Ep. 14: Road Trip: Tax Lesson

Ron Swanson teaches a nine year old girl all about evil government and taxes, by demonstrating with (eating) her lunch.

Ron Swanson:

“This is your lunch. Now, you should be able to do whatever you want to with is, right?”

“If you want to eat all of it, great. If you want to throw it away in the garbage, it’s your prerogative. But here I come – the government.”

(Ron takes a huge bite of her sandwich)

“And I get to take 40% of your lunch.”

(He now has the chips and a drink)

“And that, Lauren, is how taxes work.”


“But that’s not fair.”

Ron Swanson:

“You’re learning. Uh oh, capital gains tax.”

(Ron takes another bite of sandwich)