While some in our country want to curse taxes they have to pay many are thanking their lucky stars for those returns they'll get back in a few weeks.
The Republican Party has taken this day to protest taxes, and often times you hear the GOP pontificate about how unnecessary they are.
But on this day, I invite you all to participate in a different kind of event than the Tea Parties across the country. Instead I invite you to think about what things in your life, paid for by tax dollars, that you are grateful for.
For me it was a first - I had to pay. Not because I made a lot of money, but because I am self-employed. While I have to say it hurts, I know I'm paying for my country. I'm paying for students who can't afford to go to college so they might have a chance, I'm paying for free lunches, I'm paying for my dad's salary, for the health care of the 9-11 Firefighters who breathed the toxic air on that awful day. I'm proud to pay taxes because its the right thing to do.
If you're on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, or any other social network - think about updating your status telling others what you pay for. And tag it with #teaparty.
For example: I pay so even Tom Delay can get a fair trial #teaparty.