Your taxes at work
This is the week that our income taxes were due and it was a week when we got a vivid example of our taxes at work.
As a society, we like to complain about our taxes, but the truth is that the U.S. has some of the lowest taxes in the industrialized world.
Personally, I've never begrudged paying taxes. I see them as a part of the social contract that binds us together, as the price of all the goods and services I receive from the government, and paying them is part of my patriotic duty as a citizen.
If you feel disposed to grouse about your taxes, just keep this image in mind. Perhaps it may make you think twice.