Great Tax Moment in Simpsons History

July 1, 2008

[Homer finds out about the new tax to pay for fixing the town’s bear problem]

Homer: Woo-hoo! A perfect day. Zero bears and one big fat hairy paycheck. [opens it up] Hey! How come my pay is so low? … Bear patrol tax! This is an outrage! It’s the biggest tax increase in history!

Lisa: Actually, Dad, it’s the smallest tax increase in history.

Homer: Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax.

Lisa: That’s the home-owner tax.

Homer: Well, anyway, I’m still outraged.

[Later, a mob marches on the Mayor’s office shouting “Down with taxes!”]

Mayor Quimby: Are those morons getting dumber or just louder?

Assistant: [checks his clipboard] Dumber, sir. They won’t give up the bear patrol, but they won’t pay taxes for it either.

Quimby: Ducking this issue calls for real leadership.

[at the podium]

Mayor Quimby: People, your taxes are too high because of illegal immigrants![…]

Moe: Immigants! [sic] I knew it was them! Even when it was the bears, I knew it was them.

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