April 14, 2005

If everyone was jumping off a bridge...

Interesting article from Auburn U. about a study they did about folks' attitudes toward cheating on taxes.

Mine? It's wrong on the face of it--"render unto Caesar," and all, and there is no justification for even thinking about it, much less doing it. I don't like taxes, I don't like paying them, I don't want to pay more than I owe. But if I owe it, I'll pay it.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 14, 2005 03:29 PM

I don't cheat on taxes now, but once I get into the AMT bracket I might as well open up my own business and write off all of my expenses. Because it's useless to walk backwards if you're trying to get somewhere.

Posted by: sugarmama at April 14, 2005 03:56 PM

Well, you can always wear mirrors and walk backwards...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 14, 2005 04:09 PM

You might want to go someplace you've already been.

I can live with paying taxes, but I'd like to know why they can't cut what they spend. If I knew they were going to take care of my money, I'd be happier to give it to them.

Yes, I know they need to go on "fact-finding" missions to barbados and Hawaii. I'd just be happier if they paid for it themselves.

Posted by: skinnydan at April 15, 2005 09:20 AM

You're just being mean, envious, and jealous!

(A favorite saying of one of my late aunts.)

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 15, 2005 09:32 AM

Yes, how to make the gov't obey the laws of capitalism? If, for example Home Depot wasted a lot of money on frivolous things and tried to charge you $100 for a hammer, you just wouldn't buy it there. It's painful that they waste my money, considering that I myself do not waste it.

Posted by: sugarmama at April 15, 2005 10:08 AM

I do waste my money, but at least I'm not wasting yours, Sugar. I would if you wanted me to, but as of now I'm not wasting any of your money.

Time, on the other hand...

Posted by: skinnydan at April 15, 2005 10:51 AM