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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:49 PM
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What are you doing for tax day
Edited on Tue Apr-14-09 05:50 PM by Juche
Are you doing anything to celebrate that in exchange for 20-30% of your gross income going to taxes you get the infrastructure of our democracy, a military, police, fire department, half of our scientific & medical research, roads, a public K-12 educational system and heavily subsidized state public university system, a pension and healthcare in retirement (social security and medicare), a quasi-social safety net and a variety of oversight organizations?

There is nowhere on the private market where I would get that for 25% of my gross income. So I happily pay 25% of my income in public funds to get it all.

If the right wing is going to complain about taxes, I'm going to brag.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:50 PM
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1. I LOVE reminding the wackos that it's our tax dollars that pay for our troops.
Shuts them up everytime :)
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:51 PM
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2. I'm going to work
Gotta pay my fair share of taxes for the stuff you talked about.
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:53 PM
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3. So do I
But I'll happily brag while I'm there.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:54 PM
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4. job hunting online like the day before and day before
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 05:58 PM
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5. I'm going to work and waiting for my first refund check in years as a result of new tax credits. nt
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:02 PM
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6. I'm bookmarking this. I like it. Good post, Juche.
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Caliman73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:09 PM
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7. I'll be working.
I don't like paying taxes, but I don't mind for all the reasons that you stated. The worst thing about right wingers is that the richest people (who complain the loudest)pay less relative to their income because they have people who study all the loopholes. Then they get the average idiot right winger to believe that the taxes they are paying are only going to help other "less deserving" people. Like you said, they always seem to forget that the roads they drive on, the lights, the clean water, and all the rest of the modern conveniences are their because of the taxes we all pay.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:13 PM
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8. I will be completing my taxes which I am supposed to be doing right now.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:43 PM
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12. ROFLMAO!!! I am so glad I'm not alone!!
And after that, I've got my mom's to do.

:rofl:

<I'm hysterical>
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:18 PM
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9. Sent my girlfriend a birthday card.
Got the refunds last month. I'll teach everyone's kids, like I do 180days/year, thankfully.

Glad to pay the taxes.
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Buck Laser Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:20 PM
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10. I'll be celebrating my dog's third birthday.
The only upside to the repression is that it cut my tax bill WAY down.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 06:27 PM
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11. i'll be laughing my ass off
at these idiot republican teabaggers.
What dopes.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:00 PM
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13. Like Biden, I think paying taxes is an expression of patriotism -
and like Obama I believe in personal responsibility for all and responsibility to all as we are each others keepers at least we should rise and fall together whenever possible.
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