April 27, 2007

Tax Freedom Day

Today is Tax Freedom day for Pennsylvanians. We have worked this entire year so far, just to pay our tax burden (Federal, State, and Local). 117 calendar days (85 working days) almost 1/3 of the year!

The average Tax Freedom day in the nation is April 30. While Pennsylvania is slightly “better” than the national average, Governor Rendell wants to create new taxes, which will push Pennsylvania’s Tax Freedom day further into the year and expand the size of the government.

I have stated it many times before, over taxing the people is not the way to a prosperous nation. We need a smaller, more efficient government to minimize the burden to the people and to stimulate the economy.

For more information on Tax Freedom Day or to find out when Tax Freedom Day is for your state check out The Tax Foundation’s website.


PA Maverick said...

History over past decades clearly shows that we citizens are getting hammered with more and more taxes at all levels. Do our elected officials lie awake over half the night dreaming up new ways to add to the tax burden? In Gibbon's famous work on the Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire there were a number of contributing factors which the United States is duplicating -- one of these was excessive taxation! But the only thing we learn from history is that we DON'T learn from history -- and as someone has observed, those who refuse to learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat it!

Anonymous said...

This is why I don't pay takes. Ha Ha Ha.

Does anyone from the IRS read this post???