Happy Tax Day!
I know, for most people, this is not a day to celebrate. This is the day they dread.
But not for me. Call me crazy, but – I pay my taxes with a smile!
Why? Because, first of all, it means I’m an American. A citizen of one of the greatest, if not the greatest nation, on earth. I’m proud of that. I’m grateful for that. And I’m willing to pay my dues.
Second, because I value all the opportunities I enjoy as an American. I drive on the finest roads. I am protected by the finest military. I am kept safe at home by the outstanding police and fire departments. I fly on planes, and I fly out of airports, that are the safest in the world, thanks to hard-working federal employees.
As a resident of Washington, I am surrounded by some of the world’s greatest museums, all of them free. In California, I live right next door to a magnificent national seashore and I’ve taken my family to visit some of our great national parks.
Does all of this come for free? Hell, no! Is it worth the price? Hell, yes!
So, I say to each of you: On this tax day, be like me: Pay your taxes with a smile!
That’s my parting shot for today.