#5

I look at my paycheck and say, “Oh, if I didn’t have to pay taxes.” If paying taxes was an option I might opt out, but then I would be living in a country with no amenities or protection. I take comfort in knowing there are first responders that will come to my aid. Oh yeah, and I like paved roads, too. Then there are the schools my grandchildren attend. The list goes on and on. Do I like how my tax dollars are spent? Not always, but I have the right to vote and send letters to my congressman. Do I do that? Not always, so I guess I’ll pay taxes and stop complaining.