Best Tax Pictures on Flickr

While placed on an interminable hold with ThomsonReuters, I decided to check out Flickr for the best Creative Commons images that come up when you search for the word “tax.” Although the majority were pictures from protests (either for or against other people paying taxes), I was able to weed out a few that are worth sharing. So here are the best tax pictures on Flickr (that I can post without paying any money):

Picture by Martha Soukup

Picture by Martha Soukup

I always wonder about signs like these. I mean, how can we really know that she wants HER taxes raised if it’s on a piece of poster board? That thing look hardly looks high quality, and if she really had extra money to throw at the government, wouldn’t she have upgraded to something a bit more professional? Like, for example, a vanity plate.

Picture by Eli Christman

Picture by Eli Christman

See? I can tell this guy is committed to lower taxes because he was willing to pay the government extra money to protest them taking too much of his money.Whereas Woman with Sign only talks about raising taxes, Guy with Car voluntarily pays more.

So where should that tax money go? Here’s at least one suggestion:

tax wall street

Picture by RobinHoodTax

Stupid Wall Street. We need to tax it! I’m not quite sure how pavement is supposed to pay up (or is Wall Street cobblestone? I’ve never been there. But, it must not be, because everyone knows you can’t get blood from a stone).

I know, I know, he’s talking about the people. We need to tax anyone who walks across the hallowed New York lane and throw the money at Aids. Which sounds surprisingly like a South Park episode. Just a heads up, doctors: it works better if you inject the cash straight into the vein.

May I suggest the following person as your tax collector?

Picture by Dave Herholz

Picture by Dave Herholz

Wait, are they saying they’ll collect more of your money for the government, or that they’ll just charge you more? Maybe I don’t get it, because that doesn’t seem like a good ad to me.

Or is it “we have mo of yo money, so you have fewer problems.”

And speaking of problems, I liked this terribly photoshopped picture of David Cameron:

truth lies

Picture by Byzantine_K

Is it just me, or does it look like the plane has TRUTH LIES written on it? If the truth lies, who can we trust? Or is it “LIES TRUTH” as in “discover what picture was photoshopped. Therein lies truth.” Maybe this is an ad for a British version of National Treasure. I can’t wait to hear Nicholas Cage trying to pull off an English accent.

Speaking of not being able to trust things, here’s the world’s worst calculator:

Picture by eFile989

Picture by eFile989

All I want to know is 4+4, but the dang calculator keeps saying TAX REFUND like a Dalek working for the Tea Party (we’ve been catching up on Doctor Who, if you couldn’t tell).

Speaking of the Tea Party, I found a jacket they should hand out at their next rally:

Picture by Ryan

Picture by Ryan

If they charge for it, they’d probably make a bit of money. Though then they’d have to pay taxes on the money they’ve made. It’s a vicious cycle.

If you’re more the Occupy Wall Street type instead of a Tea Partier, I have just the picture:

Picture by Darya Mead

Picture by Darya Mead

Because nothing says “we’re oppressed” like a bunch of San Franciscans congregating on an empty beach with beautiful hills in the background to spell out their protest. Wow. I feel really moved. It’s almost as powerful as seeing it on a license plate.

I wonder how many of them are wearing “Tax Slave” jackets?

Anyway, speaking of beaches, I’ll leave you with one final (very photoshopped) picture. No comment necessary:

Picture by Tjebbe van Tijen

Picture by Tjebbe van Tijen