Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm torn

Uncle Sam takes his fair share of taxes from our hard earned paychecks all year long and then at the end of the year he makes you do more work to see if you get some of it back. If you happen to get some back, then you feel really lucky that you got your own money back and avoided having to pay him more of your money. The money that he takes from you (me) goes to pay for a ton of cool stuff (national parks, infrastructure to make life easier, welfare for the needy, etc.) along with a ton of stupid stuff (war, bridges to nowhere, paying our elected officials to argue on capitol hill over the definition of rape, etc.). I am super pumped on my tax return this year because I don't owe any more money. SEE!!! It's even called a tax "return" because it's your (my) own money coming back to you! The craziest part is that when we get our checks we spend the money as if it's a bonus that we didn't earn. I guess it could be worse...I could live in Egypt right now. YIKES! I'll stop whining now. Sorry. Forget I said anything.

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