Is Paying Taxes A Patriotic Thing To Do?

By Mr. Schnell

The United States is a nice place to live. To keep it nice costs a little money. Libraries, street repair, firemen, fire stations, hospitals, street lamps, the military, Air Force One, tank parts, military retirements, free hospital care for elected officials, parties for Trump’s kids, government corruption. All these things cost and all these things are funded by tax revenue and these are the things that make America … well … America! So in my humble opinion … yeah … it is patriotic to pay your taxes and support the life styles of donald and Ivanka.

And it is also the law … (unless, of course, you are above the law, then you do whatever you want or not want. Again, of course, this only applies to GOP rich people or GOP government people that have conned you into thinking they are rich.)

Recently, after a 4-5 year wait, the grifter the Electoral College put in the Oval Office in Washington DC in 2017 had his taxes released to the public. For a period of 10 years out of the last 15 or so he didn’t pay any taxes. When he did pay taxes, like in 2017, he paid $750. Well, he is the president, so I guess he can break any law he wants. I am not saying he broke any laws mind you! I mean it might be perfectly okay, when you are president, to not pay taxes. ( See cartoon above.) I am not a tax lawyer, CPA, or part of the IRS. If there is a problem with Trump’s malfeasance I am confident they would let us know. Always trust your government. Right? Of course! Otherwise we would be “Losers and Suckers”.

I do remember something about Al Capone. He broke lots of laws but nothing could be proven because he was a mobster thug and made sure no witnesses made it to court. Then they checked his tax records and the next thing you know he was sent to Alcatraz Island. Of course he wasn’t President of the United States. He should have become President but again hindsight is 20/20. Which brings us to the year 2020 and release of tax documents. To sum it all up here is a poem:

The GOP’s Spin on what a tax fraud donnie has been, will make him sound like a tax paying saint; something we all know he ain’t. He is a thug like Al Capone, whose ass the IRS owned. But have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. He will pay the debt, for the Oval Office Whore he’s kept.

In 2020 President’s don’t have to be patriotic and they don’t have to obey laws. The prez can make stuff up as he goes and change things anytime it is beneficial for him to change stuff… like nominating supreme court justices. Normally that would be done after the newly elected President takes the oath of office. Not anymore. They changed the rules mid stream. So Trump nominated Carrie’s mother to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Play video below).

President’s can be on other government’s payroll and accept money from other countries to run for re-election (especially when their taxes show they are broke and owe the country one hundred million dollars with interest). They can even openly profit from the office and use the office of the presidency for personal gain while in office. I used to think you couldn’t do all this stuff and there are laws against it but when you have a bought and paid for bribed Republican Senate majority you can get away with anything. White collar crime pays in America (at least that is what is looks like to the rest of the world).

The campaign for president is in full swing. Former campaign manager for Trump, Brad Parscale, recently made news in Florida.

Trump went to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and encountered loud chants he claimed he could not hear but the rest of the world did indeed hear. Donald may need hearing aids if he didn’t hear the chants and booing. They were loud enough to wake the recently departed.

So much going on in America it feels like a “flight of ideas” rant. Maybe it is!

I just heard our anti-mask governor and his wife tested covid positive. It gets me a little riled when others try to infect me with their germs. I drew a cartoon but please, if you are offended by profanity please don’t read the words in red. Thanks. I would hate to offend any one with my frustrations and poor vocabulary.

It is time to fill out my mail in presidential ballot so I will quit rambling. Stay safe, no matter what you are told by the GOP nut cases in elected office (their only goal is self enrichment so they can buy back their evangelical soul from Satan). Isolate, social distance, keep washing your hands, and wear a mask until a vaccination is proven effective.

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

7 thoughts on “Is Paying Taxes A Patriotic Thing To Do?

      1. I try to avoid Twitter… as your example shows, it’s a huge Time Sink,,, plus there is too much Birdshit, Bullshit, Horseshit, Apeshit, Batshit, etc, flying around there.
        It should be called “Shitter”.

        Like

  1. I spent 38 years in ICUs. The last 11 years of that in a VA hospital in a red state with a majority of right wing patients blaring FOX news all night long during my shift. I retired in 2018. you know what is nice about retirement, I don’t have to waste my time today unless it is doing something of my choosing. I like the interaction on twitter and like posting my cartoons and interacting with other cartoonists, especially liberal political cartoonists. I retired just in time to avoid the right wing covidiots. that waste of time would not have been worth the risk, no matter the pay.

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