Thursday, March 29, 2007

Odds and Ends

Of course we all want the smallest government possible, but we do need some government, right? We band together to do things we can't do alone like insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Somehow we have to pay for all this, and for a while it's been by an income tax. Now it seems to me that collecting the tax is a quintessentially government function. Quintessential, that's five times regular essential. So why has the government agreed to not process e-filed returns and allow Intuit and H&R Block the right to charge citizens to file their tax returns?
Write your congressman.
We've had some people walking around the PO lately with clipboards. Apparently some of the carriers have been acting like four year olds. This is a problem because they want to treat us like three year olds.