Irony: Celebrating Emancipation Day on April 15

Here’s some irony for you.

April 16 is “Emancipation Day.” The holiday commemorates the day Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 District of Columbia slaves.

Since the 16th falls on Saturday this year, the official Emancipation Day holiday got bumped up to Friday, April 15th. Normally that would be you tax filing deadline day – but the IRS pushed it back until Monday the 18th to accommodate the holiday.

So – I guess you are emancipated – for three days.

Enjoy!

And remember: taxation is theft.

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