Thursday, March 18, 2010
If you're going to play that game, Representative Bachmann....
I started thinking: maybe I shouldn't pay taxes. After all, my reasons are a bit more compelling than a bill that would keep millions of Americans from getting sick.
1. I am against the war. I am against the killing of thousands of innocent people.
2. I am against churches that don't pay taxes and then spend millions in campaigns to deny LGBT people the right to marry.
3. I don't like it that billions of dollars go to war: money that could be used for education and to lift up people out of poverty. (Oh, I forgot. That would break the budget.)
4. I'm upset that if my husband should die, I will not get his social security benefits because the federal government doesn't recognize our marriage. The federal government will also heavily tax whatever he leaves to me.
5. I am furious that The Patriot Act infringes on my civil liberties.
6. I am saddened that while libraries close due to budget cuts, our government decides to attack a country under under false pretenses. Our leaders lied.
7. I shouldn't have paid taxes in 2000 when my choice for President won the popular vote but was declared the loser by activist judges.
8. I disagree with the decision of our government to support nuclear power. I believe it is a matter if life and death.
9. I don't think I should pay taxes because, if I chose to, I could not serve in the military because of who I am.
10. Maybe I should withhold my taxes because I'm not wild about the health care bill because it doesn't contain a pubic option. This would save more lives and lower costs for Americans.
What were you saying, Michelle?