[Crossposted from ONE Mass Weekly Newsletter by Harmony Blakeway – April 14, 2011]
We know that looking through local newspapers this time of year – with all of this talk about budget cuts caused by structural deficits – can get a bit overwhelming if not outright depressing. Add to that the chants of anti-government folks, and some days it's tempting to just tune out.
But wait! It's time that we have a little fun with taxes! Yep. Fun!
You and I know that there are critical things our government does that we couldn't do as individuals. But what does that look like to you?
Take five minutes today to participate in the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign's Thank Taxes project!
Need some inspiration?
Carmen Arce-Bowen, Project Director of ONE Massachusetts thanks taxes for the opportunity to ride safely in elevators!
Judy Meredith, Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute thanks taxes for the for the water and sewer commission!
Check out even more examples in this fabulous flickr pool of thank taxes photos!!
Okay. Now it's your turn.
Take back the word "taxes" for good.
Print off a sign, take a photo of what you're thankful for, and post it to the Campaign's facebook page, tweet it with the hashtag #thanktaxes (Confused about hashtags? See the examples above), or email it to us, and we'll do it for you!