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Thought for the Day--April 18, 2011: 1040

The only difference between a taxman and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. --Mark Twain If you are an American citizen or a foreigner who has paid U.S. taxes, there is no number more frightening than "1040" looming before you. It is hoped that, by now, you have finished your taxes, so you can tuck away that dreaded number for another year. I'm done, which means I can back to my regular life and posting about more interesting subjects. Meanwhile, enjoy the above superhero version of the 1040 tax instruction book for 2010. Ta, ta, my cyberfriends.

Thought for the Day--April 16, 2011: Taxes!

Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree. --The late Sen. Russell B. Long (Democrat, Louisiana) Federal Income taxes are due on Monday, April 18. No one likes paying taxes, a necessary evil, but it seems as though some of us (middle class) pay more proportionately than others (the very poor and the very rich). It seems that too many rich people are getting off far too easily, and yet they seem to whine the loudest, while the rest of us plebes simply pay our taxes and take the hit. Why middle class Republicans support big business lawmakers is beyond me; these lawmakers don't work for us but for the special interest groups that line their campaign coffers... Aw, shucks, there I go, getting all political--the ides of April make me a bit grumpy. As usual, I have procrastinated in doing my taxes, taking advantage of the three extra days because yesterday was a holiday in Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Day). It seems as though the tax code gets more complicated each y

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