Pond's Laws on Government and Taxes

On Government

Pond’s Law of Congressional Wisdom
The longer members of the House or Senate are in office, the more they think that they’re better able to spend our money than we are.

Pond’s Law of Tax Policy
When imposing more taxes on the rich, Congress will always define “rich” as someone earning more than the salary of a member of Congress.

On Taxes

Pond’s Law of Bracket Creep (Or Don’t Cry Over More Milk)
There are worse things in life than moving into a higher tax bracket—like moving into a lower tax bracket.