Taxation Without Education

Where, exactly, are my tax dollars going?

I posed this question to my older son during a game of Trivia Crack after he answered yet another question incorrectly.

His response?

Umm…up your butt?


That’s kinda what I was afraid of.

Incidentally, I just received our 2018 property tax statement.

Let’s just say it ain’t pretty.

Which is precisely why a friendly lunch note reminder seems to be in order:

If nothing more, it’s a helpful lesson in alliteration.

In my son’s defense, though:

I hadn’t learned that yet… I don’t think.


After answering 11 consecutive trivia questions correctly myself, he offered a bit of praise:

You’re not as dumb as I thought!


I think.

Guess you won’t be seeing either of us on Jeopardy anytime soon…

~Happy Friday, friends! No person in history has probably ever been overjoyed about paying taxes. But on that note… Where education is concerned, investing in the future is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment. Have a fantastic weekend!~


26 thoughts on “Taxation Without Education

    • Oh, I know! I suppose the silver lining is that they now have an entire world of knowledge right at their fingertips, so they’re bound to at least learn something. Hopefully. ๐Ÿ˜


  1. On the tax note, I just received my personal property taxes. My eyes always bug out on those because they don’t exist in Florida…and I’m still trying to figure out what they are used on here. I do think my kids are getting a “decent” education though (perhaps I’ll be able to tell when the oldest heads to University next year)

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  2. I posed this question to my older son during a game of Trivia Crack after he answered yet another question incorrectly. His response? Ummโ€ฆup your butt? (Pun intended?) Great lunchbox note, btw. I really think you should make a book out of them. LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks! The very fact that I believe the “up your butt” pun was indeed intended leads me to believe that he is, in fact, learning something. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I do like the idea of creating a fabulous coffee table book with these notes… That’s definitely a possibility. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • I’ve heard that it’s specifically earmarked by law to go towards “education spending.” Though what usually happens is other money normally budgeted towards education gets redirected towards other fun things, so the education budget doesn’t actually grow… it just gets more of its money from gamblers! Our government at work!

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