Monday, March 31, 2008

All about the Benjamins

According to Ben Franklin, nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes. That's all fine and good, considering I only have to die once--this tax thing, however, keeps popping up each and every April. Leave it to Uncle Sam to suck all the joy out of spring.

Proof we're not alone in our bitterness:
"I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes."
Mark Twain

"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta." Dave Barry

"Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with." Author unknown, from a Washington Post word contest

"You don't pay taxes--they take taxes." Chris Rock

"If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep." Will Rogers

"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
Herman Wouk

"Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn't be related." J.C. Watts, Jr.

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