Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Taxes 60 Years Ago???

From the cartoon, “Hi and Lois”,
Hiram, the hubby is sitting at his desk, reading the morning paper; in the next frame, he has opened his computer...but on second thought, he goes for a walk on a spring morning, whistling a happy tune.
Returning home, he enjoys a cup of hot coffee in his favourite 'Dad' mug. Oh, yes...time to putt a few balls from his living room rug, then reclines on sofa, his head on a soft pillow, for a short nap! His wife Lois, who has been sorting through the box for 2015 receipts, turns to Hiram, who has now 'crashed' into his favourite chair (with family dog asleep at his feet) and contemplating, asks, “When are you going to start working on these taxes?” Hi replies, “As soon as I finish procrastinating.”

Send it Around Canada
(submitted to me by Tom, a long time 'reader')

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
at which he's fed!
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat!
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think!

Tax his car,
Tax his gas.
Find other ways
to tax his ass!
Tax all he has,
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough!

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more.
Tax him till
He's good and sore!
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

When he's gone,
Do not relax;
It's time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline Surcharge Tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Death Tax
Dog Licence Tax
Driving Permit Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee)
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI)
Fishing Licence Tax
Food Licence Tax
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax
Hunging Licence Tax
Hydro Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Liquor tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage Licence Tax
Medicare Tax
Mortgage Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Provincial Income & Sales Tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Federal, Provincial & Local Surcharge
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax.

THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago...and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely 'No National Debt'...had a large middle class...and Mom stayed home to raise the kids!
What in the H___ happened? Can you spell “Politicians”?
I hope this goes around Canada 100 times more...
You can help to get it there!

Merle Baird-Kerr...written April 11, 2016
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