In our opinion: Tax time could be worse
April 4, 2011 · 6:28 PM
While filling out your taxes this year, count yourself lucky.
Yes, you may have to write a check to the IRS.
Yes, you may spend some of the remaining hair on your head combing through instructions online.
Yes, it’s true, when the government gets your money, it won’t likely spend it on anything good, like waterslides or keggers.
However, before you start feeling sorry for yourselves, consider the plight of poor General Electric. As the New York Times reported last week, the multinational has gone through much hassle to avoid paying federal taxes after a year of $14.2 billion in worldwide profits.
Think of the headaches the megacorporation must endure in order to not pay any federal taxes, and now consider the salaries of the public relations flaks hired to put lipstick on this swine.
As school class sizes grow, as unemployment holds steady, as services to help you when you get into a pinch are cut, as two wars paid for with credit cards linger on — and we add another — remember that it could be worse.