I pay my taxes and I'm not complaining or using every trick, loophole, or foreign country to get out of them. I pay them because:
Tonight as I sleep I know others are awake watching over me and mine. They are in the air, on the ocean and lands both here and afar. They will protect me from those who would do me harm. They are my military. I proudly help pay for them as they have given up even their lives for me.
Tonight as I sleep I know that others are awake in my home town doing everything they can to protect me and mine from others who have crimminal acts in mind. I know that they are giving of their time for me. Should they not be able to stop that crimminal act I know that they will do everything they can to catch and punish that crimminal on my behalf. Surely helping to pay them is an honor.
Tonight as I sleep I know if a fire breaks out near me or even in my home others will come as fast as they can to get me to safety. They will risk their very lives to do that. Yes its a privilage to help pay for them.
As dawn breaks I know others are getting up early to make sure that they are ready to teach my children, and to help shape their lives for the better. Others will also make sure that their ride to school is safe and on time, and that they have food and a clean place to learn. Oh yes they are worthy of my share of their pay.
As I leave for work, I drive over roads, and bridges I helped pay for. They need some more work done on them. I worry that someday I might be on that bridge that fails, or on the road where pot holes might cause someone else or me to lose control. I would help pay for those to be fixed. My grown children might even find work doing that. Then they to could help pay for their fair share.
AS I look at pictures of our Capital in DC I wonder "What are they doing in there"? What are they doing in those halls of Congress? Are they too looking out for Our Country? Don't they understand that if we don't get together we may face the greatest challenges of our and our childrens time very, very unprepared? I listen, I watch, I read, I learn What are they doing in there for the money I pay them? They are fighting!!! They don't CARE!!!! Oh they have their futures secure, we promised them pay for life, medical care for life. What's it to them if they DO NOTHING BUT BICKER.!!! Didn't any of them read history? Don't they KNOW that lying is shameful. Don't they know that if they DON'T work together we're all going down? I beginning to wonder why I pay them part of my hard earned money. They are not earning it. Maybe I should try and shelter some of MY money for myself. But then I would be just like them and I don't ever want to be that way. Look they are calling me a SOCIALIST as if its a dirty work. Why don't they go walk down and read these words. WE THE PEOPLE. NOT I FOR ME, BUT WE THE PEOPLE. I am in great company standing with our forefathers on the WE.
If I sell a short term stock, I'll pay the ordinary income on it. I won't call it a carry and pay capital gains on it. When I see my income statement I won't borrow my own money because then I can call it a debt and deduct it off my good years and pay myself back in the bad years in order to defer or not pay taxes. I pay my taxes gladly, proudly because this IS MY COUNTRY Bermuda doesn't need my money, Switzerland doesn't need my money, the Caymen Islands don't need my money, MY COUNTRY GIVES MORE TO ME THAN I CAN EVER REPAY I AM SO PROUD TO PAY MY TAXES. AND I DON'T HIDE THEM.