Joke of the day: The 95% tax rate

Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam wants your money!

A little boy wrote a letter to God, asking him for $100 because his mom was sick with cancer. He addressed the envelope “God”, put his return address on it, and dropped it in the corner mailbox.

The postmaster thought this was such a nice gesture from a young child and decided to send this letter on to President Bush. President Bush was so touched by the little boy’s sincerity that he told his secretary to send the boy $5.

Upon receiving the money, the boy wrote the following thank you letter:

“ Dear God – Thank you for the money. Next time please send it to me directly. I noticed you sent it through Washington D.C. and of course, they deducted $95 for taxes. Love, Joey”