STFU and pony up, whining ‘taxpayers’ | #cdnpoli
Was just at a book sale where I saw a title Tax Me, I’m Canadian: a guide to your money and how politicians spend it.
Fuck this. I’ve been through this before, in a somewhat more constrained and responsible tone. This time, I’m not going to be so nice about it.
Guess what, dickhead? It’s not your money. It’s society’s money. Taxes are the price you pay for living in a civilized society instead of violent anarchy.
When you go to work, you’re driving on roads or using a public transit system that we all pay for.
When you go home, you don’t have to worry about armed bands invading your house because of police that we all pay for. If it catches fire, it’ll be responded to by firefighters that we all pay for.
When you get sick, you can access a public health-care system that we all pay for.
When your kids go to school, they’re being taught by teachers and supported by administrative staff that we all pay for.
When you buy groceries or eat in restaurants, you don’t have to worry about dying of e. coli because of a food inspection and safety system that we all pay for.
When it rains, you don’t need to worry about your house getting flooded or washed away because of a public water infrastructure system that we all pay for.
You’re not doing any of this on your own. Shut the fuck up, pay your taxes, and be thankful you live in a decent society. Or move to another planet.