Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why Pay Taxes? Geithner Didn't.

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin

Another thought on the theme of death and taxes is Margaret Mitchell's line from her book Gone With the Wind, 1936:"Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them."

It's tax day! Thank goodness for Turbo Tax as I was able to complete my taxes and ship them off online in a matter of hours. It's so simple to do it online, it makes me wonder how anyone could have done it manually!

As I sat diligently for 2 hours completing the step by step turbo tax online, the question that kept popping into my mind was, "Why do I pay taxes? Tim Geithner didn't and look where he is now...he's our Treasury Secretary!" If he doesn't pay taxes -- and he's essentially in charge of the we all have to remain compliant? Just thinking out loud.

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