he would have to add so many things to his TaxMan song that it would be twice as long.

 

[Update 12/20/18]: The Babylon Bee has another great parody that could very well come true, given the environmental wackos’ insane blaming of humans breathing out carbon dioxide for the imminent destruction of the planet.

California Considering Tax On Breathing

This article includes another prediction that has actually already come true as part of the Federal TCJA, with its deduction limit of $10,000 for State and Local Taxes (SALT) on the 2018 Schedule A.

…California had unveiled a tax on taxes, charging residents a luxury tax for the privilege of being taxed.

[Update 1/13/19]:  This is not a parody, but one more indicator of California’s continuing slide into total socialism

Gavin Newsom’s budget calls for new tax on drinking water

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Einstein’s Tax Dilemma

Posted by taxguru on November 5, 2016

The old worn-out cliché that something isn’t Rocket Science does have a connection to the realm of taxes with the famous quote from Albert Einstein (the famous physicist and not the actor who was born with the same name, but changed it to Albert Brooks). IRS even includes this on its page of humorous tax quotes.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”

For a very interesting look at the history of this quote from one of the planet’s most intelligent residents, check out this article from a website I just discovered courtesy of Mr. Google, QuoteInvestigator.com

In this article, author Garson O’Toole explains the history of this famous Einstein quote. It actually came from a 1963 letter to Time magazine from Einstein’s tax advisor-preparer, Leo Mattersdorf of New York City.  It adds a bit more depth and context to the quote we are all familiar with. 

…the professor turned to me and with his inimitable chuckle said: “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.” I replied: “There is one thing more difficult, and that is your theory of relativity.” “Oh, no,” he replied, ”that is easy.” To which Mrs. Einstein commented, “Yes, for you.”

I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about Einstein’s feelings about taxes to read the full article.

 

I am discussing this as an introduction to some pictures we took a few days ago, while visiting the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Orlando.  Unlike other wax museums I have visited in San Francisco and Branson, the statues are not chained off, but are open and accessible for picture taking.  Sherry took these pics with her iPhone. 

1KerEinstein1KerEinstein2

At first, I thought some of the statues, including this one, might be shorter than the people actually were.  However, checking online, the records indicate that Einstein was around 5’7”, so this does look realistic.

 

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Tax Tax Tax

Posted by taxguru on June 16, 2013

From the Rivoli Revue.

Great new song and video about all of the taxes we have to pay and the armed IRS agents we have to deal with if we don’t do as we are commanded. I can’t tag it as Humor because it is too real and anything but funny. 

 

  

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Tax Mess

Posted by taxguru on April 19, 2013

Allen West has this great summary of the mess our tax system has become, starting with an analysis of George Harrison’s “TaxMan” song.  He even mentions what I have been saying for decades; that our “Progressive” tax rate structure, which punishes success, has its roots in the Communist Manifesto.

 

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Posted by taxguru on February 2, 2012

Dems Love Taxes — They Just Don’t Want to Pay Them –  Hypocrisy has long been one of the critical requirements to be a good card carrying DemonRat.

 

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Illicit affair with taxes…

Posted by taxguru on January 16, 2012

The Onion posted this funny spoof of Grover Norquist admitting to improper relations with taxes.

 

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GOP fixated on taxes?

Posted by taxguru on January 16, 2012

Funny mash-up of a GOP debate, focusing on their mentions of Taxes and Reagan.

 

There are lots of these kinds of one topic video mash-ups on this site I just discovered, SuperCut.org, that has nothing to do with haircuts.

Here’s a good illustration of why the GOP needs to keep its focus on the Reagan legacy of lower taxes, as our Affirmative Action president proclaims his sickening love of spending other people’s money.

 

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Common Sense in Verse

Posted by taxguru on October 24, 2011

From F.R. Duplantier’s latest Politickle.  I wish I had his skill at coming up with clever rhymes. 

NEIN NEIN NEIN
All that’s needed are several swift whacks
From a strict constitutional axe:
To destroy the machine
Built in 1913,
Reestablish the indirect tax.

From the archive:

PLEDGE
“I’ll oppose social revolution
And income redistribution,
I will take an ax
To the federal tax
And adhere to our Constitution.”
(2010)

YOURS, MINE & THE/IRS
Our bureaucracies do us disservice
When they try to coerce and unnerve us;
We must bring to an end
What no one can defend:
The Internal Revenue Service.
(2006)

TAXING OUR PATIENCE
The flat tax is best, some contend,
But the sales tax has much to commend.
Taxing income or sales
These are minor details
‘Til we limit what Congress can spend!
(1998)

 

 

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Where it all began?

Posted by taxguru on March 31, 2010


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