02/07/05 — Looking back: Perspective from the Internet

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Looking back: Perspective from the Internet

This sort of thing comes every day via e-mail. Ninety-nine point nine percent are not worth passing along.

This one was in the other one-tenth of a percent.

It went something like this:

“Think about taxes.

“Accounts Receivable Tax 

“Building Permit Tax

“Boat registration tax

“Capital Gains Tax 

“CDL license Tax 

“Cigarette Tax 

“Corporate Income Tax 

“Dog License Tax 

“Federal Income Tax 

“Federal Unemployment Tax

“Fishing License Tax 

“Food License Tax 

“Fuel permit tax 

“Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon) 

“Hunting License Tax 

“Inheritance Tax

“Interest Expense (tax on the earnings) 

“Inventory Tax

“IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) 

“IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) 

“Liquor Tax 

“Luxury Taxes 

“Medicare Tax 

“Property Tax 

“Real Estate Tax 

“Septic Permit Tax 

“Social Security Tax 

“State income tax

“Road Usage Taxes (truckers) 

“Sales Taxes 

“Recreational Vehicle Tax 

“School Tax 

“State Unemployment Tax

“Telephone Federal Excise Tax 

“Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax 

“Telephone Recurring and Non-Recurring Charges Tax 

“Trailer Registration Tax 

“Utilities Taxes 

“Vehicle License Registration Tax 

“Vehicle Sales Tax 

“Watercraft Registration Tax 

“Well Permit Tax 

“Workers Compensation Tax

“Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.”

Published in Editorials on February 7, 2005 10:23 AM