Tax Poem

I copied this out of an Oklahoma News Paper. I am not sure how accurate some of the last
paragraph is, but I like this poem

Eye opening email

At first I Thought this was funny…then I realized the awful truth of it
Be sure to read all the way to the end! Just amazing

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams
and hollers,
Then tax him more,
Tax him till

He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
‘ Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
It’s time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Privilege Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
Stale Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Use TaxUtility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the hell happened? Can you spell ‘politicians!’ They no longer represent us. And I still have to ‘press 1’ for English!?!?!?!?I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!!! YOU can help it get there!!!! GO AHEAD – – – BE AN AMERICAN !!!

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    My 21st Century Woodbadge Trail – The Tickets

    My first ticket was supposed to be a course teaching scouters how to use Packmaster at the 2008 University of Scouting on Saturday, February 02, 2008 at Washburn University. When I arrived at the University of Scouting there were not enough people to fill both classes so another scouter taught the morning class. They did ask me to teach the ‘scouting on the Internet’ course. Having only two hours to prepare, I did well with the course. Even though I did well, I do not feel I did well enough to count this as a ticket.

    My first ticket was a blood drive. I called the local blood bank and talked to a representative. We set a possible date and place. We decided to have it at the Oskaloosa High School on February 8th, 2008. Next I contacted the school to see if the date was open and filled out the Facility Use Agreement Form. The blood bank representative and I met and she gave me the packet full of fliers and phone numbers of previous donors. I spent many nights on the phone informing people about the blood drive and setting up appointments. The day of the blood drive I went to the school to help set up, assist with donors, and later help pack up. And yes I gave some blood. We had a very good turn out.

    My second ticket was to get Leave No Trace Trainer (LNT) trained on Friday, April 11-13 2008. The plan was we were going to camp outside but since it was cold and snowing, plus this was LNT and not a survival course, we slept in the basement of the mess hall. The training course required 16 hours of training and to present a LNT topic. I chose ‘Be Considerate of Other Visitors’. Since getting trained I have reviewed the guidelines with the boys in our pack, some boys at my church, as well as, encouraged some online friends to get trained themselves.

    My third ticket I changed. I was going to create Guidelines for our pack, but because of a lack of time I chose to get Merit badge Counselor trained. I even got my wife to take the training.  I chose to be a counselor for the district. The merit badges I am a counselor for are Camping, Canoeing, Computers, Electronics, Family Life and Gardening.

    My fourth ticket I changed as well. I was going to do an Aerial Map of Camp Jayhawk and have it displayed on the grounds. Again, however, due to a lack of time I chose to teach Den Chief Training at the University of Scouting on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the LDS Church. I searched the internet looking for Den Chief training materials, but unfortunately, I found very little there and not what I was looking for. I ended up compiling the data I found on the net and books I already had in order to make a 100 slide Power Point presentation. As well as hand outs and quiz questions. I ended up with seven boys for the all day course. At lunch they did a couple of skits for the adults and had a fun time.

    For my fifth ticket, I became a District Trainer. On Saturday, January 17 2009 I took Trainer Development Conference (Trainer’s Edge) formerly known as “Trainer Development Course” also formerly known as “Train the Trainer. Plans are now being made for me to teach a class at the Spring Camporee.

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