Wednesday, February 03, 2010

TAXED


Hrmmmph. We're cutting a big ass check to the gov'mint this year. I can barely say this aloud, but... I-I-I'm s-s-swaying t-t-to t-t-the r-r-right A SMIDGE. Just a smidge. Fiscally. 

Here's what really grinds my gears. Why do people with kids pay FEWER taxes when they use up far MORE resources?!? In principle, shouldn't they pay more?

I don't get it! Someone ess'splain to me, please. Is it because they're breeding future tax payers?? We need to adopt some kids or something. Blurgh. Adulthood blows! Complaining about taxes is so. not. cool.

19 comments:

  1. yeah. No shit. It's all fun and games when we are rallying for change, but your hands shake when you have to sign the check.

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  2. exactly, why do I have to pay for their kids to go to school?

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  3. I've always been pretty skeptical about tax stuffs. I want to know why people with no children are taxed for schools? Why am I paying for resources I'm never going to use? Lord knows there're plenty of breeders in my county who can afford to foot the bill of their kid's educations. Keep me out of the product of your genital actions thankyouverymuch.

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  4. my fucking sentiments zactly. hells yeah. and now i'm off to do my goddamn taxes.
    and thanks for your comments a few weeks ago on my blog--it meant a lot to me...trying to be back even just a little. oxo,deb

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  5. Erm. Ditto. I also require that explanation.

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  6. Erm, to ensure a more educated and (hopefully) more intelligent America in future generations. Couples with children are supporting more than two people and therefore have more limited resources.
    If it bothers you to think of paying for public schools, think that your dollars are going to law enforcement, fire departments, blowing up foreign people, or any of the other myriad of government initiatives. Many hands make light work. Many tax payers make everything more affordable.
    Or you can tell me to go eff myself.

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  7. My coworker is very pissed off right now b/c her sister, who has four children from three different men and doesn't have a job, is getting a $5K tax refund. Refund of what? She didn't give the government any money this past year. Whose money is she getting?

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  8. We owe big time too.
    my life is turning into one big comic strip.
    Dilbert fused with Cathy with a pinch of Doonesbury.
    Tax chat blows.

    barg.

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  9. dear bittentongue,

    i would never tell you to eff yourself. i'd tell my friend to do it for you! bah dum dum! but in all seriousness, thank you for your thoughtful views. it does make me feel better. also, i'm kind of a fucktard for not realizing that i work for the state. however, my salary is derived from sales tax (which i'm totes fine with) & research dollars (yes, a lot of it comes from NIH.)

    anyway, it just stingssssssss a lot this year.

    yours ever,
    G

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  10. Looking at some of the kids in my hood I'd say I'm WAY welling to pay for their schooling then to paying for their prison term, my stolen car or broken in house.

    Heck, I'd rather pay MORE tax to be able to be pre-kids again. Money is nothing compared to FREEDOM and selfishness! And don't forget happiness. I heard on NPR a show on happiness. Research shows couples without kids are happier then ones with kids though of course ones with kids say they couldn't imagine life without kids.

    So there you have it. You're paying more tax for not losing your happiness and possessions.

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  11. interesting POV, anne! in that case, it's well worth the fee.

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  12. Having kids is expensive!! And why I won't have any for a while. Also, totally happy to chip in for public schools. Even if I myself don't have any kids and want to be totally selfish in my thinking and not give a shit about children who aren't mine, do I really want the current generation growing up to be totally ignorant?? No thanks. People. We're going to need those brains in a decade or so. It's not just the rich kids who have something to offer society. Come tax-time, I get mad because I think, 'We pay ALL THESE taxes and we don't even get basic health care, not to mention free higher education.' The right-wing is all, 'We can't pay for health care! Look how much money the Danes have to pay in taxes for their utopian society!' Hel-lo! Look how much we have to pay, and what do we get for it? Weapons manufacturers for the win!

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  13. p.s. Your graphic is awesome.

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  14. the theory is to encourage people to have kids to ensure the survival of the cultural values. blah blah blah, fuck off government.

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  15. I have to agree that we're all better off when the population is well-educated. (but you know I don't want any fucking kids.)

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  16. Ugh. I just did my taxes and I owe about $1000. Meanwhile, I put $1000 in my IRA recently to try to offset my taxes a bit. Turns out you can't get a tax break for contributing to a Roth IRA, just a traditional one. Duh! So that's $1000 I now don't have that I now need. Meanwhile... my coworker's sister still got that $5K back. Yay, the system works. Wait, what?

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  17. I nearly screamed "hell yes, you tell 'em bittentongue". Other people's children will be responsible for prescribing you anxiety drugs and changing your diapers in future years. Wise investment. Also as parents you spend a horrendous amount of money, breeders feed your economy in sales taxes alone.

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  18. i used the phrase 'first-world problem' in conversation with a flight attendant last week in regards to my crappy seat. he didn't laugh..

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