Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New Gas Tax
Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 17 Dec 08 | fouts

Posted on 12/17/2008 10:35:45 AM PST by foutsc

First it was California city slickers escaping to the Mountain West, finding to their shock and horror that livestock lived there, and then demanding the offensive creatures be banned. Now comes the EPA of President George Bush, Republican of Texas, with their plan to tax cow and hog farts.

Sounds funny, but it could run some ranchers out of business. It also reminded me of that famous anonymous Tax Poem.

The Tax Poem

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 anyway!

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 some 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, Its time to apply the Inheritance Tax.

TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: flatulence; livestock; taxes

1 posted on 12/17/2008 10:35:45 AM PST by foutsc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: foutsc

So they have figured out how to tax one orifice. Pretty soon they will tax the other. Call it the O2 tax, or the CO2 tax, whatever. Maybe they’ll tax you twice, once for inhaling O2, and exhaling CO2.

2 posted on 12/17/2008 10:40:14 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

...and the frog’s water gets a bit warmer but he doesn’t least not enough to actually do something about it.

One day, not too far away, Americans will say; “enough”.
Then there will be unintended consequences.


But until that day, the frogs who actually complain will be labeled as “nuts” and “kooks” and all the other frogs will be silent for fear of being labeled in the same manner as the water continues to heat up.

3 posted on 12/17/2008 10:51:01 AM PST by woollyone ("When the tide is low, even a shrimp has its own puddle." - Vance Havner)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: woollyone

Doubtful. We haven’t said enough yet, and look at all the stuff that’s been done to us. People aren’t educated to think this is wrong anymore.

You gotta go into survival mode, keep as low a profile you can, and look poor. Use craigslist, use cash, trade with friends for things each other need, etc. Trade services for whatever. Keep the purchases as off the radar as possible. Pay down whatever debt you have as fast as you can. Stock up on regular food that can last a long time in a cool, dry basement area. The lipton/knorr noodle packets last for years. I just pulled a few out that are about 5 years old, they taste normal.

4 posted on 12/17/2008 12:44:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson