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Teaching kids about taxes and welfare using Hallowe'en candy
Comedian Tim Slagle, whom for some reason I had never heard of, has an excellent video out in which he uses Hallowe'en candy to illustrate taxes. A lot packed into 3 minutes.
HT to Patrick T. Peterson
Funny, in a strange 'look at how we get screwed over' sort of way.
He didn't even mention the paperwork.
This is a very informative video, and exteremly humorous as well. The sublimital messages are very clever and very well placed and makes for a very relevant and tangilble message.
There is no kid in this country who got their bounty of Halloween candy on their own. You hit the streets and got a big bag to take home? Good for you. But I want to be clear, the pavement you pounded was paid for by the rest of us. You were safe from the other ghosts and witches out and about that night because of police forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands of pirates and Darth Vaders would come and seize all your Starbursts and Milky Ways.
Now look, you had a great costume and you turned it into something terrific. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is that you take a hunk of that and pay it forward for the next kid who comes along.
LOL. Very nicely done.