Taxes: grin and bear ’em

(8th in a series on Education)

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?
The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Mark Twain

Gadfly loves to do his taxes early. Hates doing them. So best to get them out of the way.

Appointment with the tax guy Monday.

Which makes today a Tylenol-for-Tax-Relief day.

Gadfly grew up on Lichty’s “Grin and bear it” daily cartoons.

Sardonic. Cynical.

A wonderful tonic.

Comic relief.

I’m sure Lichty helped shape Gadfly’s sense of humor.

Taxes were a common theme.

Lichty 2

Taxes, best to just grin and bear ’em.

Lichty 1

Taxes. Nothing you can do about ’em. Just grin and bear it.

But we’re in the process of thinking about charter schools and taxes.

So Gadfly is curious today to know exactly what he’s been paying in taxes to the Bethlehem Area School District.

The records aren’t great. But here’s what he has.

2010: $1646
2015: $1984
2016: $2046
2017: $2085
2018: $2120

What’s your graph look like? It’s germane to our thinking about charter schools.


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