13 April 2011

Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom day was yesterday (Tuesday) for this year.  Translated, all of your income through April 12, 2011 for this year, was effectively paid to the federal government to satisfy your tax obligations (how nice of you comrade!). 

The question is, do you feel free from the federal government and their uncontrolled spending?  No?  Me either!  Nor this author either.

Meanwhile, as I type this I have cruised over to www.usdebtclock.org where I see that my share of the Federal Debt as a taxpayer (per taxpayer) is approximately $128,548 of the total $14,292,975,600,000 debt.  (Of course, give or take a few clicks of the printing press mouse).  Have you paid your fair share?  Have you gotten a good return on your investment?  I didn't think so.

Here's to hoping that the Repubs get their act together and stonewall an attempt to raise the debt limit.  Perhaps they can make some push with all 47 Repub senators signed onto a Balance Budget Amendment, but I'm not holding my breath. 

QOTD: Happy Birthday Jefferson Edition: Government Restraint

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
How true is that statement given today's current political and economic climate!  Oh so accurate words to live by, that is for certain.  Happy birthday great founder, perhaps we'll reform our republic back to your (and fellow founders) original intents before it is too late and we need another one of these...