July 7, 2008 3:43PM

It’s Not Easy Being an Argentine Farmer

Tax Freedom Day — the day we stop working for the government and start working for ourselves — took place this year on April 23rd according to the Tax Foundation. Some people rightly complain about working for the government almost 4 full months, but if you were an Argentine farmer, you’d still have to wait more than a month and a half for such a splendid day.

A recent survey of La Nación, an Argentine daily, found out that the average farmer in that country needs to work 240 days a year to pay all his/​her taxes. In some cases this figure goes up to 300 days a year. Based on these numbers, Tax Freedom Day will be “celebrated” in most Argentine farms on August 27th.

mate will be in order.