Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th from an Immigrant's POV

I moved to America when I was 8 & the best thing about this country... TV! A TV in every room & you don't have to fear the TV Tax Man, now that's the American Dream! For those of you who don't know what a TV Tax man is, you're lucky! 

"TV Tax Man! The TV Tax Man is coming!"
In Ireland if you own a TV set you have to pay a possession tax. And they are serious about it, they send Inspectors out to do house to house checks. This would send the neighborhood into a frenzy, kids would run up & down the street screaming "TV Tax Man, the TV Tax Man is coming!" And all the adults would run inside & cover their TV sets with whatever they could find. 

"In Ireland it is a prosecutable offense to be found in possession of an unlicensed television set. An Irish TV license costs €160 . Fines for not having a license can be up to €635 for a first offense."

"Now, they'll never see that we have a TV!"
Thank you America for protecting the sanctity of TV! God Bless America! 

Happy 4th of July!


  1. I don't believe this! Haha! Signed, Spoiled American Brat

  2. Hello spoiled American Brat! It's true! I too one day hope to be a spoiled American brat just like you! Thanks for the comment! Xx