Friday, April 15, 2005

The Ides of April

Tax day seems to be a day of moralizing by poker players.

One of the great things about poker and the poker community is the "outlaw image" associated with it. Players tend not to get very self-righteous about moral issues, since the game they are dealing with it has some connection to illegality in most places, especially Internet poker players.

But then bring up the subject of paying taxes on your poker winnings, and suddenly all these lowlife alcoholic scumbags get all ethical about how you should stop being greedy and "do your duty" by paying your taxes.

Bullshit. Keep your fucking selective morals to yourself.

There is ONE and ONLY ONE reason to pay your taxes. TO KEEP FROM GETTING YOUR ASS THROWN IN JAIL. Or to keep the mafia Government from forcibly taking more from you at a later date.

Voluntarily giving your money to the government is like giving a bottle of liquor to a homeless person based on his promise to sell it and buy a meal. It's not going to happen, and you must be FUCKING HIGH to believe it will. The governemnt is an addict, and YOU are the enabler. It's a codependant relationships, and you are as much to blame as the government is.

I don't like to get policital in this blog, but reading all these fucking assholes who would check raise their grandmother to get another big bet out of her moralize about how people who want to avoid paying taxes are "greedy" makes me ill.


Human Head said...

"The governemnt is an addict, and YOU are the enabler."

Hear, hear.

Ignatious said...

i hope this wasn't a barb at my last post - i certainly am the last one to moralize.

but hell, man, going thru an audit and the subsequent hell of working it all out was an Ugly experience. that's why i don't fuck around with it, that's all.

Bill Rini said...

You should catch the Chris Rock rant about taxes.

They take the money out of your paycheck before you even see it. That's not paying taxes, that's a check jacking.

DuggleBogey said...

Not a shot at you Iggy, you give the only good reason to pay, to keep your ass from getting raped in an audit.

It's the self-righteous 2+2ers that I'm referring to.

April said...

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys"

-P.J. O'Rourke