The tax poem

This was sent in recently.  We don’t know who the author is.

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

We deserve better


13 Responses to The tax poem

  1. Source:
    I Fail to Miss Your Point
    Jim O’Bryon
    Copyright 2007
    Paperback: 488 pages
    Publisher: Xulon Press (January 6, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1600348882
    ISBN-13: 978-1600348884

    Brutus loves to copy and paste copyrighted material.


    • abandon hope says:

      The poem my appear in that book but Mr. O’Bryon does not own the copyright to it. That book is a collection of quotes that are not written by O’Bryon. The poem is anonymous and appears in many places on the internet and in print. If anyone actually had it copyrighted, s/he does not enforce it.


      • Chico says:

        lawsareforeveryone, err Deputy Dawg … good to hear from you. Once again, you miss the important details.

        That’s a classic post, Dawg … just like your IT curriculum, lacking detail


    • not amused says:

      This is two days in a row that you have taken unjustified cheap shots at Brutus, so I am going to forego my usual politeness. You love being an ass.


    • good governance oxymoron says:

      Once again, Brutus’ post IS NOT a copyright infringement and IS NOT subject to sanctions related to copyright infringement.

      This post as well as all of Brutus’ other posts are all covered under FAIR USE.

      The purpose of this blog and every post on this blog since it’s inception has clearly been for the sole purpose of discussion and comment on issues of public interest, which legally is considered a transformative purpose and covered under FAIR USE.

      Under fair use Brutus has a right to reproduce, use and share copyrighted works without direct permission from or payment to the original copyright holders.

      Furthermore, Brutus has always acted in good faith to give appropriate attribution.


  2. Old Fart says:

    HOW TRUE, HOW TRUE; especially locally where in this recent primary election, we were finally given a glimpse of how this ‘grand vision’ was allowed to play out in recent years at UMC, the Children’s Hospital, and County.

    Now if blog posters really want to do something about it, rather than simply ‘bitching and moaning’ there is an vehicle for change. Recently there were some local TV ads by the Texas LT Governor, stating his concerns over never ending property tax increases.

    In the next Texas Legislative Session, that legislative proposal to limit yearly tax increases to 4 PERCENT will likely be reintroduced.

    If you like the idea, let those Texas Senators and Representative OUTSIDE OF El PASO know that you support their idea! Also let the Lt Governor and Governor’s offices know of your support of this yearly tax increase limit idea.

    And certainly don’t expect our local elected leaders to support the idea.


  3. JerryK says:

    There is a mind shift necessary for some people to make in elected public service and that is to see the public money – tax revenues; bond proceeds – as a source of power for themselves, not the common treasure of which they are the stewards. If they succeed in making this mind shift then they can use their position to reward their friends and punish their enemies, usually with contracts and favors from the institution they now govern.

    I think the current EPISD board gets this and now has $600MM to reward their friends.


  4. good governance oxymoron says:

    Brutus, as a sometimes commenter and a big fan of your work and effort, here is a FAIR USE STATEMENT for you to consider posting on your “Our Credo” page. You can modify as you see appropriate. It should be sufficient to provide a referral link to the statement page at then end of a post that may contain possibly copyrighted material.

    This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

    In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed an interest in the included information for research and educational purposes.

    If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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