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What a day without government might look like…

Whether you waited until the last minute to file your taxes, or wrapped it up weeks ago, you might be wondering: “What’s in it for me? Did I really benefit from the taxes I paid last year?”

Well, the good folks at Together NC just released an animated video that takes a humorous, and somewhat harrowing look at life absent the basic tax-funded services and public investments that we’ve come to take for granted.

“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.”

Watch their video below, and then take time to read today’s Fitzsimon File “Tax Day Facts.

One Comment

  1. Frank Burns

    April 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Of course government serves a vital role in our lives. The problem occurs when government gets so large it becomes intrusive and costly. We find ourselves in that position now. I personally don’t think any taxpayer funds should go towards UNC basketball.