Tax Day doesn’t exactly have a high approval rating. But lost in anti-tax rhetoric is the simple truth that public funds support the basic building blocks of civilization, investments that keep us all safer, happier and healthier.
A new animated video released this morning by Together NC, “A Day Without Government,” uses biting humor to highlight how taxes support prosperity in the Old North State – and how grim life could be without them.
In the North Carolina-specific video, viewers see what life would be if someone woke up on a day without tax-funded government services. Simple necessities like water would be missing. Trips to health code-free restaurants would be riskier. Driving a car would be a lot more terrifying …
… and it might even impact who wins the NCAA college basketball tournament.
“As North Carolinians file their tax returns, we think it’s important to remind our fellow citizens why we pay taxes in the first place,” said Rob Thompson, one of Together NC’s coordinators. “Without taxes, we don’t have schools, parks, clean water and even UNC basketball.”
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