Yesterday, totally out of the blue, my six year old drops this one on me. We had not even been talking about taxes or anything for weeks. Last serious political talk was right before Earth Day, when I spent an hour inoculating him from propaganda–which, to my pleasant surprise, didn’t occur; his Montessori school hardly mentioned it.
Anyway, he says:
“Dad, wouldn’t it be cool if you could live in a helicopter?”
Yeah, I say, sort of like a houseboat, I guess, but it would be pretty expensive!
“Yeah,” he says, laughing.
And you would have a hard time ordering things from Amazon!–I point out
He starts laughing, imagining FedEx throwing packages up to your house-helicopter.
“And Dad, it would be so cool, that no one could tax you. You would just fly right over them! And if the police try to get you to tax you? to take your money? You just fly right away!”