I have been torn about the theme of this month’s fresh quotes. At first I planned to do it on fools, as in April Fool, but at the last-minute I changed my mind and decided on taxes. As I write this, I find the two to be somehow pathetically linked.
A fool and his money are soon parted and I know some of us feel like fools after immersing ourselves in these inane and overcomplicated tax forms and to add injury to insult, we then shell out our hard-earned money for the privilege while some corporate fat cats pay nothing. It’s enough to pull one’s hair out! UGH!
I can only speak for Americans here but that dreaded day will be soon upon us and I better get on with it! I have a shoebox full of receipts and big bottle of aspirin, or would a bottle of Tequilla do it? Wish me luck….and while I am wading through this insane minutiae, take a gander at some quotes I have collected; perfect for the occasion…
“Isn’t it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool’s Day…”
“Be wary of strong drink, it can make you shoot at the tax collector…and miss.”
“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
“The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.”
“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
― Albert Einstein
“Tomorrow you’re all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody’s high!”
― Stephen Colbert, I am America