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TAXES ARE HERE TO STAY

TAXES ARE HERE TO STAY
(To the tune of “Our Love is Here to Stay” by George and Ira Gershwin)

It’s very clear
Taxes are here to stay
Each day and year
We are the taxman’s prey

One hears that Congress cut spending
Of taxation ending,
By those presumed to know
After whose re-election
Wither their votes do go

And so I fear
Taxes are here to stay
Yet don’t despair
Reform is near they say

Obama’s health care may crumble
Tax brackets tumble
Tea Parties lead the way
But taxes are here to stay

Extra verse

So grin and bear
Taxes are here to stay
Unjust, unfair?
Tax is the price we pay

 For love of civilization
Freedom and nation
Here in the U.S.A.
Taxes are here to stay.

Lyric © 2011 by Robert S. Steinberg
All rights reserved

Previously published in American Bar Asssociation, Tax Section
News Quarterly, “Tax Bites,”  Vol. 30, No. 4, Summer 2011.

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