"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Death and Taxes

No beautiful spring buds today.  I have to get my taxes ready for the CPA who does our federal and state income taxes.  We have to pay a certified public accountant to prepare our taxes at great expense because of the incredulous book-sized form required to be filled out to submit said taxes (and the tax code changes every year).

We are not in the upper 1%, but we pay out the wazoo.  In the USA, we are taxed on everything; food, income, and on and on.   Though we paid taxes on income earned our entire working life, now we have to pay taxes again on the piddly social security income we receive as well as retirement benefits. Yes, taxed again.

I could go on and on.  There is no way out of it, except for all the losers and dead beats that get away with not paying; the running underclass they are called (I didn't even mention corporate America). If we did it, we'd be jailed immediately or liens attached to our homes and bank accounts and property sold at auction. What is to become of us poor taxpayers?  It's all political and that system is broken too. Taxes have probably been the downfall of all those ancient civilizations we wonder what happened to. And, yes, there really is a death tax and everything else related to that sad occurrence. What is next?  A wind tax, sun and cloud tax?  They are probably already trying to figure out a new birth tax.

5 comments:

  1. Yep....more on the wagon than pulling it, at this point, pisses me off.
    I've had a bookkeeping business for 35 years, still pay a CPA to do mine because I refuse to spend hours trudging through the tax code.
    Rant over :)
    ~Jo

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    1. Well, that beats all Jo. It really is unbelievable isn't it?

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  2. Ugh. Everything is in a drawer. I used to keep it all itemized and organized throughout the year but now? It's a mess.
    I better get to it. Yikes. Time is a flyin'!!!!!!

    Good luck with yours!

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    1. Yes it is just around the corner. It takes us nearly a month to get all the receipts, mileage, forms, etc. together. It is just crazy.

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  3. Oh Donna, don't get me going on this one! It is a miserable system for those of us honest and hardworking folk, but the "bums" have it made. It makes me ill.

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