Sun Usage Tax

February 14, 2023
 Sing in the Sunshine

(Pay Government Mandated Sun Usage Tax First)

    We'll Sing in the Sunshine

We'll sing in the sunshine
We'll laugh every day
We'll sing in the sunshine
Then I'll be on my way

[Verse 1]
I will never love you
The cost of love's too dear
But though I'll never love you
I'll stay with you one year

And we can sing in the sunshine
We'll laugh everyday
We'll sing in the sunshine
Then I'll be on my way

[Verse 2]
I'll sing to you each morning
I'll kiss you every night
But, darlin', don't cling to me
I'll soon be out of sight

But we can sing in the sunshine
We'll laugh everyday
We'll sing in the sunshine
Then I'll be on my way

[Verse 3]
My daddy he once told me
"Hey, don't you love you any man
Just take what they may give you
And give but what you can."

And you can sing in the sunshine
You'll laugh everyday
You'll sing in the sunshine
Then be on your way

[Verse 4]
And when a year has ended
And I have gone away
You'll often speak about me
And this is what you'll say

We sang in the sunshine
You know we laughed everyday
We sang in the sunshine
Then she went on her way

Written by Gale Garnett
Photo from Wikipedia
................ Huh? A tax for using the Sun?

Fair question. I do not know that it will come about but knowing what Washington has done to us - not for us, but to us - and knowing we citizens of the United States of America are in dire financial straits and knowing we are running out of things on Earth to tax, I have to pose the question: What's left? You guessed 'er Chester. The Sun.

If you are not enraged after reading this, then I have to conclude you are beyond help.

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want politicians spending your tax money.

The federal government spends money on a variety of goods, programs, and services to support the American public and pay interest incurred from borrowing. In fiscal year (FY) 2022, the government spent $6.27 trillion, which was more than it collected (revenue), resulting in a deficit.1

That is $6,270,000,000,000, a lot of zeros. That computes to $17,416+ billion each day. (6,270 / 360). What, I wonder, would Everett Dirksen say today? The former Illinois senator is credited, (Dirksen says misquoted) with saying "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money."

Mr. Dirksen passed away in 1969, fifty-four years ago. If he could know about today's expenditures he would likely say something like, "Jesus Oh Jesus."

Our "esteemed" Washington politicians will find a creative way to get more of our money whenever they want. That's a given. But what's next? With all the taxes we citizens pay collectively, other than the Sun, what else can the politicians tax? Here's a list of current taxable transactions:

Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

This list might not be completely accurate but you get my drift.

To think, we left British Rule to avoid unjust taxes.

What happened? In a word: Politicians.

Since the government will likely resort to a Sun usage tax someday, it looks like: We are about to have a chip embedded somewhere in our body (our cost, of course) measuring our Sun consumption.

Each of us will have to find a creative way, other than death, to reduce our Sun consumption.

Do you think I am kidding? Just wait and see what happens.

Anyway, you do as you like but since I don't want to sit in the dark, I am going to pay my tax, keep on the sunny side, and sing in the sunshine.


1 How much has the U.S. government spent this year? Fiscal Data