Ok, its tax day. Today I send in my final payment for the 2001 tax year.
It’s not that I am opposed to all taxes. I’m just opposed to my money being wasted and being treated as if its from an endless supply and not something that was dear to me and that couldnt have been made use of should I have got to keep it instead.
Instead of me keeping what I earned, the entitlement minded govt has decided that others are more worthy of my efforts than I.
So I hope all those billions spent on useless pork projects, studying some random traffic pattern in some city, some sculpture for some city park, and all the other stuff that seems to get focused on the states with the Congressmen on the appropriations committee really brings someone some happiness. Don’t tell me its helping to create jobs, thats a sorry excuse. If the city really wanted those things they can tax their own citizens for it. But no, the fed has to take our money, take their cut, then send some of it back to the states, and spend the rest in some program designed to make people dependent on the govt instead of on themselves.
And I hope that those individuals that are the direct recipients of my dollars appreciate them, though from how I see you spending them I sort of doubt it. If you are on public assistance, you shouldnt be able to afford things that I cant afford for my kids. Let me tell you what a warm, fuzzy feeling i get seeing you come into the convenience store with your 3 or more kids (none of whom look like they have the same father) who proceed to ravage the candy, chip and soda aisles while you pick up a 12 pack of beer and a carton of cigarettes. Gee, I bet my kids wish I had the hundreds of dollars for Air Jordans that they will outgrow in a few months. But since you can buy them all their snacks with my money (as well as your groceries too) I guess you can afford the beer, cigarettes, and Air Jordans on your salary. Oh, and just let me add how happy I am that in order to protect your fragile self esteem you no longer have to use the actual food stamps, you get a debit card so it looks like you pay with your own money. Except it doesnt look that way, when all the “sin” items are segregated to be paid out of your envelope of cash money the state gave you. Maybe you are the same woman that my wife overheard while making a business appearance in the welfare office (she works phone systems) give her reason for needing my money as “I quit my job because I hated it”. Well, thats good enough for me. Should I write you a check so you can buy your 7 year old some more designer clothes?
Today is April 15. According to the federal, state and local taxes I pay (don’t forget all those hidden taxes like 30 cents/gallon on gas) i STILL haven’t got to keep one dollar I made this year. It is just over a month away before I get to keep any.
And some say I’m too rich and should pay more taxes.