Tax Day

by Becky

Original Text: Tax Day


America should make tax day a national holiday. This should happen for many reasons. These include realizing and celebrating all of the things our government does for us, things that are paid for out of taxes. Also, many people take this day off work in order to catch up, and they would already have the day off if it were a holiday; postal workers could also have a shorter day if it were a holiday. A festive and happy mood to the day would make people relaxed instead of stressed, and that could only help the long lines people wait in to be more pleasant. For all these reasons, I think Congress should consider making April 11 a national holiday.
April 11 is a day when many people call in “sick” to work, or take vacation days. Do you think these people are actually sick, or that they are on a beach in Florida or a ski slope on Colorado? Of course not! They are at home, frantically filling out their tax paperwork. Or maybe they are waiting in line at H&R Block or at the post office, where government workers help people who don’t understand the form. And meanwhile, at work, the poor boss is left to cover everyone because he can’t call in sick. Not only does he not get a chance to fill out his paperwork, he has to do all the work of running the store by himself. This just isn’t right. If April 11 were a holiday, the boss could stay home too and get his stuff done without having to worry about cranky, panicked customers.
People always say that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. That may be true, but while death is almost always sad, people forget that taxes are actually a good thing. Public education, for one, is paid for out of taxes. Teachers are already underpaid; in fact, taxes should probably be raised! Without public education, many families couldn’t afford to send their children to school, and these people would grow up uneducated and unable to get jobs. Then they would end up on unemployment and welfare for the rest of their lives. That would cost the United States much more money than public education does. Making tax day a national holiday would allow people to remember exactly why they are giving this money to the government in the first place.
For all these reasons, Congress should consider making April 11 National Tax Day. The happier mood of the day would encourage people to think about all the wonderful things their tax dollars make possible. People could have the day off work to make sure that taxes are complete and accurate, and the festive holiday mood would make waiting in lines much more pleasant. Please take my proposal under consideration.

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Revised Text:

America should make tax day a national holiday. This should happen for many reasons. These include realizing and celebrating all of the things our government does for us, things that are paid for out of taxes. Also, many people take this day off work in order to catch up, and they would already have the day off if it were a holiday. Postal workers could also have a shorter day if it were a holiday.

A festive and happy mood on this day would make people relaxed instead of stressed, and that could only help the long lines in which people wait to be more pleasant. For all these reasons, I think Congress should consider making April 11 a national holiday.

April 11 is a day when many people call in “sick” to work, or take a vacation day. Do you think these people are actually sick, or that they are on a beach in Florida or a ski slope on Colorado? Of course not! They are at home, frantically filling out their tax paperwork. Or maybe they are waiting in line at H&R Block or at the post office, where government workers help people who don’t understand the forms.

Meanwhile, at work, the poor boss is left to cover for everyone because he can’t call in sick. Not only does he not get a chance to fill out his own paperwork, he has to do all the work of running the store by himself. This just isn’t right. If April 11th were a holiday, the boss could stay home too and get his stuff done without having to worry about cranky, panicked customers.

People always say that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. That may be true, but while death is almost always sad, people forget that taxes are actually a good thing. Public education, for one, is paid for out of taxes. Teachers are already underpaid. In fact, taxes should probably be raised! Without public education, many families couldn’t afford to send their children to school, and these children would grow up uneducated and unable to get jobs. Then they would end up on unemployment and welfare for the rest of their lives. That would cost the United States much more money than public education does. Making tax day a national holiday would allow people to remember exactly why they are giving this money to the government in the first place.

For all these reasons, Congress should consider making April 11th "National Tax Day". The happier mood of the day would encourage people to think about all the wonderful things their tax dollars make possible. People could have the day off work to make sure that their tax forms were complete and accurate, and the festive holiday mood would make waiting in lines much more pleasant.

Please take my proposal under consideration.

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