April 18 Renamed “CP Tax Time”

by Kelly McFelling, Politicoat Monday 4/18/2016

     President Obama, in an effort to do something beneficial for the American public before the end of his term, took executive action permanently moving the official income tax due date from April 15 to three days later on April 18.

The President said his reasons for the change centered around two issues persistent with the traditional April 15 tax due date. One, it coincides with the annual Emancipation Day holiday in Washington DC, where thousands of government employees recognize Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862. A year when no slave in the US, outside of DC, was compensated or emancipated.

The President’s second reason for moving up the income tax due date was the multitude of American colored people needing “a little more time” to finish their taxes, a filing process in which they now have four and one half months plus three days to complete.

“Action taken today by President Obama allows time for Emancipation Day celebrations, rewards the President’s core constituency with more time to complete their taxes, and does not negatively impact non-coloreds,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, suggesting the President’s unilateral executive action was his least divisive in nearly eight years.

Non-colored people surveyed say they never heard of “Emancipation Day” and were shocked the Gregorian calendar had any more room to facilitate another African American-related holiday. Colored people, more enthusiastic about the change, say they are “cool wit it” and happy nineteenth century slavery is still paying dividends.

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