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TAX DAY, and 47 percent of all adult Americans pay NO Federal Income Taxes

By maxwell edison ·
I wonder if such a thing happens in other industrialized countries? (Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, et al?)

I wonder what will happen when the percentage of those paying NO Federal Income Taxes surpasses 50 percent?

I wonder what will happen when our national debt equals - or exceeds - our GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize their future is saddled with a huge unsecured debt?

I wonder what will happen when the 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings realize they've been saddled with huge unfunded entitlement obligations to others?

I wonder what will happen when .....

But what the ****? Many of those 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40-somethings actually voted for it! To them: Have fun sleeping in the bed you made.

This madness is simply not sustainable.

The progressives have been able to trump reality by playing the compassion card. But in the end, they will be proven to be the Jokers - unfortunately, it will come at the expense of the rest of the deck.

Yes, I wrote a pretty big check today. And not only am I not thanked for it, but I'm actually ridiculed. Maybe they want my heart as well?

As hard as I try, and as hard as I work, funding my own retirement remains that elusive butterfly. Other people just won't allow me to do it. And the check I wrote today proves it - maybe when I'm 80 or when pigs fly.

Maybe I should chuck the effort and become a ward of the state. Maybe I'll just do what's necessary so I can become a tax receiver instead of a tax payer. Maybe I'm on the wrong band-wagon. Yea, that's it; I'm on the wrong band-wagon.

Happy tax day!

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Chuck the effort

by santeewelding In reply to TAX DAY, and 47 percent o ...

Become an enemy of the state.

I have.

Prudence does not allow me to tell you how.

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A self-taught course, no doubt.

by maxwell edison In reply to Chuck the effort

Let's see, where are those enrollment papers?

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Regardless of his disability

by Tig2 In reply to TAX DAY, and 47 percent o ...

We managed to pay our taxes about a month and a half ago. We are also trying to pre-pay 2011 taxes now. We are living on our retirement savings today because there isn't a **** of a lot of choice. SSDI- that he paid into for over 35 years- doesn't cover much.

The system sucks mightily. I don't know anyone that would dispute that. And I get that you are frustrated. Join the club.

Forgive me, but I don't see the value in kvetching about it.

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Janus, my dear.

by santeewelding In reply to Regardless of his disabil ...

Janus of the doorway.

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Fidelity of the moderately trying

by Tig2 In reply to Janus, my dear.

Only doorway we got.

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Pick the lock.

by santeewelding In reply to Fidelity of the moderatel ...
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How do you think we are getting by?

by Tig2 In reply to Pick the lock.
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Consider this

by maxwell edison In reply to Regardless of his disabil ...

You could consider me among the unemployed. I haven't had a full-time job in over a year.

However, I don't dare collect unemployment compensation from the government. I won't do it; it's a matter of principle. I want nothing from this government - except, of course, to be guaranteed protection of my civil liberties (dream on!).

Instead, I get by the best I can. I do what I need to do. And I know what it's like tapping into retirement savings - like I had to do today to pay my taxes so that other people might collect their unemployment benefits.

What's wrong with this !@#$%^& picture?

And those who collect those unemployment benefits call me selfish!

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Cuts to the bone, does it?

by santeewelding In reply to Consider this

I am tight-lipped.

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I'm less concerned about me

by maxwell edison In reply to Cuts to the bone, does it ...

And more concerned about my son and other people's sons and daughters - into whose lap this whole mess will ultimately fall.

I give it ten years. It'll make the Great Depression look like a walk on the beach.

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