March 01, 2008

Tax Season

Okay, now that I'm well into my first "New Year's Resolution", which was to switch to Firefox browsing, rather than IE, I'm ready for my second. I'm not going to neglect my blog. Plus, I've decided that if I blog, I'm more likely to finish my projects and try new things. Plus, I can display the patterns that I have come up with :) So this should be fun for all of us.....

Taxes are just about the most annoying thing that big government could ever have invented. Woodrow Wilson, you Johns Hopkins grad, why did you ever allow Income Taxes to be a constitutional amendment? Why why why did you create the Fed?

The government is not making this easy for me. Legally, I'm a California resident. But I've had a job in both CA and MD. Which means I get to file THREE tax retuns. THREE. Yes, this is government at its best - making us try to figure out which forms to fill out, how to fill out said forms, and the best way to file the taxes. Can't we all follow Wyoming's example? No income tax? Yes? GREAT. It would make life so much easier.

And TurboTax, I'd like to give you and Congress some advice. Please Please Please stop changing the form each year. The best way to fix the system is to scrap the current one, and start over. Stop adding to it, because you've already created a bureaucratic disaster on both ends. Might I advise a flat tax, since you wont get rid of the income tax altogether. Do the math. Percentages are already "graduated", its multiplication. Oh, and get rid of tax deductions. If we got rid of those, people wouldnt need to pay 80% of their income to taxes, because they get to write all of it off. If we get rid of those pesky loopholes, the flat tax system is completely fair.

Thanks government. You've made my first tax returns such a pleasant experience.

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