Isn't there a more appropriate season it could be associated with, though? Like, let's say..."Fall?" By the way, is referring to the words, "tax return," even an accurate term for this type of revenue collection, or should we say revenue deflection? Who invented the term "tax return," anyway?
Oh, I don't know. Let's see...Could it be...S-A-T-A-N?
Maybe his name is an acronym for;
Set Another Tax And it's Non-negotiable.
Just what percentage of tax payers actually receive an impressive return, or any return at all, for that matter? Better yet, raise you're hand if you make an additional payment around this time of year--and for what? Your hard earned wages to be squandered on frivolous and unscrupulous government programs, grants and agendas?
My understanding is, that most Americans probably pay between 25-50% of their income, to fulfill their tax burden...50%!...Really? Some rich folk do. Yeah, that seems fair, as some of you pretend. You might say, "After all, they're filthy rich!" Sure, they can afford to support millions of poor, entitlement minded, able bodied, nonworking, people, that aspire to be lifelong, vacationing, sloths. That's right, pay no mind to the fact that, the top 20% of the wealthiest individuals are already "privileged" to pay about 85% of all income tax revenue. How anyone could miss noticing the overreaching hand of Uncle Sam, would be puzzling to me.
Well, think about this, spoiled ones. It's not just the rich who pay your way, it's every hard working person around you. You can include your family members, friends and neighbors on your thankless list. It's not only the government that steals from the working class, you are worthy of the label "thieves," as well. You might think, or say; "Oh, but not me, you see. I'm a "VIP." Are you? Keep in mind that the acronym "VIP" could be contrarious to the common use of the phrase "Very Important Person." By only changing a few letters in the second word, it would sound the same, but describe a very different person. After all, without your "contribution" toward our failing and corrupt system, it couldn't succeed as well as it has.
I can assure you that you will have the heftiest return to pay, one day. However, the terms will be something that you're accustomed to. You won't be required to pay your long acquired debt, immediately. No, not at all. You will be granted a very time generous payment plan, spread out for...
Oh, I don't know. Let's see...Could it be...ETERNITY?
Okay, so I'm expressing frustration through the use of some cutting sarcasm. I'm not perfect. My primary intention is to impress upon those of you being addressed, the commonality of sentiment that is beheld by most of the honest wage earners among us. It's aimed toward you who believe you are owed something, just because you are alive and live in this blessed country.
I strongly encourage you to pop the bubble, that your parents, teachers, mentors, media, government, or anyone in your social circle, created for and around you. The ones that convinced you that you are the center of the universe and everyone and everything evolves around you. The ones who place you in that imaginary bubble. Although it may be done with good intent, it's enabling you to believe in a fantasy that you are deserving of perpetual coddling, a false sense of feeling that you are privileged, above others and everyone is equally qualified for any position and should all receive the same participation trophy.
You were created uniquely, with a special talent. A skill of high quality, that others might not possess. It's a gift for you to use toward the benefit of others and yourself. Be grateful for it. Don't waste it, by trying to be good at something that you are not equipped, nor purposed, for. Others, who are honest and care about you, can help you discover what your talents are, if you're not sure. The aforementioned attitudes are not good for any of us and they only serve to hinder positive change, which is so desperately needed in society, today.
Break out! I urge you to join us. We, whom live in reality. Find your calling. Work hard. Learn to deal with and accept an answer, by the use of the word "NO." Stop whining about and demanding anything and everything, that you don't have, nor achieved, or what you are not entitled to. No one gets everything that they want. May I suggest to you, it's more likely that one receives less of what they long for than the contrary. "Know, No" and accept it, when it's ethically appropriate. Spring into action! Embrace the lively environment! Discover the reward of being a person of integrity! Acquire the Spirit of honorable no-bility! You'll find it to be far better than any materialistic achievement.
There is hope and good news for you. While you're still breathing the air that God gives us, you can choose to obey His commands and follow The Way, His Son, Jesus Christ, who provides it for you. Your debt will be forgiven. What's more, it's something that you can really relate to and feel good about. He has paid your debt in full and it's completely FREE!! All you have to do is accept His gift of grace. Verily, verily, He's saying to you;
"I love you. You are my VIP! Yes, you!
You are a very important person to Me."
Peace be with you,