It is the day which Americans have to file their taxes – or face the wrath of the IRS. If you’re like most people, you may find it terrible that the government takes so much money out of your paycheck. If you’re like me, you may be furious that you actually have to pay the government money this year instead of getting a nice check from Uncle Sam. However, after I thought about it, I shouldn’t be upset about the government taking away my money.
You may think I am crazy for saying such a thing, but think about it. Without taxes, we wouldn’t have a lot of the necessary programs that we rely on every day. Children would not be able to attend school, colleges would be much more expensive, roads would never get fixed, and emergency services such as the fire department would have to be cut. Taxes, although annoying, actually pay back to society, and sometimes directly to us. So maybe this year don’t think of taxes as a payment towards “the Man.” Think of it as a contribution towards bettering our community and nation.