So, today is Tax Day. I think. Maybe.
Ok, I’m really not sure, but it doesn’t matter in my case since I did my taxes a month ago. However, for the purpose of this article, let’s just say today is Tax Day… the deadline that Americans have to file out their tax forms to send into the IRS… or else.
On a side note, does it strike anyone else how obnoxious that is? The government takes our money and then demands that we keep track of it taking our money?
Talk about insult on top of injury. I spoke with one person recently who says it takes him 23 hours every year to fill out his forms.
23 hours! When he’s the breadwinner in the citizen-government relationship.
Essentially, taxpayers work hard to bring home the bacon to a lazy, ungrateful shopaholic of a spouse we can’t get rid of… only to have said lazy, ungrateful shopaholic of a spouse tell us we need to do a few more tasks before we can take a much-deserved break.
However, it could be worse. According to Americans for Tax Reform, if President Obama had his way, we’d be forking over even more to the government every year.
Big surprise there, I know. But here’s its findings:
“Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015.
“The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare…
“Perhaps not coincidentally, the Obama budget with the lowest number of proposed tax increases was released during an election year: In February 2012, Obama released his FY 2013 budget, with ‘only’ 34 propose tax increases. Once safely re-elected, Obama came back with a vengeance, proposing 137 tax increases, a personal record high for the 44th President.”
So while you’re grousing today, or sighing or sobbing into your pillow, just remember… It could be worse!