Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Tax Day

April 15th, settlement day for individual US income taxes - the day the paperwork is due, the day the balance due is owed - if you have a balance due. 

Not that I don't sometimes think that we could spend more on some things, and less on others, but I pay my share without complaint.  

Taxes are the price we pay to live in a civil society.  I travel enough to see the differences between places that collect taxes, and those that don't.  I prefer the places that do, to those that don't.  I like to feel safe, and secure, to have roads and airports, safe food and medicine, a stable banking system, and a safetynet that does something (even if not enough) to help those who are unable to help themselves.  As bad as it is, we have fewer people dying on the streets than we would without the efforts of government funded programs.  

Smile, make sure your return is filed on time.  I hope you paid a nice large tax bill this year, if you did it means you earned a decent living this year.  


  1. I agree with you...and my return refund will be used towards my trip in june.

  2. and yet the top 60 US companies PAID ZERO TAXES! WHY IS THAT?

    1. Because of a flawed economic theory. Time to replace most of Congress and the mango menace.

  3. We have until April 30th in Canada to pay our taxes. I agree with you about the value of paying taxes but I agree with Anne Marie too that corporations must carry their fair share.

  4. I'd be happy to pay a higher tax rate if more went into "social" (GASP... a SOCIALIST?) services for all.