I get all my ideas from Penn and Teller’s Showtime TV series, “Bull---t”.
Ok, not all my ideas…
But this week I steal one: Penn Jillette says that for the money that he pays an accountant to do his taxes, he could pay an army of sexy naked women to dance around his workplace. To highlight the contrast, he puts his accountant on TV, and then brings on a naked woman.
Here’s a link to it… Oh, forget that. Fox doesn’t let us link to nudity. But it’s a useful reminder that for a small fraction of what Americans pay accountants and other specialists for tax help, we could do all sorts of fun things. Tonight on my FBN show (8pm & 12 am EST), I use this idea as an excuse to get Fox to pay for me to get a massage and a fine steak dinner.
After all, I could get one hundred massages or two hundred restaurant meals for less than what I pay just to have my accountant figure out what taxes I must pay.
What a waste! What Americans spend on tax paperwork is greater than the pay of every worker at WalMart, United Parcel Service, McDonalds, IBM, and Citigroup combined.
So much money and creative energy goes right down the drain. We would be much richer, happier, and freer if only taxes were simpler.