Will Rogers

Lighten up Mondays

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Through today’s Monday funny, I’m venting about the State of Washington Department of Revenue website where I tried everything I possibly could to log in and file my quarterly business taxes ($0) for the first quarter of 2018. I used the super-secret-super-secure-your-life-depends-on-it Log in identity and password and nope! It didn’t work. I wrote them a missive by email over the weekend and will await their pearls of wisdom so I can be a fine, upstanding business person.

So lucky you, here are some still relevant statements about the government made by Will Rogers many years ago:

  • “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
  • “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when a baby gets hold of a hammer.”
  • “The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out.”
  • “If you ever injected truth into politics you’d have no politics.”
  • “There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.”
  • “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.”
  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”