Why would anyone mind paying taxes?
How else will we get what’s coming to us
from the government—clean air, fresh water,
sound roads & bridges, good schools for children,
right retirement for elders, like me, now.
All of this and more, not for profit but
for the common wealth. I mean, imagine,
depending on some big conglomerate
to sell us what we need, so it can get
rich. I would really mind that, a great deal.
In fact, that defines the worst deal ever.
You never want your needs to be met by
those whose sole need is to profit from yours.
Big government best meets common needs in
a democracy where you, I govern.
Self-reliance? That’s why we pay taxes.