While you’re doing the miserable math of the dismal science in the harsh glow of a computer monitor, here’s some numbers for the 99 percent:
- “Taxman” by the Beatles. George Harrison and the boys certainly could have benefited from TurboTax or at least an impartial accountant, but they took revenge by naming names on side one, cut one. No refund for you!
- “Sunny Afternoon” by the Kinks. Ray Davies paints a picture of the positive side of taxmageddon.
- “IRS Man” by Eddie Clearwater. The Chief addresses a blues-generating menace even greater than the Hellhound or razor-totin’ Jim.
- “I’d Love To Change the World” by Ten Years After. “Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more.” A classic redistribution of wealth double-negative.
- “1040 Blues” by Robert Cray. ”I’m gonna have to pay these taxes if I’m gonna live here.” (You would have the option of living here in prison.)