Why is it that tax preparing companies dress their people in wacky outfits and send them out to dance on the highways and wave at cars? Even in the wind and rain. Is my thinking supposed to be something like this: "Hey, there is a giant chicken dancing by the street! THAT'S the kind of people I want to do my taxes, let's go right in!" I think not. In looking for a tax preparer, I want someone in a crisp white shirt, wearing glasses, with the serious look of an accountant on his face. No hijinks for me, thanks anyway! Yet every few blocks, we have been running into these costumed dancers. Does this really bring in more customers? And what kind of people would consider this to be a sign of reliability, and why? I feel sorry for the costumed dancers, some look just miserable. I hope they get their taxes done for free.
"God also has an interest in keeping order, and he uses them to do it. That's why you must live responsibly-not just to avoid punishment but also because it's the right way to live. That's also why you pay taxes-so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders."
Romans 13:5,7 The Message