I typically avoid getting political here at Pinewood Castle but a friend of mine shared the news that her husband's catchy song about all the taxes we pay in the USA won 2nd prize over at Powerline. We are so happy for them - the cash prize will help pay the bills (and taxes) of their homeschooling family of six and their nine year old daughter (Sunshine's pen-pal) did an amazing job as the vocalist. Take a listen!
Here are the lyrics:
DON’T YOU SEE?
Daddy came home a little early today
Somethin’ bout layin off and cuttin’ pay
Boss is makin’ changes ’cause times are tough
the dollar’s goin down, and taxes goin’ up
Daddy says that Washington is out of touch.
Government’s spendin’ way too much
So I thought about what I could do
And that’s why I’m writin’ to you….
Don’t you see Dear Uncle Sam
The more you give me The less I have
I can’t afford your charity
I got my freedom Now Let me be
That’s America… and that’s who I am
Dear Uncle Sam
Stop tryin’ to give me what you think that I need,
I’d rather have my family watchin’ over me
Don’t need to buy us any medicine
I just need my daddy workin’ again
It’s kinda complicated for a kid that’s eight.
But here’s an answer you’ll appreciate:
Stop spendin’ your time overspendin’ our dime
I think everything will work out fine!
every breath I take tax
that tax this tax
even got a gift tax taxes
when we use the phone taxes
when we sell our home
you’re missing all the simple facts