|They tax us at play|
The boss has been selling hay that he made last summer to pay the county property tax and the school taxes. It takes most of what he makes. I've been struggling over the health insurance penalty and decided just to pay it.
|They tax us at work|
The girls worked hard doing their taxes over the past week too. We also paid taxes on Alan's snowmobiles and fees to register them. Dog licenses. Tolls on the highway. And that's besides working to know how much we need to pay.
I checked when Tax Freedom Day, the day when the average working stiff has paid their share for the year, will occur for 2016. Last year it was April 24th for the nation as a whole. NY with its high tax rate is usually even later.
Over the past several years the day has come later each year, so I expect that this year it will occur after the 24th.
In contrast Food Check Out Day, the day when the average American has worked long enough to pay for their food for the year, generally falls in February, generally during the third week.
Kinda makes you think. All you can eat paid for in under two months, yet the government bite takes nearly twice as long.
If they have to reach that deep into our pockets, I wish they would at least do their own bookwork.
|Even the sheep has an opinion|