From P.J. O’Rourke in Stansberry Digest:
Paying taxes makes us – well, it makes me – need a drink.
April 15 gives us plenty of reasons to drown our sorrows.
When we pay taxes, we know we’re funding waste, fraud, and abuse.
There’s so much waste in our government that Washington is like a sewage system running in reverse. We’re paying to pump crap into the White House, Capitol, and Supreme Court.
Government fraud is pervasive. We might as well take the Form 1040 “Amount You Owe” and give the money to some guy who sent us a spam e-mail from Nigeria.
And government abuse of power and privilege is severe enough that if our federal, state, and local political leaders were our parents, all 319 million of us Americans would be in a foster home. (Maybe the Cayman Islands will take us in.)
Then there’s the tax code. The…