- November 20, 2012
- David Greene
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Instead of dwelling on delinquent taxes and other legal problems today, I would like my readers to dwell on things we all can be thankful for in the Spirit of the Season. Like most folks, I do not enjoy paying taxes when I could be spending the money on my family. However, I realize that my tax dollars are for the benefit of my family in the end. I am thankful for all the things our tax dollars provide, such as the armed services that protect us from foreign enemies, the police forces that protect us from domestic enemies and those who enforce the Constitution that ensures our freedom of religion. I am also thankful for the local, state and federal employees that help us every day by picking up trash, handling our water and sewage needs, keeping our parks green and our highways in repair, helping those in need and in many other ways. Most of the time we take all of these blessings for granted, but everyone who has traveled overseas would agree with me, I believe, that our standard of living and our level of comfort far exceed that of other countries. I hope you will take a few moments this Thanksgiving week to reflect on all the things our taxes provide for us and all the blessings we enjoy.