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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Parents: Use Ice Cream to Teach Your Children About Tax

From Brennan Granger:


(Hat Tip:  Going Concern.)

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And then provide for all their material needs and love them with all your heart and soul. Um! The creator of the sign must not have had any experience raising children,

Posted by: Bill Turnier | Jan 2, 2014 5:17:46 AM

Then tell them that you are a welfare state and they are dependent on you for the other 70 percent. (?)

Posted by: Bob Kamman | Jan 2, 2014 7:05:19 AM 30% of their ice cream (a paycheck), but promise them 2 marshmallows for tomorrow (Social Security). The comparison is kinda weak because you DO get something back for paying taxes.

Posted by: Phil Campbell | Jan 2, 2014 9:16:15 AM

So for 30% of a scoop of ice cream they get room, board, education, clothing, any needed medical care, toys, etc? I have a whole pint of ice cream I am willing to give to someone willing to provide all that to me. Heck, I will make it a gallon if someone just provided student loan payments for me!

Posted by: Daniel Waters | Jan 2, 2014 9:28:51 AM

Parents should also teach their children what they get from the governments who do the taxation: education, national defense, police and fire protection, etc. Without taxes, we would have none of that.

Posted by: Marybeth Cooperstone | Jan 2, 2014 10:11:56 AM

This is not an accurate analogy. Taking ice cream from a child just makes you an asshole.

Posted by: Jan Golchek | Jan 3, 2014 5:21:19 AM