Tax is Optional
Such fools are we
To become ensnared in the system,
Where we pay tax on every penny
While the wealthy consider
Tax to be voluntary.
While we have our taxes
Deducted at source
With no means for latitude
There is, of course,
Subject to all manner of chicaneries,
So that their millions
Accrue in vast heaps
Below the radar.
Because tax is for the little people.
It is the poor who build the roads,
The schools and health care
While they begrude us
To suggest this is unfair
Is communist ideology
Not for the likes of you or me,
Not in the land of the free.
We should know our place
To complain is a disgrace.
They don’t need our schools
They operate on different rules.
I watched this programme where these young wealthy men were in their club, knocking back their sparkly and laughing about the system.
They were saying tax was optional, that taxes were for the little people and income tax is voluntary.
Their arrogance and sneering was infuriating.
Their wealth put them above all the rules that the rest of us had to abide by.
They did not need our schools, hospitals or welfare systems. They would not deign to mix with the plebs – just exploit them.