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Thank You For The Taxes

Dear Countrymen-

Today many of you are gathering around the nation to protest the government’s spending of your hard earned dollars. The economy feels shaky and you want to keep your money. I can completely understand that. Money is tight for everyone.

While listening to the radio this morning, I was shocked to hear that the IRS believes that only 1% of cash transactions (mostly in tips) are not reported. Our society appears to be more honest than I would have guessed. Isn’t that a nice thought? Despite the economy, 99% of Americans are being honest about their earnings.

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So I’d like to take a chance to thank you. Each of you who paid your taxes. Our family would not be able to put food on the table or diapers on our baby if it wasn’t for you. As a public school teacher, married to a police officer, I see your generosity first hand. While I agree that the government needs to be more fiscally responsible, I also hope that money is reserved for our schools and communities in the future. We’re experiencing unbelievable budget cuts in education. I’m often reminded of the Israelites who were expected to make bricks out of straw and water. Our funding seems to be dwindling while the standards for education increase.

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So please forgive me if I don’t attend a tea party today. I hope you’ll understand that I do support the idea behind your cause. I’d like the government to stick to a realistic budget too. I just think that the realistic budget should include a raise for teachers and police officers. If that’s okay with you.



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5 Responses

  1. What a great perspective– and thank you–to you and your husband–for being faithful public servants. Thanks for the work you guys do to help keep our communities safe and our schools strong!

  2. I COMPLETELY agree with you!

  3. As a tax payer, I would like to thank you and your husband for all the work you do on the public’s behalf. Taxes do serve a purpose and people like you and your husband are worth the cost.

  4. Amen, sister! As a Marine wife, we’re in the same boat. Thanks for all you and Hubs do too!

  5. It always amazes me that we are a culture who Wants everything (free public schools of good quality, a police department to patrol by our house when we are on vacation, etc) but no one seems to ever want to admit that these services cost money! Your post shows an example of exactly the reason why we should and do pay taxes. Kudos, girl.

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