Thursday, April 15, 2010

An open letter to the IRS

Today is April 15th. That’s a special day here in the U.S. Last night we had the opportunity to write out a large check. A very, very, very large check.

How large, you ask?

Large enough that had it not been written to the IRS, it could have funded a trip here



and here



and here



and here



and what the hell, on the way back, why not stop here…




As such, I’d like to compose the following Open Letter to the IRS.



An Open Letter to the IRS



Dear Uncle Sam,

Mangez-moi





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15 comments:

  1. I agree with that statement! When I get my paycheck I always think of how much more I could have without taxes.

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  2. I try to be thankful that I have to pay taxes. It means I have a paycheck! Even though I do wish I could keep more of it.

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  3. Got to love tax time, when you realise your gross income nowhere approximates your actual net living allowance any wonder at where it all went. My father used to ask my mother how she spent more than the household earned each year and still kept them the right side of the black line (no mean feat with one income and six kids). She still says she has no idea!

    Thanks for the comment on the poem. I am glad someone has read it. My partner and I had been having a rocky time and just as we seemed to be settling, I had what seems a very early miscarriage. I was too distraught to speak of it at the time. Interesting how interpretations vary in the reading, but that's precisely what art is about ( or so the GOFA, with his extensive art knowledge tells me). I can see how it would resonate for you too. Wishing you peace or mind and soul.

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  4. Ahh. Tax time. Just another reason Australia kicks arse. Weekly payment mandated by the government? Hell yes!

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  5. @Lori, we get to pay throughout the year, too. And then again at the end of the year if we're lucky. It's the best of both worlds.

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  6. Urgh. Taxes. This year was the FIRST year I actually got some back from the Polish government; usually, it's me sending them a massive bank transfer. Like, as a thank you for not being able to vote, or speak the language properly, or get a pension. Gah.

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  7. Join the Tea Party. Don't fill out the Census form, don't pay taxes.

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  8. @Warsaw Mommy, we usually get money back too. But at least we get to vote. Not sure about pension aka social security - that may be bankrupt by the time we retire thanks to former fearless leaders.

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  9. I have a busted scale you can send them...
    I think that would be poetic.

    Also, just so YOU know...according to the people who raised my hubby, it is all Obama's fault. They seem to think he INVENTED taxes.
    He is such a busy man-what with the inventing taxes, physically going door to door to take away people's guns, personally giving abortions...

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  10. @Katie, he's also running naked through wheat fields with me. Busy, busy man!

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  11. @Badger, ahem, see my open letter above.

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  12. My check to the IRS would've only funded a 3 day weekend in Wichita, staying at the quality inn. Thanks for making me feel better about it.

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  13. You would think running naked through wheat fields with him would have at least provided you with a tax break.

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  14. Lol at what Marla said which totally made any even mildly amusing comments flee my poor lack of work addled brain.

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