I just browsed through some comic strips of Calvin and Hobbes and found one that was very interesting when compared to my experience with the government in general and the IRS in particular.
I would love to post the whole strip here but I am afraid the copyright owner would not like that, so I leave it to your imagination and just give you the text.
Dialog between Calvin and the bully in the school yard:
Bully: I want that truck, Twinky
Calvin: It’s mine, Moe. I brought it from home.
Bully: I said, give me the truck.
Calvin: Moe, you can’t just take things from people because you’re bigger!
Bully: I’m not taking it. You’re giving it to me because we’ll be so much happier that way. (grabbing Calvin’s collar and clenching his first.)
Calvin (by himself): How touching…
Calvin (a bit later): Moe, give me my truck back. It’s not yours.
Bully: It’s now. You gave it to me.
Calvin: I didn’t have much choice, didn’t I!? It was either give up the truck or get punched!
Calvin: So I only ‘gave’ it to you because you are bigger and meaner than me!
Bully: Yeah? So?
Calvin: The forensic marvel has reduced my logic to shambles.
Bully: You’re saying you changed your mind about getting punched?
So, honestly, does that remind you of any interactions with the Infernal Revenue Service?
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