When the cash runs out, you quit spending or you cut what is not needed, committed, but not yet spent.
The revolutionary war character in the new TV show “Sleepy Hollow” is flabbergasted at a 10% tax on coffees and donut holes. He noted that the colonies had gone to war with the king over 2% taxes.
The second revolution should already be starting.
HA HA HA, I loved this little exchange in the TV Series SLEEPY HOLLOW ( Ichabod Crane falls asleep for 250 years and wakes up in modern day Sleepy Hollow ):
My love for the program was cemented by doughnut tax outrage.
The exchange begins at around 10 minutes, right after the opening credits, but here’s the transcript of our heroes’ conversation over a breakfast-on-the-go of doughnut holes:
Ichabod, looking at sales receipt: “Is this correct? This meal cost $4.95?! Dear God. With an additional tax of 41 cents?”
Then there’s some nontax discussion of Ichabod’s witch wife Katrina — no, I’m not editorializing, Katrina was/is a witch — and how he didn’t know because she was keeping it secret to protect herself, him and the American Revolution effort.
Ichabod: “I understand, to you it sounds ...”
Abbie: “Insane when spoken out loud.”
Ichabod: “No, what’s insane is a 10 percent levy on baked goods. You do realize the Revolutionary War began on less than 2 percent? How is the public not flocking to the streets in outrage? We must do something.”
Abbie: “Here’s what we can do. No more firsthand accounts of witches or Founding Fathers or doughnut tax outrage unless you want to be sent back to the asylum.”
Ichabod: “Point taken.”