Well, I'll tell you. Out of every $10 of profit my bar brings in, the government takes $6.50 in various taxes and fees. If you're interested in my personal income taxes, I paid just over a third of it in Federal and State taxes. That doesn't include what I've paid in FICA and medicare, which I doubt I will see in 40 years.@ Choronzon. I'm wondering exactly how much of what 'you earned' is being or will be taken away from you?
As for sending my daughter to a better school, no, I just used that as an example. I was trying to illustrate that we all are at least a bit selfish. While my daughter goes to a public school (a good one!), I spent over $3000 last year so she could do various extracurricular activities (i.e. Dance, Gymnastics, Camp, Chess, etc..). I suppose I could have taken that money and used it help pay some of my struggling neighbor's mortgage, but I didn't. I expect others here have made the same choice. Should I be excited that the government may want to take another thousand of that next year?
To be honest, I don't know exactly how this bill will affect my tax bill. I don't believe those that say it will save money—the very idea that it will is absurd.
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