Be Happy About Paying Taxes

Do you want cute firefighters to show up when you call 9-1-1?

Pay your taxes.

Do you want to zip along the interstate at 70mph instead of bumbling between towns on dirt roads?

Pay your Taxes.

Do you like getting cards in the mail?

Pay Your Taxes.

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Did you get a COVID vaccine?

Pay Your TaxeS.

Do you have a loved one who is on Social Security?

PaY Your TaxeS.

Do you want kids to know how to read?

PaY YouR TaxeS.

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Do you think we owe it to our service members to take care of the medical problems they have from protecting us?

PaY YouR TaXeS.

Do you have a passport?


Do you want people who make kiddie porn to rot in jail for the rest of their lives?


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Do you like the National Parks?


Do you think NASA is cool?


Do you like having free speech?


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(Yes, I know some of these services are paid for by sales and other taxes, but it’s still a tax. If you wish that taxes were included when you see the price of something instead of tacked on at the end or at the cash register, I’m in your boat too.)

Be proud to pay your taxes. If you don’t want to pay taxes, I hope you’re willing to give up everything that your taxes pay for.

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Was scratching a check to the government the highlight of my year? No, but I was happy to do it for two reasons:

  1. I want the state and federal government to provide most of the services that my taxes pay for, and
  2. As an entrepreneur, it means I made money.

I have no problem paying my fair share.

Any company or billionaire that flaunts that they don’t pay taxes should be ashamed. All that tells me is that you’re probably a selfish ass.

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