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Tax Day 2011: some thoughts

April 15, 2011

I was moved to tears at times by President Obama’s speech about the budget the other day. It seems timely that we are evaluating exactly how we should be spending our taxes right now as the deadline for filing taxes approaches. Personally, I agree with President Obama that we have a social contract to provide for the elderly. I think it is wrong that so many of the children in this country are living in poverty. And I think it is wrong that so many corporations pay little to nothing in taxes and that under President Bush the wealthier grew more wealthy while the poor and the middle class lost ground. And I think it it wrong to spend so much money on the military when our schools and are infrastructure is so needy. Instead of military service, I would like to see us offer a civil service putting the young and unemployed to work to rebuild our crumbling country.

Thinking about the Tax Man, it seems the post below from 2009 which discusses corporate taxes and  this one on being compassionate by guest blogger Grant Marcus are as timely as ever…

Tax Time April 15, 2009: for whom the bell tolls? Today is April 15, Tax Day. By now most people in the United States probably have their 2009 taxes done since they are due at midight tonight. (In case you had any doubts, I am not “most people;” Ill get around to my taxes when Im good and ready! Besides, I know Im getting some of my taxes back!) In 2002, I wrote  Taxes–3:15 Exp 2002 (post 4/14/08; ARTLIFE 4/03; between sleeps 2006) text here; this means it was a poem from the 3:15 experiment; … Read More

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