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August 08, 2019 Tax Bits

Paying Taxes

By Robert S. Steinberg, Law Offices of Robert S. Steinberg, Palmetto Bay, FL

(To the tune of “Making Whoopee” by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1928), as sung by Rudee Vallee, Ella Fitzgerald, or Eddie Cantor (from the play, Whoopee).)

For building bridges
That carry loads,
For fixing ridges
On bumpy roads,
Just one more reason,
Though none are pleasin’,
For paying taxes.

And for the Airforce
And the Marines—
The Reds have their Force,
You know that means—
More planes we’re making
And Budgets breaking,
And paying taxes.

If you’re one who’s observant,
You never would forget—
Neighbor’s a civil servant,
You’re paying her mortgage debt.

Don’t buck the system
On which all rests.
Try to resist em’:
Face IRS.
They’ll cuff and latch you
If they should catch you
Not paying taxes.