Taxes in Third Grade

I got an email from one of the mothers in my third grade son’s class. Apparently, my eight year old is brainwashing the other children in regard to the upcoming Presidential election. He has apparently decided who he is voting for (if he could), even though I have not.

His friends, I hear, are jumping into their carpools after school telling their parents that Obama is going to raise taxes, and that’s a bad idea.


“Because,” my son is warning them on the playground, “if taxes go any higher, you won’t be able to afford to buy as many BeyBlades or Skylanders or Puffles.”

He sure knows how to hit ‘em where it hurts.

The good news is that he has yet to get sent to the principal’s office for spouting off from his blacktop soapbox.

And the mom who sent me the email was trying not to laugh as she explained the difference between income and sales tax to her third graders. And you gotta love that we are educating our kids early about their finances… no matter who they vote for in 2024.

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