Tax Day

An Open Letter To the State of Maine:

Dear Sirs and Madams,

My husband and I owe a little over $100 in taxes to the State of Maine. The check is made out and I was just getting ready to take it to the post office. Then I remembered something: It is legal for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families / a.k.a. welfare) recipients to purchase alcohol and tobacco products with their welfare / a.k.a. my tax money. I think I’ll save myself a stamp and buy my TANF-receiving neighbor a couple carton of Marlboros and a half gallon of Allens from the store down the road. That should make us square.

R.J. Keller


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

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