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Tired Donkey

The Tired Donkey

Sitting Donkey
The Tired Donkey blogs about cocktails, ways to get the most out of your Mac at home, work, college . . . wherever. He used to write about the unending abuse suffered by the 51% of Americans who actually pay the federal income tax. But this became too depressing, and, frankly, no one wanted to read it.

Nevertheless, if you came here looking for the Tired Donkey's brilliant analysis of our dim-witted tax system, you can still find his earlier posts. Just check the archives or the
Site Map.

Note: The Tired Donkey is not advertiser supported, and he gets no benefit from any product mentioned on his site.

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Onward to Victory!

Churchill Victory
Over the last several days, the Tired Donkey has taught you many important things. Let us briefly review the key points:

—the donkeys who are upset about the way our taxes are being used by the federal government are putting the cart before the donkey.

—without sweeping tax reform that spreads the monetary burden of running the country across a much broader percentage of Americans, the
Freeloaders will never care about responsible spending because the money being wasted is not their money.

—without sweeping tax reform that spreads the monetary burden of running the country across a much broader percentage of Americans, the
Myrmidon Donkeys on Capitol Hill and in the White House will care about only one thing: spending money in ways that make the Freeloaders happy. And making Freeloaders happy is a very bad idea for any nation that cares about its future. Why? Because human nature is what it is: if you can be happy as a Freeloader, why be a donkey?

These points, the Tired Donkey asserts, cannot be honestly debated. So. What the country
needs is happy donkeys and sad Freeloaders, but what the country has is exactly the opposite. There are two quick ways to get from here to there, both of which the Tired Donkey heartily endorses: (1) remove the right to vote in federal elections from anyone who does not pay federal income taxes, or (2) remove the right to vote from anyone who does not own land. Unfortunately, neither of these things has even a remote chance of happening. So we must look elsewhere, and the process is going to be a long one. The steps we will follow are set out below. And don’t worry: the Tired Donkey will discuss each of these in depth in the coming weeks:

—change the national debate so that it focuses on fairness to donkeys;

—release the
Stockholm Donkeys from the thrall of the Freeloaders;

—teach the Freeloaders to feel shame;

—harness these changes to strike fear in the venal hearts of the Myrmidon Donkeys; and, finally,

—spread the tax burden.

The Tired Donkey understands that this sounds fantastical. But he assures you it is possible. Stick with him, and he will show you the way. And please start saving for
Tired Donkey Week.
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The Tired Donkey

Sitting Donkey
The Tired Donkey blogs about cocktails, ways to get the most out of your Mac at home, work, college . . . wherever. He used to write about the unending abuse suffered by the 51% of Americans who actually pay the federal income tax. But this became too depressing, and, frankly, no one wanted to read it.

Nevertheless, if you came here looking for the Tired Donkey's brilliant analysis of our dim-witted tax system, you can still find his earlier posts. Just check the archives or the
Site Map.

Note: The Tired Donkey is not advertiser supported, and he gets no benefit from any product mentioned on his site.

The Tired Donkey

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