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Classic Rewind: Johnny Cash – ‘After Taxes’


4 responses to “Classic Rewind: Johnny Cash – ‘After Taxes’

  1. Stan Zorin October 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    If he were to sing this song today Johnny Cash would be called an extremist, or even worse, a right wing extremist, a fringe group white supremacist, an anti-semite [IRS and the Federal Reserve are the same and the Fed is NOT a branch of the Federal government but is a private Jewish bank], a pro gun and anti tax white militia extremist and so on. In our day this song would not be allowed to be played on radio. How the times have changed, for worse, just in space of a few decades. The country is in pieces.

    • Ken October 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

      I always thought that this was just a humorous song by Johnny that poked fun at something everyone can relate to. The above post is a bit worrisome. People that constantly look for some type of political agenda will always find it no matter how misplaced their contention may be. To state that this song would not be “allowed” to be played on radio” is incorrect. Unless it violates FCC content rules any song may be aired. The sad fact is that Johnny Cash receives no airplay today but that is not due to song content.

      I think our country is as great as it ever was. It’s our discourse that has devolved due to the internet and cable news channels that can slant news in a particular direction. Too many folks only listen to or read things that fit their preconceived ideas and do not expose themselves to anything that challenges their thought process. That is what has changed in America. Too many folks only listen to crazy fringe elements and never question whether they are supported by facts – or reality!

      • Paul W Dennis October 27, 2016 at 12:29 am

        Ours is still a great country but both major political parties have completely derailed and offered us really terrible candidates this time around. Too bad the Libertarians didn’t put up a better candidate – this would have been the ideal time for them to make some headway

        Getting back to “:After Taxes”, Billy Edd Wheeler is probably my favorite singer/songwriter, the one 60s folk artist who did not get too overly political as time went by. Billy Edd is joined by the Coasters on his recording of “After Taxes”

  2. Paul W Dennis October 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

    This song was written by folksinger Billy Edd Wheeler and appeared on his 1964 album ODE TO THE LITTLE BROWN SHACK OUT BACK/MEMORIES OF AMERICA. The song was true then and now

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