Saturday, April 20, 2013

Your taxes at work

This is the week that our income taxes were due and it was a week when we got a vivid example of our taxes at work. 

As a society, we like to complain about our taxes, but the truth is that the U.S. has some of the lowest taxes in the industrialized world.

Personally, I've never begrudged paying taxes. I see them as a part of the social contract that binds us together, as the price of all the goods and services I receive from the government, and paying them is part of my patriotic duty as a citizen.

If you feel disposed to grouse about your taxes, just keep this image in mind. Perhaps it may make you think twice.

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