This is not a parody. The “Alliance for A Better Minnesota” (a coalition of leftist organizations including “the Blue-Green Alliance” and “SEIU Healthcare Minnesota”) is promoting a Thank You Taxes campaign urging Minnesotans to “Take a moment to share with us why you appreciate all the government services you use every day.”

We’re sure “Thank You” is exactly the thought millions of Americans are thinking right now as they scramble to file their taxes in time for April 15.

But if you do want to take a moment to give thanks for all that big government means to your life, also consider that Americans will pay more in taxes than they will spend on food, clothing and housing combined. If that fact makes you more than a little concerned, then join the Tax Foundation in celebrating Tax Freedom Day this April 13.