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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:10 PM
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Official DU Rosey Statistics from the 2009 Tax Return Trenches from “the girl”
Having spent 6 days a week during the past 4 months working for a CPA, with my hands on actual tax returns actually filed by my fellow American Citizens, I report the following, exclusively to DU:

The only people who tithe make $35k or less, and 90% make $25k or less. Obviously they ONLY do this because they get a HUGE tax deduction.

Non-cash contributions for the $50k+ crowd run $100 or more vs $1 in cash contributions. How would America survive if we didn’t have those 5 bags of clothes (most of them in need of dry cleaning) at Goodwill "worth" $1,500 and $10 tossed over to United Way? Pure altruism!!

People who bring in 6 or more W-2s do not itemize deductions!!! Amazing but true, my friends. These lazy folks don’t pay more than 7.5% of their income on healthcare (they probably visit the Mayo Clinic every month "free" compliments of YOUR tax dollars), contribute to the welfare of our Great American Banks via mortgages, give $2,000 worth of the kids’ nearly-new toys to "Secret Santa", or even buy new cars when they can write off the sales tax. What kind of Americans are they??? No wonder GM and BOA needed a bail-out.

Sarcasm aside, a very personal note: I was referred to as "the girl" by a female client. My jaw is still on the ground.

I am 62 years old. I began work when it was considered "ok" for a male boss to say I could not apply for a "professional" job because I was female. I went to business school when I was the only female student, made A’s, and was constantly berated by my male colleagues for "ruining" their curve. In the 1960’s that was the norm, but I worked my tail off, earned my way while paving the way for my sisters and their girl children. Yet today, there is still a female who thinks I’m "the girl." Sigh.

It’s good to be back on DU. What have I missed?

Rose





















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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:13 PM
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1. Hey Rose, where's my coffee?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. LOL.
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brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:15 PM
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4. You owe me one!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:14 PM
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2. Interesting stuff, Rosey!
I guess those closest to the edge have a bit more empathy for those who have just slipped over. People with a bigger cushion against the harshness of life lack imagination.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:14 PM
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3. that's because tithing = lottery ticket
that's also something that poor people do much more than wealthy people
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