If tax bills could be itemized-
OME items we'd pay with pleasure-for
schools and roads and forestry, among others.
Some we'd pay with pride but sorrow-veter
ans' hospitals for one.
Some, grimly, for defense-and seeing it labeled
in the billions, we'd demand it be wisely spent.
And some we would pay under protest, in
anger, for money thrown down rat holes-to
buy "friends" who proved enemies ... to pay for
"projects" that chiefly feed someone's ego ... to
1-A Turret Lath...