November 06, 2019 Tax Bits

I’ve Grown Accustomed to No Tax

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

(To the tune of I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, from the 1957 Broadway Musical My Fair Lady, as sung by Rex Harrison or Dean Martin (1960) or Diana Krall (2016).)

I’ve grown accustomed to no tax;
I’ve gotten used to paying none.
Served by tax lawyers on M Street
Quite legally I cheat.
They smash my bill
While on the Hill.

There are some people I won’t name,
Through contributions I make claim,
Whom I’ve corrupted to my purpose
Of my wealth becoming more.
Should a Tax Bill threaten that—
It never sees the Floor.

I’ve grown accustomed to no tax.
Some may not like those facts.
I still will pay no tax.

I’ve grown accustomed to no tax
And I am not the only one.
My classmates whom my shoulders rub
Nights at the Harvard Club
All brag, and boast
And raise a toast

To never paying one-red-cent.
Of that they’re smugly confident.
They know the people I’ve been mentioning
And use them without shame.
Nothing new in all of this.
It’s always been the same.

I’ve grown accustomed to no tax.
At night I can relax,
Accustomed to no tax.


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