copyright © 2009 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org
I am a discontent and distressed taxpayer! “Disgruntled” is a word that might describe my deep dissatisfaction with how my tax dollars are spent. Yet, on April 15, 2009, typically thought of as “Tax Day,” I felt no need to join my fellow citizens in protest. I did not attend a “Tea Party”. I too believe, in this country, “taxation without representation” is a problem. One only need ponder the profits of lobbyists to understand the premise. Corporate supplicants amass a 22,000 percent rate of return on their investments. The average American is happy to realize a two-digit increase. Nonetheless, as much as I too may argue the point, assessments are paid without accountability, what concerns me more is my duty dollars did not support what I think ethical projects.