So of course, being tax month, I had to find a Youtube clip about taxation. It's silly... I'll admit it. Typically I don't get into kitchy internet videos about politics, but this one did make me laugh a little. It's snide, and it makes few points, but it starts a conversation about taxation (you know I just love that).
What do you think? When discussing taxes with my friends, I tend to remind them of alllllllllll the taxes they pay in one day. I typically say something like, "you woke up in a bed on which you paid taxes... your cell phone alarm woke you up, and you paid taxes on that... you brushed your teeth and paid taxes on the tooth brush, etc." I wish this video went down that path, but alas, it still starts a tax conversation.
What's your opinion? Mine, briefly: the government spends $3.818 trillion every year. That's nearly 4 times the yearly average income of each American. Even with every single tax we pay, the government falls short by trillions. How? Maybe we wouldn't need all these taxes if the government just spent less? Maybe? Ugh!