Confiscation by coercion.
The diminishing of
Funds for the fiscally
Yielding of labor's fruit
to the indolent.
‘Good faith’ acquiescence by
A necessary deduction for
Pennies sucked in while hot
air is bellowing out.
A pragmatic, enigmatic
liability for the docile governed.
Imposition of levies
contrived to be just by the imposers.
Stealth and cunning's reward
from the depleted purses of the gullible.
- Perhaps the vitality of
an organ will be compromised if its lifeblood is slowly
- Perhaps taxation is
made palatable with paper and scrawl which obscures the
servitude that made it possible.
- Perhaps a ‘pound of
flesh’ must only be exacted after mutual agreement that it
will be replaced with tissue that grows.
- Perhaps a ‘public
trust’ has become an anachronism; perhaps ‘beholden to the
few’ is the current mantra of politicians.
- Perhaps allotments to
government are justified only when citizens’ safety and
well-being are given a much greater priority than
- Perhaps a cohesive,
growing society must fund a ‘group’ that can secure and
effectively utilize resources which are beyond the means of
- Perhaps ‘waste’ of
public funds should be admonished by a free press, vocal
citizens and the judiciary; perhaps ‘accountability’ by
government administrators must be held to the same standards
as bank tellers.
- Perhaps the only ‘just’
system to garner everyone’s fair share of ‘civic
responsibility’ in monetary form is to tax all goods and
services; perhaps this method will eliminate ‘loopholes’ and
the hording of wealth by the crafty.
- Perhaps public spending
becomes more irresponsible in proportion to the growth of
the citizenry; perhaps accountableness by public ‘servants’
diminishes as barriers and distance separate the masses from
the ‘decision makers’.
- Perhaps extracting a
portion of a person’s hard earned money for government
coffers had better be just; perhaps if reasonable
expectations regarding legitimate expenditures are not met,
a jaded resentment will fester and the worker will become
ESSAY ON TAXATION by EDWIN
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