The Internal Revenue Service
Oh, my friends, this is a timely one!
There are two types of people in The United States: those that love tax day, and those of us who hate it. And these groups are easy to tell apart. Lovers of tax day get refunds. Non-lovers (like me) owe money at the end of the tax year.
The Darkness will save us all from Tax Day
And the dreaded IRS.
First off, if you get a large refund you're just plain silly...goofy in the brain. Why do you insist on lending people money at a zero percent interest rate? No one, and I mean absolutely no one, would do that for you. So that "forced savings plan" of yours that the government generously sends back to you was yours all along.
And if you owe, like me, why haven't you made your estimated payments? That would save you a whole bunch of grief come April 15th, you know.
But what if that all went away?
That's one of the benefits of the Darkness (or what you might call the apocalypse or TEOTWAWKI). No more taxes, or tax day. No more government. No more IRS!
Yeah, the Darkness will have its ugly side (or I should say sides) but taxes won't be one of them.
Transactions will become barter based. I trade you four cans of pork and beans for a live chicken. You trade two of those cans to another soul for five 12-guage shells. They trade one of those cans for a clean bottle of water.
Much simpler, right? And no taxes to be paid.
You won't be going to work anymore. No more 9 to 5, no more bosses with unreasonable demands. No more rushing home to catch little Suzie's soccer practice.
What a nice simple life you'll have.
There will be a down side, of course
Finding food and water will be your new "Job". That and keeping yourself, and your loved ones, safe. But if you don't have to rush off to work, or worry about paying or filing your taxes, you're going to have all sorts of extra free time.
Is that a fair trade? Well, maybe.