This blog is dedicated to the proposition that all taxes are equally annoying and that politicians will tax anything and everything. The Tax Foundation captured that premise perfectly in a clever video featuring Uncle Sam. It’s called the “Nanny Tax Rap.”
The punchline at the end is the best. Uncle Sam sings, “Well, I save you from yourself, better keep those payments current. Raising taxes on this stuff — well, it works as a deterrent.” And the taxpayer answers: “So if paying taxes on something creates a deterrent, wouldn’t the same principle apply to taxing income?” Uncle Sam then stammers and bolts from the room.
The only thing missing in the video is a cameo by Aunt Virginia.
[Cross-posted at my main blog, The Enlightened Redneck]