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OK, I have to admit that I am extremely ambivalent this year about paying taxes.   Ordinarily, I don't mind paying taxes.  I believe in paying my fair share.  I mean, I like having clean water, and smooth roads.  I loving having National and State Parks.  And damnit, I expect Social Security and Medicare to be there for me.  I have paid into the system for 30 some odd years and I expect it to be there!  So, as I said, ordinarily, paying taxes is a no brainer.   But not this year.

 This year, I find I resent the simple idea of paying the salary and insurance of these semi to outright crooks in congress.  I mean, I HATE the idea that my taxes pay for John Boehner to sob, and Eric Cantor to be the insolent little twit  he is, and for Paul Ryan to issue sickening budgets that will gut everything I hold dear, and Rand Paul.  IT MAKES ME PHYSICALLY ILL THAT MY TAXES PAY FOR THESE MEN WITH EVIL INTENTIONS!

As a single woman with no children, I feel I pay way to much in and get way to little back.  Don't get me wrong, I fully support public education.   I want kids to get an edcuation, whether I'll ever send kids to these schools or not.  But I believe an educated person is a person with a future and I will pay my share!  I am the person who believes that what affects one of us affects us all.  So, I am not against taxes for taxes sake.  No, I am against my hard earned money going to pay for the salaries and insurance of men who DO NOT RESPRESENT MY INTERESTS.  

We seem to have lost sight of the fact that we, the people, are the employers of the Congress and the President. They work for us.  And yet, we watch them sell us down the river and are helpless to resist!  Our state, sales and federal taxes make their corruption possible, and I'm sick of it!

Every time these people take a bribe from Big Oil or Wall Street, I lose.  And yet, I don't have the luxury of opting out!  I mean, if the Catholic Church can bitch about contreception because of "religious freedom" then my religious freedoms are being trampled because IT IS AGAINST MY RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS TO KNOWINGLY SUPPORT CROOKS.  So I ask you, where is my religious exemption?  

And as we sit on the brink of the Roberts court possibly striking down the Affordable Care Act, I, as the employer of the congress, decree that our representatives in Congress are not allowed to have insurance until they provide cost-effective insurance to every single damn one of us.  

I hear Mitt Romney in his unrivaled cruelty and stupidity, declare that "people with pre-existing conditions, if they haven't been insured before should never have insurance."  So, let me get this straight... In Mitts world, my neice born with Cerebral Palsy, a PRE-BIRTH condition (talk about pre-existing) should be left to die because she has never been insured before?   Who is this jerk?

 These, so called, representatives, and wanna-be representatives, actively work against my interests and I'm supposed to pay for the privilege?  

I say No More!  I'm Sick and Tired and I'm Not Going to Pay for It Any More!  I don't know the full answer, but I know that I'm coming to a breaking point.  I am sick of these Tea-Party types enthralled to the Koch Brothers, Republican Overlords,  Democratic Blue Dogs and every other representative at the Federal and Local level!  I propose a line item veto for tax payers!  We can be CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS with our tax return.  Don't favor paying representatives salarys?  Check!  Want to support the EPA? Check! Check!

Oh if only!!!!!

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  •  If you didn't pay all those taxes (1+ / 0-)
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    raboof

    Poor Cheney wouldn't be able to get a heart.  He's have to die like the rest of us.  We can't have that for the former CEO of Halliburton.

  •  You're maybe 2-3 years early. (0+ / 0-)

    Blood, turnips, etc.

    http://otherwise-occupied.tumblr.com/ @OOccupied

    by jvantin1 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 04:37:30 AM PDT

  •  My husband and I feel the same way. (1+ / 0-)
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    Margd

    Actually, in our state, property taxes fund education, so that's okay.  But paying federal taxes - we are furious and feel we pay too much, too.  They are undeserving of this money.  Yes, if only...

    love the fetus, hate the child

    by Raggedy Ann on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 04:50:34 AM PDT

  •  I think my taxes (0+ / 0-)

    Our taxes, we like to think, go to pay for someone's Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, etc.  They are paying to widen the freeway, rebuild a dam, etc.

    Our money is going to some good.  That's what we like to think.

    If you want to know the real answer: Just ask a Mom.

    by tacklelady on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 08:11:34 AM PDT

    •  That doesn't bother me. (0+ / 0-)

      I really have no problem with Medicaid or Food Stamps for poor people.  I would rather my tax dollars be used to help people, keep our highways and bridges up to date and safe, than in the pockets of our congress critters who take my money then work against my interests.  Every time I hear some representative gripe about "evil government regulations" I remember China and their thoroughly unregulated system that allows business to poison their own people.  Anyone remember the notorious Baby Forumlaincident?  Frankly, when I turn on my tap, I don't want to worry if my water is safe to drink.  

      No, I have no problem paying for our way of life, nor do I mind paying for, so called, "entitlements".  To my mind, I'd rather pay for a family to eat and have a place to live than more money for John Boehner, or any other person in this current congress.  Anyone remember the Congress Insider Trading Scandal

      These corrupt individuals are taking information and making money, that you and I would be indicted for!  Not only that, there were cases where congress would obtain sensitive information and immediately pass it off to Hedge Fund Managers.  Really?  My money is going to support this?  

      As they say in court I OBJECT!

  •  Taxes and wife (0+ / 0-)

    I always have been a tax payer with out problems.  What I figure I owe or get back is fine with me.  My wife tends to have a different view.  She feels that we should do "like everyone else" and fine every possible deduction we can get (I found out that there is supposely a deduction for going to theme parks or enterainment??). We "discuss" this often because she (as a teacher in a low income area) feels that the taxes "pay" the parents in her school that don't care for their kids but get all sorts of benefits, the usual anti-welfare rant.  
    I have no problem paying my full taxes, and what gets me is that she complains about teachers not wanting to raise taxes because these certain teachers have multiple homes and high end cars, while the school is increasing class sizes and making huge cuts, but she is just as bad when it comes to her taxes.  

    I have tried to explain that taxes go to everything else (fire protection, police, roads, etc.) but she circles back to the welfare and "the government wastes it on stupid things".  I have to agree with her on that.  

    I love the tax checklist that dairiayarrow came up with.  Add Space Exploration, Check! Stem cell research, Check!, abortion services, Check!, Missle Defense Systems, Blank!

    Two quotes I wish to live by "Strength and Honor" (Gladiator) and "Do or Do Not, There is no Try" (SW-ESB).

    by SQD35R on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 01:04:41 PM PDT

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