It’s time to pay my income tax
And, brother, that’s no joke.
For after paying IRS
I find that I R broke!
—Jerry Henderson in Lubbock, Texas, Avalanche-Journal
As April 15 draweth nigh,
My spirits start to droop.
A poor, downtrodden slave am I,
In short, an income poop.
—Fred Meyers, quoted by Jack Rosenbaum in San Francisco Examiner
Income tax is almost due
And this makes me today
Another shaking member of
—Martin Buxbaum in Table Talk
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