The Naked Emperor

26 January 2008

Kinky Fantasy

When one is young, one often thinks about sex. OK, us guys think about it constantly.

But as one ages, thoughts often turn to more productive items.

And when one does think about sex, sometimes it gets unpleasant. Don't scream yet, I really am going someplace with this.

Sadly, those unpleasant sexual thoughts color our fantasies. And lately I've had a new, rather kinky fantasy.

I don't know what brought this on.

Perhaps it's just the time of year. Perhaps it's the loss last week of the only candidate I actually wanted to vote for. Perhaps it's that when it comes to sex between my checkbook and my government, I feel "overserved".

OK, here goes. Here's my kinky fantasy.

I want to be an "undocumented taxpayer".

No more forcible monetary sex.

Since MLK day was last week, his words echo in my ears.

I too have a dream.

I dream of a day when my employer is not forced to pay the US government 7.65% or so that never appears on my checks.

I dream of a day when my government can't just automatically take money that I've earned and they haven't.

I dream that refusing to submit to such fiscal rape will not land my employer or myself in jail.

I dream of a day when the IRS must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in front of a jury of your peers, instead of a presumption of guilt where you must prove your innocence infront of one of THEIR judges.

I have a dream.

These days with "redefining" of terms, I do not choose to be a tax evader. But I wish I, as a productive member of society, would be decriminalized.

"Illegal immigrants" are now "undocumented workers". Why can't I just be an "undocumented taxpayer"?

If only I had the guts.

Look, I know this is just a fantasy that will never come true. The politicos rely too much on us bowing to their wishes (and force) so they can redistribute wealth and stay in power.

But I still can dream.

1 Comments:

At January 28, 2008 at 5:31 PM, Anonymous Rick in AZ said...

Libratarians, as with most taxpayers are only happy with the portion of the tax that goes to their pet portion of the total government. They somehow want less government in the process. Unfortunately, we cannot have stronger borders and less government or a strong defense and less government unless we want to be like Pakistan or Indonesia.

My libertarian cousin, who calls himself a Republican, often forgets that both of his parents are taking advantage of those most socialist of ideas called social security and Medicare (A and D). Neither one of them, nor my dad, or most of the others I know, actually funded the true benefit they draw. Our last discourse included me mentioning that the farmers around where he and I grew up were taking significant advantage of the system.

The puzzle is how we can enact fair change without crippling either the working poor, middle class or wealthy.

 

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