"This is for the property taxes on the St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage." "Five thousand bucks, it's all there, pal."And thinking about the film director who plays lowly city/county bureaucrat for the tax collector.
In fact the last joke is that the whole movie is cause of the city taxes...
Hint: initials are ss
I wouldn't consider that the least bit surprising with the rising costs of everything else. No way it's mind blowing.