Friday, April 17, 2009

Tip the Taxman

Radly Balko has a post up in which he illuminates the hypocrisy of some on the left who tell us we should be happy and glad to pay taxes, since so much good comes of it. He suggests asking them if they are donating anything extra to the cause.

This sounds like the practice of tipping your waitperson at the restaurant for exemplary service, rendered in a pleasing manner. If you hear the suggestion that paying taxes is functionally to giving to a charity, point out to the fool that the standard for tipping government employees is 10% in red states, and 20% in blue states.

I'm sure the employees of the city zoning commission, the state DMV, and the Federal EEOC will gratefully accept the gratuity, and smooth your visit. Who knows, it may even work on their parole officer.

In some states, a generous tip to the governor can get you a good recommendation for a nice job in Washington.

1 comment:

"Zack" said...

Especially in the Banana Republic of Illinois.