Monday, April 18, 2011
That other day is here
I was going to say something about tax day this year, something funny to make us all feel better about the outrageous taxes we pay. But what is there to say, we're being robbed and everyone knows it. Every tax paying American gives more than their "fair share," all of that money we pay in and it's still not enough. The fact is we are under an ever increasing tax burden so that our representatives can squander our efforts to buy votes and keep themselves in power, or for a bloated bureaucracy that continues trying to squeeze every last drop of freedom and individuality out the people it's supposed to be serving. And how can we forget the government giveaways of every kind and those fellow citizens that think it is "owed" to them, including many that have never even paid income taxes. I could go on and on but I won't, it's too depressing. The Tax Foundation tells us that Tax Freedom Day this year was April 12, last Tuesday. I'm sure you already know that Tax Freedom Day is the date the average American has earned enough money to pay this year's tax burden, when all obligations at the federal, state and local levels have been met. If you take into account the federal budget deficit for the year 2011 the day is really May 23. 143 days into the year before "our" money is ours. I'm sorry but I just can't seem to find anything funny in that.