I was listening to Deminski and Doyle earlier on NJ 101.5 radio and Jeff Deminski was relating his conversation with his 9-year-old son about filing your taxes. I thought it was pretty funny and so here is a summary of the story he shared (my quotes are for clarity but basically what he said):
Deminski's son asked him what filing taxes meant and he explained that for every dollar you make the government takes a small amount. Trying not to make it sound all bad, Deminski said the money the government takes goes into things including local schools or plowing when it snows.
His son said, "But you don't get a say in how they build the school, right? When you go to a store and buy a shirt, you can choose the shirt you want."
Deminski confirmed he was right and then his son said, "So basically they're robbing you."
Many taxpayers would agree with his assessment.