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For my readers who have an interest in taxes, today’s post revolves around two facts:

  1. Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, lived from March 2, 1904 to September 24, 1991.
  2. Kelly Phillips Erb, aka TaxGirl, is one of my favorite bloggers.

Throw them together into a mixing bowl, and out comes, “I Do Not Like Them, IRS: My Ode to Dr. Seuss.

Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is well known for writing children’s books.  The most popular, Green Eggs and Ham, contains only 50 words.  Each is used several times to craft an entertaining book..  Green Eggs and Ham has inspired many to write poems that mimic Seuss’s poetic style.

I missed Dr. Seuss books when I was growing up.  I was already 11 when Green Eggs and Ham was published, and I was into reading science fiction novels and Time magazine by then.  When my own kids needed reading material, we fed them Golden Books, Berenstain Bears and Uncle Arthur’s Bible Stories. Never-the-less, who doesn’t like Green Eggs and Ham?  Even Sam likes them.

Kelly Phillips Erb, the TaxGirl, is the blogger’s blogger.  She writes with impeccable style and unquestionable authority on taxes.  I read her mostly to pick up blogging tips.  As an accounting professor I like also to stay informed about taxes.

Yesterday, she commemorated the birth date of Dr. Seuss.  She graciously gave me permission to reprint her poem:


I Do Not Like Them, IRS. 


IRS, IRS.
That IRS, That IRS.
I do not like that IRS!

Do you like tax and stress?
I do not like them, IRS. I do not like tax and stress.

Would you like them here or there?
I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.
I do not like tax and stress. I do not like them, IRS.

Would you like them when upset?
Would you like them while in debt?

I do not like them when upset. I do not like them when in debt.
I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like tax and stress. I do not like them, IRS.

Would you meet them for a chat?
Would you roll out a welcome mat?

Not for a chat. No welcome mat.
Not when upset. Not when in debt.


Thank you, TaxGirl.

Debit and credit – – David

David Albrecht


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