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Billionaire Philanthropy is a Marketing Scam

Just pay your freaking taxes like the rest of us!

Sam W.
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs
8 min readMay 29, 2023

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A jar sits on a yard sale counter. There’s a paper label on the side that reads, “Pay as you wish”
Tax laws? Pfft. Rules for thee, but not for me! Photo by Aneta Pawlik on Unsplash

Tax season has come and gone for another year, and like the rest of you, I’ve filled out my forms and driven myself thoroughly mad digging through paperwork and receipts.

I hate math. Thank the gods for calculators.

Being self-employed is a bit of a pain in the backside, as it means keeping track of everything on my own and manually reporting and accounting for every dollar. Still, I do my best to make sure I don’t miss a single cent.

Taxes are important. In my country, our taxes help pay for everything from education to universal healthcare, and the government pulls from the national pool to ensure that our citizens have safety nets and protections when things go wrong.

I think of it like having a massive truckload of roommates. We all chip in to cover the rent so no one individual is stuck paying for everybody.

Part of belonging to a democratic society is doing your part to help your fellow citizens. So, while taxes are a little bit of a pain, the result is worth it.

Of course, there are other ways to help out your fellow humans. Many of us also go out of…

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Sam W.
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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