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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The First 107 Days Are the Hardest
- Yesterday at the Conservative Agenda, Political Insiders were asking Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane which was his “Favorite Day” in April. “There are so many to choose from,” Kane explained. “It would be hard to pick a favorite.”
We started off with our Annual Apology E-dition for April Fool’s Day, although many of our long-time Persons of Consequence who read The Blower every day say they were not fooled.
On Monday, we said Opening Day should be an “official holiday.”
Friday is “Climbing the Steps in Mt. Adams Day” and Sunday is Easter when we’ll all see if the Obama Supporters in the Press can make Trayvon Martin rise from the grave.
On Friday the 13th, we’ll be hearing who’ll be taking over the Ohio RINO Party after GOP Governor John Kasich throws Kevin DeWhine out.
On the next Sunday, our local Tea Partiers are hoping for a miracle to celebrate “Tax Day on Fountain Square.” This year our anti-taxers are rooting for a “Balanced Budget Amendment.” We can just hear the chanting now. But Tuesday the 17th is the “Real Tax Day.” That’s when the news media will be watching to see the last person to drop off his tax return at the post office.
And don’t forget Earth Day on April 22. Next to Obama’s Birthday in August, that’s the Liberals’ favorite day.
On April 24, Eric “Call Me Crazy” Deters will have finally served his 61-day suspension from the Bluegrass Bar Association and former Northern Kentucky teachers accused of having sex with their underage students will finally get some of that publicity they truly deserve.
Finally, April 25 is Administrative Professionals Day, whatever the hell that is. We think it started out as something called “National Secretaries Week,” back in 1952.
- But the day we really plan to celebrate this year, and so would most ordinary Americas if they knew anything about it, is “Tax Freedom Day.” That’s the date our friends at the Tax Foundation say the average US over-taxed payer has worked long enough to pay all of his federal, state, and local taxes for the year.
Tax Freedom Day arrives on April 17 this year. Coincidentally, it’s the same day your taxes are due. Still, that’s four days later than last year.
That means you’ll need more than three months of your hard-earned wages just to pay your taxes this year. Americans will spend an average of 29% of their income on federal, state, and local taxes in 2012. That’s more than the average family spends on food, clothing, and housing, with the exception of Joey Votto.
In Columbus, Buckeye Bureau Chief Gerry Manders says Ohio over-taxed payers will work until April 12 (ranked 28th nationally) to pay their total tax bills, but Bluegrass Bureau Chief Ken CamBoo says Tax Freedom Day will arrive even earlier on April 9 (ranked 37th nationally), because as everybody knows, your state and local taxes are lower in Kentucky.
TAX FREEDOM COUNTDOWN HOT LINE
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Some anti-tax items in today’s Blower were sent in by our equally anti-tax subscribers.
LINK OF THE DAY
Tax Freedom Day: The Song!