We have to get right down to facts,
It's time again for Income Tax.
The bite the country gets from you,
So we can wave, red white and blue.
The bite they get, though some get sore,
To help the country fight the war.
And also see that it has paid,
The bills that come from Foreign Aid.
And some then goes with hesitation,
To help support United Nations.
A small amount to help the poor,
A large amount, the President's Tour.
Some more, although it seems insane,
To help the President buy a plane.
And more, although it's hard to see,
That helps to spread Democracy.
Also money in position,
To give the crooked Politician.
Another reason for taxation,
Is to further Education.
So shake it loose, and freely give,
This is the Best place still to live.
E.H. Coe 1972