Many believe if we don't tax the income of the wealthy enough, and if we don't tax their inheritances enough, the will eventually have so much money, that it will take it all from the poor. They will also argue against low taxation because there won't be enough funds to run the (ever-increasing) government "There should not be one new dime in tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires as long as millions of children in America are poor, hungry, uneducated and without health coverage" - Marian Wright Edelman There are also some who believe ever-increasing taxes are futile “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” ― Winston S. Churchill Lastly there are some among us, even the smartest ones, who just give up “This is a question too difficult for a mathematician. It should be asked of a philosopher"(when asked about completing his income tax form)” ― Albert Einstein
When it comes to taxing corporations some believe that you cannot tax them because the consumer will pay the increased cost “You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.”
― Ronald Reagan One man believed that taxes were a symptom of the problem “The problem is not that the people are taxed too little. The problem is that government spends too much.” -- Ronald Reagan
I don't know about all of this, I do know that the fastest thing to tax an adults intelligence, patience, good humor, and self-confidence, is filling out a tax form, or potty training a toddler. Some of you haven't had the joy of potty training a child yet. Just imagine, that sweet, funny, smart little creature that loves to cuddle with you on the couch, dance with you in the living room, and get pushed on the swing for hours. Now imagine they have the bladder control of a 2 day old puppy, the aim of a drunken, nearsighted baboon, and the insane desire to run streaking around the house laughing while you chase them, red-faced, huffing and puffing to get their underwear back on. It is one of the most frustrating experiences in your life. You will never feel so accomplished as when your child can go to the bathroom when, and how they need to, without your assistance. Still, it must be done. And, after all this is one of the few people on earth that thinks you know everything (for now), loves spending time with you, and doesn't care that you haven't received a raise in 6 years. Potty training may be the biggest boon the boxed wine industry could hope for! Oh, these days are frustrating, but when they're gone, how we will long for them, again. Children may be the one thing in life that "taxes" you the most, and gives you the most in return. I know mine do. May you have a house full.