Dear Gov. Paterson, I’m not going to be able to pay my taxes on time this year. Before you get all upset, let me explain.
Dear Gov. Paterson,
I’m not going to be able to pay my taxes on time this year. Before you get all upset, let me explain.
You see, last year I spent more money than I?made, I bought things I probably shouldn’t have and didn’t budget well, so I find myself in a bit of a crisis at the moment — the crisis being I don’t have enough money to get through this year.
I didn’t feel like balancing my checkbook last year so I?just spent and spent and spent.
Don’t worry though, I?have a plan in place to ease my budget crisis, I’m just not going to pay my state taxes. Well, I am going to pay them, eventually, but it’s going to be a bit late. You see, I am going to take the money I would have spent on paying you and instead, put it toward paying other people I owe to help balance my budget. I understand that I am still going to owe you all that money, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Something tells me it wouldn’t fly if I sent this letter to Albany, yet it seems to be OK?for Gov. David Paterson to suggest not paying New York residents back on time for overpaid taxes.
Tuesday, Paterson proposed limiting the amount of tax refunds to New York state residents in the first three months of the year to help close a $1.4 billion budget gap for this year.
Keeping more taxpayer money — even if it is only a loan — just doesn’t seem to be the best course of action to fix the ever-growing budget deficit.
It is far past time for government leaders on every level to start spending responsibly, to run the government more like a household.
We all have pet projects around the house and things we would like to buy, but most of us don’t have an unlimited bank account to pull from. What do we do? We budget. We put off painting the house, buying that new flat-screen TV or new car until we can afford it.
The government, however, spends now and lets the taxpayers worry about it later.
Enough is enough, maybe it is time for the taxpayers to take back Albany — literally.
If you don’t pay your taxes, the government will come after you. It can garnish your wages, freeze your bank accounts and seize your home or car to get the money you owe them.
Maybe we should do the same, I’d love to go to Albany and just take my $300 worth of state tax money owed to me — I could use a new desk chair‚ I bet Paterson’s is pretty comfy.
The Evening Tribune