Taxes – a necessary evil

I was very disappointed in an on-line tax conference I signed up to watch yesterday evening. I see John Jamieson as a self-serving individual who is so contemptuous of our government that he could care less if it goes bankrupt. I’m aghast that he is proud of making over $200,000 a year and paying a pittance in taxes. Furthermore, for $1,295 he will show you how to do it too. I felt like throwing up when the on-line conference was over.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to pay more taxes than I owe. But I’m not willing to pull the legal(?) shenanigans he is suggesting to jump through loopholes. Maybe he thinks he’ll be on top of the pile when we all go under by collecting $1,295 per sucker for his sucker tax.

We wonder why our country is suffering financially. It is because of the pure greed of those who have the big bucks, coupled with the expectations of the “have nots” that the world owes them a living whether they are willing to work or not.

No one seems to have the concept that everyone needs to be willing to do honest work and pull together to restore our country to financial security. Maybe hard times is what we all need.

Jesus told the Pharisees to “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Both taxes and tithes are needed for our own well-being. Sadly, this program was promoted to hundreds of people by a man who considers himself Christian.

Excuse me while I puke!

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One Response

  1. I definitely think it’s unfair that those who can most afford to pay taxes are also the ones who manage to find all the loopholes so they don’t pay tax. It’s crazy, and then everything rests on those who can afford it least, all because they don’t have some fancy accountant to show them how to get around tax laws.

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